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Sheffield United 3-2 Rochdale

Che Adams
Adams has scored five goals in 11 appearances for the Blades this season

Che Adams scored twice as Sheffield United claimed a closely-fought victory over Rochdale at Bramall Lane.

Adams' fine run gave the home side the lead, before Matt Done conceded a penalty that Dale forward Peter Vincenti hammered home.

The Blades went back in front before the break as Adams slotted in Billy Sharp's excellent cross.

Lewis Alessandra brought the scores level but a curling corner from Neill Collins secured United three points.

Adams came close to a hat-trick in the final minute of the game as he charged through the midfield, but his powerful shot was well saved by Josh Lillis.

Rochdale boss Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Keith Hill on Sheffield United v Rochdale

"They're a big football club playing in League One football and you need everything to go right for you, to win and get something from these places and unfortunately we made too many mistakes.

"If you look at the attacking portfolio of players that they've got, they're difficult to contain.

"I thought we did that very well in the first half up until the goals. For us to be 2-1 down at half time is very disappointing."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 2Freeman
  • 6Basham
  • 15Collins
  • 19McEveleySubstituted forWallaceat 45'minutes
  • 29Adams
  • 8CouttsSubstituted forReedat 73'minutes
  • 16ScougallSubstituted forMcGaheyat 45'minutes
  • 14Done
  • 11Baxter
  • 10Sharp

Substitutes

  • 17Woolford
  • 18Sammon
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 22Reed
  • 25Long
  • 30Wallace
  • 32McGahey

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 27CannonBooked at 21minsSubstituted forAllenat 37'minutes
  • 4McNulty
  • 6Lancashire
  • 33KennedySubstituted forTanserat 69'minutes
  • 2Rafferty
  • 8Lund
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 52'minutes
  • 10Alessandra
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 7Vincenti

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 17Tanser
  • 20Barry-Murphy
  • 21Musangu
  • 24Allen
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
19,039

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 3, Rochdale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 3, Rochdale 2.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

Attempt saved. Che Adams (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Scott Tanser.

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Louis Reed (Sheffield United).

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 3, Rochdale 2. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jose Baxter with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Louis Reed replaces Paul Coutts.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 2, Rochdale 2. Lewis Alessandra (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United).

Lewis Alessandra (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Scott Tanser replaces Tom Kennedy.

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Che Adams (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Neill Collins.

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

Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Foul by Che Adams (Sheffield United).

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

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Reuben Noble-Lazarus replaces Donal McDermott.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Attempt saved. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Kieron Freeman.

Second Half

Second Half begins Sheffield United 2, Rochdale 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Kieran Wallace replaces Jay McEveley because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Harrison McGahey replaces Stefan Scougall because of an injury.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall127411861225
2Burton12813139425
3Gillingham1273225131224
4Bury126512317623
5Coventry1171320101022
6Sheff Utd126242118320
7Southend125341211118
8Peterborough125252320317
9Rochdale125251816217
10Wigan124531615117
11Port Vale124441413116
12Colchester124441922-316
13Barnsley114251516-114
14Shrewsbury124261517-214
15Scunthorpe124261315-214
16Chesterfield124261619-314
17Millwall114251721-414
18Bradford113441216-413
19Swindon123361720-312
20Doncaster11254914-511
21Oldham121831420-611
22Blackpool11326917-811
23Fleetwood122371420-69
24Crewe122371321-89
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