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Navarro sinks his old mates
Former Albion midfielder Alan Navarro scored two goals and helped make another to dump his old side out of the Capital One Cup tonight.
Navarro was involved in the build-up to Paul Benson’s close range opener on 53 minutes as Swindon beat the Seagulls 3-0.
He then produced two super finishes in the space of ten minutes to settle the tie.
It was a dream debut for Navarro, who scored just once in three years with the Seagulls.
Albion’s own debutants produced the attacking highlights in a first half their side controlled without forcing home keeper Wes Foderingham into heroics.
Wayne Bridge fired wide from outside the area, then Bruno let fly from 25 yards with a drive which Foderingham punched away diving to his right.
Ashley Barnes had a low shot easily held by the keeper in added time after fine approach work by Vicente .
Vicente then flashed a right-foot drive just over the top corner early in the second half.
But Swindon went ahead in the 53rd minute with their first real threat of the evening.
Navarro, booked for a foul a few minutes earlier, was involved in a slick free-kick routine which led to Benson poking the ball in from close range.
Foderingham kept the lead intact with a sharp save low down from Vicente after the Spaniard had made space with a clever drag back.
But Navarro doubled the lead with a super finish into the top corner on minutes after great work by Andy Williams on 65 minutes.
The midfielder released by the Seagulls in summer added his second from outside the box with a drive which flicked off Inigo Calderon .
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