Rochdale recovers a 0-1 deficit to beat Bradford City 2-1 with I. Henderson scoring 2 goals

BRADFORD. Rochdale manages to find the solution against Bradford City to win 2-1. I. Henderson was the key to score 2 goals.

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BRADFORD. Rochdale manages to find the solution against Bradford City to win 2-1. I. Henderson was the key to score 2 goals. It was Bradford City to strike first with a goal of Abo Eisa at the 29′. Then it was a goal in the 63′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Ian Henderson gave the win to Rochdale in the 70′ minute with a goal scoring a double. Bradford City lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (58%).

Devante Rodney missed a penalty (62′) for Rochdale.​

The match was played at the The Utilita Energy Stadium stadium in Bradford on Tuesday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Paul Howard with the help of Helen Edwards and Alex Gray. The 4th official was Bradley Hall. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 9.2 degrees Celsius or 48.49 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 88%.​

Match Statistics

Bradford City was in firm control of the ball 58% while Rochdale was struggling with a 42% ball possession.

Bradford City was more aggressive with 70 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 1 were on target. Anyhow, Rochdale succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

Bradford City shot 12 times, 1 on target, 11 off target. On the other side, Rochdale shot 10 times, 4 on target, 6 off target.


Bradford City received 1 yellow card (Romoney Crichlow). On the other side, Rochdale received 3 yellow cards (Femi Seriki, Richard O’Donnell and Devante Rodney).

After playing this match, Bradford City will stay with 39 points like Carlisle United and Barrow to stay in the 5th place. Regarding the opposition, Rochdale will have 20 points to stay in the 22nd place.

Match Events

  • 10'

    Femi Seriki

  • 12'

    Romoney Crichlow

  • 29'

    Abo Eisa

  • 62'

    Devante Rodney

    Devante Rodney

  • 63'

    Ian Henderson

  • 66'

    Jamie Walker 

    Harry Chapman

  • 70'

    Ian Henderson

  • 82'

    Abraham Odoh

    Danny Lloyd

  • 82'

    James Ball

    Liam Kelly

  • 83'

    Andy Cook

    Levi Sutton

  • 87'

    Toumani Diagouraga

    Femi Seriki

  • 89'

    Scott Quigley

    Ian Henderson

  • 90'

    T. Nevers

    Abo Eisa

  • 90'

    Richard O\'Donnell

  • 90'

    Jim McNulty

    Aidy White

  • 90'

    Dion Pereira

    Richard Smallwood 

  • 90'

    Devante Rodney

Next match

In the upcoming League Two match, Bradford City will play away with AFC Wimbledon on the 14th of January with a 5-5 head to head record.

Rochdale will host Colchester United on the 14th of January with a 5-2 head to head record in favor of Rochdale (4 draws).

Bradford City: Formation and Lineups

Bradford City started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).

The manager Mark Hughes chose to play with the following team: Harry Lewis, Brad Halliday, Matthew Foulds, Matthew Platt, Romoney Crichlow-Noble, Richard Smallwood, Alex Gilliead, Levi Sutton, Harrison Chapman, Vadaine Oliver and Abobaker Eisa.


Bradford City made 4 changes: Harry Chapman for Jamie Walker  (66′), Levi Sutton for Andy Cook (83′), Abo Eisa for T. Nevers (90′) and Richard Smallwood  for Dion Pereira (90′).

Rochdale: Formation and Lineups

Rochdale started with a 5-4-1 line-up (5-4-1).

On the other side, Jim Bentley played with: Richard O’Donnell, Aidan White, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Cameron John, Max Edward Taylor, Femi Seriki, Jimmy Keohane, Danny Lloyd, Liam Kelly, Ian Henderson and Devante Rodney.


Rochdale made 5 changes: Danny Lloyd for Abraham Odoh (82′), Liam Kelly for James Ball (82′), Femi Seriki for Toumani Diagouraga (87′), Ian Henderson for Scott Quigley (89′) and Aidy White for Jim McNulty (90′).

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