New York Stadium
23/02/2021 7:45 pm
Referee: Matthew Donohue
|Rotherham United||Nottingham Forest|
|Olosunde (Ladapo 66)||Worrall|
|Wiles (Sadlier 80)||Knockaert (Blackett 87)|
|Barlaser (Giles 80)||Krovinovic (Garner 88)|
|Crook||Freeman (Lolley 66)|
|Smith||Murray (Taylor 75)|
|S MacDonald||Mbe Soh|
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.