Date: 23rd April 2019 at 10:13am
Written by:
Rotherham United
1 – 3
Birmingham City

New York Stadium

Championship

22/04/2019 3:00 pm

Attendance: 10703

Referee: Andy Davies

Rotherham United Birmingham City
Crooks (22) Maghoma (56), Jota (63), Mrabti (90+3)
Rodak Camp
Jones Colin
Mattock Pedersen
Ajayi
 
Dean
Wood (Forde 69)
 
G Gardner
 
Vaulks
 
Morrison
Williams (K Vassell 77) Jota (Mrabti 77)
Towell Davis
Crooks Maghoma
Newell (Taylor 61) Adam (Roberts 86)
Smith Jutkiewicz (I Vassell 81)

Substitutes

Price Trueman
Ihiekwe Harding
Robertson Lakin
Forde Roberts
Taylor C Gardner
Wiles Mrabti
K Vassell I Vassell

Game Statistics

9 Goal attempts 16
1 On Target 8
7 Corners 6
14 Fouls 13
3 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
54 % 46

Rotherham United’s loss to Birmingham City yesterday all but seals their fate – yet there is still that little bit of hope something goes wrong somewhere else, we pick up maximum points from our next two games ….. yes, it’s called clutching at straws but there are some Millers fans still doing that.

I was very scathing of the stats after our loss on Friday at Swansea and I’m a little puzzled by the stats after the game with the Blues yesterday – did we really have more possession that Birmingham? The stats say ‘yes’ fifty-four per cent to the visitors forty-six per cent.

We had seven corners, one more than City with our passing accuracy in the opponents half being forty-five percent with Birmingham having fifty-three per cent and while we had more crosses City’s were half again as accurate as ours.

Rotherham had one shot on target (that would be the goal then!) out of nine shots while City had sixteen shots which half were said to be on target. Apparently we committed fourteen fouls to City’s thirteen – but I suppose it depends what we are calling fouls and what we are calling falling over.

 

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