Cooper hails Swindon display

Last Updated: 13/08/14 11:57am

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Mark Cooper: Delighted with Capital One Cup performance

Mark Cooper: Delighted with Capital One Cup performance

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Swindon boss Mark Cooper hailed his side's "outstanding" display as they fought back to defeat Luton 2-1 in the Capital One Cup.

Michael Smith's double cancelled out Luke Rooney's penalty and saw the Robins book their place in the next round, while Rooney was sent off late on for a second bookable offence as he was deemed to have dived in the area.

Cooper said: "I thought it was an outstanding away performance. The main thing we take is we kept going and kept to our principles, even though we're a goal down, we just kept going.

"For the whole game I thought we dominated possession and missed a couple of really good chances.

"It looked a dubious penalty, but we kept passing the ball, made Luton Town run and in the end, I thought we wore them out and that's why we got the goal.

"That's utopia, that's what you're after. It comes from working them side to side and that's how you get the goal, it was lovely ball from Massimo (Luongo) and a great finish from Michael.

"That's four goals in two games, I'm sure his price tag is going up."

Luton boss John Still admitted he had not seen the incident that saw Rooney dismissed for alleged simulation.

He said: "I didn't see it and I would be lying if I did, but their lads said it was a penalty.

"I know it's easy for them to say afterwards, but they were saying they clipped him.

"I actually think he might have said it to the referee, but there's nothing we can do about it.

"I'm back to the old sayings, only control the controllables. We can't do anything about the referee, if he was clipped it was disappointing, but we move on.

"I wanted to look at a system and I did that. I was actually delighted with it too.

"The defensive side of it worked well, but the pass and move side was only in flashes.

"We played against a good side and I think we're a little bit further up the road to be honest."

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