Sheffield Wednesday grabbed their third successive victory with two second-half goals against Rochdale.
The visitors started well, with Nicky Weaver saving well from Joe Thompson and Gary Jones.
Neil Mellor hit the bar with a header from Clinton Morrison's cross as Wednesday started to press.
The hosts took the lead through Giles Coke's shot from the edge of the area before a Morrison header from Tommy Miller's chip secured the points.
Sheffield Wednesday boss Alan Irvine told BBC Radio Sheffield: "It's a very good win and a good performance from the players.
"They're a team that likes to pass the ball and we had to make sure that didn't happen here at Hillsborough.
"It was important that we tried to exploit the areas that Rochdale might be vulnerable and on a lot of occasions we did that."
Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester: "We tried to get the crowd to work against them and I thought we kept great bouts of possession, but the only difference between the two sides were the decisions of Coke and Morrison.
"I'm really proud of my players for the effort they put in and not just the effort but the ability as well but today we've got to admit they were a bit better than us.
"If though I get more performances like that we'll win more games that we lose."
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Saturday, 13 November 2010
Npower League One
10 Coke yellow card
21 Teale (Sedgwick 84)
30 Morrison (Tudgay 85)
08 Jones (Done 71)
29 Adams (Akpa Akpro 71)
19 O'Grady (Elding 80)
14 Akpa Akpro
Ref: RushtonAtt: 16,520
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+3:41 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
89:49 Giles Coke decides to take the corner short.
88:27 Brian Barry-Murphy crosses the ball.
87:28 The free kick is swung in left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy.
87:28 Booking Giles Coke is given a yellow card.
87:14 Giles Coke challenges Matt Done unfairly and gives away a free kick.
86:08 Shot by Neil Mellor from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
85:32 The ball is swung over by Chris Sedgwick, clearance made by Craig Dawson.
83:57 Josh Lillis takes the direct free kick.
83:57 Substitution Marcus Tudgay replaces Clinton Morrison.
83:57 Foul by Tommy Spurr on Scott Wiseman, free kick awarded.
83:03 Substitution Chris Sedgwick comes on in place of Gary Teale.
81:53 The assist for the goal came from Tommy Miller.
81:53 GOAL - Clinton Morrison:Sheff Wed 2 - 0 Rochdale Clinton Morrison grabs a headed goal from close in. Sheff Wed 2-0 Rochdale.
81:11 Centre by Scott Wiseman, clearance by Tommy Miller. Gary Teale takes a shot. Brian Barry-Murphy gets a block in.
79:37 Substitution Anthony Elding joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris O'Grady.
77:59 Gary Teale gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Wiseman. Free kick taken by Scott Wiseman.
76:34 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Beevers by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.
74:59 Foul by James O'Connor on Brian Barry-Murphy, free kick awarded. Tom Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.
74:26 Handball by Neil Mellor. Free kick taken by Tom Kennedy.
74:07 Gary Teale takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.
73:14 Chris O'Grady takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
69:18 Substitution Gary Jones goes off and Matt Done comes on.
69:18 Substitution Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nicky Adams.
69:18 Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Joe Thompson goes wide of the right-hand upright.
68:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Brian Barry-Murphy on Clinton Morrison. Tommy Spurr crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed
from right channel, save by Josh Lillis.
66:15 Short corner taken by Nicky Adams.
66:07 Tom Kennedy sends in a cross.
64:01 Unfair challenge on Giles Coke by Gary Jones results in a free kick. Nicky Weaver restarts play with the free kick.
63:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Buxton by Chris O'Grady. Nicky Weaver takes the free kick.
61:19 Clinton Morrison provided the assist for the goal.
61:19 GOAL - Giles Coke:Sheff Wed 1 - 0 Rochdale Giles Coke finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 1-0 Rochdale.
60:53 Chris O'Grady concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Purse. Nicky Weaver restarts play with the free kick.
59:50 Inswinging corner taken by Gary Teale from the left by-line, Joe Thompson makes a clearance.
59:14 Joe Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Buxton. Tommy Miller takes the free kick.
57:45 Joe Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Purse. Nicky Weaver restarts play with the free kick.
57:02 Corner taken by Gary Teale played to the near post, clearance by Jason Kennedy.
56:46 Gary Teale takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.
56:26 Foul by Scott Wiseman on Giles Coke, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James O'Connor.
54:41 Mark Beevers takes a inswinging corner.
54:32 Giles Coke delivers the ball, Craig Dawson makes a clearance.
51:22 Handball decision goes against Giles Coke. Tom Kennedy fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
49:35 The referee penalises Gary Teale for handball. Free kick taken by Jason Kennedy.
49:08 Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a save.
45:01 The second half begins.
45:00+1:36 The first half comes to an end.
45:00+1:14 Tommy Miller takes a shot. Blocked by Marcus Holness.
43:17 The ball is sent over by Tommy Spurr, blocked by Craig Dawson.
42:18 Tommy Miller takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.
36:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clinton Morrison by Craig Dawson. Darren Purse restarts play with the free kick.
35:44 Clinton Morrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Kennedy. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.
35:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Jones on Darren Purse. Nicky Weaver takes the direct free kick.
30:42 Corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy from the right by-line, Brian Barry-Murphy takes a shot. Lewis Buxton gets a block in.
27:57 Outswinging corner taken by Tommy Miller from the right by-line, Lewis Buxton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge
on Gary Jones. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.
27:21 Giles Coke concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Thompson. Direct free kick taken by Jason Kennedy.
26:45 Clinton Morrison sends in a cross, Neil Mellor takes a shot.
25:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Beevers by Chris O'Grady. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.
19:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Kennedy by Giles Coke. Direct free kick taken by Craig Dawson.
17:56 Tommy Spurr concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Thompson. Shot comes in from Gary Jones from the free kick, Josh Lillis
makes a save.
15:26 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Brian Barry-Murphy.
14:06 Foul by Marcus Holness on Neil Mellor, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Tommy Spurr, Josh Lillis makes a save.
13:06 The assistant referee flags for offside against Tommy Miller. Josh Lillis takes the direct free kick.
12:14 Tom Kennedy crosses the ball.
11:39 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams played to the near post, James O'Connor manages to make a clearance.
9:07 The assistant referee flags for offside against Joe Thompson. Nicky Weaver takes the free kick.
6:12 Lewis Buxton delivers the ball, clearance made by Brian Barry-Murphy.
4:46 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jason Kennedy played to the near post, James O'Connor manages to make a clearance.
4:32 A cross is delivered by Joe Thompson, save by Nicky Weaver.
3:56 Tommy Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Adams. Nicky Adams crosses the ball in from the free
kick, clearance by Darren Purse.
1:56 Gary Teale produces a cross, Craig Dawson manages to make a clearance.
0:00 The referee gets the match started.
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