Southampton win at Rotherham to go back second

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Written By Maya Cantina

Jan Bednarek celebrates

Southampton moved back into the Championship’s automatic promotion places after a comfortable win at bottom club Rotherham.

The Saints extended their club record unbeaten run to 21 matches after goals from Jan Bednarek and Adam Armstrong had them cruising by half-time.

The Saints eased off in the second half, and handed a debut to on-loan Bournemouth man David Brooks, but the win was accentuated by promotion rivals Ipswich’s defeat at Preston.

Their 16th loss of the season means Rotherham, facing Southampton in the league for the first time since the 1965-66 campaign, have now won just once in their last 18 games and are 12 points adrift of 21st-placed Huddersfield.

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Line-ups

Rotherham

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Johansson
  • 40KiosoSubstituted forAppiahat 85′minutes
  • 22Odoffin
  • 23Morrison
  • 21Peltier
  • 28RevanSubstituted forSerikiat 85′minutes
  • 16LindsaySubstituted forRathboneat 61′minutes
  • 27Tiéhi
  • 8Clucas
  • 7Ribeiro DiasSubstituted forEavesat 88′minutes
  • 10HugillSubstituted forNombeat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Eaves
  • 12Rinomhota
  • 14Wyke
  • 18Rathbone
  • 24Humphreys
  • 26Phillips
  • 29Nombe
  • 30Appiah
  • 38Seriki

Southampton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31Bazunu
  • 2Walker-Peters
  • 21Harwood-Bellis
  • 35Bednarek
  • 3Manning
  • 16Smallbone
  • 4DownesBooked at 57minsSubstituted forRothwellat 73′minutes
  • 17S ArmstrongBooked at 60minsSubstituted forCharlesat 89′minutes
  • 9A Armstrong
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forMaraat 81′minutes
  • 26FraserSubstituted forBrooksat 74′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Stephens
  • 13Lumley
  • 18Mara
  • 19Rothwell
  • 23Edozie
  • 24Charles
  • 29Meghoma
  • 33Dibling
  • 36Brooks

Referee:

Sunny Sukhvir Gill

Attendance:

11,179

Match Stats

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Post update

Match ends, Rotherham United 0, Southampton 2.

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