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Giles Coke decides to take the corner short.
The ball is sent over by Brian Barry-Murphy.
Unfair challenge on Matt Done by Giles Coke results in a free kick. The referee shows Giles Coke a yellow card for dissent. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from left channel.
Shot by Neil Mellor from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
The ball is delivered by Chris Sedgwick, clearance by Craig Dawson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Wiseman by Tommy Spurr. Clinton Morrison goes off and Marcus Tudgay comes on. Direct free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
Gary Teale goes off and Chris Sedgwick comes on.
Clinton Morrison scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Sheff Wed 2-0 Rochdale.Tommy Miller provided the assist for the goal.
The ball is swung over by Scott Wiseman, clearance by Tommy Miller. Gary Teale takes a shot. Blocked by Brian Barry-Murphy.
Anthony Elding replaces Chris O'Grady.
Gary Teale challenges Scott Wiseman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Wiseman restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro on Mark Beevers, free kick awarded. Nicky Weaver restarts play with the free kick.
James O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Barry-Murphy. Tom Kennedy takes the direct free kick.
The referee penalises Neil Mellor for handball. Tom Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.
Gary Teale takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.
Shot from just outside the box by Chris O'Grady goes over the crossbar.
Joe Thompson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal. Nicky Adams leaves the field to be replaced by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. (Rochdale) makes a substitution, with Matt Done coming on for Gary Jones.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Barry-Murphy on Clinton Morrison. Tommy Spurr delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Josh Lillis.
Short corner taken by Nicky Adams.
Tom Kennedy crosses the ball.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Jones on Giles Coke. Nicky Weaver takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Chris O'Grady on Lewis Buxton, free kick awarded. Nicky Weaver takes the free kick.
Giles Coke scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 1-0 Rochdale.Assist on the goal came from Clinton Morrison.
Darren Purse fouled by Chris O'Grady, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.
Corner taken right-footed by Gary Teale, Joe Thompson manages to make a clearance.
Joe Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Buxton. Tommy Miller takes the direct free kick.
Joe Thompson challenges Darren Purse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Weaver restarts play with the free kick.
Gary Teale takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jason Kennedy.
Gary Teale takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.
Unfair challenge on Giles Coke by Scott Wiseman results in a free kick. James O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Beevers from the left by-line.
Giles Coke produces a cross, clearance made by Craig Dawson.
The referee penalises Giles Coke for handball. Tom Kennedy produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Handball decision goes against Gary Teale. Jason Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.
Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.
The second half kicks off.
The ref blows to end the first period.
Tommy Miller takes a shot. Blocked by Marcus Holness.
Tommy Spurr produces a cross, blocked by Craig Dawson.
Tommy Miller takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Dawson on Clinton Morrison. Free kick taken by Darren Purse.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Kennedy by Clinton Morrison. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.
Darren Purse fouled by Gary Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Weaver takes the free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Brian Barry-Murphy, Brian Barry-Murphy takes a shot. Blocked by Lewis Buxton.
Outswinging corner taken by Tommy Miller from the right by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Buxton on Gary Jones. Josh Lillis takes the direct free kick.
Giles Coke challenges Joe Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jason Kennedy.
A cross is delivered by Clinton Morrison, Neil Mellor takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris O'Grady on Mark Beevers. Nicky Weaver restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Kennedy by Giles Coke. Craig Dawson restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Joe Thompson by Tommy Spurr results in a free kick. Gary Jones has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Josh Lillis makes a save.
Corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy.
Marcus Holness concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Mellor. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Tommy Spurr, save made by Josh Lillis.
Tommy Miller is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
The ball is sent over by Tom Kennedy.
Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by James O'Connor.
The offside flag is raised against Joe Thompson. Free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.
Lewis Buxton delivers the ball, Brian Barry-Murphy manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Jason Kennedy from the left by-line to the near post, James O'Connor manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Joe Thompson, save made by Nicky Weaver.
Foul by Tommy Miller on Nicky Adams, free kick awarded. Nicky Adams crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Darren Purse.
Gary Teale delivers the ball, Craig Dawson manages to make a clearance.
The game gets underway.
Owls sweating on defensive duo
Sheffield Wednesday skipper Darren Purse and fellow defender Jon Otsemobor face late fitness tests ahead of the home game with Rochdale.
Purse failed to appear for the second half of the Owls' Johnstone's Paint Trophy win over Hartlepool in midweek due to a rib injury, while Otsemobor had been forced off earlier with a calf strain. Both players are rated doubtful.
Owls manager Alan Irvine, who has no other new injury or suspension problems, could be boosted by the return of winger Jermaine Johnson, who has missed the last two matches due to a hamstring injury.
Wednesday have slipped to 10th place, three points adrift of the play-offs, following back-to-back league defeats and are bidding to win their first game in four League One matches.
Rochdale boss Keith Hill could be without goalkeeper Matty Edwards.
Edwards suffered a finger injury during the warm-up for the Manchester Senior Cup game against Bolton and is described as doubtful.
Hill has an otherwise full squad to choose from as his men bid to bounce back from last week`s FA Cup first-round defeat against FC United of Manchester.
Hill said: "I always get a good reaction from the players. I was disappointed with the performance against FC United as well as the result, considering who we were playing against.
"The facts are that we were at home and we are the league club and we should not be conceding three goals to FC United."
Owls down Dale
Second-half goals from Giles Coke and Clinton Morrison gave Sheffield Wednesday a 2-0 win over Rochdale for their third straight victory.
Coke struck from the edge of the area after receiving Morrison's lay-off in the 62nd minute.
Morrison made it 2-0 seven minutes from time with a glancing header following Tommy Miller's chip into the area.
Rochdale made a bright start to the match with Nicky Weaver forced to save from Joe Thompson and Gary Jones.
Wednesday improved towards the end of the first half with Neil Mellor heading against the crossbar from Morrison's cross.
But Coke fired the Owls ahead before Thompson spurned a great chance to equalise, clipping the ball wide after side-stepping Weaver.
Morrison's goal then sealed the victory for Wednesday and left Rochdale with just one win from their last seven games.
"Benitez is manager of the month"