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Plymouth Argyle 0-4 Rochdale

Rochdale ended their League One winless run in emphatic style with a 4-0 victory at Plymouth, who suffered their first home defeat of the season.

Dale, without a league win in five games, stunned Argyle, with Jake Beesley rounding goalkeeper Michael Cooper to fire them ahead in the third minute.

Play was delayed for 15 minutes as Beesley was stretchered off after suffering a head injury following a collision with the home keeper and a defender.

When play resumed, Plymouth striker Luke Jephcott's close-range 21st-minute shot came back off a post before George Cooper's follow-up was cleared off the line by defender Matty Lund.

Dale forged further ahead after 23 minutes when Argyle failed to clear their lines and Aaron Morley took full advantage to send a thumping drive from the edge of the box into the roof of the net after being teed-up by Ollie Rathbone.

Jimmy Keohane made it 3-0 in first-half stoppage time, heading home following a mix-up between keeper Cooper and central defender Scott Wootton.

Rochdale sealed an impressive victory after 72 minutes when substitute Stephen Dooley's cross was glanced home by striker Stephen Humphrys, consigning the Greens to three league defeats in a row.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Plymouth

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Cooper
  • 5WoottonSubstituted forAimsonat 45'minutes
  • 6CanavanSubstituted forOpokuat 45'minutes
  • 2WattsSubstituted forPereira Camaráat 73'minutes
  • 8EdwardsSubstituted forHardieat 45'minutes
  • 15Grant
  • 18Fornah
  • 14Reeves
  • 32CooperSubstituted forMooreat 34'minutes
  • 7Nouble
  • 31Jephcott

Substitutes

  • 4Aimson
  • 9Hardie
  • 11Telford
  • 17Moore
  • 23McCormick
  • 24Opoku
  • 28Pereira Camará

Rochdale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Lynch
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6O'Connell
  • 15Roberts
  • 13Keohane
  • 10NewbySubstituted forDoneat 77'minutes
  • 21Lund
  • 8MorleySubstituted forRyanat 82'minutes
  • 14Rathbone
  • 9HumphrysSubstituted forTavaresat 83'minutes
  • 11BeesleySubstituted forDooleyat 20'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bola
  • 4McNulty
  • 7Dooley
  • 16Done
  • 17Tavares
  • 20Ryan
  • 22Baah
Referee:
Will Finnie

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home18
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Rochdale 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Rochdale 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Panutche Camará (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Panutche Camará (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ryan Hardie.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Rochdale. Jay Lynch tries a through ball, but Matt Done is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Done.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Panutche Camará (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Frank Nouble with a headed pass.

  8. Post update

    Ryan Hardie (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Dooley (Rochdale).

  10. Post update

    Offside, Rochdale. Jimmy Ryan tries a through ball, but Matt Done is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Panutche Camará (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Dooley (Rochdale).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Fabio Tavares replaces Stephen Humphrys.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Jimmy Ryan replaces Aaron Morley.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jimmy Keohane.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Hardie (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Frank Nouble with a headed pass.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces Alex Newby.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ben Reeves (Plymouth Argyle).

  19. Post update

    Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Panutche Camará replaces Kelland Watts.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull13100324101430
2Lincoln City149231810829
3Peterborough1491423131028
4Charlton138231912726
5Ipswich158251915426
6Portsmouth1574426151125
7Sunderland146621812624
8Fleetwood1572625151023
9Accrington117131410422
10Doncaster126332214821
11Crewe156181716119
12Blackpool146171518-319
13Plymouth145452025-519
14Northampton155371523-818
15Wimbledon134541616017
16Gillingham135261317-417
17Rochdale144461620-416
18Swindon155192130-916
19MK Dons143561619-314
20Oxford Utd144281523-814
21Bristol Rovers133461120-913
22Burton152581929-1011
23Shrewsbury131661321-89
24Wigan1422101022-128
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