Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rochdale's Cup Dream over after Potters Go Goal Crazy

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rochdale's Cup Dream over after Potters Go Goal Crazy

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ROCHDALE couldn't cause an upset against Premier League Stoke City after they were beaten 4-0 in the Carabao Cup second round.

The tie came 20 years after Rochdale were the first visitors to the newly-opened then-Britannia Stadium in another League Cup tie but there was little nostalgia on show last night.

It was a 1-1 draw in 1997 but that would never be the case this time round as a team containing the likes of Kurt Zouma, Bruno Martins Indi, Joe Allen, Bojan and Peter Crouch raced into a 3-0 halftime lead.

Two goals from Joe Allen either side of a Crouch strike had the tie won before the break and Ramadan Sobhi completed the scoring late on.

Stoke looked dangerous every time they attacked, particularly down the left with debutant Josh Tymon overlapping from full-back.

After Allen had opened the scoring, Rochdale felt they had strong claims for a penalty when Pieters tangled with Ian Henderson but referee Scott Duncan did not agree. …

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