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Middlesbrough 2-1 Rochdale: Championship side maintain unbeaten start to season

Jordan Hugill
Jordan Hugill is on a season-long loan from West Ham

Middlesbrough maintained their unbeaten start to the season as they held on to beat Rochdale and reach the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Boro boss Tony Pulis made 10 changes, with one eye on Friday's top-of-the-table Championship clash with Leeds.

Marvin Johnson and on-loan West Ham striker Jordan Hugill put Boro 2-0 up.

Ryan Delaney halved the deficit late on for the League One side and almost forced penalties when an effort was cleared off the line.

Neither side carried much threat in the first half, but Boro took the lead just before the break with Johnson driving in the rebound after Hugill's header hit the post.

Hugill doubled the lead with a close-range header, his first goal for Boro.

Line-ups

Middlesbrough

  • 31Lonergan
  • 4AyalaSubstituted forSpenceat 45'minutes
  • 25Wood-Gordon
  • 17McNair
  • 34Mahmutovic
  • 37BesicSubstituted forBrahimiat 45'minutes
  • 7Leadbitter
  • 28Tavernier
  • 21Johnson
  • 11HugillSubstituted forChapmanat 59'minutes
  • 18Fletcher

Substitutes

  • 1Konstantopoulos
  • 27Chapman
  • 36Liddle
  • 42Spence
  • 43Malley
  • 46Walker
  • 47Brahimi

Rochdale

  • 24Norman
  • 5Delaney
  • 12RandallSubstituted forRaffertyat 57'minutes
  • 6McGahey
  • 27Cannon
  • 8Williams
  • 10Camps
  • 19InmanSubstituted forDooleyat 62'minutes
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 9Andrew
  • 40HendersonSubstituted forGillamat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 7Dooley
  • 11Williams
  • 14Rathbone
  • 22Moore
  • 25Adshead
  • 36Gillam
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
10,344

Match Stats

Home TeamMiddlesbroughAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away20
Shots on Target
Home5
Away10
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Middlesbrough 2, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 2, Rochdale 1.

Attempt missed. Matthew Gillam (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Attempt missed. M.J. Williams (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Kgosi Ntlhe (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Marvin Johnson.

Attempt saved. Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Paddy McNair (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Harry Chapman (Middlesbrough).

Attempt blocked. Matthew Gillam (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dooley (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Middlesbrough 2, Rochdale 1. Ryan Delaney (Rochdale) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).

Stephen Dooley (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kgosi Ntlhe (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Nathan Wood-Gordon (Middlesbrough).

Matthew Gillam (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matthew Gillam replaces Ian Henderson.

Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).

Stephen Dooley (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Attempt saved. Bilal Brahimi (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Harry Chapman (Middlesbrough) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt blocked. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Stephen Dooley replaces Bradden Inman.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Harry Chapman replaces Jordan Hugill.

Attempt missed. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Bilal Brahimi (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

goal

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