Alex draw Rovers in the EFL Cup
Crewe Alexandra have drawn Blackburn Rovers in the second round of the EFL Cup and the two clubs have previously met in the competition back in October 1998. Blackburn, who had been champions of England just three years previously won 1-0 at Gresty Road with England International Chris Sutton on target in the 47th minute.
A strong Blackburn Rovers side contained the likes of Tim Flowers, Stephane Henchoz, Tim Sherwood, Damien Duff and Kevin Davies and they progressed to the fourth round.
Dario Gradi’s side were a Championship side at the time and our best chances on the night fell to Rodney Jack and Colin Little.
minute and Colin Cramb fired past Alan Kelly. thCrewe famously won at Ewood Park in front of the television cameras back in March 2000. Alex goalkeeper Jason Kearton made numerous outstanding saves to keep the likes of our former striker Ashley Ward and Matt Jansen at bay and a classic smash and grab was achieved when Crewe broke away in the 80
Crewe also won 1-0 at Blackburn in an FA Cup tie in January 1973, with John Manning scoring the only goal of the game. Blackburn Rovers have won three previous meetings between the two clubs.