Match ends, Rochdale 0, Ipswich Town 1.
Danny Rowe's 52nd minute goal was enough to take Ipswich back to the top of League One as they beat Rochdale at the Crown Oil Arena.
Dale worked a decent opening early on when Matty Done got down the left and clipped a cross which evaded Ian Henderson but reached Rekeil Pyke at the back post, his shot deflecting wide.
Ipswich closed the first half in the ascendancy with Luke Woolfenden's goalbound effort cleared off the line and then Luke Garbutt collected a partially cleared corner and sent a 25-yard effort against the crossbar, bringing the first half to a close with the game evenly poised.
And the visitors took the lead seven minutes into the second half when Gwion Edwards' cross took a deflection, helping it towards Rowe at the back post who was able to bundle the ball over the goalline from close range.
Garbutt's 30-yard free-kick, driven low at goal, forced a save at full-stretch from Jay Lynch and Ipswich were close to a second soon after when Woolfenden glanced Garbutt's corner wide.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 15McShaneSubstituted forTavaresat 70'minutes
- 11PykeSubstituted forAndrewat 75'minutes
- 28MorleySubstituted forRyanat 66'minutes
- 17RoweSubstituted forGeorgiouat 81'minutes
- 18JudgeSubstituted forDozzellat 88'minutes
- 10NorwoodBooked at 43minsSubstituted forKeaneat 81'minutes
- Scott Oldham
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Ipswich Town 1.
Attempt saved. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andre Dozzell with a through ball.
Foul by Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town).
Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Ipswich Town. Anthony Georgiou tries a through ball, but Kayden Jackson is caught offside.
Substitution, Ipswich Town. Andre Dozzell replaces Alan Judge.
Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Substitution, Ipswich Town. Will Keane replaces James Norwood.
Substitution, Ipswich Town. Anthony Georgiou replaces Danny Rowe.
Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
Hand ball by Luke Matheson (Rochdale).
Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Luke Matheson.
Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Rekeil Pyke.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Gwion Edwards.
Attempt blocked. Luke Matheson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.
Substitution, Rochdale. Fabio Tavares replaces Paul McShane.