MONDAY, 31st MAY 1993

Leicester City (0) 3                   SWINDON TOWN (1) 4
(Joachim, Walsh, Thompson)         (Hoddle, Maskell, Taylor, Bodin (pen))


Leicester City:       Poole, Mills, Whitlow, Smith, Walsh, Hill, Oldfield,
Thompson, Joachim, Agnew, Philpott.

Digby, Summerbee, Bodin, Hoddle, Calderwood,
Taylor, Moncur (Hazard), MacLaren, Mitchell, Ling, Maskell (White).

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.

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.


Video - Hoddle scores to put the Town one up

Video - Maskell doubles the lead

Video - Taylor's header makes it 3-0

Video - Joachim pulls one back

Video - Walsh makes it 3-2

Video - Thompson completes the comeback

Video - White is brought down, and Bodin slots away the penalty

Video of the after-match celebrations


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 crowd gathers before the game

Hoddle opens the scoring

Maskell doubles the lead

Taylor makes it three

Taylor celebrates

White is brought down

Bodin tucks home the spot-kick

Bodin celebrates his penalty

Hoddle celebrates at the final whistle

Hoddle congratulates Bodin

Team celebrate

The four scorers pose

Hoddle shows off the trophy

Digby celebrates

Calderwood at the civic reception

Hoddle and Gorman salute the fans


Open top bus tours the town