Sunderland Vs Rotherham – Rotherham United’s unbeaten start to their return to the Sky Bet Championship ended on Wednesday night at the Stadium of Light when they were beaten 3-0 by Sunderland.
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The Millers, who were without several players after a torrid week in the injury department, were roaring but could not wait until the end as the tireless players were rewarded for their perseverance after 52 minutes. The goal will open the gate.
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In the opening few minutes, there was a scare for the Millers after just two minutes when the ball was played to Dan Neill who blasted over the bar.
Lyndon Gooch’s cross was soon turned into the Miller box and Richard Wood was on hand to clear the danger but Clarke deflected his shot into the air before it fell to Johansson. The defensive game saw Black Cats midfielder Ross Stewart go down with a head injury and Stewart was treated, with the team using the break in the game for a water break and regrouping.
The Millers had their first opportunity of note when midfielder Dennis Cirkin failed to control a loose ball, slipped and released Shane Ferguson, who tried to play through Connor Washington but the ball was not too far behind him.
In the minute he attempted to finish Luke O’Nien’s stunning through ball, the home side continued to play in the first leg.
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An early spell of Sunderland pressure saw another chance for Stewart, who aimed hard and low, but the effort went wide – another sign of Miller’s defence.
Lyndon Gough did well to cut down Ferguson in the Miller box in the 18th minute and clip Stewart, whose shot looked on target, but Wes Harding’s heroic save preserved the goal. empty.
The visiting midfielders struggled to get hold of the game but hoped to do so when Ollie Rathbone picked up the ball outside the box and forced Anthony Patterson into a diving effort from 25 yards after Harding’s heroics.
Kyedosi Ogbene finished a strike in the Sunderland half and set up Barlazer to put it in from deep, when the ball went through a sea of bodies to the magical Richard Wood, who couldn’t spell it – but still found it. being offside.
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As the Millers grew into the game, a dangerous combination of Harding and Brooke Norton-Cuff combined to force the ball into the Sunderland box, and it fell to Ogbene who managed to get his feet in front of Wills – his effort to force the ball low. save from Patterson.
Another minute saw another chance for Sunderland when Sims held on to Gooch, who worked well past Pritchard as he looked into Miller’s box, then found Stewart again but his curling effort flew wide.
Sunderland’s pressure continued when Clarke found Cirkin on the crossbar before his close range cross was too high for Stewart, whose header connected but sent the ball wide of the post.
Five minutes from time, Barlazer’s free-kick was awarded to Ferguson, whose follow-up ball into the box found a sea of bodies in the Black Cats area, but the defense was only too far from Conor Washington, who was on the stroke of half-time. – Volleyball was behind the bar.
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The minute he passed the ball to Dan Neal, he had a shot for the first time, but he missed the target in the last quarter of the first half.
The Millers threw their bodies forward in the second half which seemed to play into the hands of the Black Cats as they broke up the pitch in the early stages, creating a pass for Gooch who fell to Sims who shot. In the round, but it ended up on the line.
The deadlock was broken shortly by Sunderland flyhalf Scot Stewart, who had been a threat all night. This time he made no mistake when he connected first time with Jack Clarke’s low cross, flicking the ball under the missing Johansson and into the back of the net.
Miller played around the Black Cats box on the hour as Ogbene looked to turn O’Nien, but he was quick enough to avoid the danger, and beat it down with Ogbene as he shot in the Sunderland goal. .
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A minute later, Stewart was in goal for the home team again. Clarke was the architect when he found space on the left, crossed powerfully and dropped to Stewart, whose effort came close to saving Johansson but only went inside the near post despite the Swede’s efforts to keep it out.
For a moment, Clarke, who had been supplying weapons to his teammates all night, turned from feeder to monster when he played around Miller’s defense and cut in from the left corner to get out of sight.
Norton-Cuff was one of the best for the visitors on the night and showed an even more promising touch when he broke down in the 79th.
What is now a sign but disaster is averted as Danny Butt intervenes to remove him from the match.
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However, Rotherham kept fighting, showing their courage and determination when Norton-Caffee played the ball through the middle to replace George Kelly, who was wide of the mark from connecting – but the ball fell into Patterson’s hands.
Sunderland continued to draw blood but could not pose a problem for the Millers when Sims found himself on target, Peltier – who also had a good night in defense – got back in time to block a dangerous shot. It was cleaned in 1989
Subs – High (Ferguson 67′), McCarthy (Harding 75′), Kelly (Ogbene 75′), Lindsay (Barlazer 75′), unused – Vickers, Eaves, Odofin
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