Match ends, Leeds United 1, Blackburn Rovers 0.
Substitute Chris Wood bundled in a late winner to give Leeds United victory over Blackburn Rovers in a scrappy EFL Cup third-round tie at Elland Road.
The 24-year-old found the net with a follow-up header in the 85th minute after his initial effort was saved.
It is the second time in seven days the striker has scored against Blackburn, having netted in the league fixture between the sides on 13 September.
Charlie Taylor ensured the victory with a goal-line clearance in added time.
Only 8,488 supporters were in attendance to watch a largely dour match between two sides that made 16 changes between them from the previous weekend's league fixtures.
The second half was more lively than the first as both managers made attacking changes to positive effect.
However, where as Rovers substitute Marvin Emnes saw his big chance saved by the legs of keeper Marco Silvestri, Wood would not be denied when his moment came.
It was the New Zealand international's sixth goal of the season and gave United a third win on the bounce in all competitions.
Leeds assistant manager Pep Clotet: "We're delighted because it was a hard start to the season.
"We worked very hard. The commitment of the players has always been there and their hard work has paid off with three wins in a row.
"But at the same time we'll keep our feet on the ground because we know how hard it is to win games in the Championship.
"The good thing this team has done is to have a difficult start and get back into it with a lot of confidence and hard work. Whatever setback we find in the future, we know we have the tools to stand up and keep fighting for the club."
Blackburn manager Owen Coyle: "Do we feel aggrieved to be out of the cup? Absolutely, because I think we put enough in to still be in it. But the margins are very fine.
"Given how many changes we made, I thought it was a very good performance.
"We're moving in the right direction, but we knew we would be."
- 23PhillipsBooked at 29mins
- 25VieiraSubstituted forHernándezat 59'minutes
- 10AntonssonSubstituted forWoodat 71'minutes
- 27MowattSubstituted forGrimesat 83'minutes
- 34WhartonSubstituted forNyambeat 8'minutes
- 26LenihanBooked at 79mins
- 21AkpanBooked at 11mins
- 11SamuelsenSubstituted forMahoneyat 62'minutes
- 19GallagherSubstituted forEmnesat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins
- Darren Deadman
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Blackburn Rovers 0.
Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.
Connor Mahoney (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matt Grimes (Leeds United).
Attempt blocked. Hope Akpan (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Delay in match Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United) because of an injury.
Marvin Emnes (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Marvin Emnes (Blackburn Rovers).
Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Hope Akpan.
Goal! Leeds United 1, Blackburn Rovers 0. Chris Wood (Leeds United) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Leeds United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Substitution, Leeds United. Matt Grimes replaces Alex Mowatt.
Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Chris Wood (Leeds United).
Hope Akpan (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Alex Mowatt (Leeds United).
Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.