Mansfield Town 1-3 Blackburn Rovers

10 Aug

Anthony Stokes


Anthony Stokes has scored back-to-back braces in the rebranded EFL, last netting for Sunderland in September 2008

Blackburn secured their first victory under new boss Owen Coyle as they beat League Two Mansfield in the EFL Cup.

The hosts should have gone ahead but CJ Hamilton failed to take advantage of Shane Duffy’s loose back-pass.

Rovers then broke the deadlock through Anthony Stokes, whose shot took a big deflection off defender Lee Collins.

Mitchell Rose levelled for Mansfield after the break, but two headers in two minutes from Duffy and Stokes saw Blackburn through to the second round.

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Blackburn Rovers 3.

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Blackburn Rovers 3.

Attempt saved. Jack Byrne (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Liam Feeney (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Byrne (Blackburn Rovers).

Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Connor Mahoney (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt missed. Adam Chapman (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

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

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Connor Mahoney replaces Danny Graham.

Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers).

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Zayn Hakeem replaces Chris Clements.

Attempt missed. Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Lee Collins (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers).

Stephen Hendrie (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adam Chapman (Mansfield Town).

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Adam Henley replaces Stephen Hendrie.

Jack Byrne (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ashley Hemmings (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Byrne (Blackburn Rovers).

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces James Baxendale.

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matt Green replaces CJ Hamilton.

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Liam Feeney replaces Craig Conway.

Attempt saved. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Malvind Benning.

Attempt missed. James Baxendale (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Blackburn Rovers 3. Anthony Stokes (Blackburn Rovers) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Marshall with a cross.

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Blackburn Rovers 2. Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Craig Conway with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Malvind Benning.

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

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Blackburn Rovers 1. Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by James Baxendale with a cross.

Attempt blocked. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town).

Anthony Stokes (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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