New York Stadium
26/01/2019 3:00 pm
Referee: Tim Robinson
|Rotherham United||Leeds United|
|Ajayi (28)||Kilch (51, 86)|
|Taylor (Yates 75)||Clarke (Roberts 45)|
|Vaulks||Hernandez (Davis 90+6)|
|Towell (Crooks 85)||Klich|
|Forde||Harrison (Shackleton 88)|
|Smith (Vassell 82)||Roofe|
Rotherham United lost late on against top of the table Leeds United at the New York Stadium yesterday which was I felt was a real shame after going in front in the first half with a magnificent goal.
In his post match interview Millers Boss, Paul Warne, said nobody expected the Millers to beat Leeds before the game and he didn’t mind being the underdog.
Well we went in front which bothers me enough to wonder why we can’t actually hang on to a lead. I thought we were the better side in the first half but were pushed back into our own half for most of the second half – yes, Leeds are top of the table but we were the home team. Surely, at one-up we should have been doing the pushing?
The possession stats say Leeds had sixty-nine per cent to Rotherham’s thirty-one per cent – I bet that looked different after the first forty-five minutes. The Millers team actually won more battles in the air than our opponents with Leeds having five corners to Rotherham’s four.
Our passing sometimes leaves a lot to be desired and yesterday fifty-eight per cent of our passes made it while Leeds stats say they had eighty per cent success with crossing accuracy being the same.
The West Yorkshire side had fourteen shots at goal (really?) with four on target while the Millers had five shots at goal, three of those being on target. Our shooting accuracy percentage reads sixty per cent while Leeds’ was only twenty-nine per cent.