League One Carlisle held their nerve to knock Blackburn out of the League Cup on penalties at a raucous Brunton Park.

David Amoo scored for Carlisle, before Tom Cairney and Chris Taylor struck either side of David Dunn's missed penalty as Rovers went 2-1 in front.

Lewis Guy levelled to take the game to extra time, but Alan Judge put Rovers ahead again before Cairney was shown a second yellow for dissent.

Amoo levelled once more before David Symington scored the vital spot-kick.

Carlisle's victory was the only upset on an evening in which Leeds and Notts County saw off lower-league opposition in Chesterfield and Fleetwood respectively.

Blackburn can have little to complain about though after being undone by a performance full of fighting spirit.

In the hat

  • The draw for the second round of the Capital One Cup takes place at 12:30 BST on Thursday
  • Premier League teams not in European competition join the competition at this stage

Former Liverpool striker Amoo, recruited as a free agent in the summer, was a powerful presence in attack and directed a muscular header past Simon Eastwood with just 14 minutes on the clock.

Cairney's leveller owed a great deal to a large deflection which took his speculative effort past Carlisle goalkeeper Mark Gillespie.

The keeper spread himself well two minutes later to push away Dunn's effort from the spot after Danny Livesey's foul, but could do nothing about Taylor's towering far-post header.

Urged on by the home fans, Carlisle soon struck back with Guy bundling the ball over the line from Mark Beck's teasing cross.

Judge's goal might have killed off manager Greg Abbott's side, but Cairney reacted to one of the referee's decisions and picked up his second booking, giving Carlisle a numerical advantage which Amoo made tell with a well-taken finish.

Rovers led briefly in the shoot-out after Alex Salmon missed Carlisle's first attempt, but for a third time the hosts fought back with teenager Symington keeping his cool to punish Chris Taylor and Josh Morris's misses.

Carlisle manager Greg Abbott: "That is what the cup is all about. We have got a lot of kids and we know what they can and can't do, but against Rovers they were fantastic.

"Blackburn have got some terrific players, but our guys can cope if they have got a chance of getting something out of it at the end and that is what happened."

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer: "We are disappointed, I was pleased with how we passed it about but we have undone ourselves with two poor bits of defending.

"It is a young team and they are learning, but they will have to learn quicker than that. How many times did we lead, even in the penalty shoot-out? We have to dust ourselves off."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Carlisle

  • 01 Gillespie
  • 05 Livesey
  • 12 Thirlwell
  • 16 Potts
  • 22 James (Brough - 43' )
  • 07 Amoo
  • 08 Noble
  • 14 Gillies (Symington - 89' )
  • 21 Berrett
  • 17 Beck
  • 29 Guy (Salmon - 101' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Fleming
  • 15 Edwards
  • 18 Todd
  • 19 Symington
  • 26 Lynch
  • 27 Brough
  • 24 Salmon

Blackburn

  • 13 Eastwood
  • 02 Kane
  • 15 Songo'o
  • 24 Morris
  • 31 Givet
  • 14 Olsson (Judge - 91' )
  • 19 Taylor
  • 21 Marrow (Lowe - 48' Booked )
  • 45 Cairney Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 07 King
  • 08 Dunn (Rhodes - 93' )

Substitutes

  • 34 Kean
  • 28 O'Connor
  • 06 Lowe
  • 25 Judge
  • 09 Best
  • 11 Rhodes
  • 30 Nunes
Ref: Clark
Att: 4,372

Match Stats

Shots

20 19

On target

11 6

Corners

8 15

Fouls

16 9

Live Text Commentary

126:09 Penalty

David Symington scores a penalty. Carlisle 4-3 Blackburn on penalties.

125:28

Spot kick missed by Josh Morris.

124:50 Penalty

Penalty scored by Liam Noble. Carlisle 3-3 Blackburn on penalties.

123:59

Penalty missed by Chris Taylor.

