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Wigan Athletic 0-5 Rochdale

Rochdale dominated from start to finish at the DW Stadium as they romped to victory against fellow League One strugglers Wigan.

The home side, boosted by back-to-back wins, had gone into the game looking to move out of the relegation zone for the first time in a couple of months.

But from the moment Kwadwo Baah smashed home an unstoppable opening goal inside four minutes, there was only going to be one winner.

Matthew Lund doubled the advantage after 19 minutes with a ridiculously easy free header from six yards.

The only surprise was it took until just before the hour mark for Rochdale to underline their superiority with a third goal, which arrived when substitute Stephen Dooley cut in from the right-hand side before beating Jamie Jones at his near post.

Alex Newby made it 4-0 after 64 minutes from the penalty spot after Darnell Johnson was rather harshly penalised for a foul on Stephen Humphrys.

Wigan had to wait until stoppage time for their first real opportunity, with defender Tom James having a header cleared off the line by skipper Eoghan O'Connell.

But there was still time for Rochdale to cap a five-star performance, Newby firing into the far corner of the Wigan net.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Jones
  • 6Johnson
  • 4TiltBooked at 55mins
  • 32LongBooked at 37mins
  • 27JamesBooked at 61mins
  • 15GardnerSubstituted forCrankshawat 86'minutes
  • 24PerryBooked at 45mins
  • 23Merrie
  • 3PearceSubstituted forRobinsonat 64'minutes
  • 10KeaneSubstituted forAasgaardat 61'minutes
  • 22Joseph

Substitutes

  • 19Crankshaw
  • 20Obi
  • 25Evans
  • 26Jolley
  • 30Aasgaard
  • 34Robinson
  • 36Smith

Rochdale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Lynch
  • 13Keohane
  • 6O'Connell
  • 4McNulty
  • 15RobertsSubstituted forBolaat 73'minutes
  • 10Newby
  • 8Morley
  • 20RyanSubstituted forDooleyat 41'minutesBooked at 52mins
  • 22BaahSubstituted forDoneat 72'minutes
  • 21LundBooked at 60minsSubstituted forBrierleyat 83'minutes
  • 9HumphrysSubstituted forTavaresat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bola
  • 5McShane
  • 7Dooley
  • 16Done
  • 17Tavares
  • 24Brierley
  • 30Chalton
Referee:
Graham Salisbury

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away21
Shots on Target
Home2
Away11
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Rochdale 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Rochdale 5.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Wigan Athletic 0, Rochdale 5. Alex Newby (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Fabio Tavares (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Newby.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom James (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thelo Aasgaard.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Thelo Aasgaard (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kyle Joseph with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

  7. Post update

    Ethan Brierley (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Tilt (Wigan Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Morley (Rochdale).

  10. Post update

    Thelo Aasgaard (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom James (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Thelo Aasgaard.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jimmy Keohane.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Oliver Crankshaw replaces Dan Gardner.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Ethan Brierley replaces Matthew Lund.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Fabio Tavares (Rochdale).

  16. Post update

    Curtis Tilt (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jimmy Keohane.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Perry (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jimmy Keohane.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Fabio Tavares replaces Stephen Humphrys.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull17111529161334
2Portsmouth1895430151532
3Peterborough18102629191032
4Lincoln City1710252015532
5Ipswich1810262319432
6Doncaster1693429181130
7Charlton169342516930
8Accrington159242317629
9Sunderland177732314928
10Fleetwood1883726161027
11Crewe188282219326
12Blackpool178271920-126
13Gillingham177281821-323
14Wimbledon175662327-421
15MK Dons184772023-319
16Rochdale175482226-419
17Oxford Utd175482024-419
18Bristol Rovers165471824-619
19Plymouth175482232-1019
20Northampton1853101631-1518
21Shrewsbury173861824-617
22Swindon1851122235-1316
23Wigan1742111530-1514
24Burton182792233-1113
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