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Rochdale 0-1 Peterborough United

Peterborough see off League One newcomers Rochdale to make a winning start to the campaign thanks to Kyle Vassell's second-half goal.

Peterborough saw off League One newcomers Rochdale to make a winning start to the campaign thanks to Kyle Vassell's second-half goal.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing saw a 20-yard curling shot pushed over by Rochdale keeper Josh Lillis.

Just after the hour Conor Washington teed up Vassell for a simple finish from six yards out.

George Donnelly had Rochdale's best chance of the second half but struck well wide when one-on-one.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I'm really encouraged by the performance, but the bottom line says we got beat 1-0.

"We've stood up to the test, we were competitive and creative, and I thought we played really well against good opposition.

"I was happy that we stood up to that challenge, but I don't want us to be labelled as a good side who lose football matches. It's important we win football matches. I thought we deserved at least a point."

Line-ups

Rochdale

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Lillis
  • 2RaffertySubstituted forBunneyat 78'minutes
  • 6LancashireBooked at 90mins
  • 17Tanser
  • 25Rose
  • 3Bennett
  • 24AllenSubstituted forVincentiat 65'minutes
  • 8Lund
  • 16Done
  • 40Henderson
  • 19DonnellySubstituted forAndrewat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 7Vincenti
  • 9Andrew
  • 14Héry
  • 21Musangu
  • 26Logan
  • 39Bunney

Peterborough

Formation 4-4-2

  • 27Alnwick
  • 6Bostwick
  • 5Baldwin
  • 25Zakuani
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forFerdinandat 84'minutes
  • 15Anderson
  • 8Payne
  • 7TaylorSubstituted forMcEvoyat 65'minutes
  • 12VassellSubstituted forBarnettat 80'minutes
  • 14Washington

Substitutes

  • 2Smith
  • 11McCann
  • 13Day
  • 18Ferdinand
  • 20McEvoy
  • 22Almeida Santos
  • 23Barnett
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
3,613

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 0, Peterborough United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Peterborough United 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the left side of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

  7. Post update

    Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).

  12. Post update

    Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United).

  14. Booking

    Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

  16. Post update

    Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Delay in match Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

  19. Post update

    Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kenneth McEvoy (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.