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Rotherham United 0-2 Brentford

Brentford manager Mark Warburton
Brentford's other win this season came at Blackpool earlier in August

Andre Gray and Nick Proschwitz gave Brentford a goal in each half as they secured a second win of the season.

Kirk Broadfoot hit the bar with a header for Rotherham before Paul Taylor was also denied by the woodwork for the home side.

Just before the interval, Alan Judge slid a pass through and Gray thumped the ball into the top corner.

Proschwitz scored Brentford's second in added time at the end when he tapped in from Jon Toral's cross.

Facing another team promoted from League One last season, the Millers almost moved in front when Broadfoot got his head to Kari Arnason's long throw but the defender's effort came back off the bar.

Taylor then beat goalkeeper David Button from outside the area but saw his shot bounce away off the crossbar.

Gray scored his first league goal since joining from Luton in the summer when he produced a powerful finish after being played through by Judge.

Matt Derbyshire should have equalised when he broke through on goal only to shoot weakly at Button.

But after a lengthy stoppage for an injury to Scott Hogan, Proschwitz produced a close-range finish from Toral's ball for his second goal since his move from Hull in the summer.

Rotherham manager Steve Evans:

"I think they have had a little bit of assistance from the referee,who I thought was poor all day. It seems to be every time we have him that he's poor.

"Goals win matches and Brentford have come and nicked the win. We have to earn our points and our performance was super. They have been battered from start to finish.

"But I don't include the striking department in that because we have missed a succession of chances."

Brentford manager Mark Warburton:

"It was a magnificent performance. We knew what to expect. They are a very organised side, with some very talented players and the physical talent of Alex Revell.

"We played very, very well with some great patches of play.

"Could we have been more clinical? Yes we could, and a special mention for David Button who has made two or three tremendous saves and really dominated the box in the second half."

Line-ups

Rotherham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Collin
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 6Wood
  • 4Arnason
  • 3Skarz
  • 18Pringle
  • 8FrecklingtonSubstituted forWordsworthat 45'minutes
  • 33Smallwood
  • 26Taylor
  • 9RevellSubstituted forBoweryat 55'minutes
  • 27DerbyshireSubstituted forBrandyat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 2Brindley
  • 10Bowery
  • 17Newton
  • 24Brandy
  • 25Swift
  • 28Wordsworth

Brentford

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 27ButtonBooked at 71mins
  • 12McCormack
  • 6DeanBooked at 77mins
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 3Bidwell
  • 8Douglas
  • 15Dallas
  • 18Judge
  • 21Pritchard
  • 23JotaSubstituted forHoganat 67'minutesSubstituted forProschwitzat 83'minutes
  • 19GraySubstituted forToralat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 5Craig
  • 9Hogan
  • 14Tebar
  • 17Toral
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 39Proschwitz
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
9,016

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home18
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 0, Brentford 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rotherham United 0, Brentford 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Rotherham United 0, Brentford 2. Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jon-Miquel Toral.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  5. Post update

    Alex Pritchard (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Rotherham United).

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Febian Brandy (Rotherham United).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jon-Miquel Toral (Brentford).

  13. Post update

    Jordan Bowery (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Pringle.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Febian Brandy.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross following a set piece situation.

  17. Post update

    Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ben Pringle with a cross following a corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Alan Judge.