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Swindon dump Latics out of Cup

Swindon progress to round four. (©GettyImages)
Swindon progress to round four. (©GettyImages).

Paul Benson's fortunate first goal for Swindon ensured an FA Cup upset at the County Ground as the npower League Two outfit beat Wigan 2-1 in their third-round clash.

Matt Ritchie's speculative long-range effort with 15 minutes left struck the legs of Benson, a January signing from Charlton, and rolled into the back of the net to hand the Robins a famous victory.

Earlier, the visiting Latics had taken a 34th-minute lead after Callum McManaman followed up to beat Wes Foderingham in the Swindon goal after Ben Watson's penalty had struck a post. But the hosts showed great self-belief to draw level through Alan Connell's header.

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