Date: 31st March 2019 at 3:14pm
Written by:
Derby County
6 – 1
Rotherham United

Pride Park

Championship

30/03/2019 3:00 pm

Attendance: 27003

Referee: Tim Robinson

Derby County Rotherham United
Waghorn (13 pen, 42, 71 pen), Johnson (39), Mount (48), Holmes (62) Wood (53)
Roos Rodak
Bogle Vyner
Malone (Cole 76) Jones
Keogh Ihiekwe
Tomori Wood
Johnson Ajayi
Holmes Taylor (Towell 45)
Mount (Bennett 76) Williams
Waghorn (Marriott 81) Wiles (Crooks 45)
Wilson Newell
Lawrence Yates (Forde 78)

Substitutes

Carlson Price
Cole Crooks
 
Wisdom Forde
Bryson Kayode
Huddlestone Palmer
Bennett Smith
Marriott Towell

Game Statistics

15 Goal attempts 8
7 On Target 4
1 Corners 5
9 Fouls 12
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
68 % 32

Rotherham United’s biggest defeat of the season came at Derby yesterday – when, for me, the Millers never really got into the game.

I’ll be honest, I’m actually surprised we got thirty-two per cent of possession and eight shots at goal – I really can’t recall that many – of which four were said to be on target. And, our shooting accuracy of fifty per cent was actually better than the host’s at forty-seven per cent – though, let’s be fair, they could have had at least another two goals. And, the Millers actually had more corners than Derby with it being three to one.

Things definitely went pear-shaped yesterday. We can do better and, in fact, we have to do better.

As it stands, we are one point adrift of Millwall but they have a game in hand.

We can look back at the points we’ve dropped, especially at home, notably against Norwich (and, yes, I know they are top of the table, against Sheffield Wednesday both home and away, even as far back as our home game with Hull which I feel we should have got a point from. And we all know what points make don’t we – prizes.

At the start of the season I’d like to have thought we’d have been safe by now – as it stands I’d settle for a last game last minute goal to get us a last grasp point to stay in the Championship. Even then, I think I might be grasping at straws.

 

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