League One
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Rochdale 1-1 Bristol City

Rochdale earned a valuable League One point at home to Bristol City courtesy of an impressive second half goal from Ian Henderson.

The visitors went in front early in the first half when Luke Freeman latched onto Mark Little's cross.

Rochdale dominated after the interval and were rewarded when Henderson powered Matt Done's delivery home.

The hosts were unlucky not to find a late winner as Henderson saw his late shot cleared off the line.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I'm not greedy, that's one thing for sure, I can't be too greedy.

"This is a difficult league, it's tremendously improved. I think everyone's trying to play football now.

"The last time we were in League One, we were coming up against teams that we knew would give us the ball back - the fact of the matter is now, every team we've played so far this season will not give you that ball back."

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I think what everyone will take into account is the save at the end and think we have done well to get away with a draw but it's not like that.

"Frankie's had to make a save from what was a throw in for them which was our throw in.

"I don't quite know how we got to that situation really, but we did, so all in all I was a little bit disappointed we didn't control the game for longer periods.

"I thought it was a good football match, open and end to end, but I think there is more control in us than we showed today."

Line-ups

Rochdale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 22Logan
  • 2Rafferty
  • 5EasthamBooked at 25mins
  • 17Tanser
  • 33Kennedy
  • 3Bennett
  • 24Allen
  • 14HérySubstituted forDawsonat 72'minutes
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forBunneyat 63'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 16DoneSubstituted forRoseat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Andrew
  • 12Dawson
  • 19Donnelly
  • 21Musangu
  • 25Rose
  • 28Camps
  • 39Bunney

Bristol City

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Fielding
  • 22Ayling
  • 3Williams
  • 4Flint
  • 8Elliott
  • 17Cunningham
  • 2Little
  • 7Smith
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forWagstaffat 58'minutes
  • 9BaldockBooked at 72mins
  • 18Wilbraham

Substitutes

  • 6El-Abd
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 13Richards
  • 19Agard
  • 21Pack
  • 23Bryan
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
3,115

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 1, Bristol City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Bristol City 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Michael Rose replaces Matt Done.

  6. Post update

    Stephen Dawson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

  9. Post update

    Tom Kennedy (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Luke Ayling (Bristol City).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Derrick Williams (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Little (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Korey Smith (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tom Kennedy (Rochdale).

  18. Post update

    Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Stephen Dawson replaces Bastien Héry.