EFL Cup - Second Round North
RochdaleRochdale0Sheff WedSheffield Wednesday2
Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday will play the winner of the tie between Ipswich and Fulham in the third round

Sheffield Wednesday edged past League One Rochdale to reach the third round of the Carabao Cup.

The Championship side took the lead after the break when Elias Kachunga headed home Liam Palmer's cross.

Oliver Rathbone went close for the hosts before Josh Windass wrapped it up with a powerful effort.

The Owls, who made 11 changes from the team that beat Cardiff on Saturday, will face third tier Ipswich or Premier League side Fulham in the third round.

Rochdale boss Brian Barry-Murphy:

"I thought the lads were brilliant and worked incredibly hard at a time when it's very difficult for us when we are physically playing catch up.

"We performed very well in the first round at Huddersfield and then we were poor at Swindon in the league on Saturday, but we've bounced back tonight with a fully committed display against a very good side.

"I was conscious of not getting distracted by the loss at Swindon and just concentrate on the amount of work the lads are putting in and to try to make sure we came through this game with everyone unscathed."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk:

"I made 11 changes but apart from a couple they were all first-team players, it's a first-team squad so in terms of changes I had no worries.

"I had to be very mindful of the energy we used on Saturday and the fact it was important to get minutes into these players because the squad is going to be needed.

"It was an excellent performance overall. I like Rochdale and the way they play and we knew they would test our shape. We set out to press them and I felt when we stepped it up in the second half our fitness levels really started to show with the goals and the chances we created.

"This is only our fifth week back, normally this would be pre-season so it was the first 90 minutes for a lot of the lads but the energy and fitness showed through."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Bazunu
  • 6O'ConnellBooked at 45mins
  • 19Amankwah
  • 4McNulty
  • 13Keohane
  • 22BaahSubstituted forDooleyat 51'minutes
  • 21LundSubstituted forRyanat 71'minutes
  • 8Morley
  • 14RathboneBooked at 90mins
  • 10NewbySubstituted forTavaresat 80'minutes
  • 16Done

Substitutes

  • 7Dooley
  • 12Lynch
  • 17Tavares
  • 18Bradley
  • 20Ryan
  • 24Brierley
  • 32Dunne

Sheff Wed

  • 28Wildsmith
  • 34BrennanSubstituted forIorfaat 80'minutes
  • 26Shaw
  • 13Börner
  • 2Palmer
  • 17Dele-Bashiru
  • 8PelupessyBooked at 34minsSubstituted forGrantat 89'minutes
  • 29HuntBooked at 57mins
  • 22Odubajo
  • 11ReachBooked at 64mins
  • 45KachungaSubstituted forWindassat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Penney
  • 18Windass
  • 25Dawson
  • 27Iorfa
  • 40Grant
  • 41Hagan
  • 42Waldock
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home10
Away25
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away13
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

  3. Booking

    Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Josh Windass (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Conor Grant replaces Joey Pelupessy.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Josh Windass (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Adam Reach following a set piece situation.

  8. Post update

    Fisayo Dele-Bashiru (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Rochdale).

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Windass (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Julian Börner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Fisayo Dele-Bashiru with a cross following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jimmy Keohane.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Gavin Bazunu.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Windass (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Moses Odubajo.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Fabio Tavares replaces Alex Newby.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Dominic Iorfa replaces Ciaran Brennan.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Matt Done.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Fisayo Dele-Bashiru (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Reach.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Eoghan O'Connell.

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