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Aug 11, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at ​Ewood Park
BlackburnBlackburn Rovers
1-2
ShrewsburyShrewsbury Town
Lawrence (30' og.)
Spurr (49')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Collins (9'), Barnett (32')
Tootle (78'), Leutwiler (82')

Result: Blackburn Rovers succumb to shock Shrewsbury Town defeat

Championship side Blackburn Rovers succumb to a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of League One Shrewsbury Town in their League Cup first-round clash at Ewood Park.

Blackburn Rovers have succumbed to a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Shrewsbury Town in their League Cup first-round clash at Ewood Park.

The visitors took a surprise lead on just nine minutes when Abu Ogogo intercepted a poor clearance before firing towards goal.

Jason Steele managed to palm the ball away, but James Collins was on hand to bear down and follow up with a cool finish.

Blackburn managed to equalise on the half-hour mark after Ryan Nyambe sent a cross from the byline into the path of Nathan Delfouneso, who nodded into the top corner through a Liam Lawrence deflection.

The hosts' lead would last all of one minute, however, as failure to clear the lines allowed Tyrone Barnett to drill a left-footed volley past Steele from the edge of the area and put the Shrews ahead again.

Shrewsbury pushed forward and played attacking football after the restart, as Collins blazed over the bar from close range in the 54th minute and Martin Woods followed suit midway through the second half.

The increasingly frustrated hosts weighed in with chances of their own, with Bangaly-Fode Koita forcing a smart save from Jayson Leutwiler on 70 minutes and blasting inches over six minutes later.

Koita surfaced again in the dying stages of the game as he smashed a header narrowly wide of the far post, but he could not prevent his side from succumbing to defeat and an early exit from the cup against League One opposition.

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Shrewsbury's Jon Taylor celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal against Peterborough during the League One match on April 26, 2014
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