Rotherham v Burton Albion
Nardiello 5′ (pen) Odejayi 11′ Pringle 75′
- FT 90 +5
- HT 2-0
Rotherham started life in their new ground with a comfortable win against Burton Albion on the opening day.
The Millers, playing their first competitive match at the New York Stadium, were 2-0 up at the break thanks to Daniel Nardiello's penalty and Kayode Odejayi's header.
Lee Bell was sent off for the visitors after two yellows in quick succession.
Ben Pringle's deflected cross looped over visiting keeper Ross Atkins to seal the victory.
Rotherham had spent the past four years playing at Don Valley after leaving Millmoor at the end of the 2007-08 season and the fans who packed out the new ground were quickly rewarded.
The Millers took a two-goal lead inside 15 minutes. Nardiello scored the first from the spot after Zander Diamond fouled him in the box, before strike partner Odejayi doubled the lead with a header from Kari Arnason's long throw.
Burton, who were denied an equaliser when Adi Yussuf's strike was ruled out for offside, were forced to play the majority of the second period with 10 men after Bell saw red for two bookings in four minutes.
Having initially been booked for unsporting behaviour, the former Crewe man was ordered off after a late tackle on Millers midfielder David Noble.
The hosts were on top throughout and extended their lead when Pringle's cross took a heavy deflection, leaving Atkins helpless in the Burton goal.
Steve Evans' side had other chances, but it mattered little and they end the day where they aim to finish the season; occupying one of the top three places in League Two.
Views from the dressing rooms:
Rotherham United manager Steve Evans tells BBC Radio Sheffield:
"It was fantastic, I thought we started the game really well.
"When you go 2-0 up early, then your supporters expect it to be a 7-0 goal-fest."
"Burton are a good side and had a spell of 20 minutes before half time, we got in at half time and had to wake one or two (players) up."
"Second half, I know they went down to 10 men, but we were totally dominant."
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- 01 Shearer
- 03 Wilson
- 05 Sharps
- 06 Mullins (Bradley - 46' )
- 19 Noble
- 04 Arnason
- 08 Taylor
- 10 O'Connor Booked (Ainsworth - 64' )
- 15 Pringle
- 16 Odejayi
- 17 Nardiello (Revell - 84' )
- 21 Warrington
- 07 Ainsworth
- 11 Evans
- 14 Bradley
- 24 Rose
- 09 Revell
- 22 Agard
- 01 Atkins
- 04 Stanton
- 05 Diamond
- 20 O'Connor
- 07 Taylor (Dyer - 62' )
- 08 Weir Booked
- 14 McCrory
- 19 Maghoma
- 23 Bell Dismissed after an earlier booking
- 12 Yussuf (Richards - 62' )
- 29 Kee (Paterson - 76' )
- 16 Lyness
- 02 Corbett
- 03 Webster
- 11 Palmer
- 22 Dyer
- 09 Richards
- 18 Paterson
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The match has reached full-time.90:00 +1:08
Laurence Wilson produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.90:00 +0:13
Matthew Paterson takes a shot. Save made by Scott Shearer.89:16
Mark Bradley challenges Nathan Stanton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.86:54
Jason Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Weir. Shot comes in from Robbie Weir from the free kick.85:26
Alex Revell takes a shot. Save made by Ross Atkins. Corner from the right by-line taken by Lionel Ainsworth, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Ian Sharps misses to the left of the goal.82:28 Substitution
Substitution Alex Revell is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Nardiello.82:28
Centre by Damien McCrory, Justin Richards produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.80:41
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma by Jason Taylor. Free kick taken by Robbie Weir.77:03
Justin Richards is ruled offside. Ian Sharps takes the free kick.75:17 Substitution
Substitution Billy Kee leaves the field to be replaced by Matthew Paterson.74:23 Goal scored
Goal! - Ben Pringle - Rotherham 3 - 0 Burton Ben Pringle gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Rotherham 3-0 Burton Albion.71:43
Corner taken by Ben Pringle, Jack Dyer makes a clearance.68:55
Jason Taylor challenges Nathan Stanton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nathan Stanton takes the free kick.67:07
Jacques Maghoma challenges Kari Arnason unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kari Arnason takes the direct free kick.65:32
Unfair challenge on Ben Pringle by Jack Dyer results in a free kick. Strike comes in from David Noble from the free kick.63:58 Substitution
Substitution (Rotherham) makes a substitution, with Lionel Ainsworth coming on for Michael O'Connor.63:22
Kayode Odejayi takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a save.62:56
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Pringle.61:39 Substitution
Substitution Cleveland Taylor goes off and Jack Dyer comes on.
