Dons stunned by Swindon
Billy Paynter grabbed a brace as Swindon stunned MK Dons 4-1 in the first round of the Carling Cup.
Last Updated: 11/08/09 11:03pm
Billy Paynter scored twice as Swindon defeated MK Dons 4-1 in the first round of the Carling Cup.
The Robins, who were thrashed 5-0 at Gillingham on Saturday, took the lead through Jon-Paul McGovern's superb 40-yard lob.
The strike was cancelled out by Jermaine Easter's 53rd minute penalty for the home side, but Paynter's double and David McCracken's own goal condemned Dons boss Paul Ince to his first defeat since returning to the club.
McGovern produced a moment of magic against his former club to put Swindon ahead four minutes before the break, lobbing Willy Gueret from a long-range.
The Dons burst out of the blocks after the interval and Easter opened his account to equalise with a calm 53rd-minute spot-kick, after Lewis Gobern had been tripped in the box by Lescinel Jean-Francois.
But Swindon restored their lead just three minutes later as Paynter's deflected left-foot shot from the edge of the box flew into the corner of the net.
Paynter completed his brace to make it 3-1 in the 71st minute, poking the ball home from a yard after the jittery Gueret had dropped Anthony McNamee's routine cross.
McCracken's own goal three minutes later sealed the rout as he headed Lloyd Macklin's dangerous cross past Gueret under pressure from Paynter.