Match Stats

Millers v Black Cats – The Stats


Rotherham United got a five-one win at home to Sunderland this afternoon making it eleven games without a loss – but what do the stats say?

Firstly they say that the Millers have more of the possession – which you’d expect with a five-one win, wouldn’t you? – fifty-five to forty-five. They also tell us that we had twenty shots at goal, eight of which were on target and fifteen of those shots being from inside the box. The Black Cats had four shots on target from seven at goal.

Our passing accuracy in our opponents half came out as sixty-four per cent with crossing accuracy being thirty-six per cent. We also had five corners (pretty low for the Millers?) while Sunderland didn’t have any. We won fifty-one per cent of the aerial duels and sixty-nine per cent of our tackles.

I’m a bit confused with the yellow cards. On the Official Site it states we got one to Sunderland’s two but I’m sure both Ferguson and Smith were booked for time-wasting and there was another yellow for the visitors?  Sunderland also got one red card.

What the stats don’t tell you is really we could – should? – have had at least four more goals. They don’t tell you about some of the good passing that went on today, or how we defended. And they don’t tell you about the selflessness of a young man who might have tried to get his first goal for the club but gave it to a player sure to score.

Up The Millers.

Rotherham United
5 – 1

New York Stadium

League One

30/10/2021 3:00 pm

Attendance: 10573

Referee: David Rock

Rotherham United Sunderland
Smith (10, 73), Ladapo (41, 88), Ihiekwe (53) Stewart (24)
Vickers Hoffmann
Harding Winchester
Ihiekwe Flanagan
Edmonds-Green Doyle
Ogbene (Sadlier 75) Cirkin
Barlaser O'Nien (Wright 45)
Rathbone Neil
Wiles Dajaku (Evans 59)
Ferguson (Miller 75)
Embleton (Gooch 45)
Smith (Kayode 75)
Ladapo Stewart


Johansson Burge
Wood Evans
Bola Alves
Odoffin O'Brien
Sadlier Gooch
Miller Wright
Kayode Wearne

Game Statistics

20 Goal attempts 7
8 On Target 4
5 Corners 0
13 Fouls 21
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 1
55 % 45

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