Rochdale 2 Leeds United 0: Whites did not perform, says McDermott

Alex Mowatt
Alex Mowatt
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League Two’s Rochdale registered one of the shocks of the FA Cup third round as they sent Leeds crashing out of the competition after a 2-0 win at Spotland.

Goals towards the end of each half from Scott Hogan and Ian Henderson secured the home side a place in the fourth round and Brian McDermott’s Championship team could have few complaints after a poor performance.

Disappointed Leeds boss Brian McDermott admitted Rochdale deserved to win the tie.

“We haven’t lost any points today, which is something, but it doesn’t mean a lot at this moment in time,” he said.

“Rochdale played some really good football - I knew what this was going to be about today and they deserved to win the game.

“You always respect the opposition and we showed a lot of respect today because we had to. Keith Hill is a very good manager with a great track record and his teams play great football - when I saw the draw I knew how tough it was going to be.

“They were good, we didn’t perform - but I will use that as a driver going forward.”