Three goals in the first seven minutes helped Blackburn Rovers ease past Sheffield Wednesday and reach the third round of the Carling Cup.

Ruben Rochina opened the scoring from Brett Emerton's cross and grabbed his second from a tight angle after David Goodwillie found him inside the area.

Goodwillie added a third soon after, drilling home after a defensive error let him in down the right.

The Owls managed a consolation through Clinton Morrison's impressive finish.

Rochina arrived at Ewood Park from Barcelona in January  and made the most of a rare start to quickly score his first goals for the club.

His first came in the third minute when he lashed in Emerton's cross from deep on the right, and he then doubled the lead a minute later with a cool finish from Goodwillie's pass.

Goodwillie also opened his account for Rovers three minutes later when he broke clear and found the net with a fine right-foot shot.

The League One side were reeling and another defensive lapse almost let in Rovers again as Danny Batth rammed an attempted clearance against Mauro Formica.

Rochina had a hat-trick effort ruled out for offside and debutant Radosav Petrovic fired over the bar as Steve Kean's men continued to dominate.

Former Crystal Palace striker Morrison grabbed a second-half reply for Wednesday when he collected a Chris Lines free-kick and hit a superb left-foot shot across Mark Bunn and into the net.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Blackburn

  • 13 Bunn
  • 03 Olsson
  • 05 Givet
  • 31 Hanley (Lowe - 46' )
  • 07 Emerton
  • 10 Formica
  • 12 Pedersen
  • 14 Petrovic
  • 15 Nzonzi (Dunn - 71' )
  • 20 Rochina (Hoilett - 81' )
  • 25 Goodwillie

Substitutes

  • 01 Robinson
  • 02 Salgado
  • 32 Ribeiro
  • 08 Dunn
  • 35 Lowe
  • 23 Hoilett
  • 30 Roberts

Sheffield Wed

  • 23 O'Donnell
  • 04 Batth
  • 17 Johnson Booked
  • 18 Reynolds
  • 20 Otsemobor (Lines - 26' Booked )
  • 12 Palmer
  • 15 Sedgwick
  • 16 O'Connor
  • 22 Coke
  • 14 Madine Booked (Morrison - 47' )
  • 27 Uchechi

Substitutes

  • 01 Weaver
  • 03 Bennett
  • 06 Semedo
  • 13 Beevers
  • 07 Prutton
  • 08 Lines
  • 19 Morrison
Ref: Webb
Att: 8,607

Match Stats

Shots

18 9

On target

9 3

Corners

3 2

Fouls

15 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:13 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +2:04

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Sedgwick from the left by-line, Mark Bunn makes a save.

90:00 +1:39

Danny Uchechi produces a cross, clearance by Gael Givet.

90:00 +0:15

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Sedgwick, James O'Connor produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

90:00 +0:09

A cross is delivered by Chris Sedgwick, clearance made by David Dunn.

88:27

The ball is sent over by David Goodwillie, Liam Palmer manages to make a clearance.

86:12

Gael Givet challenges James O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Lines has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Mark Bunn.

84:53

Giles Coke takes a shot. Save made by Mark Bunn.

84:28

Brett Emerton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Uchechi. Free kick crossed by Chris Sedgwick, Jason Lowe manages to make a clearance.

84:03

Gael Givet concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Lines. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

83:28

David Hoilett takes a shot. Reda Johnson gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the left by-line, Giles Coke makes a clearance.

82:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Goodwillie. James O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.

81:19

Radosav Petrovic produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

80:09 Substitution

Substitution (Blackburn) makes a substitution, with David Hoilett coming on for Ruben Rochina.

77:57

Free kick taken by Brett Emerton.

77:57 Booking

Booking The referee shows Chris Lines a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

77:45

Foul by Chris Lines on Ruben Rochina, free kick awarded.

77:28

The ball is crossed by Giles Coke, clearance made by Mauro Formica.

75:21

Unfair challenge on Gael Givet by Danny Batth results in a free kick. Mark Bunn takes the direct free kick.

74:52

Foul by Radosav Petrovic on Giles Coke, free kick awarded. Liam Palmer restarts play with the free kick.

72:39

Foul by Danny Batth on Ruben Rochina, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mark Bunn.

72:00

Foul by Mauro Formica on Reda Johnson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Liam Palmer.

71:03

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Header from close range by Gael Givet misses to the right of the goal.

70:10 Substitution

Substitution Steven Nzonzi leaves the field to be replaced by David Dunn.

69:00

Morten Gamst Pedersen sends in a cross, Reda Johnson makes a clearance.

68:21

David Goodwillie takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Richard O'Donnell.

64:24

Unfair challenge on David Goodwillie by Danny Batth results in a free kick. The ball is swung over by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Gael Givet takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell. Shot by Radosav Petrovic from deep inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

62:56

Danny Uchechi crosses the ball, clearance made by Martin Olsson.

62:37

Mauro Formica takes a shot. Blocked by Reda Johnson.

61:57

The ball is sent over by Chris Sedgwick, Mark Bunn makes a save.

