DIVISION ONE PLAY-OFF WINNERS


Division One Play-Off Final - Leicester City vs Swindon Town (ITV)

Swindon regained what the fans saw as their rightful place in the Premiership after a seven goal thriller at Wembley, in which the Town squandered a three goal lead before snatching the winner from the penalty spot seven minutes from time. match stats

After an evenly matched first half, Swindon took the lead just before half-time. Player-manager Glenn Hoddle, in what turned out to be his last game for the club, finished off a great move - passing the ball into the net from just outside the area.

It was the second half when the fireworks really started. Swindon doubled their lead early on, with a clinical finish from Craig Maskell - his shot curling in off the post. Minutes later, Shaun Taylor added a third, beating the keeper to the ball with one of his trademark brave headers.

The Swindon fans' celebrations were short lived. Leicester replied quickly with a goal from Julian Joachim, and then, spurred on by their fans, they added two more goals in quick succession, from Steve Walsh and Steve Thompson.

The game looked like it was heading for extra time, until a long through ball sent substitute Steve White bearing down on the Leicester goal. As he entered the penalty area, he was brought crashing to the ground by City keeper Kevin Poole (OK.... maybe he dived a bit....), and the ref pointed to the spot. It was then left to Paul Bodin to send Poole the wrong way, and Swindon into the Premiership.



 

Swindon make an amazing start to their play-off tie - scoring two goals in the opening three minutes, notching another just 28 minutes in after John Aldridge has a goal controversially ruled out. Tranmere come back strongly though, grabbing a goal back through John Morrissey, to set the tie up for the second leg at Prenton Park. Full ITV coverage.
Play-Off Semi-Final - Swindon Town vs Tranmere Rovers [full match]

An amazing start sees the Town two goals to the good within the opening five minutes, and they grab another before half-time - but Tranmere pull one back in the second half.
Division One Play-Off Semi-Final (First Leg) - Swindon Town vs Tranmere Rovers

Swindon make an amazing start to their play-off tie - scoring two goals in the opening three minutes, notching another just 28 minutes in after John Aldridge has a goal controversially ruled out. Tranmere come back strongly though, grabbing a goal back through John Morrissey, to set the tie up for the second leg at Prenton Park. Full ITV coverage.
Play-Off Semi-Final - Swindon Town vs Tranmere Rovers [highlights and news clips]

Tranmere win the match but are defeated on aggregate, as the Town cling on to secure their place at Wembley.
Play-Off Semi-Final - Tranmere Rovers vs Swindon Town [news clips]

Tranmere win the match but are defeated on aggregate, as they Town cling on to secure their place at Wembley.
Division One Play-Off Semi-Final (Second Leg) - Tranmere Rovers vs Swindon Town

Swindon Cable treat us to the first ever showing of STFC's music video for the Play-Off Final.
Up Where We Belong

All of the match previews as the play-off final approaches.
Play-Off Final Previews

All of the footage from ITV's 'The Match' programme, as the First Division Play-Off Final provides one of the greatest games ever seen at Wembley.
Play-Off Final - Leicester City vs Swindon Town [full match]

Ten minutes of footage from Wembley - including all of the goals and the after-match celebrations.
Division One Play-Off Final - Leicester City vs Swindon Town (ITV)

BBC coverage of one of the best games ever seen at the old Wembley Stadium - the Town squandering a three goal lead before Bodin's penalty seals it.
Division One Play-Off Final - Leicester City vs Swindon Town (BBC)

Swindon clinch a place in the Premier League with a 4-3 win over Leicester - a superb game for the neutral!
Division One Play-Off Final - Leicester City vs Swindon Town (HTV)

Swindon Cable footage, covering the 1993 Play-Off Final with Leicester.
Swindon Town in the Premiership

First broadcast in May 1994, when producer Carl Ross chose to document Swindon Town during the 1992/93 season, he originally intended to look beyond the glamour of football at an unfashionable club - instead he ended up documenting a behind the scenes view of one of the most successful seasons in the club's history in this superb programme, as STFC were promoted to the Premier League.
That's Football - Channel Four Documentary


 


The Evening Advertiser report from the final.


The match report from The Sun


The match report from "Premier Bound", a souvenir supplement published by the Swindon Messenger.


 

The Swindon fans gather outside Wembley before the match.
The crowd gathers before the game

Glenn Hoddle passes the ball into the net to make it 1-0.
Hoddle opens the scoring

Craig Maskell's accurate strike makes it 2-0 to Swindon.
Maskell doubles the lead

A typically brave header from Shaun Taylor makes it 3-0 to the Town.
Taylor makes it three

Shaun Taylor celebrates his goal in his usual style.
Taylor celebrates

Steve White is brought down in the box, and is awarded a penalty.
White is brought down

Paul Bodin makes no mistake from the spot, putting the Town 4-3 in front.
Bodin tucks home the spot-kick

Paul Bodin and Dave Mitchell celebrate Zippy's successful penalty.
Bodin celebrates his penalty

Player-manager Glenn Hoddle throws his hands up at the final whistle.
Hoddle celebrates at the final whistle

Manager Glenn Hoddle congratulates Paul Bodin.
Hoddle congratulates Bodin

The team celebrate their promotion to the Premier League - knowing that this time, the prize cannot be taken away.
Team celebrate

The four goalscorers pose with the play-off trophy.
The four scorers pose

Player-manager Glenn Hoddle poses with the Play-Off trophy.
Hoddle shows off the trophy

Goalkeeper Fraser Digby celebrates promotion to the Premier League.
Digby celebrates

Captain Colin Calderwood shows off the trophy at the Civic Reception.
Calderwood at the civic reception

Manager Glenn Hoddle and his assistant John Gorman salute the fans at the Civic Reception.
Hoddle and Gorman salute the fans

The team are saluted on a open top bus tour of the town.
Open top bus tours the town

The programme from the Final.
Programme