Lloyd Dyer reacted to scoring Watford's first goal at Rotherham by running over to his bench and appearing to give manager Beppe Sannino abuse.

The former West Brom player reacted first to Adam Collin's parried save from Odion Jude Ighalo's shot.

Gianni Munari made sure of the points with a late second but the main talking point was Dyer's reaction to scoring.

Hornets boss Sannino played down the incident, and said: "I didn't see it. But his celebration was normal."

Former Watford defender David Holdsworth was watching the game for BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Lloyd Dyer slotted home from a few yards and then his reaction was to elude his team-mates and give verbal abuse to his manager. It's not really what you want to see but there's a lot of emotions in football."

The win lifts Watford, who have two wins from their first three games, to seventh in the table.

In contrast, Rotherham have lost two of their first three matches since winning promotion from League One and have managed just one goal.

The Millers produced a string of chance but paid the price for a lack of cutting edge in front of goal.

Paul Taylor wasted two great chances and Lee Frecklington had an effort deflected.

Rotherham manager Steve Evans:

"We were terrific against a top-class side who I think will win promotion.

"We have given them a hiding but they have gone with the points. For 75 minutes we were by far the better side, but they have taken a couple of chances."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Rotherham United

  • 21 Collin
  • 05 Broadfoot
  • 03 Skarz
  • 33 Smallwood Booked
  • 20 Morgan Booked
  • 04 Arnason
  • 11 Green (Tidser - 64' )
  • 08 Frecklington (Swift - 77' )
  • 09 Revell
  • 18 Pringle (Derbyshire - 76' )
  • 26 Taylor

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach
  • 06 Wood
  • 10 Bowery
  • 17 Newton
  • 23 Tidser
  • 25 Swift
  • 27 Derbyshire

Watford

  • 01 Gomes
  • 14 Paredes
  • 21 Anya (Tozser - 79' )
  • 31 Hoban
  • 04 Angella
  • 17 Tamas Booked
  • 03 Munari
  • 05 Andrews Booked
  • 20 Vydra (Ighalo - 60' )
  • 09 Deeney
  • 19 Fabbrini (Dyer - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Tozser
  • 11 Forestieri
  • 12 Doyley
  • 22 Abdi
  • 23 Dyer
  • 24 Ighalo
  • 30 Bond
Ref: David Webb
Att: 9,361

Match Stats

Shots

15 9

On target

3 3

Corners

2 2

Fouls

11 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Rotherham United 0, Watford 2.

90:00 +5:27 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Rotherham United 0, Watford 2.

90:00 +1:33

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Michael Tidser.

90:00 +1:08

Lloyd Dyer (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +1:08

Foul by Michael Tidser (Rotherham United).

90:00 +0:28

Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Alex Revell with a headed pass.

86:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rotherham United 0, Watford 2. Gianni Munari (Watford) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tommy Hoban with a cross.

84:25

Foul by Daniel Tözsér (Watford).

84:25

Alex Revell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:47

Attempt saved. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gianni Munari.

82:48 Booking

Booking Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82:40

Lloyd Dyer (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:40

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

79:13

Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).

79:13

Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Daniel Tözsér replaces Ikechi Anya.

77:08

Attempt missed. John Swift (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Michael Tidser.

76:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rotherham United. John Swift replaces Lee Frecklington.

75:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rotherham United. Matt Derbyshire replaces Ben Pringle.

73:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rotherham United 0, Watford 1. Lloyd Dyer (Watford) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal.

72:58

Attempt blocked. Odion Ighalo (Watford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Troy Deeney with a headed pass.

72:21

Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

70:58 Booking

Booking Gabriel Tamas (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

70:54

Foul by Gabriel Tamas (Watford).

70:54

Michael Tidser (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:36

Foul by Gabriel Tamas (Watford).

65:36

Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Lloyd Dyer replaces Diego Fabbrini.

64:27

Attempt missed. Gianni Munari (Watford) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Odion Ighalo.

63:53

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

63:11

Delay in match Tommy Hoban (Watford) because of an injury.

63:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael Tidser replaces Paul Green.

61:42

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

61:11

Delay in match Paul Green (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

60:34

Offside, Watford. Ikechi Anya tries a through ball, but Odion Ighalo is caught offside.

59:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Odion Ighalo replaces Matej Vydra.

59:24 Booking

Booking Keith Andrews (Watford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

59:17

Paul Green (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:17

Foul by Keith Andrews (Watford).

57:56

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

57:19 Booking

Booking Craig Morgan (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57:10

Craig Morgan (Rotherham United).

57:10

Troy Deeney (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:54

Attempt missed. Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kári Arnason.

55:01

Attempt blocked. Matej Vydra (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Troy Deeney.

54:05

Matej Vydra (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:05

Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United).

51:07

Attempt blocked. Gianni Munari (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

51:06

Attempt blocked. Keith Andrews (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matej Vydra.

49:54

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

49:28

Delay in match Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

45:50

Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Pringle.

45:00

Second Half begins Rotherham United 0, Watford 0.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Rotherham United 0, Watford 0.

44:37

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Heurelho Gomes.

44:35

Attempt saved. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kári Arnason with a headed pass.

43:07

Attempt blocked. Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Revell with a headed pass.

41:24

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

41:24

Diego Fabbrini (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:37

Alex Revell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:37

Foul by Gabriele Angella (Watford).

39:59

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

39:59

Diego Fabbrini (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:40

Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Skarz.

36:58

Attempt blocked. Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Skarz.

29:04

Attempt missed. Craig Morgan (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Pringle with a cross following a corner.

28:34

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Heurelho Gomes.

28:32

Attempt saved. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Revell.

23:22

Diego Fabbrini (Watford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:22

Foul by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United).

22:03

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kirk Broadfoot with a cross.

16:49

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Morgan.

15:46

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

14:53

Delay in match Troy Deeney (Watford) because of an injury.

12:09

Foul by Tommy Hoban (Watford).

12:09

Alex Revell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:27

Gabriel Tamas (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:27

Foul by Alex Revell (Rotherham United).

10:47

Attempt missed. Matej Vydra (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

9:54

Diego Fabbrini (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:54

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

6:13

Diego Fabbrini (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:13

Foul by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United).

5:11

Attempt saved. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Taylor.

2:21

Diego Fabbrini (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:21

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

1:15

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Taylor.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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