Swindon   2 - 1   Wigan

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Ali_Al_Habsi is unable to save a header from Alan Connell Swindon had to come from behind to beat Premier League Wigan

League Two Swindon dumped Wigan out of the FA Cup to reach the fourth round for the first time since 1996.

Swindon fell behind after Callum McManaman won a penalty for Wigan and was on hand to put the ball away when Ben Watson's spot-kick hit the post.

But Paolo Di Canio's side quickly drew level thanks to Alan Connell's header.

Swindon secured a remarkable win when Matt Ritchie's left-footed shot took a big deflection off substitute Paul Benson to beat Ali Al Habsi.

In an emotional interview with BBC Wiltshire on the touchline immediately after the final whistle, Di Canio dedicated the win to Swindon's fans and to his father, who died late last year, as supporters chanted the manager's name.

Swindon, who are in the League Two play-off places, were well worth their win against a Wigan side that showed nine changes to the team that lost to Sunderland in midweek.

Di Canio's men should have taken the lead as Raffaele De Vita seized on Adrian Lopez's misplaced pass and picked out Ronan Murray, only for the on-loan Ipswich striker to shoot straight at Al Habsi.

Paul Caddis's deflected cross then skidded past the Wigan goalkeeper's post, while Swindon full-back Callum Kennedy tried his luck from long distance.

Despite that promising start, Swindon went behind on 34 minutes after Aden Flint fouled McManaman in the area.

Watson's spot-kick rebounded off the post, but McManaman reacted quickest and slipped the ball beneath Swindon keeper Wes Foderingham.

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Undeterred, Swindon were soon back on the attack and only Al Habsi's outstretched hand denied winger Ritchie.

It was a cross from Ritchie that created Swindon's equaliser on 40 minutes, with Connell glancing a header past the Latics keeper.

Di Canio brought on Benson for the start of the second half and the signing from Charlton began to link up well with Connell, who poked Kennedy's cross wide of the near post after 50 minutes.

Connell claimed a penalty when he went down under pressure from Gary Caldwell, but referee Peter Walton was not convinced.

On the hour, Ritchie flashed an effort high and wide when well placed after a neat passing move.

However, the left-winger soon made amends when he collected Simon Ferry's pass 25 yards out and let fly with a low drive that struck the legs of Benson and rolled into the net with Al Habsi stranded.

In an attempt to conjure up an equaliser, Wigan boss Roberto Martinez brought on Victor Moses as the visitors switched to a four-pronged attack.

But the Premier League strugglers were unable to find a way through as Swindon's defence held firm to secure another memorable FA Cup moment for Di Canio, who scored in West Ham's win over Manchester United at Old Trafford 11 years ago.

Swindon manager Paolo di Canio told BBC Wiltshire:

"My lads today deserve to have their names put on this stadium.

"I know you normally do this when you win something important and I don't want a big statue but maybe a plaque.

"Today we did something special."

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It is important to see how the youngsters are developing. I felt we did many good things.

"The winning goal was clearly offside. It is a day for Swindon Town, we congratulate them.

"My only regret is I should have made 11 changes [from their last game]."

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Saturday, 7 January 2012

FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Swindon 2-1 Wigan FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Connell 40
  • Benson 76
  • McManaman 35

Swindon

  • 35 Foderingham
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 04 Flint
  • 07 Caddis
  • 08 Ferry
  • 10 Ritchie
  • 12 McCormack
  • 24 Smith
  • 17 Connell (Magera 66)
  • 23 De Vita (Cibocchi 87)
  • 34 Murray (Benson 46)

Substitutes

  • 26 Smith,
  • 05 Devera,
  • 27 Cibocchi,
  • 21 Gabilondo,
  • 37 Thompson,
  • 09 Benson,
  • 29 Magera

