Sheff Utd 1-1 Swindon: Match Report

23 January 2016 05:34

Sheffield United pegged back by Swindon after Billy Sharp penalty

Sheffield United failed to capitalise on a first-half penalty from Billy Sharp as they were held 1-1 by Swindon.

Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill scored for the visitors.

Sharp (eight) scored from the penalty spot to put the hosts ahead after Paul Coutts was fouled by Jordan Turnbull following his burst into the area.

United could have doubled their tally minutes later but the unmarked Sharp saw his header go wide of Swindon keeper Lawrence Vigouroux's goal.

Into the second half and an early mix up by Vigouroux and Swindon captain Raphael Rossi-Branco let Coutts in on goal but he was unable to apply the finish.

Nicky Ajose thought he had won Swindon a penalty on the hour-mark after being tripped by United keeper George Long but he was adjudged offside.

Swindon's continued pressing United and equalised through left-back Ormonde-Ottewill (79) after a neat turn and finish.

Jonathan Obika's long-range effort almost won it for the visitors but Long saved well to his right.




Source: PA


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