New York Stadium
4/01/2020 12:31 pm
Referee: Anthony Backhouse
|Rotherham United||Hull City|
|Smith (20), Vassell (43)||Eaves (16, 66, 90+2)|
|Olosunde||Fleming (Bowen 61)|
|Ogbene (Ladapo 78)||Batty (Irvine 61)|
|Barlaser||Da Silva Lopes|
|Vassell (Lindsay 71)||Bowler (Grosicki 61)|
|Smith (Morris 90+1)||Lewis-Potter|
Rotherham United were unlucky to lose out to Hull City in yesterday’s third round FA Cup tie against Hull City at the New York Stadium.
Down to ten men the Millers made a good fist of trying to get into the next round after going down to ten men early on but a goal in time added on which gave former Rotherham loanee Tom Eaves his hat-trick saw FA Cup fever for the Millers put away in it’s box for another year.
The stats show that the Tigers had fifty-two per cent of possession to the Millers forty-eight per cent, but I’m betting it looked a little different until around the sixty minute mark. What does surprise me is that both sides had eight shots at goal – fair enough – with City having six on target to Rotherham’s two. Really? I’m not sure about that at all. The stats also say that City had six corners to our two – did we really only have two corners? Perhaps we did but it seemed like more.
The main worry for Rotherham is that we are rather shot of defenders for our away game at Oxford next weekend having both Joe Mattock and now Adam Thompson suspended with other defenders having long term injuries. Yes, of course we have players who can move into those positions – I actually thought Ben Wiles did well as an emergency defender on Saturday but it was just that ‘an emergency’ – but I do feel we are going to need ‘proper’ defenders in to keep our position in League One.