Capital One Cup
September 25, 2012
Swindon Town 3-1 Burnley
Paolo Di Canio's Swindon advanced to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup thanks to an impressive victory over npower Championship side Burnley at the County Ground.
First-half goals from Paul Benson and Andy Williams put the League One hosts in the ascendancy and Troy Archibald-Henville sealed matters seven minutes from time after Charlie Austin had given the Clarets hope.
The visitors made the brighter start, with former Robins striker Austin going to closest to opening the scoring when he saw an early header cleared off the line by Swindon left-back Jay McEveley.
But on 19 minutes, McEveley turned provider as the home team took the lead against the run of play, his whipped left-wing cross neatly turned in on the half-volley by Benson.
Burnley continued to dominate possession - with midfielder Chris McCann and Austin both spurning decent opportunities - but it was Swindon who doubled their advantage on 41 minutes.
After a succession of misplaced passes, the ball found its way to Williams, who outpaced the Burnley defence and finished coolly past Brian Jensen.
Austin eventually marked his return to the County Ground with a scrappy tap-in on 75 minutes, but Archibald-Henville's 83rd-minute header - his first goal for the League One side - secured the win.
|1 Wesley Foderingham||12 Brian Jensen|
|3 James McEveley||4 Michael Duff|
|2 Troy Archibald-Henville||15 David Edgar|
|15 Nathan Thompson||36 Ben Mee|
|6 Alan Navarro||18 Joseph Mills|
|18 Tommy Miller||2 Kieran Trippier|
|12 Alan McCormack||22 Brian Stock|
|11 Gary Roberts||7 Ross Wallace|
|10 Matt Ritchie||6 Chris McCann|
|14 Paul Benson||20 Marvyn Bartley|
|16 Andrew Williams||23 Charlie Austin|
|30 Leigh Bedwell||Lee Grant 1|
|21 Federico Bessone||Luke O'Neill 16|
|4 Aden Flint||Kevin Long 28|
|8 Simon Ferry||Daniel Lafferty 3|
|33 John Bostock||Dean Marney 8|
|9 James Collins||George Porter 17|
|23 Raffaele De Vita||Sam Vokes 9|
|Simon Ferry for Alan Navarro (81)||Sam Vokes for Joseph Mills (46)|
|Aden Flint for Troy Archibald-Henville (84)||Dean Marney for Brian Stock (56)|
|James Collins for Paul Benson (87)|
|James McEveley (30)||Charlie Austin (51)|
|Tommy Miller (49)||Ben Mee (68)|
|Troy Archibald-Henville (60)|
|Alan McCormack (90)|
|· Squads: Swindon Town | Burnley|