FULL TIME: Blackburn Rovers 2 Bristol City 0
GARY Bowyer's 100 per cent record as Blackburn Rovers' caretaker boss continued this afternoon with a comfortable win over Bristol City.
In front of just 5,504 at Ewood Park, goals from Danny Murphy and Grant Hanley were enough to see Rovers cruise into the fourth round of the FA Cup, as Bowyer made it three wins from three.
In a low key first half, Danny Murphy's eighth minute strike was enough to give the hosts a deserved lead.
The former England midfielder picked up a loose pass from Mark Wilson, drove forward and his 25-yard was helped into the net by goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
Rovers looked in control against a punchless Bristol city with Ruben Rochina having a strike cleared off the line and Colin-kazim Richards blasting over the bar.
Kazim-Richards also saw a clever curled effort tipped wide by Heaton as Rovers dominated without ever having to hit top gear.
At the other end Ryan Taylor's 45th minute was tipped over bar the otherwise inactive Jake Kean.
The second half continued in a similar fashion as the hosts doubled their lead on 58 minutes, with the first meaningful action of the half.
Ruben Rochina's chipped pass found the unmarked Scott Dann and, as he tumbled, Hanley was on hand to slide the ball home.
With the game effectively over, City continued to offer little resistance while Rovers carried on in second gear.
Martin Olsson saw a shot turned wide by Heaton, while Martyn Woolford volleyed hopelessly wide for the visitors.
Kazim-Richards was denied from close range late on as Rovers eased into the next round of the competition.