Blackburn were knocked out of the Capital One Cup at the first-round stage as Neal Bishop's header gave League One side Scunthorpe victory.

The midfielder scored the winner in the first half when he met Gary McSheffrey's corner with a glancing near-post effort.

Rovers stalwart David Dunn should have scored in the first minute but prodded wide with the goal gaping.

The Iron keeper Sam Slocombe twice denied Ben Marshall with good saves.

Blackburn substitute Rudy Gestede had the ball in the net 14 minutes from time but it was disallowed because Luke Varney had been penalised for a foul on Slocombe.

Scunthorpe held on for the win as the Lancashire club lost in the opening stage of the competition for the second successive year.

Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer told BBC Radio Lancashire:

Bowyer on Blackburn v Scunthorpe

"From our point of view, it's not acceptable. In my time here, that's the worst we've been, especially in the first 45 minutes.

"I have to give credit to Scunthorpe. There's no excuses from our side.

"When Rudy Gestede and Craig Conway came on that made a difference, but that's down to how we went about it in the first half. It just wasn't acceptable and I won't hide from that."

Scunthorpe manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

Wilcox on Blackburn v Scunthorpe

"It was an outstanding performance, married with the result, which I think we deserved.

"I said to them before the game that top players respond in the right way and we've certainly done that tonight.

"It's always difficult when you have moved up a level and you have been used to winning games. I think I would have swapped it for three points on Saturday but we can't.

"All we can do is take the next game and we have won that one tonight."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Blackburn Rovers

  • 34 Kean
  • 06 Lowe
  • 02 Henley
  • 19 Taylor (Cairney - 78' )
  • 21 O'Connell
  • 20 Songo'o
  • 12 Marshall (Conway - 63' )
  • 17 Williamson Booked
  • 16 Varney Booked
  • 08 Dunn (Gestede - 62' )
  • 07 King Booked

Substitutes

  • 10 Cairney
  • 11 Rhodes
  • 13 Eastwood
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 29 Evans
  • 32 Conway
  • 39 Gestede

Scunthorpe United

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 02 Nolan
  • 03 Dawson
  • 12 Bishop
  • 06 Canavan
  • 32 Llera Booked
  • 11 Myrie-Williams
  • 04 McAllister
  • 19 Taylor (Addison - 85' )
  • 09 Madden
  • 28 McSheffrey

Substitutes

  • 07 Sparrow
  • 13 Severn
  • 14 Hawkridge
  • 16 Adelakun
  • 17 Bateson
  • 18 Addison
  • 29 Wootton
Ref: Seb Stockbridge
Att: 5,352

Match Stats

Shots

7 7

On target

3 3

Corners

6 9

Fouls

12 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

90:00 +4:17 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

90:00 +0:06

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

87:23 Booking

Booking Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

87:16

Foul by Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers).

87:16

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Miles Addison replaces Lyle Taylor.

83:17

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Neal Bishop.

79:50

Luke Varney (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79:46

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

79:06

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Blackburn Rovers).

79:06

Lyle Taylor (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Tom Cairney replaces Chris Taylor.

77:01 Booking

Booking Luke Varney (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

76:20

Foul by Luke Varney (Blackburn Rovers).

76:20

(Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:48 Booking

Booking Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

74:28

Foul by Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers).

74:28

Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:19

Foul by Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers).

71:19

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:45

Attempt blocked. Luke Varney (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

67:34

Attempt saved. Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

66:00

Lyle Taylor (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:55

Foul by Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers).

65:04

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Miguel Angel Llera.

63:46

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

62:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Craig Conway replaces Ben Marshall.

61:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Rudy Gestede replaces David Dunn.

61:11

Foul by Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers).

61:11

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:23

Adam Henley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:23

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Scunthorpe United).

57:45

Adam Henley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:45

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Scunthorpe United).

56:48

Foul by David Dunn (Blackburn Rovers).

56:48

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:43

Attempt missed. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

52:58

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Jack O'Connell.

52:00

Attempt missed. Yann Songo'o (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

50:59

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Miguel Angel Llera.

50:16

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

49:30

Joshua King (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

49:23

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United).

47:25

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47:25

Foul by Adam Henley (Blackburn Rovers).

45:00

Second Half begins Blackburn Rovers 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

45:00 +1:17 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

45:00 +0:17

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +0:17

Foul by Luke Varney (Blackburn Rovers).

42:36

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

41:36

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

38:18

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Chris Taylor.

37:42

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

37:25

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joshua King.

37:06

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

33:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Blackburn Rovers 0, Scunthorpe United 1. Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary McSheffrey with a cross.

33:25

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Adam Henley.

32:34

Attempt missed. Sean McAllister (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

32:12

Foul by David Dunn (Blackburn Rovers).

32:12

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:43

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

28:00

Jack O'Connell (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:52

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

25:46

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

25:00

David Dunn (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:49

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Scunthorpe United).

22:11

Attempt blocked. Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

21:25 Booking

Booking Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

21:00

Luke Varney (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:43

Foul by Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United).

19:41

Attempt missed. Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

18:30

Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:30

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

18:02

Attempt saved. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top right corner.

16:00

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:57

Foul by Luke Varney (Blackburn Rovers).

13:11

Chris Taylor (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:11

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

12:07

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Adam Henley.

11:14

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

9:05

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ben Marshall.

6:32

Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

2:19

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

2:19

David Dunn (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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