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Rochdale 0-1 Peterborough United

Peterborough saw off League One newcomers Rochdale to make a winning start to the campaign thanks to Kyle Vassell's second-half goal.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing saw a 20-yard curling shot pushed over by Rochdale keeper Josh Lillis.

Just after the hour Conor Washington teed up Vassell for a simple finish from six yards out.

George Donnelly had Rochdale's best chance of the second half but struck well wide when one-on-one.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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"I'm really encouraged by the performance, but the bottom line says we got beat 1-0.

"We've stood up to the test, we were competitive and creative, and I thought we played really well against good opposition.

"I was happy that we stood up to that challenge, but I don't want us to be labelled as a good side who lose football matches. It's important we win football matches. I thought we deserved at least a point."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2RaffertySubstituted forBunneyat 78'minutes
  • 6LancashireBooked at 90mins
  • 17Tanser
  • 25Rose
  • 3Bennett
  • 24AllenSubstituted forVincentiat 65'minutes
  • 8Lund
  • 16Done
  • 40Henderson
  • 19DonnellySubstituted forAndrewat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 7Vincenti
  • 9Andrew
  • 14Héry
  • 21Musangu
  • 26Logan
  • 39Bunney

Peterborough

  • 27Alnwick
  • 6Bostwick
  • 5Baldwin
  • 25Zakuani
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forFerdinandat 84'minutes
  • 15J Anderson
  • 8Payne
  • 7TaylorSubstituted forMcEvoyat 65'minutes
  • 12VassellSubstituted forBarnettat 80'minutes
  • 14Washington

Substitutes

  • 2Smith
  • 11McCann
  • 13Day
  • 18Ferdinand
  • 20McEvoy
  • 22Almeida Santos
  • 23Barnett
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
3,613

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Peterborough United 1.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.
Attempt blocked. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the left side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).
Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).
Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United).

Booking

Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).
Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay in match Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) because of an injury.
Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).
Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Kenneth McEvoy (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Kane Ferdinand replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.
Delay in match Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Tyrone Barnett replaces Kyle Vassell.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Joseph Rafferty.
Attempt saved. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Hand ball by Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United).
Kenneth McEvoy (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).
Delay in match Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Kenneth McEvoy replaces Jon Taylor because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Vincenti replaces Jamie Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces George Donnelly.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Peterborough United 1. Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor Washington.
Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. George Donnelly (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Delay in match Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) because of an injury.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Scott Tanser.

Second Half

Second Half begins Rochdale 0, Peterborough United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Rochdale 0, Peterborough United 0.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Scott Tanser (Rochdale) because of an injury.
Foul by Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United).
Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.
Foul by George Donnelly (Rochdale).
Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kyle Vassell (Peterborough United).
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jermaine Anderson.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Doncaster110033
2MK Dons110023
3Swindon110023
4Bradford110013
5Bristol City110013
6Chesterfield110013
7Fleetwood110013
8Crawley110013
9Peterborough110013
10Colchester101001
11Oldham101001
12Notts County101001
13Port Vale101001
14Preston101001
15Walsall101001
16Coventry1001-10
17Crewe1001-10
18Leyton Orient1001-10
19Sheff Utd1001-10
20Barnsley1001-10
21Rochdale1001-10
22Gillingham1001-20
23Scunthorpe1001-20
24Yeovil1001-30
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