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Rochdale 0-1 Ipswich Town

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.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 12Lynch
  • 41Matheson
  • 6O'Connell
  • 15McShaneSubstituted forTavaresat 70'minutes
  • 13Keohane
  • 8Williams
  • 11PykeSubstituted forAndrewat 75'minutes
  • 28MorleySubstituted forRyanat 66'minutes
  • 16Done
  • 40Henderson
  • 10Camps

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 9Andrew
  • 20Ryan
  • 31Wade
  • 35Bradley
  • 37Tavares
  • 38Hopper

Ipswich

  • 12Norris
  • 7Edwards
  • 28Woolfenden
  • 4Chambers
  • 29Garbutt
  • 17RoweSubstituted forGeorgiouat 81'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 11Nolan
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forDozzellat 88'minutes
  • 9Jackson
  • 10NorwoodBooked at 43minsSubstituted forKeaneat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Holy
  • 5Wilson
  • 23Dozzell
  • 30Kenlock
  • 38Georgiou
  • 44Huws
  • 48Keane
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
3,150

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, Ipswich Town 1.

Full Time

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

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

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Will Keane replaces James Norwood.

Substitution

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

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

Substitution, Rochdale. Fabio Tavares replaces Paul McShane.

Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Jimmy Ryan replaces Aaron Morley.

Attempt missed. Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Garbutt with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Callum Camps.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Rekeil Pyke.

Attempt saved. Luke Garbutt (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rekeil Pyke (Rochdale).

Foul by James Norwood (Ipswich Town).

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

Offside, Ipswich Town. Will Norris tries a through ball, but Danny Rowe is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Ipswich Town 1. Danny Rowe (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Eoghan O'Connell.

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town).

Paul McShane (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Paul McShane.

Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. Aaron Morley (Rochdale) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right. Assisted by Callum Camps.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich15103225101533
2Wycombe1696125141133
3Peterborough1784539231628
4Oxford Utd1675433191426
5Fleetwood158252719826
6Coventry166822018226
7Sunderland157442216625
8Blackpool166732219325
9Bristol Rovers167451919025
10Rotherham1573524131124
11Shrewsbury166641315-224
12Doncaster146532416823
13Portsmouth155642016421
14Burton145541815320
15Rochdale175482028-819
16Gillingham164662020018
17Lincoln City165381821-318
18Tranmere154472028-816
19Accrington163671726-915
20Wimbledon163492026-613
21MK Dons1641111325-1213
22Southend1712141748-315
23Bolton13247729-22-2
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