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Rochdale 0-0 Blackpool

Blackpool remain unbeaten in League One but were held to a second successive draw at Rochdale.

Having drawn 2-2 at Gillingham in midweek, Simon Grayson's men were denied the three points that would have taken them clear at the top of League One as the game finished goalless.

During a tight first half, the visitors went closest when Armand Gnanduillet met Jordan Thompson's corner and forced a spectacular save out of Dale goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.

Blackpool continued to look the more likely scorers after the interval with Sullay Kaikai leaving Rhys Norrington-Davies on the floor with a clever twist and turn but he was unable to beat Sanchez.

A rising 25-yard effort from Callum Camps had Jak Alnwick leaping across his goalline but the shot flew inches above the crossbar.

The one time Sanchez was beaten was in time added on when he attempted to gather a cross from substitute Ryan Hardie at his near post and the ball bounced across the line and struck the far post, before the Dale defence gratefully cleared their lines.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 25Sánchez
  • 41Matheson
  • 6O'ConnellBooked at 86mins
  • 4McNulty
  • 3Norrington-Davies
  • 8Williams
  • 20RyanSubstituted forPykeat 45'minutes
  • 7DooleySubstituted forDoneat 68'minutes
  • 10Camps
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forAndrewat 62'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 9Andrew
  • 11Pyke
  • 12Lynch
  • 13Keohane
  • 16Done
  • 21Magloire
  • 28Morley

Blackpool

  • 23Alnwick
  • 20Turton
  • 5Edwards
  • 16Tilt
  • 11FeeneySubstituted forHeneghanat 90+1'minutes
  • 25Guy
  • 8Spearing
  • 15Thompson
  • 26Husband
  • 10KaikaiSubstituted forNuttallat 62'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 21GnanduilletSubstituted forHardieat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bushiri
  • 6Heneghan
  • 9Hardie
  • 14Pritchard
  • 24Nuttall
  • 34Shaw
  • 37Mafoumbi
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
4,664

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Blackpool 0.

Attempt missed. Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) left footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Heneghan.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Ben Heneghan replaces Liam Feeney.

Foul by M.J. Williams (Rochdale).

Liam Feeney (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Jak Alnwick (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Blackpool. James Husband tries a through ball, but Ryan Hardie is caught offside.

Booking

Eoghan O'Connell (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Eoghan O'Connell (Rochdale).

James Husband (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Ryan Hardie replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Rochdale).

Booking

Joe Nuttall (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Nuttall (Blackpool).

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Hand ball by Joe Nuttall (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Armand Gnanduillet with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Joe Nuttall (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Thompson.

Offside, Blackpool. Liam Feeney tries a through ball, but Armand Gnanduillet is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Callum Camps with a cross following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by James Husband (Blackpool).

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Nuttall (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces Stephen Dooley.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Eoghan O'Connell.

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Joe Nuttall replaces Sullay Kaikai.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Oliver Rathbone.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich5320114711
2Blackpool532094511
3Wycombe5320106411
4Sunderland532095411
5Coventry532073411
6Fleetwood5311106410
7Lincoln City530210469
8Doncaster42207528
9Shrewsbury52214318
10Peterborough52129637
11Burton52126517
12Bristol Rovers52125507
13Rochdale51315506
14Rotherham32013306
15MK Dons420258-36
16Portsmouth41126604
17Oxford Utd5113610-44
18Tranmere41037703
19Gillingham402246-22
20Wimbledon5014510-51
21Accrington401338-51
22Southend5005414-100
23Bolton4013012-12-11
24Bury0000000-12
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