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Man Utd pair Rothwell and Pearson, Arsenal starlet Crowley feature as Barnsley go down at Rochdale

Manchester United's Joe Rothwell and Ben Pearson appeared alongside Arsenal's Dan Crowley as Barnsley were defeated 3-0 by Rochdale in League One action on Saturday.


Pearson played 90 minutes and provided the Tykes with one of their few bright spots in an otherwise dismal outing when he forced a diving save from Rochdale shot-stopper Josh Lillis with a powerful long-range strike in the 71st minute.

Rothwell started the contest, but was made a scapegoat for Barnsley's slow start – which saw them trailing 2-0 after 35 minutes – and was eventually replaced by Crowley at half-time while Pearson played a full 90 minutes in midfield.

The defeat has Lee Johnson's Tykes sitting 12th on the tier three table with two wins and a draw from three matches.

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