Rotherham United’s first home defeat came at the hands of Hull City this evening who were three-two winners at the New York Stadium.
Rotherham Manager Paul Warne told Radio Sheffield that he thought the game was ‘defined by one minute either side of half-time’ which is when Hull scored two of their goals. He said he thought when the Millers got into the opposition box they looked a threat.
To be honest, it’s no good being a threat if you aren’t going to do something with that threat, not in this league. I know I said the same on Saturday but you really do have to take your chances in the Championship.
One of the problems I thought tonight that some of the players looked tired, jaded, not quite on their game – you can carry one or two but you can’t carry five or six which I fear we were doing.
Something else I think Warney might realise (I hope he realises) how much better we looked when he brought on subs and we played with two then three up front – please, look at that and start with two up front on Sunday.
You are always going to get individual errors, sometimes you are lucky, tonight we were unlucky and those errors cost us two if not all three goals.
I actually thought our play was poor today but there were positives. One is that we scored goals, so we know we can get the ball into the net. Another is that, once again, heads didn’t drop and for the last twenty minutes or so we fought.
Hull City got their first win of the season this evening with Tigers Manager Nigel Adkins told Radio Humberside that his team played some ‘really good football’ and that the travelling fans were ‘brilliant’.
I thought City deserved their win tonight – but, if I’m being honest, they aren’t the best side I’ve seen this season, albeit only a few weeks old. The City fans did make some noise tonight and who wouldn’t scoring three goals away from home. And how great for the ‘There’s Only One Barry Chuckle’ coming from the Tigers fans in the opening minute of the game – thank you.