EFL Cup - Second Round
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Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Burnley

Robbie Brady scores against Blackburn
Robbie Brady scored Burnley's second in added time at the end of the first half

Burnley scored twice before the break to ease into the EFL Cup third round with victory over Lancashire rivals Blackburn at Ewood Park.

Jack Cork headed the Clarets in front, converting Robbie Brady's cross.

Republic of Ireland international Brady then weaved through to fire past Rovers keeper David Raya in added time at the end of the first half.

A spectator ran onto the pitch after Cork's opener and confronted some Burnley players before being removed.

A spectator confronts Burnley players at Ewood Park
A spectator confronted Burnley players in the first half after running onto the pitch

League One side Blackburn started the game brightly against their Premier League opponents, but faded after Cork's opener.

Burnley's record signing Chris Wood, who joined from Leeds for a reported £15m this week, made his debut as a first-half replacement for Jon Walters, who had received lengthy treatment for an ankle injury early on.

The New Zealand striker drew a good save from Raya just before Brady's strike.

Burnley have now won four successive east Lancashire derbies against their rivals, having previously gone 35 years without victory between 1979 and 2014.

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 3Williams
  • 15Ward
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 16Caddis
  • 7FeeneySubstituted forConwayat 45'minutes
  • 6Smallwood
  • 11WhittinghamSubstituted forSamuelat 66'minutes
  • 8Chapman
  • 20Antonsson
  • 22GladwinSubstituted forBennettat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 9Samuel
  • 10Graham
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 29Evans
  • 31Bennett
  • 32Conway
  • 36Doyle

Burnley

  • 29Pope
  • 3Taylor
  • 28LongBooked at 64mins
  • 5Tarkowski
  • 26BardsleyBooked at 54mins
  • 12BradySubstituted forBerg Gudmundssonat 78'minutes
  • 4Cork
  • 18Westwood
  • 37Arfield
  • 19WaltersSubstituted forWoodat 43'minutes
  • 10Barnes

Substitutes

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Lowton
  • 6Mee
  • 9Vokes
  • 11Wood
  • 16Defour
  • 17Berg Gudmundsson
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
16,313

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home3
Away13
Shots on Target
Home0
Away9
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Burnley 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Burnley 2.

  3. Booking

    Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Phil Bardsley (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Phil Bardsley.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Tarkowski (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by David Raya Martin.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Burnley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Phil Bardsley (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers).

  15. Post update

    Ashley Westwood (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Antonsson (Blackburn Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Jack Cork (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Johann Berg Gudmundsson replaces Robbie Brady.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Kevin Long.

  20. Post update

    Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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