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Rochdale 0-0 Oxford United

Play-off chasing Oxford United were held to a goalless draw by struggling Rochdale in League One.

Oxford opened up the home defence inside the opening 15 minutes when Wes Thomas and James Henry exchanged passes on the edge of the area, but Donervon Daniels' brilliant block tackle prevented Henry from firing the U's ahead.

Goalkeeper Simon Eastwood twice denied Callum Camps before the break and his heroics continued after the interval when he pulled off a terrific stop to deny Joe Bunney, who had drifted to the back post to meet Ian Henderson's floated delivery.

The fine display of goalkeeping was not confined to the Oxford penalty area, Josh Lillis keeping out Thomas' well-struck shot which was heading for the bottom corner of his net.

And when Camps' header beat Eastwood, defender Mike Williamson was on hand to protect the Oxford goal.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGahey
  • 29Daniels
  • 39Bunney
  • 14Rathbone
  • 10Camps
  • 40Henderson
  • 16DoneSubstituted forInmanat 83'minutes
  • 19DaviesSubstituted forWilliamsat 78'minutes
  • 9Andrew

Substitutes

  • 3Ntlhe
  • 4McNulty
  • 11Williams
  • 17Inman
  • 18Keane
  • 22Moore
  • 36Gillam

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 3Tiendalli
  • 4Williamson
  • 30Mousinho
  • 35Carroll
  • 19Fernández CodinaSubstituted forLedsonat 84'minutes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 17HenrySubstituted forvan Kesselat 77'minutes
  • 10PayneSubstituted forRothwellat 64'minutes
  • 27Mowatt
  • 9Thomas

Substitutes

  • 6Martin
  • 8Ledson
  • 13Shearer
  • 18Rothwell
  • 20Obika
  • 36Napa
  • 39van Kessel
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
2,588

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, Oxford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Oxford United 0.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Dwight Tiendalli.

Attempt blocked. Gino van Kessel (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Harrison McGahey (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Ryan Ledson replaces Xemi.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Bradden Inman replaces Matt Done.

Foul by Mike Williamson (Oxford United).

Harrison McGahey (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Xemi (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Jordan Williams replaces Steve Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Gino van Kessel replaces James Henry.

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Xemi (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Alex Mowatt (Oxford United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Donervon Daniels (Rochdale).

Wes Thomas (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Dwight Tiendalli.

Wes Thomas (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Donervon Daniels (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Joe Rothwell replaces Jack Payne.

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by John Mousinho.

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Oxford United).

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

Attempt blocked. Callum Camps (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Dwight Tiendalli (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Wes Thomas (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Dwight Tiendalli.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ian Henderson.

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

Attempt saved. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Matt Done (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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2Shrewsbury21135328141444
3Blackburn21134439192043
4Bradford2213363526942
5Scunthorpe22116528171139
6Charlton2110562926335
7Portsmouth2211292724335
8Oxford Utd228773527831
9Rotherham2293103632430
10Peterborough218583332129
11Walsall217772930-128
12Southend227782534-928
13Fleetwood217682932-327
14Blackpool227692730-327
15Oldham227693640-427
16Bristol Rovers2290133340-727
17MK Dons226882532-726
18Doncaster2266102227-524
19Gillingham225892025-523
20Northampton2264121838-2022
21Rochdale214982328-521
22Plymouth2256111831-1321
23Wimbledon2155111526-1120
24Bury2145121929-1017
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