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Rochdale 0-3 Hull City

Hull underlined their League One promotion credentials with a routine 3-0 win at Rochdale.

There was an early threat from the home side when Jake Beesley almost got on the end of an Aaron Morley free-kick but the Tigers quickly took control.

A slick move down the left channel ended with George Honeyman side-footing over the top before Callum Elder's delivery narrowly evaded Josh Magennis.

Hull opened the scoring from a straightforward corner routine in the 20th minute when Elder's in-swinger was met at the back post by Mallik Wilks and his powerful header left Gavin Bazunu with little chance.

It took a strong hand from Bazunu to keep out Keane Lewis-Potter's shot at the start of the second half and Dale briefly threatened, with Morley's drive just off target and Matty Lund seeing a volleyed effort blocked.

However, Hull were always in control and all-but secured the result in the 73rd minute when Wilks fired home his second.

And just two minutes later they were 3-0 up when Honeyman's cross was headed home by Magennis.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Bazunu
  • 13Keohane
  • 6O'Connell
  • 5McShaneSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 54'minutes
  • 3Bola
  • 10Newby
  • 21LundBooked at 81minsSubstituted forDoneat 85'minutes
  • 8Morley
  • 20RyanSubstituted forDooleyat 59'minutes
  • 14Rathbone
  • 11BeesleyBooked at 67mins

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 7Dooley
  • 12Lynch
  • 16Done
  • 17Tavares
  • 23Hopper
  • 32Dunne

Hull

  • 13Ingram
  • 12Emmanuel
  • 5Burke
  • 24Greaves
  • 3Elder
  • 33DochertySubstituted forSlaterat 76'minutes
  • 10Honeyman
  • 6SmallwoodSubstituted forJonesat 80'minutes
  • 7Wilks
  • 27MagennisSubstituted forEavesat 76'minutes
  • 19Lewis-Potter

Substitutes

  • 1Long
  • 2Coyle
  • 9Eaves
  • 15Jones
  • 16Adelakun
  • 18Slater
  • 22Mayer
Referee:
Gavin Ward

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamHull
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home7
Away19
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 0, Hull City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Hull City 3.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Rochdale. Aaron Morley tries a through ball, but Tolaji Bola is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Aaron Morley (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Mallik Wilks (Hull City).

  6. Post update

    Offside, Hull City. Keane Lewis-Potter tries a through ball, but Tom Eaves is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Newby (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Eoghan O'Connell.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

  9. Post update

    Mallik Wilks (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces Matthew Lund.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Aaron Morley.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mallik Wilks (Hull City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by George Honeyman.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  14. Booking

    Matthew Lund (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

  16. Post update

    Callum Elder (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Alfie Jones replaces Richard Smallwood.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mallik Wilks (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Eaves.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Reece Burke.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Tom Eaves replaces Josh Magennis.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich65101321116
2Hull6501104615
3Lincoln City6411105513
4Peterborough640295412
5Sunderland532061511
6Plymouth6321107311
7Doncaster531194510
8Gillingham631298110
9Accrington6303810-29
10Portsmouth62227618
11Wimbledon62229908
12Bristol Rovers622279-28
13Crewe52126427
14Fleetwood62138717
15Charlton521245-17
16Shrewsbury51314406
17Swindon6204811-36
18Wigan6204510-56
19MK Dons612368-25
20Blackpool6114611-54
21Burton6114814-64
22Northampton6114511-64
23Rochdale6114411-74
24Oxford Utd5104510-53
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