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Sheffield United 1-0 Rochdale

Jamal Campbell-Ryce
Jamal Campbell-Ryce signed for Sheffield United from Notts County in May

Jamal Campbell-Ryce's late deflected goal earned Sheffield United a narrow win over Rochdale at Bramall Lane.

The winger struck four minutes from time as his shot took a wicked touch off Stephen Dawson and flew into the back of the net.

Earlier, the visitors almost took the lead as Ian Henderson hit the bar with a powerful shot on the turn.

The Blades could have scored more goals but Conrad Logan saved well from Chris Basham, Neill Collins and Jose Baxter.

The win for Nigel Clough's men saw them stretch their unbeaten run in all competitions to five games.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Sheff Utd v Rochdale

"There's nothing more the players can do. They were excellent from start to finish.

"We didn't park all the players behind the ball, we were very offensive, very attacking. We wanted to win the game and we've lost the game by negative fortune in respect to the way they've scored the goal.

"We had excellent opportunities and it was a great game of football. It was a tremendous effort from the players."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 17McGahey
  • 15Collins
  • 2Alcock
  • 16DaviesSubstituted forMcNultyat 63'minutes
  • 9MurphySubstituted forFlynnat 65'minutes
  • 6BashamSubstituted forWallaceat 74'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 20Campbell-RyceBooked at 85mins
  • 11Baxter
  • 19McEveley

Substitutes

  • 3Harris
  • 4Wallace
  • 7Flynn
  • 12McNulty
  • 21Higdon
  • 22Reed
  • 24Turner

Rochdale

  • 22LoganBooked at 90mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 17Tanser
  • 2RaffertyBooked at 29minsSubstituted forKennedyat 44'minutes
  • 29O'Connell
  • 12Dawson
  • 24AllenSubstituted forAndrewat 86'minutes
  • 3BennettSubstituted forFenelonat 86'minutes
  • 7Vincenti
  • 16DoneBooked at 54mins
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 6Lancashire
  • 9Andrew
  • 14Hery
  • 21Musangu
  • 45Fenelon
  • 53Kennedy
  • 59Bunney
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
19,122

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Rochdale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Rochdale 0.

Booking

Conrad Logan (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Scott Tanser.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Kennedy (Rochdale).

Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Rochdale).

Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

Scott Tanser (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Wallace (Sheffield United).

Shamir Fenelon (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Jamie Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Shamir Fenelon replaces Rhys Bennett.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by James Wallace.

Booking

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 1, Rochdale 0. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jack O'Connell.

Jay McEveley (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Neill Collins.

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. James Wallace replaces Chris Basham.

Foul by Marc McNulty (Sheffield United).

Ashley Eastham (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

Attempt saved. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Peter Vincenti.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Ryan Flynn replaces Jamie Murphy because of an injury.

Delay in match Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) because of an injury.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Ben Davies.

Attempt blocked. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City7520124817
2Peterborough7511126616
3MK Dons6411148613
4Chesterfield6411105513
5Coventry733197212
6Swindon6321106411
7Fleetwood732264211
8Bradford7313109110
9Sheff Utd631265110
10Preston62319639
11Oldham72327709
12Crawley7304410-69
13Barnsley6222121118
14Notts County62226518
15Gillingham7223911-28
16Yeovil7223811-38
17Rochdale721411927
18Walsall71426607
19Doncaster621369-37
20Leyton Orient613256-16
21Colchester7124710-35
22Port Vale7124812-45
23Scunthorpe7115517-124
24Crewe6105614-83
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