Date: 23rd February 2021 at 10:51pm
Written by:
Rotherham United
0 – 1
Nottingham Forest

New York Stadium


23/02/2021 7:45 pm

Attendance: 0000

Referee: Matthew Donohue

Rotherham United Nottingham Forest
Yates (67)
Johansson Samba
Robertson Christie
A MacDonald
Olosunde (Ladapo 66) Worrall
Harding Cafu
Wiles (Sadlier 80) Knockaert (Blackett 87)
Wing Yates
Barlaser (Giles 80) Krovinovic (Garner 88)
Crook Freeman (Lolley 66)
Murray (Taylor 75)


Blackman Smith
Clarke Blackett
Giles Jenkinson
S MacDonald Mbe Soh
Sadlier Colback
Hirst Garner
Josefzoon Lolley
Ladapo Mighten

Game Statistics

7 Goal attempts 10
1 On Target 4
2 Corners 5
18 Fouls 10
3 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
46 % 54

Rotherham United’s latest home game ended in a one-nil loss to fellow strugglers Nottingham Forest in a scrappy game at a windy New York Stadium.

The stats tell us that the Millers had forty-six per cent possession with Forest getting fifty-four – and I can’t argue with that, although I thought the visitors perhaps had even more than that. We had two corners to Forest’s five with Rotherham winning fifty-eight per cent of the aerial duels.

Crossing accuracy in the opponents half was pretty equal – fifty-four per cent for the hosts with Forest getting two per cent more while we had fifteen tackles to the visitors’ ten. We conceded eighteen fouls to Forest’s ten and had three players booked while the men from Nottingham saw just one yellow card.

Attacking wise we had seven shots at goal with just one on target with Forest having four on target from ten shots – with Viktor Johansson seemingly single-handedly keeping us in the game. Of our seven shots three were outside the box and the other four inside.

We looked sluggish this evening and I don’t think our crossing was on par to what it usually is. I’m not even sure if either Ladapo or Smith’s chances had gone in we’d have gone on to get anything out of the game because there didn’t seem to be any fight tonight, it was a struggle to win the ball back.

The report card? Must Do Better. And that has to start on Saturday.


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