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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.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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

Formation 3-4-3

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 0, Scunthorpe United 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Scunthorpe United 4.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

  4. Post update

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

  5. 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.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

  7. 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.

  8. Substitution

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by James Spencer (Scunthorpe United).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Lee Molyneux replaces Matthew Lund.

  14. Goal!

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

  15. Dismissal

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

  20. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1896329141533
2Chesterfield1896325141133
3Southend1810262416832
4Rochdale1810262825332
5Fleetwood1810173123831
6Scunthorpe188642320330
7Burton189362220230
8Newport187742419528
9Dag & Red187652623327
10Wimbledon187562321226
11Morecambe187562325-226
12Exeter187472223-125
13Hartlepool187382120124
14Plymouth186571418-423
15Wycombe176472222022
16Cheltenham185762328-522
17Mansfield185672024-421
18Portsmouth175572530-520
19Accrington185581823-520
20Bury184681922-318
21York184682327-418
22Bristol Rovers183781320-716
23Torquay183691930-1115
24Northampton1835101424-1014
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