Delighted manager Keith Hill was celebrating as Rochdale moved to the top of League Two after a 3-0 win at Bradford.
Leading scorer Chris Dagnall scored twice and Chris O'Grady completed the scoring for Dale.
"It is nice to be top, but this is a roller-coaster league," said Hill.
"I was really pleased with our performance and the end result against a very good side. It was an excellent performance which warranted more goals.
"No-one could argue with our victory. The football was pleasing and we had the end product as well, although we should have scored more. We are certainly creating opportunities.
"Chris Dagnall and Chris O'Grady are an excellent combination, but we were dominant all over the field. We pride ourselves on hard work and endeavour and we draw on our experiences over the last two-and-a-half seasons.
"We continue to learn and make sure our players are well prepared in respect of the opposition and what we expect of them."
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