Date: 30th September 2018 at 5:39pm
Written by:
Rotherham United
2 – 2
Stoke City

New York Stadium

Championship

29/09/2018 5:30 pm

Attendance: 9706

Referee: David Webb

Rotherham United Stoke City
Manning (47 pen), Towell (50) Ince (59), Bojan (85)
Rodak Butland
Jones Martina
Mattock Pieters
Ajayi Williams
Wood (Vyner 55) Martins Indi
Vaulks Woods
Towell Etebo (Bojan 66)
Manning Allen (Adams 82)
Smith Afobe
Williams Ince
Newell (Taylor 69) Berahino (Crouch 82)

Substitutes

Price Federici
Vyner Edwards
Forde Shawcross
Palmer Adam
Taylor Fletcher
Wiles Crouch
Lewthwaite Bojan

Game Statistics

13 Goal attempts 19
2 On Target 7
6 Corners 8
8 Fouls 7
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
36 % 64

Rotherham United gave as good as they got against a Stoke City side that had Premier League players in their side from last season.

Being one of the ‘smaller’ clubs in the Championship, on paper, it looked like the Potters should wipe the floor with the Millers, although they were – and still are – on the same points.

Stoke were the better side in the first half and the Millers were the better side in the second half and scored twice in the first five minutes are so of that half. A win would have been great but, in the end, Paul Warne’s side had to settle for a point with City pulling the goals back.

The stats tell us that Stoke had more possession than Rotherham, were better in the air and had a better passing accuracy with the Millers crossing accuracy being the better. I can’t really argue with any of that but am a big niggled that Stokes passing accuracy in opponents half was seventy-one per cent to the hosts sixty per cent – for me it was more like fifty/fifty.

 

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