Burton leapfrogged over their hosts as Rotherham fell to their fourth defeat in a row.

Albion took an early lead when Justin Richards sped down the right, slipped a pass to Cleveland Taylor and continued his run to turn in Taylor's drive.

The Millers' best chance came when Ben Pringle headed down Danny Schofield's cross only for Lewis Grabban to sky his shot over the bar.

Grabban almost made amends early in the second half but his shot hit the bar.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rotherham boss Andy Scott told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I'm sick of saying the same thing; we just can't defend, it's driving me absolutely mad that people aren't prepared to do their jobs and put their bodies on the line.

"We got dominated in the first half because we didn't compete.

"Second half, well it's the most one-sided game you are ever going to get in a football match and it's still a worry because we just don't seem to be doing what we're supposed to do."

Burton Albion manager Paul Peschisolido told BBC Radio Derby:

"We defended absolutely gallantly - it was unbelievable the way they threw their bodies on the line. If we defend the way we did, we will progress and progress because they were absolutely brilliant.

"We had to graft as a team. I would like to have played better football and keep the ball better but ultimately we got the points.

"We got the goal when we needed it and we won ugly."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Rotherham

  • 21 Warrington
  • 02 Tonge
  • 03 Newey
  • 17 Mullins
  • 24 Raynes
  • 04 Harrison Booked
  • 08 Taylor
  • 11 Schofield (Marshall - 63' )
  • 18 Pringle (Evans - 58' )
  • 09 Revell
  • 23 Grabban

Substitutes

  • 01 Logan
  • 06 Foster
  • 07 Evans
  • 12 Marshall
  • 16 Warne

Burton Albion

  • 23 Atkins
  • 05 James
  • 08 Corbett
  • 15 Austin
  • 20 Blanchett Booked
  • 06 McGrath
  • 13 Taylor (Palmer - 61' )
  • 17 Phillips Booked
  • 26 Bolder Booked
  • 09 Richards (Webster - 75' )
  • 29 Kee (Zola - 54' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Poole
  • 03 Webster
  • 24 Amankwaah
  • 11 Palmer
  • 10 Zola
Ref: Haines
Att: 3,645

Match Stats

Shots

17 4

On target

7 4

Corners

10 6

Fouls

9 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:08 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +5:50

Inswinging corner taken by Gareth Evans, save by Ross Atkins.

90:00 +5:29

Free kick crossed right-footed by Gareth Evans, clearance made by Ryan Austin.

90:00 +5:29 Booking

Booking Danny Blanchett is shown a yellow card.

90:00 +5:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Marshall by Chris Palmer.

90:00 +4:31

Corner taken by Gareth Evans, clearance by Chris Palmer.

90:00 +4:24

Marcus Marshall produces a cross, Ryan Austin manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +2:26

Dale Tonge crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Michael Raynes misses to the left of the goal.

90:00 +2:07

The ball is crossed by Dale Tonge, clearance by Ryan Austin.

90:00 +0:40

Aaron Webster challenges Jason Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Tom Newey.

90:00 +0:22

Tom Newey sends in a cross, Ryan Austin manages to make a clearance.

89:17

The official flags Calvin Zola offside. Andy Warrington takes the indirect free kick.

88:51

Dale Tonge crosses the ball, Adam Bolder manages to make a clearance.

88:30

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Warrington.

88:21

The ball is crossed by Tom Newey, John McGrath manages to make a clearance.

87:29

Dale Tonge crosses the ball, Ryan Austin manages to make a clearance.

86:56

Calvin Zola is caught offside. Free kick taken by Andy Warrington.

86:15

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Michael Raynes misses to the right of the goal.

84:18

The official flags Calvin Zola offside. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Warrington.

83:40

John McGrath challenges Gareth Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Warrington.

83:09

Corner taken left-footed by Chris Palmer, Marcus Marshall manages to make a clearance.

83:02

The ball is delivered by Jimmy Phillips, blocked by Danny Harrison.

82:10

Unfair challenge on Calvin Zola by Michael Raynes results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Palmer, Michael Raynes makes a clearance.

79:57

Gareth Evans takes a shot. Blocked by John McGrath.

74:03 Substitution

Substitution Justin Richards goes off and Aaron Webster comes on.

71:38

Marcus Marshall takes the inswinging corner, Close range header by Johnny Mullins misses to the right of the target.

69:27

The ball is delivered by Dale Tonge, Ross Atkins makes a save.

68:11

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Marcus Marshall, Header from deep inside the area by Johnny Mullins goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

67:45

Marcus Marshall takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Ryan Austin.

67:36

Gareth Evans takes a shot. Save by Ross Atkins.

66:51

Tom Newey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Phillips. Tony James takes the direct free kick.

66:00

Andy Warrington takes the free kick.

66:00 Booking

Booking Jimmy Phillips goes into the referee's book.

65:42

Foul by Jimmy Phillips on Tom Newey, free kick awarded.

64:47

Effort from the edge of the box by Lewis Grabban goes wide of the left-hand upright.

64:35

Danny Harrison takes a shot. Save made by Ross Atkins.

64:06

Calvin Zola takes a shot. Save made by Andy Warrington.

63:37

Unfair challenge on Calvin Zola by Danny Harrison results in a free kick. Ryan Austin takes the direct free kick.

