Date: 16th December 2018 at 9:49am
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Rotherham United
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New York Stadium


15/12/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 8775

Referee: Ross Joyce

Rotherham United Reading
Mattock (90) Baldock (9)
Rodak Jaakkola
Vyner Yiadom
Ajayi Blackett
Wood (Robertson 45) McIntyre
Vaulks Bacuna
Forde Sims (Loader 86)
Towell Rinomhota
Taylor (Newell 68) Swift
Williams (Proctor 45) McCleary
Smith Baldock (Bodvarsson 79)


Price Mannone
Robertson Osho
Manning Edwards
Newell Kelly
Palmer Barrow
Wiles Bodvarsson
Proctor Loader

Game Statistics

26 Goal attempts 19
10 On Target 5
13 Corners 4
19 Fouls 12
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
48 % 52

Rotherham United got a last minute equaliser at home to Reading yesterday which, going at three o’clock I think a lot of us were saying this was a ‘must win game’.

We didn’t win, we drew and after a first half which is probably the worst forty-five minutes I’ve seen a Rotherham team play in the last year, we have to name it a ‘battling draw’.

Reading had more possession although only just but the Millers won more corners – thirteen to four which means we must have been in or around their box a lot. Our passing accuracy was sixty-three per cent with a fifty-three per cent accuracy in our opponents half.

Rotherham had twenty-six shots at goal of which ten were on target – I’m thinking all those must have been in the second half.

I do feel we got out of this by the skin of our teeth – I also feel we must start two up front against West Brom next weekend. What I’ve seen of Smith and Proctor playing together they make a pretty good team although, of course, that leaves the midfield a little light – rather pleased this isn’t my problem to solve!


2 Replies to “What Do Yesterday’s Stats Say”

  • I agree with you no team at home should ever start with only one up front. I think W arne has tunnel vision when it comes to team selection athome. He picks three wingers Tailor, Williams& Forde collectively i dont think they have scored more than 6/7 goals between them all season. Newell is a must he is the only ball player in the team. Procter or Vassel when fit must also be included. Further more we need a new right back

  • I actually think Vyner has stepped up his game over the last few matches – yes, he makes mistakes and he wasn’t great yesterday but he wasn’t alone was he. Like you say, Alan, I do feel two up front at home makes us look like we are going for it and could make the opposition think a bit more. Saying all that, I thought Reading were set out really well yesterday.

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