Blackburn Rovers 4-3 Crewe Alexandra

24 Aug

Shane Duffy


Shane Duffy heads the winner for Blackburn in front of 3,448 fans at Ewood Park

Blackburn came from 2-0 down to beat Crewe after extra-time and reach the third round of the EFL Cup.

Shane Duffy, who has scored three own goals this season, headed the winner for the Championship’s bottom club.

Crewe’s Billy Bingham had fired in from 30 yards and Chris Dagnall tapped home before Hope Akpan reduced the deficit.

Scott Wharton bundled in and Craig Conway volleyed home to put Rovers 3-2 up, before Dagnall’s 20-yard strike took the match into extra-time.

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 4, Crewe Alexandra 3.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Blackburn Rovers 4, Crewe Alexandra 3.

Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Stephen Hendrie.

Attempt missed. Liam Feeney (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Liam Feeney.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Danny Guthrie.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Craig Conway.

Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ben Marshall.

Second Half Extra Time begins Blackburn Rovers 4, Crewe Alexandra 3.

First Half Extra Time ends, Blackburn Rovers 4, Crewe Alexandra 3.

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers).

Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 4, Crewe Alexandra 3. Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Wharton.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by James Jones.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Liam Feeney (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

First Half Extra Time begins Blackburn Rovers 3, Crewe Alexandra 3.

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 3, Crewe Alexandra 3.

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 3, Crewe Alexandra 3. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Danny Guthrie (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Guthrie (Blackburn Rovers).

Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 3, Crewe Alexandra 2. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Graham.

Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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