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Chesterfield 2-1 Rochdale

Chesterfield striker Eoin Doyle scores one of his two penalties against Rochdale
Doyle has taken his tally to four goals in three games so far this season

Chesterfield striker Eoin Doyle scored two penalties as his side maintained their 100% start to the league season with a win over Rochdale.

Doyle had seen a lob hit the crossbar and a shot strike the post but scored from the spot after Jay O'Shea was tripped by Joe Rafferty.

The forward converted another penalty after being fouled by Rhys Bennett.

Ian Henderson scored a stoppage-time penalty for the visitors but it was little more than a consolation.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"There's no way I can sum this up with the players after the match.

"It's very difficult to dissect the game - there's no point sometimes because you can hurt what is already, at this point, a very fragile changing room.

"We have to take it and move onto our next game. We're only two games into the season - we have to nurture the young players and they have to remain positive and optimistic."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Lee
  • 23Evatt
  • 2Darikwa
  • 5Morsy
  • 8RyanSubstituted forOnovwigunat 90+8'minutes
  • 3Jones
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forGnanduilletat 86'minutes
  • 4Hird
  • 17Doyle
  • 11RobertsBooked at 20mins
  • 18BocoSubstituted forBanksat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Gnanduillet
  • 16Raglan
  • 19Dawes
  • 20Chapman
  • 21Onovwigun
  • 24Banks
  • 26Johnson

Rochdale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1LillisSubstituted forMusanguat 60'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 2Rafferty
  • 39Bunney
  • 17TanserSubstituted forDonnellyat 64'minutes
  • 33Kennedy
  • 3BennettBooked at 74mins
  • 8LundSubstituted forHéryat 45'minutes
  • 12Dawson
  • 16Done
  • 40HendersonBooked at 87mins
  • 9Andrew

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 14Héry
  • 19Donnelly
  • 21Musangu
  • 24Allen
  • 26Logan
  • 28Camps
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
5,682

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chesterfield 2, Rochdale 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chesterfield 2, Rochdale 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Chesterfield 2, Rochdale 1. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  4. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Michael Onovwigun replaces Jimmy Ryan.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Oliver Banks replaces Romuald Boco.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Tom Kennedy.

  14. Booking

    Ian Henderson (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Jay O'Shea.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Donnelly (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.