Many Rotherham United fans will be thinking it was two points dropped on Saturday at Hillsborough but, at the start of the game, wouldn’t we have taken an away point?
I don’t think many people who were at the ground will deny that the Millers had the better of the first half yet Sheffield Wednesday broke away and scored – that’s football, it happens, although, it has been happening a lot to Rotherham of late.
A ‘talking too’ at half-time and within the first minute of the second half a great run from Michael Smith and a good finish saw the Millers get an equaliser. Not ten minutes later we took the lead when Richie Towell hit the ball and the Owls ‘keeper had a ‘butter fingers’ moment and it squirmed into the net – and that’s football too, we’ll always take a goal however it goes in (ask West Brom’s Jay Rodriguez!)
Unfortunately we couldn’t defend a lead and we handed Wednesday an equaliser on a plate with some poor defending. But I do wonder why we didn’t actually go for a third goal? Now, I’m not saying we didn’t try to score but, for me, when we made the substitution I’d have put a forward on – I have nothing against Ben Wiles, who I actually think is a nice little player and deserves to get minutes on the pitch – but I’d like to have seen Jamie Proctor brought on.
I believe, though, of course, don’t know, that a third goal would have finished the Owls off with their fans already shouting for their Manager out. It could well have unnerved them and heads might have gone down.
As it was we gifted acres of space to first Adam Reach and then Atdhe Nuhiu in the box who was guilty of a terrible miss at the end of the game which would have given the hosts the win.
As it was the game ended two-all and, as I said earlier, you can’t moan about a point away from home.
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