Date: 25th October 2018 at 1:38pm
Written by:
Middlesbrough
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Rotherham United

Riverside Stadium

Championship

23/10/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 21235

Referee: Darren Bond

Middlesbrough Rotherham United
Randolph Rodak
Friend Vyner
Flint Mattock
Ayala Ajayi
McNair (McQueen 72) Robertson
Downing Vaulks
 
Howson Williams (Wiles 61)
Besic Towell
Clayton Manning
Assombalonga (Hugill 83) Vassell ( Forde 82)
Braithwaite (Gestede 72) Smith (Proctor 90+5)

Substitutes

Konstantopoulos Price
Batth Wood
McQueen Forde
Fry Newell
Saville Palmer
Gestede Wiles
Hugill Proctor

Game Statistics

20 Goal attempts 8
5 On Target 2
13 Corners 7
6 Fouls 11
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
66 % 34

There were two hundred and sixty-five proud Millers who came away from the Riverside Stadium on Tuesday night after Rotherham United had held top of the table Middlesbrough to a goalless draw on their home soil.

You couldn’t really be anything else but proud of the battling display Paul Warne’s men put up for their Manager who was in charge of his hundredth game that night.

Although the stats show that the hosts had the majority of the percentage of the game I’m sure that particular stat wouldn’t have been the same after the first forty-five minutes.

I couldn’t fault any part of the performance and our tackling was as good as any I’ve seen this season.

I see the ‘shots’ stats’ say that we had just eight shots with only two of them being on target while ‘Boro had twenty shots of which five were on target while both sides shooting accuracy was twenty-five percent. But, as we proved, it’s not all about goals. Tuesday night, for the Millers, was about keeping a clean sheet. Once you do that then you’ve a chance of a shot going in. We defended solidly with often Michael Smith and Ryan Williams helping out too.

I might be biased but I actually thought our players looked quicker than the home players. I know some of our passes went astray but we also put some good balls into the box.

All in all a good solid performance where we took our first away point of the season, which, unfortunately, unless we take the game to Preston at their ground on Saturday might mean nothing.

 

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