James Collins scored an extra-time winner for Swindon to send Stoke crashing out of the League Cup.

Swindon took the lead when home keeper Thomas Sorensen dropped a cross and Collins pounced, before the same player added a second with a header.

A Kenwyne Jones header and Jon Walters shot hauled Stoke level but Aden Flint gave Swindon the edge in extra-time.

Peter Crouch nodded in another Stoke equaliser before Collins completed his hat-trick when he slid in to score.

It was a pulsating game at the Britannia Stadium and the League One side needed to show plenty of character to see off their Premier League hosts.

The visitors were given a helping hand when Sorensen, one of six Stoke changes from Sunday's draw with Arsenal, spilled a James McEveley cross to allow Collins to net his first.

Who is James Collins?

  • A 21-year-old striker who was born in Coventry but has played for Republic of Ireland U21s
  • Started his career at Aston Villa and had loan spells at Darlington and Burton
  • Joined Shrewsbury in January 2011, scoring against Arsenal in a League Cup tie
  • Joined Swindon in the summer of 2012

Raffaele De Vita crossed for Collins to head home and extend the Robins' lead, and the former Shrewsbury striker was then denied a third when he had a shot cleared off the line.

De Vita also saw an effort hit the post before the home side went into half-time and regrouped.

Revived, the Potters pulled one back when Jones headed home a Michael Kightly cross and substitute Walters then stroked home after 86 minutes to send the tie into extra-time.

The home side appeared to be getting on top but it was Swindon who regained the lead.

Joe Devera flicked on from a corner and defender Flint was at the back post to head in.

Crouch again levelled for Stoke only for Collins to get his third, and the winner, with penalties just a minute away.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis: "I don't want to take anything away from them - I think they should celebrate the fact that they have come here and won.

"We have had a few years of being successful in cup competitions, some really good days in the cup, and they have had a good day today so let them celebrate.

"They played a major part in what was an extraordinary game at times tonight."

Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio: "It is obvious that when you win against a side like Stoke City away from home - in a place where teams like Arsenal and Manchester United find it difficult to score even one goal and you are playing in a fortress - it is something special.

"We scored four goals and I don't want to exaggerate, but I think we created another five or six clear chances to score.

"I don't think they underestimated us and all the congratulations I received from [Stoke manager] Tony Pulis at the end of the game was special for me because he is an experienced and very good manager who has achieved fantastic things with Stoke.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Stoke City

  • 29 Sorensen
  • 02 Cameron
  • 04 Huth
  • 12 Wilson
  • 20 Upson
  • 30 Shotton (Ness - 77' )
  • 07 Pennant
  • 18 Whitehead
  • 21 Kightly
  • 09 Jones (Crouch - 77' )
  • 33 Jerome (Walters - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 27 Nash
  • 17 Shawcross
  • 28 Wilkinson
  • 14 Ness
  • 24 Delap
  • 19 Walters
  • 25 Crouch

Swindon Town

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 03 McEveley (Thompson - 98' )
  • 04 Flint
  • 05 Devera
  • 06 Navarro
  • 10 Ritchie
  • 12 McCormack Booked
  • 18 Miller
  • 09 Collins
  • 16 Williams
  • 23 De Vita (Ferry - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Bedwell
  • 15 Thompson
  • 32 Smith
  • 07 Rooney
  • 08 Ferry
  • 13 Risser
  • 20 Storey
Ref: Miller
Att: 9,147

Match Stats

Shots

17 25

On target

8 15

Corners

7 11

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

120:00 +1:32

The whistle goes and the game ends after extra time.

120:00 +0:21

Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Blocked by Alan McCormack. Inswinging corner taken by Jermaine Pennant, clearance made by Alan McCormack. Corner taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant from the right by-line, Alan McCormack manages to make a clearance.

118:49

Assist by Andy Williams.

118:49 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Stoke 3 - 4 Swindon James Collins finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stoke 3-4 Swindon.

117:26

Nathan Thompson takes a shot. Save by Thomas Sorensen.

116:57

Andy Williams takes a shot. Save by Thomas Sorensen.

