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Temitope Obadeyi takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen. Jason Kennedy takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Kevin McDonald manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Michael Symes. Free kick taken by Neill Collins.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Joe Widdowson. Free kick taken by Matthew Lowton.
Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.
The ball is sent over by Joe Widdowson.
Michael O'Halloran takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. The offside flag is raised against Michael Symes. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
The ball is delivered by Temitope Obadeyi, Stephen Quinn makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Jason Kennedy, Chris Porter makes a clearance.
Long distance shot from Michael Doyle misses to the left of the target.
The offside flag is raised against Chris Porter. Dean Holden restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Temitope Obadeyi.
Chris Porter takes a shot. Blocked by Dean Holden.
Matthew Lowton takes a shot.
Shot by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Neill Collins gets a block in.
Centre by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, save by Steve Simonsen.
Chris Porter is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Kevin Amankwaah takes the indirect free kick.
Ched Evans leaves the field to be replaced by Michael O'Halloran.
The ball is sent over by Gary Jones, Goal scored by Temitope Obadeyi from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rochdale 2-5 Sheff Utd.The assist for the goal came from Gary Jones.
Chris Porter comes on in place of Richard Cresswell.
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
Temitope Obadeyi has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Kevin McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Kennedy. The referee shows Kevin McDonald a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Amankwaah.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Tutte by Kevin McDonald. Direct free kick taken by Dean Holden.
Michael Doyle fires in a goal from outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-5 Sheff Utd.
Ched Evans produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Ched Evans produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Shot from 25 yards from Stephen Quinn. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro gets a block in.
Shot by Andrew Tutte. Steve Simonsen makes a save. Jason Kennedy takes a short corner, Neill Collins makes a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jason Kennedy. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Jason Kennedy, save by Steve Simonsen.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Symes by Neill Collins. Jason Kennedy takes the direct free kick.
(Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Ryan Flynn coming on for Lee Williamson.
Ched Evans fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-4 Sheff Utd.Matthew Lowton provided the assist for the goal.
Lee Williamson has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Corner taken by Lee Williamson from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Kevin Amankwaah.
Joe Widdowson challenges Matthew Lowton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Harry Maguire takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Ched Evans. Free kick taken by David Lucas.
Joe Widdowson fouled by Lee Williamson, the ref awards a free kick. David Lucas takes the free kick.
Joe Widdowson concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Lowton. Free kick crossed left-footed by Lee Williamson from right wing, clearance by Kevin Amankwaah.
Lee Williamson finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Rochdale 1-3 Sheff Utd.Ched Evans provided the assist for the goal.
Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro has a drilled shot. Blocked by Matthew Hill.
Ched Evans gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-2 Sheff Utd.The assist for the goal came from Michael Doyle.
Temitope Obadeyi produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
The ball is delivered by Stephen Quinn, save by David Lucas.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Michael Symes goes wide right of the target.
Kevin McDonald grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Rochdale 1-1 Sheff Utd.
Jason Kennedy finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Rochdale 1-0 Sheff Utd.The assist for the goal came from Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.
Ched Evans takes a shot from a just insdie the penalty area and hits the post.
Corner taken by Lee Williamson from the left by-line.
Dale wait on Long
Kevin Long is a major doubt for Rochdale as they look to bounce back from a 3-1 defeat at Yeovil against promotion-chasing Sheffield United.
The on-loan Burnley defender was substituted 27 minutes into the game at Huish Park after taking a blow to his Achilles tendon and will be assessed ahead of the Blades' visit.
Teenager Neill Byrne, who came on to replace Long, is favourite to start in place of the defender as he looks to stake a claim in the first team after making his debut in the 3-3 draw with Walsall at Spotland last weekend.
Joe Thompson was named among the substitutes against the Glovers after a month out of the first-team squad, while fellow midfielder Sean McConville could make his first start since joining on loan from Stockport.
Dale are 11 points from safety and could have their relegation to npower League Two confirmed if they fail to win and results go against them.
United have no new injury concerns as they seek to continue their run of four-straight league victories.
The Blades moved back ahead of their city rivals Sheffield Wednesday with a 2-1 home victory over Bournemouth on Saturday, and with no injuries or suspensions manager Danny Wilson looks likely to stick with the winning formula.
Striker Richard Cresswell showed no signs of concern following a recent broken nose, scoring United's crucial second goal agains the Cherries.
And although he was replaced by on-loan winger Michael O'Halloran 12 minutes into the second half, the switch seemed precautionary and he is expected to start alongside leading npower Championship goalscorer Ched Evans.
O'Halloran, on loan from Bolton, will be eager for his first start, however, after three consecutive substitute appearances.
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