63:02

Jason Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

63:02 Booking

Booking Adam Bolder goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

61:31

Ross Atkins takes the direct free kick. Adam Bolder challenges Jason Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick.

61:31 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Marshall replaces Danny Schofield.

61:31

Dale Tonge crosses the ball, Ross Atkins fouled by Alex Revell, the ref awards a free kick.

60:57 Substitution

Substitution Chris Palmer on for Cleveland Taylor.

59:32

Effort from inside the area by Gareth Evans misses to the left of the target.

58:05

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Schofield from the right by-line, Ryan Austin makes a clearance.

58:00

Lewis Grabban delivers the ball, Andrew Corbett gets a block in.

57:19

Andy Warrington takes the direct free kick.

57:19 Substitution

Substitution Gareth Evans is brought on as a substitute for Ben Pringle.

57:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Bolder on Jason Taylor.

54:56

The ball is swung over by Jimmy Phillips.

53:56 Substitution

Substitution Billy Kee goes off and Calvin Zola comes on.

53:28

A cross is delivered by Dale Tonge.

51:14

Jimmy Phillips challenges Danny Schofield unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ben Pringle, Cleveland Taylor manages to make a clearance.

50:09

The ball is crossed by Lewis Grabban, clearance by Ryan Austin.

49:42

Cleveland Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Andy Warrington.

49:31

Jimmy Phillips delivers the ball, Michael Raynes makes a clearance.

48:09

Lewis Grabban takes a shot.

47:50

Danny Schofield takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Austin.

47:36

Lewis Grabban crosses the ball, Ryan Austin manages to make a clearance.

46:37

Dale Tonge crosses the ball, save made by Ross Atkins.

45:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Justin Richards on Alex Revell. Dale Tonge restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:04

The ball is sent over by Ben Pringle, Danny Schofield takes a shot. Save made by Ross Atkins.

44:23

The assistant referee signals for offside against Billy Kee. Free kick taken by Tom Newey.

43:35

Corner taken left-footed by John McGrath from the right by-line, clearance by Jason Taylor.

43:26

Jimmy Phillips crosses the ball, clearance by Michael Raynes.

43:01

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Phillips from the left by-line, clearance by Jason Taylor.

42:52

The ball is crossed by Jimmy Phillips, clearance made by Johnny Mullins.

41:20

Corner taken by Ben Pringle from the right by-line, clearance made by Ryan Austin.

41:16

Danny Schofield sends in a cross, John McGrath gets a block in.

40:12

Corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle from the right by-line, Header by Michael Raynes from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

39:30

Unfair challenge on Lewis Grabban by Ryan Austin results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ben Pringle from right channel, Ryan Austin manages to make a clearance.

38:25

Billy Kee is penalised for a handball. Michael Raynes takes the indirect free kick.

37:48

Johnny Mullins concedes a free kick for a foul on Justin Richards. Free kick taken by John McGrath.

36:26

Shot from just outside the box by Alex Revell goes over the bar.

35:57

Billy Kee delivers the ball.

34:44

The ball is swung over by Lewis Grabban, clearance made by Tony James.

33:53

Danny Schofield produces a cross, Shot on goal by Lewis Grabban from just inside the area goes over the target.

32:59

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Phillips from the left by-line, clearance made by Ben Pringle.

32:51

The ball is sent over by Danny Blanchett, Michael Raynes manages to make a clearance.

31:03

Ryan Austin restarts play with the free kick.

31:03 Booking

Booking Caution for Danny Harrison.

30:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Harrison on Jimmy Phillips.

28:50

Alex Revell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Corbett. Free kick taken by Andrew Corbett.

25:20

Danny Harrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Bolder. Tony James takes the direct free kick.

23:30

Unfair challenge on Jason Taylor by Jimmy Phillips results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Dale Tonge from right channel, clearance made by Andrew Corbett.

23:06

The ball is sent over by Ben Pringle, clearance made by Adam Bolder.

22:54

Ben Pringle delivers the ball, Ryan Austin makes a clearance.

22:33

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Schofield from the left by-line, Billy Kee makes a clearance.

22:23

Danny Schofield takes a shot. Save made by Ross Atkins.

22:05

Danny Schofield decides to take the corner short.

21:56

Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Danny Blanchett gets a block in.

20:53

John McGrath takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Dale Tonge.

20:36

Billy Kee takes a shot. Tom Newey gets a block in.

20:10

The ball is delivered by Billy Kee, blocked by Dale Tonge.

19:46

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Cleveland Taylor.

19:38

The ball is swung over by Cleveland Taylor, Tom Newey gets a block in.

19:26

A cross is delivered by Jimmy Phillips.

12:11

The ball is sent over by Danny Blanchett, comfortable save by Andy Warrington.

10:59

The ball is crossed by Danny Schofield.

10:00

The ball is crossed by Cleveland Taylor.

7:46

Assist by Cleveland Taylor.

7:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Justin Richards - Rotherham 0 - 1 Burton Goal scored by Justin Richards from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rotherham 0-1 Burton Albion.

6:02

Centre by Alex Revell, save by Ross Atkins.

5:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Raynes by Billy Kee. Andy Warrington takes the direct free kick.

3:24

Billy Kee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Raynes. Direct free kick taken by Andy Warrington.

2:45

Unfair challenge on Ryan Austin by Alex Revell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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