John Coleman delighted by Rochdale's stylish football

Rochdale 3-0 Bury

Rochdale manager John Coleman was delighted by the quality of football shown by his side as they beat Bury.

The 3-0 win was Coleman's first game in charge of Dale since becoming manager.

"There was a spell five minutes before half-time where I thought I had taken over Inter Milan with the kit," he told BBC Radio Manchester.

"In the second half there were times when we were playing like Brazil. We were opening up the play, and switching passes between three or four players."

The win saw Dale leapfrog both Wycombe and Chesterfield in the League One relegation places, and was their first three points in the league since November.

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Dale played like Brazil - Coleman

Coleman's side are now just a point away from safety, but they will have to improve their goal difference, which is the worst in the league.

Having had only four days to work with the players before the game, the former Accrington manager said they should be praised for the manner in which they won.

"I thought the players were superb. They should take all the plaudits," added the 49-year-old.

"They've worked ever so hard, passed the ball brilliantly, closed down, give 100% for themselves and each other and they thoroughly got what they deserved.

"You're scratching your head thinking 'how have we come into the game bottom of the league?'

"There were times when I was watching the game like a fan, that's how good it was.

"Sometimes when you get to that level as a manager, when your team are playing that well, it's a brilliant feeling."

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