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Di Canio delight at drubbing

23 September 2012

Paolo di Canio believes his players could have scored six or seven as Swindon crushed demoralised Bournemouth 4-0 at the County Ground.

Apart from the four goals, two in each half, striker Andy Williams struck the post and bar as Bournemouth fell apart.

"It is obvious, not just from the result, that we deserved to win," he said. ''We won 4-0 but we created six or seven more chances once again, like we did at Portsmouth in midweek. We could have got six, maybe seven."

Swindon winger Matt Ritchie showed why Bournemouth once bid ?2million for him with two goals while the others came from Williams and Adam Rooney.

Di Canio was delighted with the way his team overpowered Bournemouth from the moment Ritchie gave them the lead in the 12th minute with a 25-yard shot into the top corner of the net.

He added: "This time we took most of the chances that we created and that is the way to keep going.

"We have beaten Brighton and Stoke this season and we are in the third round of the League Cup. We are also near the top of League One so we are doing well and must be pleased."

Bournemouth manager Paul Groves kept his players behind for a clear-the-air talk before emerging from the dressing room.

Groves said: "If you make bad mistakes in basic areas you get punished, as we were.

"You learn one or two things about players when the heat is on, as it was here, and that was not nice. We did not handle the intensity and were not brave enough."


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