Brian Barry Murphy 'extremely proud' of performance against Newcastle United

Rochdale managed a stunning display of team work, to draw 1 - 1 against Premier League Newcastle United in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.

Forty-year-old substitute Aaron Wilbraham scored the dramatic late equaliser that earned them a draw.

Wilbraham, pounced from six yards after a pass from 17-year-old substitute Luke Matheson to secure a replay at St James' Park.

Manager Brian Barry-Murphy said he was extremely proud of Dale's players applied themselves, especially going a goal down against the opposition.

He said: “I think the lads were amazing in the second-half. All I wanted in that second-half was for us to play like we have been all season, on the front foot and creating chances.

“We didn’t do that in the first-half for a number of reasons.

“The lads embodied everything we want to be about as a Club in the second-half and provided everyone with a day to remember, and we can’t ask for much more than that.

“It was really good to see that the players really hung in there when things were going against them in the first-half. The second-half is all you remember at the end of the day.”

The Dale boss was also happy with the impact his substitutes made to help Dale on their way to a memorable result.


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