Keith Hill: Rochdale's FA Cup win over Leeds is special

Keith Hill

Rochdale manager Keith Hill described his League Two side knocking Championship outfit Leeds United out of the FA Cup at Spotland as "special".

Scott Hogan and Ian Henderson scored in either half to secure a famous win and put Hill's side into the fourth round.

"It was superb to actually get our chance to pit our wits against Leeds - but to win the game, that's something special," said Hill.

"It's a huge result. We are not a cash-rich club but we are very honest."

Rochdale, who are fifth in their division, were rarely troubled by the 1972 FA Cup winners who sit 45 places above them in the English football ladder.

They have never progressed past the fifth round of the competition and feature in the fourth round for the first time in 11 years.

"No-one can argue we didn't deserve that win," added Hill. "We had a gameplan and the players executed it superbly."

Hill's side could now get a big money-spinning tie against a Premier League team, but the Rochdale boss insisted he is not concerned who they get in Sunday's draw.

He said. "We will see who we get. It is a doubled-edged sword really.

"Do we want a big club to bring in big money or do we want to get through to next round? I'm really not bothered."

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