League Two
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Rochdale 0-4 Scunthorpe United

Niall Canavan

Scunthorpe inflicted a heavy defeat on nine-man Rochdale, who missed the chance to go top of League Two.

The game was goalless at half-time but Niall Canavan's close-range effort set the Iron on the way to victory.

Dale captain Oliver Lancashire was sent off for two bookable offences and Sam Winnall scored from the spot, after Jack O'Connell had been dismissed for bringing down Jimmy Spencer in the box.

Spencer and David Syres struck late on to complete a memorable away win.

Scunthorpe have won both games since Brian Laws was sacked and Russ Wilcox was placed in temporary charge.

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Post-match: Rochdale boss Hill

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"The first half was a really good performance. I don't want to talk too much about the second half and the way the game ended.

"We weren't given the opportunity to reflect our capabilities.

"That's not the players' fault or to their detriment. We haven't been thrashed at home - we've been denied an opportunity."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 8TutteBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHéryat 58'minutes
  • 25Rose
  • 22O'ConnellBooked at 74mins
  • 6LancashireBooked at 69mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 3Bennett
  • 12LundSubstituted forMolyneuxat 77'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 29CumminsSubstituted forDoneat 59'minutes
  • 11Hogan

Substitutes

  • 7Vincenti
  • 14Héry
  • 16Done
  • 19Molyneux
  • 21Thomson
  • 38Dicker
  • 39Bunney

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Ribeiro
  • 3DawsonSubstituted forNolanat 30'minutes
  • 24Syers
  • 6Canavan
  • 5Mirfin
  • 14Hawkridge
  • 4McAllister
  • 29Winnall
  • 8BurtonSubstituted forSpencerat 65'minutes
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Iwelumo
  • 13Severn
  • 15Waterfall
  • 18Nolan
  • 26Byrne
  • 27Noble-Lazarus
  • 28Spencer
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
2,174

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home4
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, Scunthorpe United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Scunthorpe United 4.

Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

James Spencer (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Scunthorpe United 4. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Scunthorpe United 3. James Spencer (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Reuben Noble-Lazarus replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Attempt missed. Christian Ribeiro (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Ashley Eastham (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Spencer (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Michael Rose (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Lee Molyneux replaces Matthew Lund.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Scunthorpe United 2. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) is shown the red card for fighting.

Penalty conceded by Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Scunthorpe United. James Spencer draws a foul in the penalty area.

Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Matt Done (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by David Mirfin.

Booking

Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. James Spencer replaces Deon Burton.

Bastien Héry (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces Graham Cummins.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Bastien Héry replaces Andrew Tutte.

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Andrew Tutte (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Rochdale 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Rochdale 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Rochdale).

Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Scunthorpe United 1. Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Eddie Nolan replaces Andy Dawson because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Oxford Utd189631533
2Chesterfield189631133
3Southend181026832
4Rochdale181026332
5Fleetwood181017831
6Scunthorpe18864330
7Burton18936230
8Newport18774528
9Dag & Red18765327
10Wimbledon18756226
11Morecambe18756-226
12Exeter18747-125
13Hartlepool18738124
14Plymouth18657-423
15Wycombe17647022
16Cheltenham18576-522
17Mansfield18567-421
18Portsmouth17557-520
19Accrington18558-520
20Bury18468-318
21York18468-418
22Bristol Rovers18378-716
23Torquay18369-1115
24Northampton183510-1014
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