Rovers v Manchester City - how they rated

Lancashire Telegraph: Rovers v Manchester City - how they rated Rovers v Manchester City - how they rated

Paul Robinson 8

Showed signs of rustiness but to make his comeback in a match of this magnitude says everything about his mental strength. Top save from Jesus Navas.

Adam Henley 7

lways a threat with his surging runs forward from right-back but nearly gave a goal away in the second half with a slack pass.

Scott Dann 8

Went closest to opening the scoring for Rovers with a thumping header before he tapped in to bring them level. Defensively superb.

Grant Hanley 8

Gave everything in his battle with one of the signings of the season, Alvaro Negredo, and made a vital interception to prevent Edin Dzeko from going one on one.

Tommy Spurr 8

Great piece of defending prevented Negredo from having a free shot on goal while his long throw-ins troubled City throughout.

Tom Cairney 9

Played with great poise and grace under pressure, Rovers’ new permanent signing nearly capped a masterly midfield display with the winner. Absolute snip at £600,000.

Chris Taylor 8

After blazing over in the first half the hardworking midfielder went close to winning it for Rovers when he nearly turned in a Jason Lowe cross.

Jason Lowe 8

His constant pressing and tackling did much to negate the influence of City’s £30m summer signing Fernandinho.

Lee Williamson 7

His clever pass, at the end of a neat move, set up Taylor’s first-half opening. Replaced by the more attack-minded Josh King.

Ben Marshall 8

Had the beating of City right-back Dedryck Boyata all day long and it was from his corner which led to Rovers’ equaliser.

Rudy Gestede 8

Lone frontman ahead of a five-man midfield did so well to occupy City’s centre-backs. Played a major part in Dann’s goal.

Substitutions: Josh King for Jordan Rhodes for DJ Campbell

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10:03am Mon 6 Jan 14

Bazzer says...

The star man for Rochdale in the cup win against Dirty Leeds was, according to many, our own Jack O'Connell. A young player who has been consistently prominent for The Dale of late. Had McCormack in his pocket, apparently.
Reasons to be cheerful...
The star man for Rochdale in the cup win against Dirty Leeds was, according to many, our own Jack O'Connell. A young player who has been consistently prominent for The Dale of late. Had McCormack in his pocket, apparently. Reasons to be cheerful... Bazzer

10:14am Mon 6 Jan 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Rhodes must have been slavering at all the headers he can run onto that Gestede won. He beat Lescot 90% of the time with headers.
Rhodes must have been slavering at all the headers he can run onto that Gestede won. He beat Lescot 90% of the time with headers. Lancs - pensioner

6:24pm Mon 6 Jan 14

cboyer says...

i thought marshall has been brilliant these last few games also
i thought marshall has been brilliant these last few games also cboyer

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