Blackburn stunned in League Cup, Leeds progress

Championship side Blackburn were shockingly knocked out of the English League Cup after losing 4-3 on penalties to third-tier side Carlisle United while Leeds fought back to defeat Chesterfield. 

Carlisle shock Rovers; Leeds win
A review of Wednesday night's action in the Capital One Cup first round, including a shock defeat for Blackburn.
Sporting Life
Carlisle 3-3 Blackburn (4-3 on pens)
League One Carlisle hold their nerve to knock Blackburn out of the League Cup on penalties after the tie finishes 3-3.
BBC News
Slew set for spell on sidelines

On-loan Oldham striker Jordan Slew suffered another injury setback during the 1-0 win over Portsmouth. Slew was hurt against Walsall and missed the Stevenage game, returning to parent club Blackburn for treatment.

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  • Carlisle stun Blackburn in League Cup
    Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer lamented the sending off of Tom Cairney in his team's shock League Cup loss to Carlisle United.
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    ESPN England
    Carlisle 2 - Blackburn 2: Lewis Guy’s roped in Rovers

    LEWIS GUY kept Carlisle’s hopes of an upset alive last night.
    Daily Star
    Carlisle 3 Blackburn 3 (aet, 4-3 on pens): Capital One Cup first round
    Carlisle pulled off a Capital One Cup shock by defeating Championship side Blackburn 4-3 in a dramatic penalty shoot-out at Brunton Park after the game had ended 3-3 following extra time.
    Daily Mail
    James McClean set for move to Wigan after Sunderland accepted £2m bid
    Wigan have had an £2million offer accepted for Sunderland winger James McClean. Blackburn were also reportedly interested in the Republic of Ireland international but Latics manager Owen Coyle looks to have got his man.
    Daily Mail
    Derby 1 Blackburn 1 - match report
    Leon Best's late acrobatic equaliser meant Blackburn took a point home from Pride Park after it had looked for all the world that Derby would hold on comfortably for an opening day win.
    Daily Mail
    Bowyer demands repeat performance
    Gary Bowyer told his Blackburn players their performance against Derby at Pride Park has to set the tone for the remainder of the season
    Leon leaves it late
    Substitute Leon Best rescued a late point for Blackburn and denied Derby a winning start to the new Sky Bet Championship campaign following their 1-1 draw
    Derby 1-1 Blackburn: Match Report
    Derby V Blackburn at Pride Park Stadium : Match Preview

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