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Rochdale 1-2 Sunderland

Charlie Wyke was on target with the winner as Sunderland emerged 2-1 victors from a close Sky Bet League One contest at Rochdale.

The home side dominated possession for long spells and were the better side during the first half, Callum Camps' driving run at the Sunderland defence taking him into the area but he was unable to squeeze the ball inside John McLaughlin's post and his effort struck the side-netting.

Sunderland took the lead against the run of play in the 28th minute as Luke O'Nien worked a ball across the area from left to right and Aiden McGeady had time and space to pick his spot and side-foot the ball beyond Robert Sanchez.

The visitors' lead lasted only five minutes before Camps drew Dale level when he cushioned Stephen Dooley's lay-off into the ground and the bounce beat McLaughlin as he dived to his right in vain.

The Black Cats' goalkeeper parried a piledriver from Camps minutes into the second half but once again it was Sunderland who edged ahead in the 56th minute when O'Nien's back-post cross was headed down by McGeady and Wyke swept home for maximum points.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 25Sánchez
  • 41Matheson
  • 6O'Connell
  • 4McNulty
  • 3Norrington-Davies
  • 8WilliamsSubstituted forDoneat 83'minutes
  • 7Dooley
  • 28MorleySubstituted forRyanat 65'minutes
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forAndrewat 69'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 10Camps

Substitutes

  • 5Delaney
  • 9Andrew
  • 13Keohane
  • 16Done
  • 20Ryan
  • 21Magloire
  • 31Wade

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 13O'NienBooked at 13mins
  • 5Ozturk
  • 4Willis
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 66mins
  • 6PowerSubstituted forMcGeouchat 65'minutes
  • 23LeadbitterBooked at 77mins
  • 11GoochSubstituted forGriggat 55'minutes
  • 7MaguireSubstituted forEmbletonat 88'minutes
  • 19McGeady
  • 9WykeBooked at 67mins

Substitutes

  • 8McGeouch
  • 12Flanagan
  • 16Burge
  • 17Embleton
  • 18Dobson
  • 22Grigg
  • 33Hume
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
5,258

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 1, Sunderland 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 1, Sunderland 2.

Eoghan O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland).

Attempt missed. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matt Done with a cross.

Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Matheson with a cross.

Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Matheson with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Elliot Embleton replaces Chris Maguire.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dooley (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Matheson.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Matt Done replaces M.J. Williams.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Alim Ozturk (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Rochdale).

Booking

Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jimmy Ryan (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland).

Attempt missed. Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Maguire.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Attempt blocked. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Dooley.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Eoghan O'Connell.

Attempt blocked. Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Alim Ozturk (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Calvin Andrew replaces Oliver Rathbone.

Attempt missed. Alim Ozturk (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Attempt missed. Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rhys Norrington-Davies.

Booking

Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rhys Norrington-Davies (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Sunderland).

Booking

Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Matheson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Dylan McGeouch replaces Max Power.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Jimmy Ryan replaces Aaron Morley.

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

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland).

Foul by Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackpool431094510
2Lincoln City43019279
3Coventry42206338
4Wycombe42206338
5Ipswich42206428
6Sunderland42206428
7Fleetwood42118627
8Shrewsbury42114317
9Burton42026516
10MK Dons32015416
11Rotherham32013306
12Doncaster31205415
13Rochdale41215505
14Portsmouth41126604
15Peterborough411256-14
16Oxford Utd411257-24
17Bristol Rovers411224-24
18Tranmere41037703
19Gillingham302145-12
20Wimbledon401347-31
21Accrington301236-31
22Southend4004110-90
23Bolton301207-7-11
24Bury0000000-12
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