Blackburn Rovers suffered defeat as they were knocked out of the Capital One Cup by League One opposition MK Dons.

A brace from former Manchester United and Burnley midfielder Luke Chadwick booked the Dons a place in the third round of the cup despite David Goodwillie pulling a goal back for the away side.

The Dons dominated from start to finish as Rovers again lacked ambition and creativity as Kean made a host of changes including Nunes, Rochina, Vukcevic, Hanley and Edinho, all of whom failed to impress.

From the off the Dons were up for it and came close with less than a minute on the clock. The home side bombed forward as Powell forced Kean, Jake Kean that is, into a sharp low save. Otsemobor nearly dropped a clanger as his back pass failed to reach David Martin in the Dons goal allowing Nunes to collect and square the ball to Rochina. With an open net gaping the Spaniard looked set to score his first goal of the season until Shaun Williams heroically flung himself at the ball to deny Rovers an opener.

The end to end start continued but to no avail as both teams failed to find the net. Rovers were restricted to trying their luck from distance while the home side were wasteful in front of goal.

Chadwick spurned the best chance of the half beating the offside trap only to fire his effort well over the bar.  The midfielder was at it again ten minutes later as Powell and MacDonald combined to set up Chadwick whose left footed strike was superbly saved by Kean low to his left.

After the interval MK Dons took a much deserved lead. Otsemobor shrugged off the challenge of Olsson before delivering a pinpoint cross, third time lucky for Chadwick as his strike found the back of the net. Cue the ‘Kean Out’ chants.

And things went from bad to worse for those with the last name Kean inside the MK Stadium. Goalkeeper Jake spilled a timid shot into the path of Chadwick whose simple tap in doubled the lead for the home side.

Steve Kean added David Goodwillie into the mix as the Scottish striker went about getting Rovers back into the game. First his long range effort dipped just over the bar before he headed home his first goal of the season following Nunes’ looping cross.

But it was not enough for Rovers as MK Dons deservedly held on to secure their place in the third round for the third consecutive season.

Original article can be found at http://www.brfcfans.com/mk-dons-2-1-blackburn-rovers/


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