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Rochdale 1-4 Wigan Athletic

Three goals in the space of eight second-half minutes helped Wigan thrash Rochdale to go top of League One.

They were ahead in the 17th minute when Max Power's corner was headed into the mix by Chey Dunkley and Dan Burn stooped to head past Josh Lillis.

Nick Powell's drive struck the foot of the post for Wigan, while Joe Rafferty's headed attempt looped over Christian Walton but struck the Wigan crossbar.

Nathan Byrne forced an acrobatic save out of Lillis before the break but just 10 minutes into the second half Wigan had their second goal. Will Grigg sent substitute James Vaughan racing into the area and he kept his cool to side-foot home.

Michael Jacobs netted the third on the hour mark after twisting and turning to find room for a shot on the edge of the area.

Grigg added a fourth three minutes later, converting from a tight angle after Lillis could only parry Gavin Massey's long-range strike.

Dale were awarded a penalty in the 86th minute when Dunkley brought down Calvin Andrew, Steven Davies converting the consolation spot-kick.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2RaffertyBooked at 71mins
  • 6McGahey
  • 4McNultySubstituted forDelaneyat 57'minutes
  • 16Done
  • 10Camps
  • 17Inman
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forDobreat 58'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 7HumphrysSubstituted forDaviesat 20'minutes
  • 9Andrew

Substitutes

  • 3Ntlhe
  • 12Wiseman
  • 15Thompson
  • 19Davies
  • 21Delaney
  • 22Moore
  • 33Dobre

Wigan

  • 1WaltonBooked at 88mins
  • 2Byrne
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33Burn
  • 3Elder
  • 5Morsy
  • 6Power
  • 17Jacobs
  • 25PowellSubstituted forVaughanat 45+3'minutes
  • 11MasseySubstituted forWalkerat 78'minutes
  • 9GriggSubstituted forRobertsat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 7Walker
  • 8Vaughan
  • 14Bruce
  • 18Roberts
  • 23Jones
  • 27Colclough
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,850

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 1, Wigan Athletic 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Wigan Athletic 4.

Attempt missed. Bradden Inman (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Steve Davies (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Roberts (Wigan Athletic).

Booking

Christian Walton (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 1, Wigan Athletic 4. Steve Davies (Rochdale) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty Rochdale. Calvin Andrew draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

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

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Callum Elder.

Foul by James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic).

Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jamie Walker replaces Gavin Massey.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Hand ball by Bradden Inman (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Gary Roberts replaces William Grigg.

Booking

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Elder (Wigan Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Wigan Athletic 4. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Matt Done.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Wigan Athletic 3. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Max Power.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Mihai-Alexandru Dobre replaces Oliver Rathbone.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Ryan Delaney replaces Jimmy McNulty.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Wigan Athletic 2. James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by William Grigg.

Second Half

Second Half begins Rochdale 0, Wigan Athletic 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Rochdale 0, Wigan Athletic 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. James Vaughan replaces Nick Powell because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Callum Elder.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan40268681275486
2Blackburn412511575363986
3Shrewsbury40249755332281
4Rotherham412161468511769
5Plymouth40189135348563
6Charlton411711135449562
7Portsmouth41195175451362
8Peterborough4116131264511361
9Scunthorpe411516105849961
10Bristol Rovers41167185761-455
11Fleetwood42159185660-454
12Blackpool421314155452253
13Southend411411164960-1153
14Bradford39165184961-1253
15Gillingham411215144347-451
16Doncaster391214134745250
17Oxford Utd411211185562-747
18Walsall401211174858-1047
19Wimbledon411210193951-1246
20Oldham391111175266-1444
21Rochdale40915164453-942
22MK Dons411012194159-1842
23Northampton421010223672-3640
24Bury4179253262-3030
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