Substitution Adi Yussuf goes off and Justin Richards comes on.61:20
Michael O'Connor takes a shot. Save made by Ross Atkins.61:02
Kari Arnason takes the free kick.61:02 Dismissal
Dismissal The referee sends off Lee Bell for second bookable offence.59:15
Unfair challenge on David Noble by Lee Bell results in a free kick.57:24 Booking
Booking Booking for Lee Bell for unsporting behaviour.57:08
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Pringle by Lee Bell. Direct free kick taken by Kari Arnason.54:13
Ben Pringle takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.53:38
Adi Yussuf is ruled offside. Scott Shearer restarts play with the free kick.52:44
Laurence Wilson fouled by Billy Kee, the ref awards a free kick. Kari Arnason takes the free kick.52:01
The ball is crossed by Lee Bell, Scott Shearer makes a comfortable save.48:47
Michael O'Connor delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Ross Atkins.48:47 Booking
Booking The referee books Robbie Weir for unsporting behaviour.48:40
Robbie Weir gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Taylor.46:57
Kayode Odejayi challenges Damien McCrory unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ross Atkins.45:05 Substitution
Substitution Mark Bradley on for Johnny Mullins.45:01
The second half begins.45:00 +2:08 Half time
Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.43:23
David Noble challenges Billy Kee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.41:32
Corner taken by Lee Bell from the right by-line, clearance by Scott Shearer. Effort on goal by Robbie Weir from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.37:54
The ball is delivered by Anthony O'Connor.32:54
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Noble on Billy Kee. Damien McCrory delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.30:10
Corner from the left by-line taken by Billy Kee, Anthony O'Connor produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adi Yussuf by Johnny Mullins. Free kick taken by Damien McCrory.29:41
Billy Kee takes a shot. Scott Shearer makes a clearance.29:20
Michael O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Weir. Lee Bell takes the direct free kick.28:17
The ball is sent over by Daniel Nardiello, Close range headed effort by Kayode Odejayi clears the crossbar.25:40
Nathan Stanton takes the direct free kick. Johnny Mullins concedes a free kick for a foul on Adi Yussuf. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.25:40 Booking
Booking Michael O'Connor is given a yellow card.25:37
Foul by Michael O'Connor on Robbie Weir, free kick awarded.23:57
Unfair challenge on Cleveland Taylor by Laurence Wilson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Anthony O'Connor.22:24
The ball is delivered by Cleveland Taylor, Shot by Adi Yussuf from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.19:48
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma by Johnny Mullins. Lee Bell crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Scott Shearer. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Bell.18:00
Corner taken by Lee Bell from the left by-line, clearance made by Laurence Wilson. Lee Bell decides to take the corner short.17:27
Adi Yussuf takes a shot. Ian Sharps gets a block in.16:26
Outswinging corner taken by Lee Bell from the right by-line, clearance made by Kayode Odejayi.12:26
Anthony O'Connor delivers the ball.12:02
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Kee by David Noble. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.10:48 Goal scored
Goal! - Kayode Odejayi - Rotherham 2 - 0 Burton Kayode Odejayi grabs a headed goal from close range. Rotherham 2-0 Burton Albion.9:21
The ball is swung over by Michael O'Connor, save by Ross Atkins.8:15
The assistant referee flags for offside against Adi Yussuf. Scott Shearer takes the indirect free kick.5:33
The referee blows for offside against Cleveland Taylor. Scott Shearer takes the indirect free kick.4:43 Goal scored
Goal! - Daniel Nardiello - Rotherham 1 - 0 Burton Penalty taken right-footed by Daniel Nardiello and scored. Rotherham 1-0 Burton Albion.3:31
Zander Diamond concedes a Penalty for a foul on Daniel Nardiello.0:00
The referee gets the game underway.
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