Rotherham United found themselves out of the FA Cup after a Tom Eaves goal in time added on robbed them of a deserved replay at the KCOM Stadium.
Going down to ten men after just twenty-four minutes made things difficult for the hosts this afternoon but, once again, they didn’t give in and tried their hardest to get something from the game.
Speaking to iFOLLOW after the three-two defeat to Hull City the Millers Manager Paul Warne said he’d really enjoyed the game saying after the opening ten minutes he thought the lads had worked hard and created chances.
‘I think we limited Hull to one chance in the first half,’ the Millers Boss said, ‘and to play sixty-five minutes with ten men is never easy. To say we’ve been robbed probably isn’t fair or that we were cheated but that we were unfortunate on the back of a couple of decisions which I believe were wrong.’
Ed Note – a couple of decisions? More like most decisions. Yes after seeing the incident again I can see why Adam Thompson was red carded but I do wonder if it hadn’t been in front of the opposition dugout who all ran onto the pitch to remonstrate with Mr Backhouse, as it was the first incident in the game would he have given it? And then for the fouled player to get up and run about for the rest of the game to me means he was ‘putting it on a bit’ in the first place.
City’s second goal looked to everyone of the Millers crowd and our dugout that the ball had gone out of play before it was crossed. Mr Backhouse gave the goal then appeared to look up at the big screen (rather naughty that isn’t it?) and go over to his linesperson and speak for ages about the incident. In the end the goal stood – all seems a bit bizarre to me as he must have seen something to question his decision.
‘I was frustrated with a lot of niggly fouls that were given when we wanted to get the ball moving again quickly,’ Warney admitted, ‘but not with the sending off.’
Asked about the ‘transfer window’ and would he be getting someone in, the Gaffer said, ‘We’ll try but they have to be the right person.’ Ed Note – the ‘right person’ at this moment has to surely be a left-back?
All in all I think the players did well today – we frightened the Championship side enough for them to put three of their ‘better’ players on from the bench on the hour mark – and we saw two good goals from Rotherham today, where Kyle Vassell pulled that move out from I do not know!