123:27 Penalty

Penalty scored by James Berrett. Carlisle 2-3 Blackburn on penalties.

123:02 Penalty

Jordan Rhodes scores a penalty. Carlisle 2-3 Blackburn on penalties.

122:36 Penalty

Penalty scored by Mark Beck. Carlisle 1-2 Blackburn on penalties.

121:56 Penalty

Jason Lowe scores a penalty. Carlisle 0-2 Blackburn on penalties.

121:26

Spot kick missed by Alex Salmon.

120:52 Penalty

Penalty scored by Alan Judge. Carlisle 0-1 Blackburn on penalties.

120:01

All is set for the penalty shoot-out to start.

120:00 +1:40

The match goes to a penalty shoot-out.

120:00 +0:53

Header by Mark Beck goes over the bar.

120:00 +0:45

Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Noble.

119:48

Liam Noble takes a shot.

118:38

Simon Eastwood takes the free kick.

118:28

Alex Salmon challenges Chris Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick.

116:58

Shot by Jason Lowe. A parry by Mark Gillespie prevents the goal.

116:30

Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

115:57

Corner taken by Alan Judge from the left by-line.

113:22

Assist on the goal came from Patrick Brough.

113:22 Goal scored

Goal! - David Amoo - Carlisle 3 - 3 Blackburn David Amoo scores with their right foot. Carlisle 3-3 Blackburn.

110:43

Mark Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.

110:38

Unfair challenge on Danny Livesey by Jordan Rhodes results in a free kick.

109:56

Jason Lowe takes the free kick.

109:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Symington on Joshua King.

109:09

The ball is sent over by Brad Potts.

108:22

Alex Salmon takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

107:47

The ball is sent over by Alan Judge.

107:40

Corner from the left by-line taken by Alan Judge.

107:00

Clearance made by Yann Songo'o.

106:58

The ball is crossed by David Amoo.

105:40

Simon Eastwood manages to make a clearance.

105:38

Liam Noble crosses the ball in from the free kick.

105:32

Joshua King gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Berrett.

105:01

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half of extra time.

104:18

Joshua King takes a shot.

103:15

Header at goal by Mark Beck goes over the frame of the goal.

103:10

Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Noble.

102:50

Centre by Patrick Brough.

101:11

Free kick taken by Jason Lowe.

101:05

James Berrett concedes a free kick for a foul on Joshua King.

100:34 Substitution

Substitution Alex Salmon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lewis Guy.

100:20

Header by Yann Songo'o goes harmlessly over the bar.

100:14

Corner from the right by-line taken by Alan Judge.

100:05

Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Noble.

99:48

Mark Beck has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. Simon Eastwood parries the ball away.

99:36

The referee shows Tom Cairney a red card for second bookable offence.

99:36 Dismissal

Dismissal

98:13

Booking for Tom Cairney.

98:13 Booking

Booking

98:04

Mark Beck fouled by Tom Cairney, the ref awards a free kick.

97:21

Mark Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.

97:09

David Amoo fouled by Chris Taylor, the ref awards a free kick.

96:40

Alan Judge takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

94:43

Assist by Tom Cairney.

94:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Alan Judge - Carlisle 2 - 3 Blackburn Alan Judge scores with their right foot. Carlisle 2-3 Blackburn.

94:19

Tom Cairney crosses the ball in from the free kick.

93:52

Unfair challenge on Chris Taylor by David Amoo results in a free kick.

93:11

Paul Thirlwell manages to make a clearance.

93:07

Josh Morris delivers the ball.

92:22 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Rhodes is brought on as a substitute for David Dunn.

90:47

Mark Gillespie takes the free kick.

90:43 Substitution

Substitution Alan Judge replaces Markus Olsson.

90:10

Joshua King is caught offside.

90:00 +3:30

The referee blows for the end of normal time.

90:00 +3:08

Clearance by Yann Songo'o.

