EFL Cup - First Round
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Bristol Rovers 1-0 Cardiff City (AET)

Chris Lines
Chris Lines' stunning goal saw Rovers beat their former manager Paul Trollope's Cardiff side

League One Bristol Rovers stunned Championship Cardiff City to set up an EFL Cup second round visit to Chelsea.

A contest of few chances was settled by Chris Lines' stunning strike deep into extra time, as Rovers deservedly won.

Rovers might have won in normal time but failed to take advantage of Cardiff's failure to register a shot on target until the 104th minute.

Cardiff sub Frederic Gounongbe almost earned a penalty shoot-out, but his close-range effort hit the post.

Earlier, Lines had shot tamely at Simon Moore and Bluebirds defender Sean Morrison produced a tremendous goal-line clearance to deny Stuart Sinclair after Matty Taylor's clever header across goal as the hosts pushed.

The second half failed to bring the expected improvement from Cardiff, though Bruno Manga almost turned into his own net as the hosts chased victory.

Anthony Pilkington did hit the target on 104 minutes but goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall denied him, before Simon Moore brilliantly kept out Taylor's vicious strike.

Lines' wonder strike then sent the Memorial Ground into raptures, booking Darrell Clarke's side a trip to Stamford Bridge.

The Bluebirds suffered a further blow when boss Paul Trollope said after the game that midfielder Stuart O'Keefe had suffered a suspected broken arm during the match.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2LeadbitterSubstituted forMontañoat 94'minutes
  • 4LockyerBooked at 90mins
  • 15J Clarke
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Brown
  • 8O Clarke
  • 14Lines
  • 24SinclairSubstituted forBodinat 78'minutes
  • 10Taylor
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forGaffneyat 78'minutesBooked at 120mins

Substitutes

  • 5McChrystal
  • 17Easter
  • 21Montaño
  • 23Bodin
  • 25Puddy
  • 29James
  • 30Gaffney

Cardiff

  • 21Moore
  • 6Richards
  • 5Ecuele MangaBooked at 100mins
  • 4Morrison
  • 16ConnollySubstituted forKennedyat 87'minutes
  • 12John
  • 22O'KeefeSubstituted forat 114'minutes
  • 17Gunnarsson
  • 8Ralls
  • 11NooneSubstituted forGounongbeat 74'minutes
  • 26ZohoreSubstituted forPilkingtonat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Peltier
  • 7Whittingham
  • 9Gounongbe
  • 13Pilkington
  • 23Kennedy
  • 29Ajayi
  • 30Wilson
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
4,851

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamCardiff
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home14
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Cardiff City 0.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Bristol Rovers 1, Cardiff City 0.

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

Declan John (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Frederic Gounongbe (Cardiff City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol Rovers 1, Cardiff City 0. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Stuart O'Keefe went off injured after Cardiff City had used all subs.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Foul by James Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Stuart O'Keefe (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Simon Moore.

Attempt blocked. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Frederic Gounongbe (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Frederic Gounongbe (Cardiff City) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Second Half Extra Time begins Bristol Rovers 0, Cardiff City 0.

First Half Extra Time ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Cardiff City 0.

Attempt saved. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

Attempt saved. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers).

Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City).

Attempt missed. Frederic Gounongbe (Cardiff City) header from very close range is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Cristian Montaño replaces Daniel Leadbitter.

Attempt blocked. Frederic Gounongbe (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

First Half Extra Time begins Bristol Rovers 0, Cardiff City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Cardiff City 0.

Attempt missed. Jazz Richards (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Attempt blocked. Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

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