60:57

The ball is sent over by Chris Sedgwick, clearance made by Jason Lowe.

59:44

The ball is swung over by Liam Palmer, Clinton Morrison produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

59:20

A cross is delivered by Liam Palmer, Steven Nzonzi manages to make a clearance.

57:53

Jason Lowe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Lines from right channel, save by Mark Bunn.

56:18

Morten Gamst Pedersen crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Chris Sedgwick gets a block in.

56:18 Booking

Booking Reda Johnson booked for unsporting behaviour.

56:00

Unfair challenge on Morten Gamst Pedersen by Reda Johnson results in a free kick.

55:38

Effort on goal by Radosav Petrovic from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

54:32

Martin Olsson is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

53:16

Unfair challenge on Mauro Formica by Chris Sedgwick results in a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen has an effort direct from the free kick. Ruben Rochina takes a shot. Danny Batth gets a block in.

50:49

Chris Lines concedes a free kick for a foul on David Goodwillie. Free kick crossed by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

49:54

Assist by Chris Lines.

49:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Clinton Morrison - Blackburn 3 - 1 Sheff Wed Clinton Morrison fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackburn 3-1 Sheff Wed.

49:27

Foul by Steven Nzonzi on Clinton Morrison, free kick awarded. Chris Lines takes the free kick.

47:36

Clinton Morrison fouled by Morten Gamst Pedersen, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Chris Lines, Jason Lowe manages to make a clearance.

47:09

A cross is delivered by Brett Emerton, save by Richard O'Donnell.

46:28 Substitution

Substitution Gary Madine goes off and Clinton Morrison comes on.

45:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Nzonzi on Danny Uchechi. James O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Grant Hanley leaves the field to be replaced by Jason Lowe.

45:00 +3:28 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +2:49

A cross is delivered by Brett Emerton, free kick awarded for a foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen on Danny Batth. Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +1:30

James O'Connor crosses the ball, Danny Uchechi has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

45:00 +1:06

A cross is delivered by Chris Sedgwick, Martin Olsson gets a block in.

44:48

Mark Bunn restarts play with the free kick.

44:48 Booking

Booking Gary Madine is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

44:39

Unfair challenge on Gael Givet by Gary Madine results in a free kick.

41:38

Giles Coke concedes a free kick for a foul on Mauro Formica. Free kick taken by Steven Nzonzi.

40:36

Shot by Radosav Petrovic from outside the box goes over the net.

40:20

Ruben Rochina takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Batth.

39:35

The ball is delivered by Danny Uchechi.

35:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by James O'Connor on Steven Nzonzi. Brett Emerton takes the direct free kick.

35:41

The ball is delivered by Danny Uchechi, clearance by Steven Nzonzi.

35:04

Steven Nzonzi has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

33:08

Ruben Rochina fouled by James O'Connor, the ref awards a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the direct free kick.

31:52

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Danny Batth.

29:52

Grant Hanley fouled by Gary Madine, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Martin Olsson.

26:33

Gary Madine fouled by Grant Hanley, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Sedgwick crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Mark Bunn.

25:04 Substitution

Substitution Chris Lines joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jon Otsemobor.

23:21

A cross is delivered by Danny Uchechi, Grant Hanley makes a clearance.

22:04

The ball is sent over by Ruben Rochina. The assistant referee flags for offside against David Goodwillie. Free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

21:49

The ball is delivered by Mark Reynolds, clearance by Martin Olsson.

20:13

David Goodwillie has an effort at goal from long distance that misses to the right of the goal.

19:17

Unfair challenge on Chris Sedgwick by Radosav Petrovic results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Giles Coke.

16:55

Gary Madine concedes a free kick for a foul on Gael Givet. Free kick taken by Gael Givet.

14:49

Shot from long range by Giles Coke goes wide of the left-hand upright.

13:29

Brett Emerton crosses the ball.

12:02

Giles Coke takes a shot. Mark Bunn makes a comfortable save.

11:16

Steven Nzonzi challenges Chris Sedgwick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Sedgwick, Grant Hanley manages to make a clearance.

9:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie by Danny Batth. Morten Gamst Pedersen produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

7:58

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Bunn.

6:44 Goal scored

Goal! - David Goodwillie - Blackburn 3 - 0 Sheff Wed Goal scored by David Goodwillie from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Blackburn 3-0 Sheff Wed.

5:37

Grant Hanley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Madine. The ball is swung over by Chris Sedgwick, Danny Batth has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

4:58

Danny Uchechi fouled by Steven Nzonzi, the ref awards a free kick. Reda Johnson takes the direct free kick.

3:47

Assist by David Goodwillie.

3:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Ruben Rochina - Blackburn 2 - 0 Sheff Wed Goal scored by Ruben Rochina from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackburn 2-0 Sheff Wed.

2:51

Brett Emerton provided the assist for the goal.

2:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Ruben Rochina - Blackburn 1 - 0 Sheff Wed Ruben Rochina fires in a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Blackburn 1-0 Sheff Wed.

2:46

Brett Emerton produces a cross,

0:00

The game gets underway.

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