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Rochdale 1-4 Peterborough United

Three goals in 20 first-half minutes helped Peterborough come from behind to register a comfortable win at Rochdale.

The home side took the lead after 17 minutes when Joe Rafferty was brought down by Colin Daniel and Ian Henderson converted the spot-kick.

However, the visitors turned the game on its head with three goals in the last 20 minutes of the opening period.

Siriki Dembele was instrumental in all three goals as the hosts struggled to cope with his pace and trickery and the winger picked out Jason Cummings to head home the equaliser eight minutes later.

Just after the half-hour mark, Dembele's free-kick found Cummings, who headed back across goal for Mark O'Hara to nod past Josh Lillis and put Posh ahead.

And when Dembele was fouled by Harrison McGahey in first-half stoppage-time, the Ivorian sent a direct free-kick towards Lillis' near post, but the goalkeeper parried his effort and Matt Godden was on hand to tap in from close range.

Peterborough sat back as they protected their lead but O'Hara added more gloss to the result as the midfielder grabbed his second goal of the match in second-half stoppage-time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2RaffertySubstituted forAndrewat 49'minutes
  • 6McGaheyBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCannonat 66'minutes
  • 5Delaney
  • 16DoneSubstituted forNtlheat 77'minutes
  • 10Camps
  • 8Williams
  • 17Perkins
  • 40Henderson
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 19Inman

Substitutes

  • 3Ntlhe
  • 4McNulty
  • 9Andrew
  • 14Rathbone
  • 22Moore
  • 25Adshead
  • 27Cannon

Peterborough

  • 1Chapman
  • 2Naismith
  • 16Bennett
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 3Daniel
  • 10DembéléSubstituted forCookeat 85'minutes
  • 8O'Hara
  • 4WoodyardBooked at 41mins
  • 15Ward
  • 9GoddenSubstituted forYorwerthat 90+2'minutes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forToneyat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Reed
  • 14Cooke
  • 17Toney
  • 19Cooper
  • 20Yorwerth
  • 23Denton
  • 40Tyler
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
3,128

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home15
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 1, Peterborough United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Peterborough United 4.

Josh Yorwerth (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Peterborough United 4. Mark O'Hara (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Josh Yorwerth replaces Matt Godden.

Ryan Delaney (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Godden (Peterborough United).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ryan Delaney.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jason Naismith.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Callum Cooke replaces Siriki Dembélé.

David Perkins (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Kgosi Ntlhe (Rochdale) left footed shot from very close range is too high.

Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from very close range is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Kgosi Ntlhe replaces Matt Done.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Ivan Toney replaces Jason Cummings.

Attempt missed. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Andrew Cannon replaces Harrison McGahey.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Joe Ward.

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt saved. Colin Daniel (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

Attempt saved. Matt Godden (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).

Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Joseph Rafferty.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Alex Woodyard (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

David Perkins (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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2Doncaster22006246
3Peterborough22006246
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7Walsall21103214
8Sunderland21103214
9Wimbledon21101014
10Fleetwood21012113
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23Burton200225-30
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