Match Stats

The Stats – Millers v Wanderers

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Rotherham United won their first game of 2022 beating Bolton Wanderers two-one at the New York Stadium on New Year’s Day.

But how do the first stats of the year look?

Firstly the Millers had sixty per cent of possession and won sixty-eight per cent of the aerial duels as well as having eleven corners to Bolton’s three.

Our passing accuracy in our opponents half came out as fifty-eight per cent (I’m a little surprised at this as I felt we lost the ball quite a bit in this game) while Bolton’s was forty-seven per cent.

Of fifteen shots we had five were on target and eleven of the shots were from inside the box. Wanderers also have five shots on target from twelve with the majority of theirs inside the box too.

The Millers conceded sixteen fouls to our opponents nine with Bolton having three players booked and Rotherham two.

We managed to grind out a win yesterday which can only be positive and some of our crosses into the box, especially in the second half, could – and probably should – have brought more goals. One of the negatives is that our defence looked delicate – oh, OK, shaky – and have done for the last three or four games. There were a couple of players way off the mark yesterday and I was expecting a sub at half-time with another ten or so minutes later which didn’t happen.

But, we are back to top of the league and our next two games give us a rest from the league being in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday and in the FA Cup next Saturday where I’m expecting the fringe players to make an appearance or two.

Rotherham United
2 – 1
Bolton Wanderers

New York Stadium

League One

1/01/2022 3:00 pm

Attendance: 9736

Referee: Geoff Eltringham

Rotherham United Bolton Wanderers
Smith (40, 74) Doyle (42)
Johansson Dixon
 
Wood Senior (Brockbank 77)
Edmonds-Green
 
John (Gordon 85)
Ihiekwe Santos
 
Ogbene
 
Aimson
Ferguson Thomason
Rathbone (Lindsay 90+3) Kachunga
Barlaser Johnston
Wiles (Sadlier 62) Delfouneso
Smith Afolayan
 
Ladapo (Kayode 72) Doyle (Bakayoko 71)

Substitutes

Vickers Gilks
Bola Baptiste
Harding Brockbank
Lindsay Gordon
Sadlier Pettifer
Grigg Tweedley
Kayode Bakayoko

Game Statistics

16 Goal attempts 12
5 On Target 5
11 Corners 3
16 Fouls 9
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
60 % 40

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