Wigan

Substitutes

Ref: WaltonAtt: 10,488
SWINDON
WIGAN

Possession

  • Swindon 42%
  • Wigan 58%

Attempts on target

  • Swindon 4
  • Wigan 1

Attempts off target

  • Swindon 8
  • Wigan 4

Corners

  • Swindon 6
  • Wigan 4

Fouls

  • Swindon 9
  • Wigan 4
  • Final Result
  • 93:27 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:40 Corner from right by-line taken short left-footed by Matt Ritchie (Swindon).
  • 90:00+2:13 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 90:00+1:45 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 90:00+1:12 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 89:52 Attacking throw-in by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan).
  • 89:26 Substitution Wigan substitution: Callum McManaman replaced by Conor Sammon (tactical).
  • 88:20 Franco Di Santo (Wigan) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 88:06 Goal kick taken short by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).
  • 86:53 Substitution Swindon substitution: Raffaele De Vita replaced by Alessandro Cibocchi (tactical).
  • 86:49 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 86:09 Foul by Lukas Magera (Swindon) on Gary Caldwell (Wigan). Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Watson (Wigan) from own half, passed.
  • 85:39 Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 85:05 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 84:36 Goal kick taken long by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).
  • 84:28 Shot by Simon Ferry (Swindon) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), over the bar.
  • 84:12 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 82:50 Attacking throw-in by Victor Moses (Wigan).
  • 82:12 Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 80:52 Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 80:17 Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 78:07 Attacking throw-in by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan).
  • 77:52 Attacking throw-in by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan).
  • 76:53 Substitution Wigan substitution: Shaun Maloney replaced by Victor Moses (injury).
  • 75:30 Assist (pass) by Matt Ritchie (Swindon) from right channel.
  • 75:30 GOAL - Paul BensonSwindon 2 - 1 Wigan Goal by Paul Benson (Swindon) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left channel (12 yards).Swindon 2-1 Wigan.
  • 74:11 Foul by Paul Benson (Swindon) on Jordan Mustoe (Wigan). Free kick taken right-footed by Adrian Lopez (Wigan) from own half, passed.
  • 73:37 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 73:02 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 71:57 Defending throw-in by Jordan Mustoe (Wigan).
  • 71:18 Attacking throw-in by Jordan Mustoe (Wigan).
  • 70:45 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 70:12 Foul by Paul Benson (Swindon) on Adrian Lopez (Wigan). Free kick taken right-footed by Adrian Lopez (Wigan) from own half, passed.
  • 69:47 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 68:57 Foul by Paul Caddis (Swindon) on Shaun Maloney (Wigan). Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Watson (Wigan) from left channel (18 yards), over the bar.
  • 68:52 Attacking throw-in by Jordan Mustoe (Wigan).
  • 66:45 Goal kick taken long by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).
  • 66:33 Shot by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.
  • 65:35 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon) to near post, clearance by Adrian Lopez (Wigan).
  • 65:35 Substitution Swindon substitution: Alan Connell replaced by Lukas Magera (tactical).
  • 63:15 Defending throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 62:37 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Ben Watson (Wigan) to far post, clearance by Alan McCormack (Swindon).
  • 61:31 Attacking throw-in by Callum McManaman (Wigan).
  • 60:03 Shot by Alan Connell (Swindon) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar.
  • 59:51 Goal kick taken short by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).
  • 59:19 Shot by Matt Ritchie (Swindon) right-footed from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), over the bar.
  • 58:59 Defending throw-in by Jordan Mustoe (Wigan).
  • 57:43 Alan Connell (Swindon) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan) from own half, passed.
  • 57:23 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 57:05 Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon).
  • 55:53 Free kick taken left-footed by Matt Ritchie (Swindon) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 55:53 Substitution Wigan substitution: Hendry Thomas replaced by Jordi Gomez (tactical).
  • 55:35 Booking Ben Watson (Wigan) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 55:26 Foul by Ben Watson (Wigan) on Simon Ferry (Swindon).
  • 53:00 Goal kick taken short by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).
  • 52:43 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 52:18 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 51:05 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Shaun Maloney (Wigan) to far post, clearance by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon).
  • 50:18 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 49:32 Goal kick taken short by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).
  • 48:30 Defending throw-in by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan).
  • 47:22 Attacking throw-in by Matt Ritchie (Swindon).
  • 46:42 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 45:21 Foul by Alan McCormack (Swindon) on Callum McManaman (Wigan). Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Watson (Wigan) from left channel, passed.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution Swindon substitution: Ronan Murray replaced by Paul Benson (tactical).
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:11 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 45:00+0:54 Attacking throw-in by Jordan Mustoe (Wigan).
  • 45:00+0:46 Attacking throw-in by Jordan Mustoe (Wigan).
  • 45:00+0:40 Goal kick taken long by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).
