New York Stadium
3/10/2020 3:00 pm
|Rotherham United||Huddersfield Town|
|Wiles (33)||A MacDonald (og 90+6)|
|Wiles||Mbenza (Diakhabyat 83)|
|S MacDonald (Lindsay 75)||Eiting|
|Sadlier||Bacuna (Daly 78)|
|Ladapo (Vassell 70)||Koroma|
|Hirst (Smith 52)||Campbell|
After leading in the last two Championship games Rotherham United only got two points thanks to late goals, with yesterday’s coming in the sixth minute of time added on at the New York Stadium when Huddersfield Town were the visitors.
But when you see that the stats say that the visitors had seventy-four per cent of possession, it probably isn’t that much of a surprise that they got a draw, albeit from a cruel own goal.
The success rate of duels on the pitch was fifty/fifty while the Millers had the better of the aerial duels having sixty-two per cent while the corner tally was six-two to the Terriers.
Our passing accuracy in our opponents half was forty-three per cent while Huddersfield’s came out at sixty-six per cent but our crossing accuracy of forty-four per cent was much superior to Town’s nine per cent.
While the Millers had two shots on target from five shots at goal our opponents had just one shot on target from eleven tries. Rotherham were said to have conceded seventeen fouls to Huddersfield’s twelve with both teams having one player booked.
It’s a blow but there were some positives to come out of the game. Ben Wiles had a great game and gets better every time he plays and his goal was a cracker . And, despite the unfortunate own goal, Angus MacDonald is looking like ‘some’ player and seems to have fitted straight into our team.
I was a bit surprised (actually, probably annoyed) that a couple of our players went down with cramp. Whatever happened to us being ‘the fittest’ team?
We did well in the first half going forward and we did stop Huddersfield scoring – although sometimes probably more by luck than judgement – until that fatal ninety-sixth minute.
With it looking like Chieo Ogbene is going to be out for some weeks we need someone else to take up the challenge of running at players like he does – and let’s not forget we can still get players in.
We have a blank Saturday next weekend and this might not be a bad thing to get some of our players back to full fitness.
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