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FULL-TIME: Cardiff City 2 Blackburn Rovers 0
9:40pm Tuesday 29th November 2011 in Blackburn Rovers match reports
BLACKBURN Rovers have crashed out of the Carling Cup after losing to Championship side Cardiff City - a result that puts even more pressure on under-fire boss Steve Kean.
Kenny Miller sent the Welsh club on their way in tonight's quarter-final clash with an 19th minute opener, and Anthony Gerrard doubled Cardiff's lead three minutes into the second-half.
Rovers were on the back foot when Miller opened the scoring for the Welsh side, the striker collecting a pass from Aron Gunnarsson before firing through Mark Bunn's legs.
Miller went close to doubling Cardiff's lead but was thwarted by Scott Dann's goal-line clearance.
David Dunn almost equalised for Rovers with a spectacular 30-yard volley, but Cardiff keeper Tom Heaton kept out the midfielder's strike.
Gerrard doubled Cardiff's advantage just after the interval, heading into an empty net after Bunn failed to collect a corner.
Kean threw on Jason Roberts and Yakubu to add extra firepower, but Rovers could not find a way back into the match.