Rotherham beat Middlesbrough through Bramall fluke

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Written By Maya Cantina

Cohen Bramall’s mishit cross looped in to give bottom-of-the-table Rotherham a priceless Championship win over Middlesbrough.

It was the hosts’ only shot on target in a game which was dominated by Michael Carrick’s Boro, who paid the price through being wasteful in front of goal.

Rotherham goalkeeper Viktor Johansson, who looked close to coming off through injury in the first half, made some crucial saves – Sam Greenwood’s first-half swerving shot in particular – to help keep the Millers level.

But Greenwood and Sammy Silvera wasted further good chances for Boro before Bramall’s cross-shot went over visiting keeper Tom Glover and in, with Leam Richardson’s side able to hang on for their first points since he took charge.

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Line-ups

Rotherham

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Johansson
  • 2LembikisaSubstituted forAppiahat 66′minutes
  • 22Odoffin
  • 23Morrison
  • 28Revan
  • 3Bramall
  • 16LindsaySubstituted forClucasat 83′minutes
  • 27Tiéhi
  • 18Rathbone
  • 10HugillSubstituted forRibeiro Diasat 90+2′minutes
  • 29NombeSubstituted forEavesat 66′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Ribeiro Dias
  • 8Clucas
  • 9Eaves
  • 12Kelly
  • 26Phillips
  • 30Appiah
  • 35McGuckin

Middlesbrough

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23Glover
  • 15DijksteelSubstituted forCoburnat 77′minutes
  • 6Fry
  • 5Clarke
  • 24BanguraSubstituted forEngelat 77′minutes
  • 16HowsonSubstituted forCrooksat 90+1′minutes
  • 4Barlaser
  • 11Jones
  • 10Rogers
  • 29GreenwoodSubstituted forMcGreeat 70′minutes
  • 18SilveraSubstituted forKavanaghat 90+2′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3van den Berg
  • 8McGree
  • 14Gilbert
  • 19Coburn
  • 25Crooks
  • 27Engel
  • 32Jones
  • 48Kavanagh
  • 52Bridge

Referee:

Andrew Kitchen

Attendance:

11,487

Match Stats

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Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Middlesbrough 0.

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