League One
Rotherham1Port Vale0

Rotherham United 1-0 Port Vale

Ten-man Rotherham moved up to third place in League One by beating Port Vale thanks to a goal from striker Kieran Agard.

Chris Birchall almost put the visitors ahead early on but his shot was blocked by Millers keeper Adam Collin.

The home side were reduced to 10 men when Richie Smallwood was dismissed for a late challenge on Billy Knott.

Rotherham notched a winner when Vale failed to clear a cross and the lurking Agard struck home with a fierce drive.

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 27Tavernier
  • 3Skarz
  • 10O'ConnorBooked at 64minsSubstituted forRevellat 65'minutes
  • 20Morgan
  • 4Arnason
  • 37AdamsSubstituted forMilsomat 45'minutes
  • 36SmallwoodBooked at 45mins
  • 26Thomas
  • 28VuckicSubstituted forAgardat 45'minutes
  • 18PringleBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 5Davis
  • 9Revell
  • 15Milsom
  • 22Agard
  • 25Addison
  • 35Hitchcock

Port Vale

  • 12Johnson
  • 2Yates
  • 5DickinsonBooked at 61mins
  • 8DoddsBooked at 16mins
  • 4Robertson
  • 24DuffySubstituted forWilliamsonat 51'minutes
  • 26BirchallSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 71'minutes
  • 28KnottSubstituted forShukerat 71'minutes
  • 10Tomlin
  • 39Hugill
  • 22Lloyd

Substitutes

  • 9Myrie-Williams
  • 15Shuker
  • 19Williamson
  • 21Griffith
  • 27Smith
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
7,743

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Port Vale 0.
Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Booking

Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).
Jordan Hugill (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Craig Morgan.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Kári Arnason.
Foul by Wes Thomas (Rotherham United).
Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Jennison Myrie-Williams.
Hand ball by Chris Shuker (Port Vale).
Foul by Craig Morgan (Rotherham United).
Jordan Hugill (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Robert Milsom (Rotherham United).
Jordan Hugill (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. James Tavernier (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Port Vale 0. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Skarz.
Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left.
Robert Milsom (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jordan Hugill (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Chris Birchall.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Shuker replaces Billy Knott.
Attempt saved. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Lloyd (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Alex Revell replaces Michael O'Connor.

Booking

Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).
Adam Yates (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

Booking

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.
Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).
Attempt missed. Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).
Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by James Tavernier.
Hand ball by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United).
Wes Thomas (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Richard Duffy because of an injury.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Chris Robertson.
Robert Milsom (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jordan Hugill (Port Vale).

Second Half

Second Half begins Rotherham United 0, Port Vale 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Kieran Agard replaces Haris Vuckic.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Robert Milsom replaces Nicky Adams.

Half Time

First Half ends, Rotherham United 0, Port Vale 0.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

Dismissal

Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) is shown the red card for a bad foul.
Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).
Billy Knott (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Richard Duffy.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Sam Johnson.
Attempt saved. James Tavernier (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Nicky Adams (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4430955599
2Brentford44271073091
3Rotherham44231382782
4Preston44221662582
5Leyton Orient442311103680
6Peterborough44224181270
7Swindon4419916766
8Sheff Utd43161215060
9Port Vale4418620-1360
10MK Dons4417819059
11Walsall44141614258
12Bristol City44131714356
13Crawley43141316-555
14Bradford44121715153
15Gillingham4415722-1752
16Oldham43131218-1051
17Coventry44161216-250
18Colchester44111419-1247
19Tranmere44121121-2447
20Crewe44121121-2747
21Notts County4414426-1546
22Carlisle43111121-2944
23Shrewsbury4491421-1941
24Stevenage4410925-2539
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