EFL Cup - First Round
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Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury Town beat Championship opposition in Blackburn Rovers to reach the League Cup second round.

James Collins burst through the Blackburn defence with nine minutes played to give the League One side the lead.

Blackburn levelled when debutant Ryan Nyambe's cross was deflected into his own net by Liam Lawrence.

But Tyrone Barnett volleyed home just two minutes later and Shrewsbury held on for a place in the next round.

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer:

"We gave players an opportunity and as a manager there are times that all you can do is provide them with an opportunity to stake a claim for a place in the team.

"Some have made it interesting for Saturday and some have made it easier."

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon:

"We encourage them to be brave and go and play.

"We don't have a go if they give the ball away because we're saying: 'Go and play, go and express yourself.' There's always an objective we're trying to achieve. But we want them to be brave and play."

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 30Steele
  • 24Nyambe
  • 26Lenihan
  • 4Kilgallon
  • 3SpurrBooked at 49mins
  • 18O'SullivanSubstituted forBarrowat 57'minutes
  • 29EvansSubstituted forGuthrieat 65'minutes
  • 17Williamson
  • 10Marshall
  • 9BrownSubstituted forKoitaat 56'minutes
  • 7Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 8Koita
  • 11Rhodes
  • 22Duffy
  • 23Guthrie
  • 31Barrow
  • 32Conway
  • 33Raya

Shrewsbury

  • 1LeutwilerBooked at 82mins
  • 2TootleBooked at 78mins
  • 5Grandison
  • 6Goldson
  • 3Sadler
  • 7Lawrence
  • 17Ogogo
  • 4Woods
  • 8WoodsSubstituted forBrownat 85'minutes
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 76'minutes
  • 23Barnett

Substitutes

  • 10Whalley
  • 12Brown
  • 15Ellis
  • 19McAlinden
  • 22Clark
  • 25Burton
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
5,280

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Foul by Bangaly-Fodé Koita (Blackburn Rovers).

Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bangaly-Fodé Koita (Blackburn Rovers).

Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Bangaly-Fodé Koita (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Junior Brown replaces Martin Woods because of an injury.

Foul by Modou Barrow (Blackburn Rovers).

Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Modou Barrow (Blackburn Rovers).

Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Jayson Leutwiler (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Bangaly-Fodé Koita (Blackburn Rovers).

Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Modou Barrow (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces James Collins.

Attempt missed. Bangaly-Fodé Koita (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Martin Woods (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt saved. Bangaly-Fodé Koita (Blackburn Rovers) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Modou Barrow (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Danny Guthrie (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Woods.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Woods.

Attempt blocked. Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Danny Guthrie replaces Corry Evans.

Foul by Thomas Spurr (Blackburn Rovers).

James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Modou Barrow (Blackburn Rovers).

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Martin Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

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