115:41

Centre by Matt Ritchie, clearance made by Dean Whitehead.

114:36

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Matthew Upson misses to the left of the goal.

113:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Whitehead by Simon Ferry. Jermaine Pennant takes the free kick.

111:35

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Save by Thomas Sorensen.

110:07

The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Walters.

110:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Peter Crouch - Stoke 3 - 3 Swindon Peter Crouch scores a headed goal from close in. Stoke 3-3 Swindon.

109:40

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Thomas Sorensen.

105:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half of extra time.

105:00 +3:25

Nathan Thompson provided the assist for the goal.

105:00 +3:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Aden Flint - Stoke 2 - 3 Swindon Aden Flint finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Stoke 2-3 Swindon.

105:00 +2:59

Matt Ritchie takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post,

103:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan McCormack by Jonathan Walters. Free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

101:46

Peter Crouch takes a shot. Blocked by Alan McCormack. Corner taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Matthew Upson misses to the left of the goal.

101:11

Effort on goal by Geoff Cameron from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

99:02

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jermaine Pennant, Foul by Peter Crouch on Aden Flint, free kick awarded. Wes Foderingham takes the free kick.

98:38

Foul by Tommy Miller on Robert Huth, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matthew Upson.

97:35 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Thompson on for Jay McEveley.

92:39

Jermaine Pennant produces a cross, clearance by Joe Devera.

92:16

Andy Williams produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

91:27

The ball is swung over by Jermaine Pennant, save by Wes Foderingham.

90:00 +5:00

Normal time is of over and the game goes into extra time.

90:00 +4:08

Matt Ritchie takes the inswinging corner, save made by Thomas Sorensen.

90:00 +3:37

Jermaine Pennant takes a shot. Save by Wes Foderingham.

90:00 +2:27

The ball is sent over by Jermaine Pennant, Peter Crouch takes a shot. Alan McCormack gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Jermaine Pennant.

90:00 +1:55

The ball is sent over by Marc Wilson.

90:00 +1:00

Inswinging corner taken by Marc Wilson from the right by-line, Aden Flint makes a clearance.

85:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Jonathan Walters - Stoke 2 - 2 Swindon Jonathan Walters finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stoke 2-2 Swindon.

84:18

Simon Ferry takes a shot. Thomas Sorensen makes a save.

83:11

Andy Williams takes a shot. Save made by Thomas Sorensen.

80:48

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matt Ritchie, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Huth by Andy Williams. Thomas Sorensen takes the direct free kick.

80:14

Matthew Upson challenges Andy Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jay McEveley takes the free kick.

79:38

Matt Ritchie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Kightly. Matthew Upson takes the direct free kick.

76:07

Free kick taken by Jermaine Pennant. Foul by Jermaine Pennant on Alan McCormack, free kick awarded. Wes Foderingham restarts play with the free kick.

76:07 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Walters joins the action as a substitute, replacing Cameron Jerome.

76:07 Substitution

Substitution Kenwyne Jones goes off and Peter Crouch comes on.

76:07 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Ness replaces Ryan Shotton.

76:07

Jay McEveley challenges Ryan Shotton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

73:54

Inswinging corner taken by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line, Header by Joe Devera from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

73:22

Corner taken by Matt Ritchie, Kenwyne Jones makes a clearance.

71:45

Wes Foderingham restarts play with the free kick.

71:45 Substitution

Substitution Simon Ferry comes on in place of Raffaele De Vita.

71:45

Unfair challenge on Alan McCormack by Cameron Jerome results in a free kick.

70:58

Jay McEveley produces a cross.

70:39

Alan McCormack fouled by Cameron Jerome, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

69:53

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant by Jay McEveley results in a free kick. Jermaine Pennant takes the free kick.

67:34

Jay McEveley has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

64:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Whitehead on Raffaele De Vita. Free kick taken by Alan McCormack.

62:15

Assist by Michael Kightly.

62:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Kenwyne Jones - Stoke 1 - 2 Swindon Kenwyne Jones finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Stoke 1-2 Swindon.

