EFL Cup - Second Round
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Stoke City 4-0 Rochdale

Joe Allen
Joe Allen's goals were his first of the season

Joe Allen scored twice as Stoke City progressed to the EFL Cup third round with a comfortable win against League One Rochdale.

Former Liverpool midfielder Allen, captain for the night, opened the scoring with a header.

Peter Crouch then struck from close range before Allen turned in Erik Pieters' cross for the Premier League side's third.

Ramadan Sobhi completed the victory when he rounded the goalkeeper late on.

Line-ups

Stoke

  • 33Grant
  • 6ZoumaSubstituted forSouttarat 60'minutes
  • 26Wollscheid
  • 15Martins Indi
  • 3PietersSubstituted forVerlindenat 70'minutes
  • 4AllenSubstituted forFletcherat 45'minutes
  • 16Adam
  • 12Tymon
  • 27Bojan
  • 32Sobhi
  • 25Crouch

Substitutes

  • 1Butland
  • 9Berahino
  • 10Choupo-Moting
  • 11Jesé
  • 24Fletcher
  • 31Verlinden
  • 36Souttar

Rochdale

  • 22Moore
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGahey
  • 5Canavan
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 27Cannon
  • 18KeaneSubstituted forDaviesat 45'minutes
  • 32Kitching
  • 16DoneSubstituted forGillamat 81'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 17InmanSubstituted forWilliamsat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Brown
  • 11Williams
  • 19Davies
  • 23Collis
  • 25Adshead
  • 28Morley
  • 36Gillam
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
9,930

Match Stats

Home TeamStokeAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home21
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Stoke City 4, Rochdale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stoke City 4, Rochdale 0.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Lee Grant.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Williams.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Harry Souttar.

Attempt missed. Peter Crouch (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Adam with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Jordan Williams.

Attempt blocked. Bojan (Stoke City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Philipp Wollscheid.

Attempt missed. Philipp Wollscheid (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Adam with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ramadan Sobhi.

Attempt missed. Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Gillam.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matthew Gillam replaces Matt Done.

Goal!

Goal! Stoke City 4, Rochdale 0. Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

Attempt missed. Bojan (Stoke City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Thibaud Verlinden.

Attempt missed. Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Thibaud Verlinden (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Thibaud Verlinden replaces Erik Pieters.

Foul by Harrison McGahey (Rochdale).

Peter Crouch (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Erik Pieters (Stoke City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Peter Crouch.

Josh Tymon (Stoke City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Charlie Adam with a through ball.

Foul by Steve Davies (Rochdale).

Harry Souttar (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Bruno Martins Indi (Stoke City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bojan.

Offside, Stoke City. Harry Souttar tries a through ball, but Peter Crouch is caught offside.

Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Adam (Stoke City).

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Harry Souttar replaces Kurt Zouma.

Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bojan.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Jordan Williams replaces Bradden Inman.

Kgosi Ntlhe (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Erik Pieters (Stoke City).

Second Half

Second Half begins Stoke City 3, Rochdale 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Steve Davies replaces Keith Keane.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Darren Fletcher replaces Joe Allen.

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