League One
RochdaleRochdale3RotherhamRotherham United1

Rochdale 3-1 Rotherham United

Ian Henderson
Ian Henderson has scored 16 goals this season for Rochdale

Rotherham's League One title hopes were dealt a blow as they crashed to a surprise defeat at Rochdale.

Ian Henderson struck twice to put the relegation-battling hosts in charge before Matty Lund made it 3-0 in the 76th minute.

The visitors pulled a goal back late on through Jamie Lindsay but it was too little too late to prevent the second-placed Millers from suffering their first defeat in eight games.

An end-to-end first half closed with Dale one goal up, Henderson applying the finish to Aaron Morley's back-post delivery in the 27th minute when he dinked the ball inside Daniel Iversen's near post.

Rotherham had the ball in the net in the 35th minute when Ben Wiles, unmarked at the back post, headed goalward for what would have been the equaliser. However, his team-mate Michael Smith prodded the ball into the net from two yards and was duly flagged offside.

Dale doubled their lead in the 70th minute when Lund cut open the Millers defence with a neat pass and Henderson netted his second.

And the home side underlined their superiority with a third goal six minutes later, Lund racing through onto a Callum Camps pass and lifting the ball over Iversen and into the unguarded net.

Lindsay struck for Rotherham in stoppage time, volleying home Wiles' delivery, but it was nothing more than a consolation.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Rochdale

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 25SánchezBooked at 79mins
  • 41Matheson
  • 6O'Connell
  • 15McShane
  • 13Keohane
  • 8WilliamsBooked at 74mins
  • 21Lund
  • 28MorleySubstituted forRathboneat 83'minutes
  • 10Camps
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 4McNulty
  • 7Dooley
  • 9Andrew
  • 11Smith
  • 12Lynch
  • 14Rathbone
  • 16Done

Rotherham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Iversen
  • 5Thompson
  • 6Wood
  • 23TiltSubstituted forKoromaat 60'minutes
  • 2JonesSubstituted forOlosundeat 78'minutes
  • 19Ogbene
  • 16Lindsay
  • 17Crooks
  • 8Wiles
  • 24Smith
  • 10LadapoSubstituted forVassellat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4MacDonald
  • 7Vassell
  • 12Price
  • 14Adelakun
  • 18Clarke
  • 22Olosunde
  • 25Koroma
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
4,142

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home10
Away22
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 3, Rotherham United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Rotherham United 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United).

  4. Post update

    Oliver Rathbone (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Daniel Iversen.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 3, Rotherham United 1. Jamie Lindsay (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Wiles with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kyle Vassell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Lindsay.

  10. Post update

    Matthew Olosunde (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Rochdale).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jamie Lindsay.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Eoghan O'Connell.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Smith.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Oliver Rathbone replaces Aaron Morley.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kyle Vassell with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Booking

    Robert Sánchez (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Koroma (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Matthew Olosunde replaces Billy Jones.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry341813348301867
2Rotherham35188961382362
3Oxford Utd35179961372460
4Peterborough351781068402859
5Sunderland351611848301859
6Portsmouth34178951341759
7Fleetwood341611749361359
8Wycombe3417894540559
9Doncaster341591051331854
10Ipswich3614101246361052
11Gillingham35121584234851
12Burton341211114848047
13Blackpool341112114341245
14Lincoln City35126174446-242
15Bristol Rovers34119143649-1342
16Shrewsbury341011133142-1141
17Accrington351010154753-640
18MK Dons35107183647-1137
19Rochdale34106183957-1836
20Wimbledon35811163952-1335
21Tranmere3378183459-2529
22Southend3547243985-4619
23Bolton33510182564-3913
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