60:50

Effort on goal by Michael Kightly from just inside the area clears the bar.

60:08

Jermaine Pennant fouled by Alan Navarro, the ref awards a free kick. Jermaine Pennant takes the direct free kick.

57:49

Effort from outside the penalty box by Ryan Shotton goes wide right of the goal.

54:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cameron Jerome on Alan McCormack. Wes Foderingham takes the direct free kick.

53:41

Michael Kightly has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

53:03

Shot from outside the box by James Collins misses to the left of the target.

51:32

Jermaine Pennant takes the direct free kick.

51:32 Booking

Booking Alan McCormack receives a caution.

51:05

Alan McCormack challenges Cameron Jerome unfairly and gives away a free kick.

49:22

Raffaele De Vita takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Shotton. Alan Navarro produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

48:32

A cross is delivered by Michael Kightly, Aden Flint manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:45 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:47

The ball is sent over by Matt Ritchie. Shot from inside the six-yard box by Raffaele De Vita hits the post.

45:00 +0:56

The referee blows for offside against Kenwyne Jones. Wes Foderingham restarts play with the free kick.

44:53

Jermaine Pennant fouled by Alan Navarro, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jermaine Pennant.

43:22

Jermaine Pennant crosses the ball, clearance by Aden Flint.

42:24

Matt Ritchie has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

41:08

James Collins takes a shot. Clearance by Robert Huth.

40:18

The assist for the goal came from Raffaele De Vita.

40:18 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Stoke 0 - 2 Swindon James Collins finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Stoke 0-2 Swindon.

39:29

Raffaele De Vita takes a shot. Save by Thomas Sorensen. Corner taken by Raffaele De Vita,

38:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Ritchie by Michael Kightly. Wes Foderingham takes the free kick.

38:28

Jermaine Pennant delivers the ball.

36:17

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant, Cameron Jerome has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

35:35

Andy Williams takes a shot. Save by Thomas Sorensen.

33:51

Corner taken short by Raffaele De Vita. Jay McEveley delivers the ball, clearance made by Matthew Upson. Corner from the left by-line taken by Raffaele De Vita, Thomas Sorensen makes a save.

32:05

Unfair challenge on Raffaele De Vita by Robert Huth results in a free kick. Alan Navarro takes the free kick.

31:21

Foul by Raffaele De Vita on Ryan Shotton, free kick awarded. Dean Whitehead takes the free kick.

29:53

The ball is delivered by Marc Wilson.

27:32

Jermaine Pennant concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay McEveley. Wes Foderingham restarts play with the free kick.

27:14

Kenwyne Jones is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Alan McCormack.

26:04

The assist for the goal came from Jay McEveley.

26:04 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Stoke 0 - 1 Swindon Goal scored by James Collins from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stoke 0-1 Swindon.

24:48

Matt Ritchie has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target. Short corner worked by Raffaele De Vita. The ball is sent over by Jay McEveley,

23:37

Kenwyne Jones has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

22:51

James Collins produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

21:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant by Joe Devera. Direct free kick taken by Dean Whitehead.

21:21

Marc Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Ritchie. Matt Ritchie takes the free kick.

20:42

Header from deep inside the penalty area by Cameron Jerome goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

19:54

Shot from 20 yards from Cameron Jerome. Wes Foderingham makes a save.

17:45

Shot from just outside the area by Raffaele De Vita misses to the right of the target.

12:16

Matt Ritchie decides to take a short corner. The ball is sent over by Matt Ritchie, clearance made by Kenwyne Jones. Inswinging corner taken by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line, clearance by Robert Huth.

11:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Collins by Robert Huth. Free kick taken by Jay McEveley.

10:17

The ball is sent over by Marc Wilson.

7:06

Tommy Miller takes a shot. Save by Thomas Sorensen.

6:49

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Matthew Upson gets a block in.

5:17

The ball is crossed by Raffaele De Vita, Matthew Upson makes a clearance.

4:33

The ball is crossed by Joe Devera.

2:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay McEveley on Kenwyne Jones. Jermaine Pennant takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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