90:00 +3:04

Patrick Brough delivers the ball.

90:00 +2:13

Tom Cairney makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:58

Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Noble.

90:00 +1:37

Corner taken by David Dunn.

90:00 +0:55

Mark Beck heads at goal. A parry by Simon Eastwood prevents the goal.

90:00 +0:49

Lewis Guy delivers the ball.

90:00 +0:29

Brad Potts takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:10

Jason Lowe receives a yellow card.

90:00 +0:10 Booking

Booking

89:58

Jason Lowe challenges Lewis Guy unfairly and gives away a free kick.

88:43

Shot by Mark Beck cleared the target.

88:18 Substitution

Substitution David Symington joins the action as a substitute, replacing Josh Gillies.

86:40

Joshua King takes a shot.

86:29

Centre by Josh Morris.

83:40

Josh Gillies manages to make a clearance.

83:33

Josh Morris crosses the ball.

83:16

Paul Thirlwell makes a clearance.

83:11

Markus Olsson produces a cross.

81:29

Joshua King takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

81:07

Clearance made by Yann Songo'o.

81:04

The ball is sent over by Brad Potts.

78:59

Brad Potts delivers the ball.

77:11

Corner taken by Tom Cairney from the right by-line.

76:46

Mark Beck takes a shot. Simon Eastwood safely holds on.

76:33

Shot by Mark Beck. Parried by Simon Eastwood back into danger.

76:28

Josh Gillies produces a cross.

76:13

David Amoo crosses the ball.

75:47

Yann Songo'o takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

75:39

Corner from the right by-line taken by Tom Cairney.

75:10

Corner from the right by-line taken by Tom Cairney.

74:47

Tom Cairney has an effort at goal. Mark Gillespie parries the ball but the danger is not over.

74:35

Tom Cairney takes the free kick.

73:53

Chris Taylor fouled by Josh Gillies, the ref awards a free kick.

70:54

Corner from the right by-line taken by Tom Cairney.

70:40

The ball is delivered by Chris Taylor.

68:18

Shot by Mark Beck. Simon Eastwood safely holds on.

67:43

The ball is sent over by Joshua King.

66:13

Shot by Tom Cairney cleared the net.

65:20

Mark Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.

65:13

Joshua King challenges Brad Potts unfairly and gives away a free kick.

64:47

The ball is sent over by Jason Lowe.

64:27

The ball is swung over by Josh Gillies.

63:46

Josh Morris delivers the ball.

63:28

Jason Lowe restarts play with the free kick.

63:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Noble on David Dunn.

62:48

Shot by David Dunn went over the net.

62:35

The ball is delivered by Todd Kane.

61:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Lewis Guy - Carlisle 2 - 2 Blackburn Lewis Guy scores with a header. Carlisle 2-2 Blackburn.

60:51

Corner taken by Josh Gillies from the left by-line.

59:18

The ball is sent over by Chris Taylor.

57:24

Clearance by Brad Potts.

57:19

Chris Taylor produces a cross.

55:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Taylor - Carlisle 1 - 2 Blackburn Chris Taylor scores with a header. Carlisle 1-2 Blackburn.

55:10

Corner taken by Tom Cairney from the right by-line.

54:59

Chris Taylor produces a cross.

54:29

Jason Lowe restarts play with the free kick.

54:22

Foul by Danny Livesey on Joshua King, free kick awarded.

53:48

Corner taken by Tom Cairney from the right by-line.

53:10 Penalty

Mark Gillespie saves the penalty. Carlisle 1-1 Blackburn.

52:30

Foul by Paul Thirlwell on Joshua King, Penalty awarded.

52:04

James Berrett takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

51:02

The assist for the goal came from Joshua King.

51:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Cairney - Carlisle 1 - 1 Blackburn Tom Cairney scores with their right foot. Carlisle 1-1 Blackburn.

50:51

Centre by Joshua King.

