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Rochdale 0-4 Bradford City

Bradford City continued their resurgence with a comfortable win at Rochdale.

David Hopkin's side dominated the game from start to finish, taking the lead in the 23rd minute when Jack Payne's corner found Eoin Doyle.

His header was saved by Brendan Moore but Nathaniel Knight-Percival was first to the loose ball, firing home from close range.

Payne saw a shot beaten away by Moore, while Doyle was close with another header, and the home side were fortunate to get to half-time just one goal behind.

But the Bantams were quick out of the blocks again after the break and doubled their advantage when Payne weaved his way into the area and squared for Anthony O'Connor to sweep the ball home from six yards.

And the game was up for the home side on the hour mark when Doyle raced into the area and was caught from behind by Ryan Delaney, referee Andy Woolmer awarding the spot-kick which Doyle converted.

Substitute George Miller rounded off the scoring with a stunning 25-yard drive in the 89th minute.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 22Moore
  • 2Rafferty
  • 8WilliamsBooked at 27mins
  • 5Delaney
  • 16Done
  • 25AdsheadSubstituted forNtlheat 35'minutes
  • 10CampsSubstituted forPerkinsat 73'minutes
  • 14RathboneBooked at 47mins
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forAndrewat 48'minutes
  • 40HendersonBooked at 90mins
  • 19Inman

Substitutes

  • 1Lillis
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 4McNulty
  • 6McGahey
  • 9Andrew
  • 17Perkins
  • 36Gillam

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 38CaddisBooked at 51mins
  • 6O'Connor
  • 22Knight-PercivalBooked at 44mins
  • 3Chicksen
  • 10PayneSubstituted forMillerat 81'minutes
  • 5O'Brien
  • 4McGowanBooked at 70mins
  • 39O'Brien
  • 9DoyleSubstituted forBrunkerat 87'minutes
  • 40BallBooked at 42mins

Substitutes

  • 12Miller
  • 13Wilson
  • 18Brunker
  • 23Wood
  • 24Devine
  • 25Isherwood
  • 37Goldthorp
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
5,673

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home4
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home18
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, Bradford City 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Bradford City 4.

Paul Caddis (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Booking

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Bradford City 4. George Miller (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Kai Brunker replaces Eoin Doyle.

Adam Chicksen (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Bradden Inman (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. George Miller replaces Jack Payne.

Foul by Ryan McGowan (Bradford City).

David Perkins (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City).

M.J. Williams (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by David Ball (Bradford City).

Ryan Delaney (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. David Perkins replaces Callum Camps.

Attempt missed. David Ball (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Ryan McGowan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan McGowan (Bradford City).

M.J. Williams (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City).

Bradden Inman (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jim O'Brien (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Attempt blocked. David Ball (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Adam Chicksen.

Attempt saved. David Ball (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Lewis O'Brien (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).

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

goal

As It Stood

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2Luton25156449242551
3Sunderland23138244232147
4Barnsley24136540221845
5Peterborough25128545311444
6Charlton25134840291143
7Doncaster25126742321042
8Blackpool249872624235
9Coventry25105102629-335
10Accrington249782732-534
11Fleetwood2596103530533
12Southend25102133031-132
13Wycombe258893436-232
14Walsall258892739-1232
15Burton2494113033-331
16Rochdale2586113347-1430
17Shrewsbury2578102932-329
18Gillingham2584133641-528
19Bristol Rovers2575132529-426
20Oxford Utd2568113138-726
21Bradford2573152840-1224
22Scunthorpe2566133051-2124
23Wimbledon2564151935-1622
24Plymouth2556142847-1921
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