Date: 7th April 2019 at 9:39am
Written by:
Rotherham United
2 – 1
Nottingham Forest

New York Stadium

Championship

6/04/2019 3:00 pm

Attendance: 11012

Referee: Steve Martin

Rotherham United Nottingham Forest
Smith (10), Ihiekwe (60) Grabban (28)
Rodak Pantilimon
Jones (Wiles 70) Janko (Carvalho 76)
 
Mattock (Robertson 45) Osborn (Appiah 76)
Ihiekwe Wague
Wood Benalouane
Ajayi Watson (Pele 69)
Vaulks Cash
Towell Colback
Smith Lolley
Taylor (Williams 80) Murphy
Newell Grabban

Substitutes

Price Steele
Robertson Robinson
Crooks Carvalho
Forde Pele
Wiles Yacob
Williams Ansarifard
Vassell Appiah

Game Statistics

17 Goal attempts 13
5 On Target 4
4 Corners 4
10 Fouls 14
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
47 % 53

Rotherham United got their second home win in three games and those three points could be some of the most important of the season.

The Millers are still in the bottom three in the Championship but are just one point behind both Reading and Millwall, though the Lions have a game in hand while being seven points ahead of Bolton Wanderers who are one place below Rotherham.

The game at the New York Stadium yesterday was a two-one win over Nottingham Forest, which is the first home win against Forest since 1956!

And, of course, it’s the points that matter, especially at this stage of the season, but what did the stats say?

Surprisingly to me, Forest actually had more possession yesterday, fifty-three per cent to the Millers forty-seven. Both sides had four corners each with the passing accuracy in the opponents half being fifty-five per cent to the hosts and one more per cent to Forest.

The Millers had seventeen shots at goal to Forest’s thirteen with Rotherham having five on target and the visitors one less.

But, as I said, it goals that count and Rotherham got two to Forests one hence the three points!

 

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