EFL Cup - First Round
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Rochdale 0-2 Preston North End

Two goals in five minutes saw Preston defeat Rochdale and earn a place in the second round of the League Cup.

Preston took a surprising lead two minutes before half-time as Andy Little netted from close range.

Neil Kilkenny doubled Preston's lead in the 48th minute, reacting quickest to a loose ball in the area from a corner.

Rochdale captain Oliver Lancashire limped off after all three substitutes had been used forcing the home side to finish the match with 10 men.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"The first 42 minutes of the game - I'm really pleased. The manner in which we conceded the two goals - I'm really disappointed with.

"They were elementary mistakes, not League One mistakes.

"We should have dealt with the two goals better, and then we might have caused a few problems."

Preston manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We always knew this was going to be a tough game.

"We were comfortable enough but we needed to do a little bit better in the second half, in terms of getting closer to them and stopping them from playing.

"Once we got the second goal, it was quite a comfortable evening and it was nice to keep a clean sheet as well."

Line-ups

Rochdale

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Lillis
  • 25RoseSubstituted forRaffertyat 61'minutes
  • 6Lancashire
  • 3Bennett
  • 17Tanser
  • 14Héry
  • 8Lund
  • 40Henderson
  • 39BunneySubstituted forLoganat 59'minutes
  • 9AndrewSubstituted forDonnellyat 59'minutes
  • 7Vincenti

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 5Eastham
  • 19Donnelly
  • 21Musangu
  • 24Allen
  • 26Logan
  • 28Camps

Preston

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Jones
  • 15Woods
  • 6Wright
  • 20Davies
  • 5Clarke
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 31BrowneBooked at 83mins
  • 30Brownhill
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forHayhurstat 73'minutes
  • 18LittleSubstituted forHumphreyat 74'minutes
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forHugillat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wiseman
  • 7Humphrey
  • 19Welsh
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 22King
  • 24Hayhurst
  • 25Hugill
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
2,348

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home3
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 0, Preston North End 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Preston North End 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by George Donnelly (Rochdale).

  4. Post update

    Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Scott Tanser (Rochdale).

  6. Post update

    Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Calum Woods.

  9. Booking

    Alan Browne (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Hugill (Preston North End).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

  13. Post update

    Ben Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Jordan Hugill replaces Kevin Davies.

  16. Post update

    Oliver Lancashire went off injured after Rochdale had used all subs.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Scott Tanser.

  18. Post update

    George Donnelly (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).