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Coventry City 2-2 Rochdale

Rochdale twice came from behind to deny Coventry victory at the Ricoh Arena.

On-loan debutant Dominic Samuel put the Sky Blues ahead when he fired in after Dale keeper Josh Lillis had kept out Kim O'Brien's attempt.

Callum Camps levelled soon after with a first-time shot from the edge of the box before debutant Sanmi Odelusi drove in to put the hosts back in front.

But substitute Calvin Andrew secured a point for Dale when he headed in midway through the second half.

Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I was really pleased with the first-half performance. The second half they started to get control and it took us 15 to 20 minutes to get to grips with that.

"In the final 20 minutes you could see the desperation in both sides to win. We desperately want to win games of football and I am confident we can start winning again.

"In terms of excitement, it was far more like the Coventry City I've wanted to see, and there are lots of things to build on - a lot of good positives.

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Hill on Coventry v Rochdale

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was an entertaining game and we did well. I'm not too disappointed because we might have lost that in the first 23 games of the season."

"We played really well second-half. We gifted the two goals to the opposition.

"We secure possession and we give the ball away, so we have to improve on that if we want to win these games. On another day we would have won it."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 23Jones
  • 2Willis
  • 21Martin
  • 4Webster
  • 5JohnsonSubstituted forHaynesat 45'minutes
  • 11O'Brien
  • 27Finch
  • 7FleckBooked at 81mins
  • 17OdelusiSubstituted forJacksonat 75'minutes
  • 14Samuel
  • 19NoubleBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 6Thomas
  • 12Jackson
  • 16Barton
  • 20Tudgay
  • 26Haynes
  • 37Thomas

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2RaffertySubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 45'minutes
  • 5Eastham
  • 6Lancashire
  • 17Tanser
  • 3BennettSubstituted forAndrewat 27'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 7VincentiBooked at 87mins
  • 12DawsonBooked at 73mins
  • 24Allen
  • 28CampsSubstituted forRoseat 82'minutes
  • 40HendersonBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 9Andrew
  • 10Brandy
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 21Musangu
  • 25Rose
  • 26Logan
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
7,606

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Coventry City 2, Rochdale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Rochdale 2.

Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).

Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Jack Finch (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Frank Nouble (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Coventry City).

Foul by Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale).

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Finch (Coventry City).

Booking

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Aaron Martin (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Michael Rose replaces Callum Camps.

Booking

John Fleck (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

Jack Finch (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Dominic Samuel (Coventry City) because of an injury.

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

Attempt saved. Dominic Samuel (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Simeon Jackson replaces Sanmi Odelusi.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

Dominic Samuel (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Stephen Dawson (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Rochdale).

Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Dominic Samuel (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Booking

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons27167459253455
2Bristol City25166348222654
3Swindon27166552272554
4Preston27138641281347
5Chesterfield2710984136539
6Sheff Utd2511683228439
7Rochdale261151047351238
8Bradford2610793330337
9Fleetwood27107102726137
10Oldham2691073838037
11Peterborough27114123434037
12Doncaster269982831-336
13Notts County2798103034-435
14Port Vale28105133440-635
15Walsall268992628-233
16Scunthorpe2596103741-433
17Barnsley2695123639-332
18Gillingham2787123543-831
19Coventry28710112939-1031
20Crewe2785142549-2429
21Colchester2777133243-1128
22Crawley2869132647-2127
23Leyton Orient2768133543-826
24Yeovil2867152140-1925
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