Di Canio delighted at ‘big win’
Dean Lewington was given his marching orders in the 40th minute
for appearing to elbow Swindon’s Simon Ferry as the Dons full-back
attempted to take a quick free-kick.
Matt Ritchie was credited with the only goal of the game just
before the break although Town striker James Collins claimed to
have got the final touch to the former’s centre.
“This was a big win for us although I did not completely enjoy
the second half,” Di Canio said. “MK Dons are an intelligent side
and know what they want to achieve. They did not finish in the top
six last season by accident. This was a real test for us against
one of the best teams in the division. Even before the sending-off
we were the better team.
“I do not know if the red card was for a violent reaction or if
he wanted to keep the ball and put his elbow in hard.
“I am not sure who got our goal. Perhaps they can have half of