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Middlesbrough 2-1 Rochdale: Championship side maintain unbeaten start to season

Jordan Hugill
Jordan Hugill is on a season-long loan from West Ham

Middlesbrough maintained their unbeaten start to the season as they held on to beat Rochdale and reach the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Boro boss Tony Pulis made 10 changes, with one eye on Friday's top-of-the-table Championship clash with Leeds.

Marvin Johnson and on-loan West Ham striker Jordan Hugill put Boro 2-0 up.

Ryan Delaney halved the deficit late on for the League One side and almost forced penalties when an effort was cleared off the line.

Neither side carried much threat in the first half, but Boro took the lead just before the break with Johnson driving in the rebound after Hugill's header hit the post.

Hugill doubled the lead with a close-range header, his first goal for Boro.

Line-ups

Middlesbrough

Formation 3-5-2

  • 31Lonergan
  • 4AyalaSubstituted forSpenceat 45'minutes
  • 25Wood-Gordon
  • 17McNair
  • 34Mahmutovic
  • 37BesicSubstituted forBrahimiat 45'minutes
  • 7Leadbitter
  • 28Tavernier
  • 21Johnson
  • 11HugillSubstituted forChapmanat 59'minutes
  • 18Fletcher

Substitutes

  • 1Konstantopoulos
  • 27Chapman
  • 36Liddle
  • 42Spence
  • 43Malley
  • 46Walker
  • 47Brahimi

Rochdale

Formation 3-5-2

  • 24Norman
  • 5Delaney
  • 12RandallSubstituted forRaffertyat 57'minutes
  • 6McGahey
  • 27Cannon
  • 8Williams
  • 10Camps
  • 19InmanSubstituted forDooleyat 62'minutes
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 9Andrew
  • 40HendersonSubstituted forGillamat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 7Dooley
  • 11Williams
  • 14Rathbone
  • 22Moore
  • 25Adshead
  • 36Gillam
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
10,344

Match Stats

Home TeamMiddlesbroughAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away20
Shots on Target
Home5
Away10
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Middlesbrough 2, Rochdale 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 2, Rochdale 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Gillam (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. M.J. Williams (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kgosi Ntlhe (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Marvin Johnson.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paddy McNair (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  12. Post update

    Delay in match Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Harry Chapman (Middlesbrough).

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matthew Gillam (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stephen Dooley (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Middlesbrough 2, Rochdale 1. Ryan Delaney (Rochdale) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).