RUDY GESTEDE put Blackburn on their way to an upset in the 78th minute as they clinched victory over Premier League team Swansea.
Gestede broke the deadlock after Chris Taylor had cancelled out Gylfi Sigurdsson's thunderbolt midway through the first half, and another former Cardiff man, Craig Conway, added the third late on.
Blackburn were undoubtedly helped by Kyle Bartley's sending-off for bringing down Josh King as the last man, and Swansea ended the game with nine men after Sigurdsson jumped into a needless challenge.
Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer said: "It's a good feeling. The lads are delighted. To beat a Premier League team and get through to the next round is terrific for us."
He also expressed his disappointment that fewer than 6,000 fans turned up.
Bartley and Sigurdsson were the seventh and eighth Swansea players to see red this season, more than any other Premier League side.
Manager Garry Monk said he felt both decisions were unfortunate.
"It's a coming together," he added of Bartley's red.
"You run the risk when you're the last defender.
"I thought the second one was harsh. I've said to Gylfi, 'You can't react'.
"He had a kick just before that against him, nothing happened, so he had a lunge. But it wasn't reckless or dangerous."
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