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Rochdale 0-1 Rotherham United

Rotherham posted just their second away win since April 2016 with a hard-fought victory at Rochdale.

The Millers had lost four out of their five away games this season, but earned a deserved three points at Spotland thanks to Richard Wood's second-half header.

Paul Warne's men could have had the game sewn up by the half-time whistle as they squandered three great chances, with Will Vaulks heading wide, Anthony Forde shooting weakly in a great position and Richie Towell bringing a fine save out of Josh Lillis.

Rotherham's goal eventually came in the 57th minute as Wood beat his marker from Forde's corner to head home at the far post and become the first player to score against Dale in 523 minutes.

Rochdale offered a response and Steven Davies crashed a header against the crossbar from a corner, while Ian Henderson had an effort cleared off the line.

The Millers could not put the game to bed and had a let off deep into stoppage time when Brad Inman embarrassingly skied over from just three yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 29Daniels
  • 4McNultyBooked at 56mins
  • 6McGahey
  • 39BunneyBooked at 43mins
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forAndrewat 61'minutes
  • 10CampsSubstituted forInmanat 71'minutes
  • 12WilliamsBooked at 46mins
  • 19Davies
  • 40HendersonBooked at 69mins
  • 16DoneSubstituted forSlewat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 7Slew
  • 9Andrew
  • 11Williams
  • 17Inman
  • 22Moore

Rotherham

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 25Cummings
  • 6Wood
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 3Mattock
  • 23WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 16PotterBooked at 76mins
  • 8FrecklingtonSubstituted forVaulksat 4'minutes
  • 17Towell
  • 7FordeSubstituted forAjayiat 88'minutes
  • 24MooreSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Emmanuel
  • 4Vaulks
  • 5Ajayi
  • 10Ball
  • 12Price
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 21Yates
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
4,113

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home20
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, Rotherham United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Rotherham United 1.

Attempt missed. Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Shaun Cummings.

Booking

Ryan Williams (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Williams (Rotherham United).

Foul by Harrison McGahey (Rochdale).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Kieffer Moore.

Attempt missed. Bradden Inman (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Bradden Inman (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Semi Ajayi replaces Anthony Forde.

Harrison McGahey (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Calvin Andrew.

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ryan Williams.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Joe Mattock.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Jordan Slew replaces Matt Done.

Attempt saved. Richard Towell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Darren Potter (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Darren Potter (Rotherham United).

Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Bradden Inman replaces Callum Camps.

Booking

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Williams (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Joe Mattock.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Shaun Cummings.

Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Oliver Rathbone.

Attempt saved. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury129301881030
2Wigan129122271528
3Bradford128222213926
4Rotherham127052213921
5Peterborough116232217520
6Charlton116231915420
7Blackburn10613158719
8Scunthorpe12543127519
9Fleetwood116142019119
10Oxford Utd125342114718
11Blackpool115331613318
12Bristol Rovers126062323018
13MK Dons125251215-317
14Southend124441722-516
15Portsmouth114251514114
16Walsall123541621-514
17Doncaster123361515012
18Rochdale122551014-411
19Oldham113171726-910
20Bury112361217-59
21Wimbledon12237514-99
22Northampton12228822-148
23Gillingham11146615-97
24Plymouth12129821-135
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