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League One play-off thriller sees Swindon Town edge Sheffield United to Wembley



Sky Bet League One side Swindon Town have progressed to the play-off final at Wembley, after what can only be described as the one of the best semi-finals in Football League history.

Swindon Town are off to Wembley

Swindon Town are off to Wembley

Heading into the game, Swindon had a 2-1 lead against Sheffield United and nobody could have predicted the outcome of the game that would take Town to Wembley, where they will now take on Preston North End.

In a 10 goal thriller, the home side scraped through on aggregate 7-6 as United were left heartbroken after a fantastic display of football from both sides.

In the first half, Swindon raced into an early lead as they made it 3-0 inside 18 minutes thanks to goals from Ben Gladwin who got two and Michael Smith only for Sheffield United to be handed a lifeline when Nathan Thompson deflected the ball into his own net.

The home side’s advantage was once again cut short when Chris Basham headed home to make it 3-2 at the break.

Moving into the second half the home side scored first again to make it 4-2 thanks to a penalty from Smith again but United were not about to roll over and give up the fight. Steven Davies then found the net for the away side to make it 4-3 just after the hour mark before a flurry of goals arrived in the last six minutes of normal time.

On the 84th minute, former Tottenham Hotspur player Jon Obika made it 5-3. When that goal went in, the home side relaxed thinking they were out of sight only to be pegged back to a draw on the night as Matty Done and Che Adams grabbed late goals – but it was too late and a sixth goal could not be scored by the away side.

The semi-final managed to break the record for the most amount of goals scored in one play-off game and it also managed to take out another record, which was the most amount of goals in a two legged tie which was previously held by Crewe Alexandra and Walsall who had 12 between then (9-3).

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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