EFL Cup - First Round
RochdaleRochdale1CoventryCoventry City1
Rochdale win 5-3 on penalties

Rochdale 1-1 Coventry City (5-3 pens)

Calvin Andrew
Calvin Andrew scored the winning penalty to send Rochdale through to the League Cup second round

Rochdale sealed their place in the League Cup second round after winning on penalties against Coventry City.

Donal McDermott's curling effort beat Sky Blues keeper Reice Charles-Cook to put the hosts in front at the break.

Coventry fought back when Chris Stokes laid the ball to Marcus Tudgay to fire the ball into the net to level the tie.

After extra time, Coventry's Reuben Lameiras struck his penalty against the crossbar, leaving Calvin Andrew to wrap it up and send Rochdale through.

The visitors twice could have taken the lead early on, first through a Tudgay header and later from Sam Ricketts' free-kick, but Dale keeper Josh Lillis was on hand to keep the scores level.

McDermott took the lead with a superb effort that sent Dale ahead at half-time, but Coventry kept pressing and were rewarded when Tudgay found an equaliser to send it to extra time.

But the hosts held their nerve in the shootout, with Andrew ensuring that Dale went through to the League Cup second round for the first time in four seasons.

Line-ups

Rochdale

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Lillis
  • 2RaffertyBooked at 25mins
  • 6Lancashire
  • 4McNulty
  • 33Kennedy
  • 24Allen
  • 7Vincenti
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 64'minutes
  • 28CampsSubstituted forRoseat 96'minutes
  • 39BunneySubstituted forAndrewat 45'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 9Andrew
  • 10Alessandra
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 17Tanser
  • 21Musangu
  • 25Rose

Coventry

Formation 4-5-1

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 17Phillips
  • 21Martin
  • 18Ricketts
  • 3Stokes
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forThomasat 76'minutes
  • 4VincelotSubstituted forMaddisonat 51'minutes
  • 7Fleck
  • 12MorrisBooked at 110mins
  • 8Lameiras
  • 20TudgayBooked at 12mins

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 5Johnson
  • 6Thomas
  • 10Maddison
  • 14Swanson
  • 26Haynes
  • 27Thomas
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
1,986

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home18
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home19
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 1(5), Coventry City 1(3).

  2. Penalties over

    Penalty Shootout ends, Rochdale 1(5), Coventry City 1(3).

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 1(5), Coventry City 1(3). Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  4. Post update

    Penalty missed! Still Rochdale 1(4), Coventry City 1(3). Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) hits the bar with a left footed shot.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 1(4), Coventry City 1(3). Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 1(3), Coventry City 1(3). James Maddison (Coventry City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 1(3), Coventry City 1(2). Tom Kennedy (Rochdale) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 1(2), Coventry City 1(2). Bryn Morris (Coventry City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  9. Goal!

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

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 1(1), Coventry City 1(1). Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 1(1), Coventry City 1. Michael Rose (Rochdale) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  12. Penalties in progress

    Penalty Shootout begins Rochdale 1, Coventry City 1.

  13. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time ends, Rochdale 1, Coventry City 1.

  14. Post update

    Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Bryn Morris (Coventry City).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Jamie Allen (Rochdale) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Stokes (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.