  • 45:00+0:17 Shot by Ronan Murray (Swindon) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar.
  • 44:14 Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 43:45 Defending throw-in by Jordan Mustoe (Wigan).
  • 43:24 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 43:12 Shot by Callum McManaman (Wigan) right-footed from left channel (30 yards), missed left.
  • 42:42 Foul by James McArthur (Wigan) on Matt Ritchie (Swindon). Free kick taken left-footed by Matt Ritchie (Swindon) from right channel, passed.
  • 42:16 Shaun Maloney (Wigan) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 39:52 Assist (cross) by Matt Ritchie (Swindon) from right channel.
  • 39:52 GOAL - Alan ConnellSwindon 1 - 1 Wigan Headed goal by Alan Connell (Swindon) (bottom-left of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Swindon 1-1 Wigan.
  • 39:28 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 38:30 Goal kick taken long by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).
  • 38:17 Booking Ali Al Habsi (Wigan) booked for time wasting.
  • 37:30 Shot by Paul Caddis (Swindon) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left.
  • 37:11 Corner from right by-line taken short right-footed by Matt Ritchie (Swindon).
  • 37:02 Shot by Matt Ritchie (Swindon) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (punched) by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).
  • 36:00 Franco Di Santo (Wigan) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Aden Flint (Swindon) from own half, passed.
  • 35:42 Attacking throw-in by James McArthur (Wigan).
  • 35:00 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 34:06 GOAL - Callum McManamanSwindon 0 - 1 Wigan Goal by Callum McManaman (Wigan) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (12 yards).Swindon 0-1 Wigan.
  • 32:42 Placed penalty taken right-footed by Ben Watson (Wigan) (left upright), missed.
  • 32:42 Bad foul by Aden Flint (Swindon) on Callum McManaman (Wigan).
  • 30:57 Alan Connell (Swindon) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Gary Caldwell (Wigan) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 30:02 Defending throw-in by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan).
  • 30:00 Goal kick taken short by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).
  • 28:52 Shot by Jonathan Smith (Swindon) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left.
  • 28:35 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 27:58 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 27:08 Attacking throw-in by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan).
  • 25:52 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 24:51 Attacking throw-in by Jordan Mustoe (Wigan).
  • 24:27 Defending throw-in by Ben Watson (Wigan).
  • 22:47 Attacking throw-in by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan).
  • 21:35 Attacking throw-in by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan).
  • 21:19 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 21:01 Shot by Franco Di Santo (Wigan) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), missed right.
  • 20:50 Attacking throw-in by James McArthur (Wigan).
  • 20:36 Attacking throw-in by Jordan Mustoe (Wigan).
  • 19:57 Shot by Callum Kennedy (Swindon) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed left.
  • 19:47 Attacking throw-in by Matt Ritchie (Swindon).
  • 18:46 Free kick taken left-footed by Callum Kennedy (Swindon) from left channel, passed.
  • 18:46 Booking Hendry Thomas (Wigan) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 18:41 Foul by Hendry Thomas (Wigan) on Alan McCormack (Swindon).
  • 17:20 Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon). Clearance by Jordan Mustoe (Wigan).
  • 17:04 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 16:12 Defending throw-in by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan).
  • 15:46 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 15:10 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Ben Watson (Wigan) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 14:14 Attacking throw-in by Hendry Thomas (Wigan).
  • 13:47 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 13:26 Defending throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 12:50 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 12:33 Shot by Hendry Thomas (Wigan) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar.
  • 11:51 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 10:51 Alan Connell (Swindon) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan) from own half, passed.
  • 10:35 Shot by Ronan Murray (Swindon) left-footed from right channel (18 yards), save (parried) by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).
  • 10:05 Defending throw-in by Jordan Mustoe (Wigan).
  • 9:52 Attacking throw-in by Paul Caddis (Swindon).
  • 9:14 Foul by Shaun Maloney (Wigan) on Paul Caddis (Swindon). Free kick taken left-footed by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 8:42 Foul by Jonathan Smith (Swindon) on Callum McManaman (Wigan). Free kick taken left-footed by Jordan Mustoe (Wigan) from left channel, passed.
  • 8:16 Defending throw-in by Jordan Mustoe (Wigan).
  • 7:27 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Ben Watson (Wigan) to far post, save (caught) by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 7:01 Foul by Matt Ritchie (Swindon) on James McArthur (Wigan). Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Watson (Wigan) from left channel, passed.
  • 4:51 Defending throw-in by Jordan Mustoe (Wigan).
  • 4:20 Goal kick taken long by Wesley Foderingham (Swindon).
  • 3:53 Foul by Jonathan Smith (Swindon) on Shaun Maloney (Wigan). Free kick taken left-footed by Ben Watson (Wigan) from left channel, passed.
  • 1:48 Defending throw-in by Jordan Mustoe (Wigan).
  • 1:09 Goal kick taken long by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).
  • 0:50 Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Raffaele De Vita (Swindon).
  • 0:40 Attacking throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 0:21 Defending throw-in by Callum Kennedy (Swindon).
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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