Goals from Nouha Dicko and Ben Pringle gave Rotherham victory and sent Bristol City to the bottom of League One.

Dicko followed in Kieran Agard's long-range shot to put the visitors in front inside three minutes.

City forward Jay Emmanuel-Thomas gifted Rotherham possession on the halfway line and Lee Frecklington broke away to tee up Pringle for a second.

Bobby Reid pulled one back when his cross curled straight in before Millers keeper Adam Collin denied Sam Baldock.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

"After two minutes the ball ends up in our net on the rebound and that is a bit disappointing because we had the ball for the first minute and 50 seconds.

"I thought that the team responded very well to the chat we had at half-time.

"I think the two young boys did well when they came on and I switched around the back four a little bit to become more attacking from the full backs.

"We have to start the game next week the way we ended this one. We can't afford to start it how we started today."

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I think it was a game of two halves really, I think conditions played a part to be fair.

"I think we should have been out of sight by half time and there wouldn't have been any surprise if it had been four or five, such was the dominance we had.

"You always know your going to have to defend the way Steve (Cotterill) sets his teams up and the players they've got.

"They obviously scored a late goal. But I think all in all we deserved the points and I could have perhaps been more, but still this this is a really difficult place to come and play."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Bristol City

  • 13 Parish
  • 02 Moloney (Reid - 62' )
  • 17 Cunningham (Burns - 78' )
  • 34 Gillett
  • 05 Flint
  • 03 Williams
  • 11 Wagstaff
  • 25 Elliott
  • 09 Baldock
  • 10 Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 15 Bryan (Shorey - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Fielding
  • 06 Carey
  • 14 Reid
  • 18 Taylor
  • 21 Pack
  • 22 Shorey
  • 27 Burns

Rotherham United

  • 21 Collin
  • 27 Tavernier
  • 14 Bradley
  • 08 Frecklington
  • 20 Morgan
  • 05 Davis
  • 22 Agard
  • 04 Arnason
  • 26 Dicko (Tidser - 89' )
  • 09 Revell (Vuckic - 92' )
  • 18 Pringle

Substitutes

  • 01 Shearer
  • 02 Brindley
  • 16 Tubbs
  • 23 Tidser
  • 28 Vuckic
  • 31 Rowe
Ref: Lee Collins
Att: 11,201

Match Stats

Shots

15 14

On target

7 8

Corners

11 6

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bristol City 1, Rotherham United 2.

90:00 +4:40 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Rotherham United 2.

90:00 +4:23

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Scott Wagstaff.

90:00 +1:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rotherham United. Haris Vuckic replaces Alex Revell.

90:00 +0:05

Attempt saved. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

89:30

Attempt saved. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

88:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael Tidser replaces Nouha Dicko.

81:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bristol City 1, Rotherham United 2. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the bottom right corner.

80:47

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Claude Davis.

80:08

Wes Burns (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:08

Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).

79:45

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by James Tavernier.

79:21

Attempt saved. Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

78:13

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Claude Davis.

77:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Greg Cunningham.

76:51

Foul by Marvin Elliott (Bristol City).

76:51

Nouha Dicko (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:57

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ben Pringle.

75:48

Attempt blocked. Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

75:01

Attempt missed. Simon Gillett (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

71:37

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Marvin Elliott.

70:08

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

68:49

Foul by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).

68:49

Mark Bradley (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:04

Hand ball by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).

65:22

Attempt missed. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

64:46

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

63:35

Attempt saved. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

63:16

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Adam Collin.

63:07

Attempt saved. Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

62:35

Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

61:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Bobby Reid replaces Brendan Moloney.

60:46

Attempt missed. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

59:45

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

59:13

Attempt saved. Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

58:41

Attempt missed. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

53:09

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:09

Foul by Alex Revell (Rotherham United).

51:16

Foul by Nicky Shorey (Bristol City).

51:16

Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:28

Attempt blocked. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Bristol City 0, Rotherham United 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Nicky Shorey replaces Joe Bryan.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bristol City 0, Rotherham United 2.

45:00 +0:21

Foul by Marvin Elliott (Bristol City).

45:00 +0:21

Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:41

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:41

Foul by Kieran Agard (Rotherham United).

41:06

Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

39:54

Joe Bryan (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:54

Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).

39:31

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Claude Davis.

38:21

Attempt saved. James Tavernier (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

36:59

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City).

36:59

Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:18

Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

34:57

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by James Tavernier.

32:37

Foul by Marvin Elliott (Bristol City).

32:37

Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:16

Simon Gillett (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:16

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

27:32

Attempt blocked. Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bristol City 0, Rotherham United 2. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Frecklington.

24:40

Attempt missed. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

23:49

Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).

23:49

Nouha Dicko (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:10

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:10

Foul by Nouha Dicko (Rotherham United).

18:39

Attempt blocked. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

17:29

Foul by Derrick Williams (Bristol City).

17:29

Nouha Dicko (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:48

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

13:44

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Aden Flint.

13:16

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

12:30

Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

12:30

Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:04

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:04

Dangerous play by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

10:24

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:24

Foul by Claude Davis (Rotherham United).

10:15

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Elliot Parish.

10:00

Attempt saved. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

9:39

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Elliot Parish.

9:25

Attempt saved. James Tavernier (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

8:37

Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

8:15

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

7:31

Attempt saved. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

5:45

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by James Tavernier.

3:18

Foul by Claude Davis (Rotherham United).

3:18

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bristol City 0, Rotherham United 1. Nouha Dicko (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

2:16

Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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