50:05

Header at goal by Yann Songo'o goes over the bar.

49:56

Corner taken by Tom Cairney.

49:37

Paul Thirlwell manages to make a clearance.

49:31

Chris Taylor sends in a cross.

47:42 Substitution

Substitution (Blackburn) makes a substitution, with Jason Lowe coming on for Alex Marrow.

47:04

Foul by Danny Livesey on David Dunn, free kick awarded.

46:11

Alex Marrow restarts play with the free kick.

45:58

Mark Beck challenges Alex Marrow unfairly and gives away a free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:19 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:37

Alex Marrow crosses the ball.

45:00 +0:21

Gael Givet takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:15

Foul by Mark Beck on Gael Givet, free kick awarded.

44:18

Free kick taken by Tom Cairney.

43:57

Liam Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Marrow.

42:27 Substitution

Substitution Patrick Brough joins the action as a substitute, replacing Reece James.

42:14

Liam Noble takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

40:35

Header at goal by David Amoo goes right of the post.

40:27

Free kick taken by Josh Gillies.

40:05

Alex Marrow challenges Mark Beck unfairly and gives away a free kick.

38:20

James Berrett takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

37:05

Free kick crossed by Josh Gillies.

36:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Guy by Yann Songo'o.

35:02

Header by Chris Taylor against the bar.

34:49

Corner from the right by-line taken by Tom Cairney.

34:31

The ball is delivered by Todd Kane.

32:29

James Berrett takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

30:45

Clearance made by Paul Thirlwell.

30:28

Chris Taylor produces a cross.

26:34

Mark Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.

26:15

David Dunn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Reece James.

26:06

Tom Cairney makes a clearance.

25:56

Corner from the right by-line taken by Josh Gillies.

24:50

Brad Potts takes a shot.

24:40

David Dunn takes a shot.

23:55

Yann Songo'o has an effort at goal. Mark Gillespie parries the ball away.

23:37

Brad Potts manages to make a clearance.

23:32

Joshua King produces a cross.

23:24

Clearance by Mark Beck.

23:15

Corner taken by David Dunn from the left by-line.

23:01

Chris Taylor sends in a cross.

22:15

Todd Kane restarts play with the free kick.

22:09

Lewis Guy challenges Alex Marrow unfairly and gives away a free kick.

21:36

The ball is sent over by Josh Morris.

20:23

Yann Songo'o manages to make a clearance.

20:17

Josh Gillies crosses the ball.

20:05

Todd Kane manages to make a clearance.

20:03

Brad Potts delivers the ball.

19:09

Brad Potts makes a clearance.

19:00

A cross is delivered by Chris Taylor.

18:21

Shot by Josh Morris cleared the crossbar.

13:43

Assist by Josh Gillies.

13:43 Goal scored

Goal! - David Amoo - Carlisle 1 - 0 Blackburn David Amoo heads the ball into the goal. Carlisle 1-0 Blackburn.

13:35

Corner taken by Josh Gillies from the left by-line.

11:14

Header at goal by Lewis Guy. Simon Eastwood catches the ball.

11:04

Brad Potts crosses the ball.

8:14

Corner taken by Tom Cairney.

7:55

Paul Thirlwell makes a clearance.

7:39

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Dunn.

7:24

Clearance made by Brad Potts.

7:16

Simon Eastwood takes the free kick.

7:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gael Givet by James Berrett.

6:00

David Dunn takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

5:46

Simon Eastwood takes the free kick.

5:25

Unfair challenge on Markus Olsson by Danny Livesey results in a free kick.

5:15

Corner from the left by-line taken by Josh Gillies.

5:01

Josh Gillies produces a cross.

4:26

Mark Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.

4:08

The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Taylor.

2:04

Mark Gillespie takes the free kick.

1:51

The official flags Joshua King offside.

1:19

David Dunn crosses the ball in from the free kick.

0:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Livesey on Markus Olsson.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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