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Rochdale 3-3 Wigan Athletic

A stoppage-time header from Stephen Humphrys rescued a point for 10-men Rochdale against fellow strugglers Wigan Athletic.

Humphrys fired Dale ahead in the League One contest after seven minutes but the lead lasted just two minutes, as Kyle Joseph turned in Dan Gardner's near post delivery to level for the visitors.

Wigan were ahead seven minutes later.

Joseph was the provider this time, feeding a short pass into Callum Lang who brushed off Haydon Roberts to confidently fire past Gavin Bazunu.

Things got worse for Dale just before the interval when they were reduced to 10 men when Jim McNulty was shown a straight red card for kicking out at Joseph.

However, the 10 men equalised in the 62nd minute when Bazunu's long punt tempted Owen Evans off his line and Jake Beesley beat the goalkeeper to the ball and headed into the unguarded net.

Wigan edged ahead in the 77th minute when Will Keane was allowed to juggle the ball on the edge of the six-yard box before turning and volleying into the roof of the net.

But Humphrys rescued a point when he met Ryan McLaughlin's cross six minutes into time added on at the end of the game.

Rochdale are now a point clear of the relegation zone in 18th, while Wigan are 22nd, two points from safety.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Rochdale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Bazunu
  • 13Keohane
  • 4McNultyBooked at 43mins
  • 15Roberts
  • 16Done
  • 11Beesley
  • 8MorleySubstituted forNewbyat 81'minutes
  • 14Rathbone
  • 22BaahSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 45'minutes
  • 21LundBooked at 48minsSubstituted forDooleyat 59'minutes
  • 9Humphrys

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 7Dooley
  • 10Newby
  • 12Lynch
  • 18Bradley
  • 24Brierley
  • 32Dunne

Wigan

Formation 4-3-3

  • 25Evans
  • 2Darikwa
  • 27James
  • 32LongSubstituted forRobinsonat 62'minutes
  • 3Pearce
  • 23Merrie
  • 24PerryBooked at 73mins
  • 15GardnerSubstituted forAasgaardat 54'minutes
  • 9LangSubstituted forCrankshawat 90+4'minutes
  • 22Joseph
  • 10Keane

Substitutes

  • 19Crankshaw
  • 20Obi
  • 30Aasgaard
  • 34Robinson
Referee:
Robert Madley

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home5
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 3, Wigan Athletic 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Wigan Athletic 3.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Will Keane (Wigan Athletic).

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen Humphrys (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Oliver Rathbone following a fast break.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 3, Wigan Athletic 3. Stephen Humphrys (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan McLaughlin with a cross.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Oliver Crankshaw replaces Callum Lang.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stephen Dooley (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver Rathbone.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Tom Pearce.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Newby (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jimmy Keohane.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Joseph (Wigan Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Stephen Dooley (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kyle Joseph (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thelo Aasgaard.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Callum Lang (Wigan Athletic).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Callum Lang (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stephen Humphrys (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Newby.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Will Keane (Wigan Athletic).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Callum Lang (Wigan Athletic).

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