Date: 28th November 2018 at 9:04am
Written by:
Rotherham United
2 – 2
Queens Park Rangers

New York Stadium

Championship

27/11/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 8018

Referee: Andy Woolmer

Rotherham United Queens Park Rangers
Vaulks (6), Robertson (15) Wells (12), Freeman (90+1)
Rodak Lumley
Vyner Rangel
Mattock Bidwell
 
Ajayi Leistner
Robertson Lynch
Vaulks Luongo (Scowen 76)
Williams (Proctor 86) Wszolek (Hemed 69)
 
Towell Cameron
Palmer (Wood 69) Freeman
Taylor (Newell 60) Wells (Smith 76)
Smith Eze

Substitutes

Price Ingram
Wood Hall
Wiles Cousins
Newell Samuel
Forde Scowen
Proctor Hemed

Game Statistics

13 Goal attempts 17
7 On Target 6
3 Corners 6
15 Fouls 10
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
41 % 59

Rotherham United have scored four goals in their last two home games – unfortunately they’ve also let four goals in. But are we looking at that as two points gained or four points lost?

Our game against Queens Park Rangers last night was end-to-end, although probably not quite as exciting as Saturday’s derby against the Blades. We did play some nice football, we also made some silly mistakes and our defending left quite a bit to be desired.

We actually, according to the stats, had thirteen shots at goal last night – QPR had four more – while our shooting accuracy of fifty-four per cent was almost twenty per cent better than our higher placed visitors.

In his after match interview Millers Boss Warney did mention that the derby on Saturday might have taken more out of the players than he thought and I think he’s probably right, though I wouldn’t say the players looked a lot slower than the weekend but rather dithered on the ball a bit more.

A long haul to Carrow Road for this weekends game with Norwich City awaits them at the end of the week – let’s hope they’re rested and have their shooting boots on and defending heads on – I think they’re going to need both.

 

2 Replies to “How Did We Do According To The Stats v QPR?”

  • Its got to be 4 points lost at home. Shooting accuracy is irrelevent – its goals scored that matter. Its no good shooting straight at the keeper to achieve 100% accuracy. I would suggest an interesting talking point would be to include the ref ‘s performance in the stats. Rotherham committed 50% more fouls than QPR with lopsided yellow cards shown.

    • But did Rotherham actually commit fifty per cent more fouls? Or was that just the referee’s opinion. I find what I consider a foul – shirt pulling, pulling players back, stopping players going for the ball to name a few – aren’t what the officials call fouls.

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