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Di Canio angry at Swindon's shock cup exit

Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio was angry at his team's performance. Photo: PA Wire

Two second-half goals saw 10-man Swindon slump to a 2-0 defeat to Blue Square Bet Premier side Macclesfield in the FA Cup first round.

The Robins were already a goal down when Aden Flint was handed his marching orders for a two-footed challenge and can have no complaints with either the sending-off or the defeat.

Macclesfield goalkeeper Lance Cronin made outstanding early saves from Raffa de Vita, Gary Roberts and Andy Williams.

Swindon paid for their wastefulness in the 63rd minute when Tony Diagne gave the Cheshire side the lead with a superb 35 yard free kick into the top corner.

Flint then saw red for his challenge on Amari Morgan-Smith. Cronin then denied Simon Ferry from four yards before substitute Louis Thompson beat his own goalkeeper Wes Foderingham with a 30 yard back pass in the final minute.

Paolo Di Canio was not a happy man when he spoke to ITV Sport after the game. He wanted to fine his players for their poor performance.

Watch the post-match interview here:

You can see the goals from this game on ITV1's FA Cup Highlights programme at 11.20pm tonight.

And for reports from the other FA Cup games involving West teams, click here.

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