Date: 18th August 2019 at 3:00pm
Written by:
Burton Albion
0 – 1
Rotherham United

Pirelli Stadium

League One

17/08/2019 3:00 pm

Attendance: 3822

Referee: N Kinseley

Burton Albion Rotherham United
O'Hara (og (24))
O'Hara Iversen
Brayford (Sarkic 75) Olosunde
Daniel Robertson
 
O'Toole Ihiekwe
Buxton Wood
Quinn (Wallace 80) Barlaser (Lindsay 72)
Edwards Wiles
Fraser (Templeton 88) Crooks
Boyce Ladapo (MacDonald 57)
Akins Vassell
Broadhead Smith (Proctor 80)

Substitutes

Bywater Price
Hutchinson Mattock
Nartey Southern-Cooper
Wallace Lindsay
Sbarra MacDonald
Templeton Proctor
Sarkic

Game Statistics

17 Goal attempts 15
2 On Target 4
5 Corners 7
9 Fouls 15
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
54 % 46

Rotherham United got their second league win of the new season at the Pirelli Stadium yesterday but I, for one, thought the game was pretty even.

The stats tell us that Burton had more possession than the Millers – fifty-four per cent to Rotherham’s forty-six – me, I’d have said fifty/fifty. They also say that the Millers had the better of the duels both on the ground and in the air.

The Brewers passing accuracy was slightly better although the Millers were slightly better at passing in their opponents half. It also appears that Albion had seventeen shots at goal, two being on target with the Millers having two less though twice as many on target.

Surprisingly, to me anyway, when we look at the ‘tackles success rate’ Burton get eighty per cent with Rotherham’s percentage being sixty-seven – personally, I’d question that – but, of course, what matters to the team and fans in red and white is the scoreline. A fortuitous goal maybe but, as I always think, you have to be in the right place at the right time to help get that fortune.

 

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