Date: 25th November 2018 at 9:01am
Written by:
Rotherham United
2 – 2
Sheffield United

New York Stadium

Championship

24/11/2018 12:30 pm

Attendance: 11607

Referee: Peter Bankes

Rotherham United Sheffield United
Taylor (66), Proctor (90+2) Duffy (8), Basham (85)
Rodak Henderson
Vyner (Vassell 87) O'Connell
Mattock Egan
Ajayi Basham
 
Robertson Freeman
Vaulks Stevens
Williams (Proctor 87) Duffy (Stearman 87)
Towell Fleck
Manning (Newell 63) Norwood
Taylor Sharp (Johnson 90)
Smith McGoldrick (Clarke 62)

Substitutes

Price Moore
Wood Baldock
Newell Stearman
Palmer Couts
Wiles Johnson
Vassell Clarke
Proctor Washington

Game Statistics

26 Goal attempts 6
8 On Target 4
6 Corners 5
14 Fouls 12
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
43 % 57

Yesterday’s South Yorkshire derby at the New York Stadium when the Millers entertained Sheffield United ended two-two.

And, really, we might go on about stats but that’s the only one that counts.

I’ve looked at the stats for yesterday’s televised game and was disappointed to see that Rotherham United only had forty-three per cent of possession. I was sure we had more than our neighbours.

We did win more in the air and had one more corner more than the Blades and had a whopping twenty-six (yes, twenty-six) shots at goal of which eight were on target although the Millers shooting accuracy was only thirty-one per cent. I know I’ve said this time and again but I do think we should be getting more of those ‘shots on target’ in the back of the net. In the opening fifteen minutes or so yesterday we had three good chances to score but didn’t.

At least we know we can shoot and we can make a goalkeeper move to save a shot – and we can tackle too – but most of all we know we can fight and keep going and I’m pretty proud to be a Miller at the moment. I’m quite sure you are too.

 

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