Peterborough 6-0 Rochdale: Ivan Toney scores hat-trick in rout
Last Updated: 14/09/19 7:22pm
Peterborough enjoyed their biggest league win in eight years by hammering Rochdale 6-0 with Ivan Toney netting a hat-trick.
It was a day to forget for Dale goalkeeper Robert Sanchez from the moment Toney tackled him from two yards out, which saw the ball trickle over the line.
A goal for Mo Eisa and two from Marcus Maddison - including a stunning 35 yard lob - made it four straight League One wins for the hosts.
The scoring began after 18 minutes when Sanchez was embarrassed by Toney after collecting a Jimmy McNulty back pass.
The second goal came 16 minutes later when Joe Ward's floated left-wing cross was flicked in by Eisa from close range.
Maddison's superb through ball on 45 minutes allowed Toney to round the goalkeeper and slot home, then on 51 minutes Maddison took advantage of Sanchez's poor clearance to lob the goalkeeper.
Jimmy McNulty's weak back header set up Toney's low finish for his hat-trick after 58 minutes and four minutes later Maddison scored from the penalty spot after being tripped by Eoghan O'Connell.