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Rochdale 4-0 Crewe Alexandra

Ian Henderson and Joe Bunney scored two goals each as Rochdale kept Crewe in relegation danger.

Jamie Ness missed a one-on-one for the visitors, who went behind when Henderson converted from the spot after Bradden Inman fouled Joe Rafferty.

Henderson teed up the second for Bunney before slotting in another penalty, this time Jon Guthrie felling Bunney.

And Bunney added a fourth from Jamie Allen's pass to leave Crewe four points above the drop zone.

Dale's play-off hopes remain alive meanwhile, with the Spotland side five points off the top six.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 19Jones
  • 2RaffertySubstituted forTanserat 60'minutes
  • 5Eastham
  • 22O'Connell
  • 33Kennedy
  • 3BennettBooked at 29mins
  • 25Rose
  • 24Allen
  • 7Vincenti
  • 40Henderson
  • 39Bunney

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 10Brandy
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 14Héry
  • 17Tanser
  • 26Logan
  • 31Bell

Crewe

  • 44Rachubka
  • 33Stewart
  • 5Ray
  • 4DavisBooked at 26mins
  • 3Guthrie
  • 42Grant
  • 20JonesSubstituted forHaberat 45'minutes
  • 7TurtonSubstituted forAtkinsonat 78'minutes
  • 28Ness
  • 10InmanSubstituted forWatersat 81'minutes
  • 35Ajose

Substitutes

  • 8Atkinson
  • 11Cooper
  • 14Saunders
  • 17Waters
  • 19Baillie
  • 24Leigh
  • 25Haber
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
1,954

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home17
Away4
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 4, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 4, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Nicky Ajose (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Hand ball by Joe Bunney (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Billy Waters replaces Bradden Inman.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 4, Crewe Alexandra 0. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Atkinson replaces Oliver Turton.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 3, Crewe Alexandra 0. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Rochdale. Joe Bunney draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).

Anthony Stewart (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Scott Tanser replaces Joseph Rafferty because of an injury.

Hand ball by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 2, Crewe Alexandra 0. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) left footed shot from long range on the left to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tom Kennedy.

Anthony Stewart (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City34227565313473
2Preston33189653302363
3MK Dons34188868353362
4Swindon34187959382161
5Sheff Utd33158104739853
6Doncaster341310114342149
7Chesterfield34139124945448
8Bradford33139114238448
9Peterborough34145154244-247
10Barnsley34145154448-447
11Oldham331210114248-646
12Gillingham34129134950-145
13Port Vale34136154246-445
14Fleetwood34129133438-445
15Rochdale321351456431344
16Walsall341111123436-244
17Scunthorpe33119134650-442
18Notts County33118143440-641
19Crewe34116173259-2739
20Coventry33812133445-1136
21Leyton Orient3398164451-735
22Colchester3497183956-1734
23Crawley34810163558-2334
24Yeovil3479182649-2330
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