Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 3, Barnet 1.
Blackburn roared back with three second-half goals to beat Barnet and avoid a shock FA Cup first-round exit.
The League Two visitors threatened an upset through Simeon Akinola's opener, but Rovers showed their class after the break with goals from Joe Nuttall, Danny Graham and Marcus Antonsson.
Blackburn had not lost at this stage since 1971 and started well, with Graham denied an opener by a superb save by Barnet goalkeeper Craig Ross.
But the Bees went ahead when Jack Taylor powered through and unselfishly squared for Akinola to tap in.
The hosts were stunned, but dominated the second half.
Ross again denied Graham, this time from point-blank range, before Nuttall equalised by rifling home Bradley Dack's pass - his second goal of the week.
Dack supplied the second by feeding Graham who hammered home his third of the season from a tight angle.
And Antonsson made the result safe with a precise 20-yard drive that found the bottom corner.
Match report supplied by the Press Association
- 29EvansBooked at 60mins
- 5HartSubstituted forNuttallat 45'minutes
- 22GladwinSubstituted forAntonssonat 70'minutes
- 23DackSubstituted forBennettat 74'minutes
- 5Almeida Santos
- 18FonguckSubstituted forAghadiunoat 82'minutes
- 14AkinolaSubstituted forBoverat 71'minutes
- 25Akpa Akpro
- Carl Boyeson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 3, Barnet 1.
Attempt missed. Ruben Bover (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ruben Bover (Barnet).
Attempt missed. Benjamin Aghadiuno (Barnet) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. David Tutonda (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Danny Graham.
Attempt blocked. Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Marcus Antonsson (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Joe Nuttall (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jack Taylor (Barnet).
Attempt saved. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Barnet. Benjamin Aghadiuno replaces Wesley Fonguck.
Goal! Blackburn Rovers 3, Barnet 1. Marcus Antonsson (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.
Paul Caddis (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alex Nicholls (Barnet).
Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Elliott Bennett replaces Bradley Dack.
Attempt missed. Ryan Watson (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Substitution, Barnet. Ruben Bover replaces Simeon Akinola.
Meanwhile, Blackburn's scheduled League One home game with Walsall next Saturday (11 November) has been postponed because of international call-ups. No new date has yet been confirmed.