Jan 25, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Spotland
Rochdale
1-2
Sheff WedsSheffield Wednesday
Rose (59')
Eastham (5'), Lund (19'), Rose (84')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Mattock (49'), Onyewu (57')
Mattock (30'), Semedo (54')
Mattock (64')

Result: Sheffield Wednesday do just enough to beat Rochdale

Sheffield Wednesday sneak past Rochdale to advance in the FA Cup.

Sheffield Wednesday have secured a 2-1 win against Rochdale at Spotland in their FA Cup clash.

It took around 10 minutes for the match to settle down, and when it did, Ardhe Nuhiu saw his right-footed shot blocked by the home defence.

Ian Henderson of Rochdale in action with Joe Mattock of Sheffield Wednesday during the FA Cup with Budweiser Fourth Round match on January 25, 2014© Getty Images

Kieran Lee then had a similar effort as Wednesday began to see more of the ball.

The Owls continued to have the better of the attacking play and Caolan Lavery had a chance to give his team the lead, but he slipped around 15 yards from goal and Rochdale cleared.

Chris Maguire had a tame free kick saved, before Peter Vincenti's header went the wrong side of the upright. Michael Rose then put a free kick wide as the home side started to threaten.

Matt Done hit the target with his effort, but was unable to beat Damian Martinez as the first half reached its conclusion.

With the second half just five minutes old, the away side broke the deadlock thanks to Joe Mattock's close-range header.

They doubled their lead moments later as Oguchi Onyewu stabbed the ball home from just a few yards out. However, the game was then turned on its head.

Rose drove home a fierce long-range shot to halve the deficit, before Mattock was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Dale pushed and George Donnelly and Rose had shots saved by Martinez in the Wednesday goal as the away side held on.

Stuart Gray manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United at Hillsborough Stadium on January 11, 2014
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