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Huddersfield Town 0-2 Rotherham United

Conor Sammon
Conor Sammon has scored three goals for Rotherham since joining on loan from Derby in January

Ten-man Rotherham climbed away from the Championship relegation zone with a comfortable win at Huddersfield.

The Millers opened the scoring through Kari Arnason, who bundled the ball past Alex Smithies at the second attempt.

Conor Sammon doubled the visitors' advantage with a precise effort from the edge of the area before Millers captain Lee Frecklington was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Radoslaw Majewski had the hosts' best chance late on but was off target.

The win was Rotherham's first over Huddersfield in 23 years and saw the Millers move above Fulham, nine points clear of the drop zone.

After a scrappy opening in which neither team enjoyed any real possession, Sammon tested Smithies with a close-range effort.

James Vaughan had the Terriers' first meaningful effort but his looping header went wide, before Arnason, who saw an earlier header brilliantly saved by Smithies, fired home the opener just before the break.

In the second half Vaughan had a first-time effort blocked before Sammon's strike gave Smithies no chance.

The Millers' win was soured 16 minutes from time when Frecklington saw red for a late challenge on Conor Coady, having previously been booked in the first half for a foul on Joel Lynch.

It mattered little as the visitors held out for a third away win of the season, while Huddersfield have now lost their last three matches.

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell: "We have 10 games left and we must dig deep and try to pick up as many points as possible. A couple of weeks ago we moved into the top half of the table and maybe that gave us a false sense of security.

"We know we must perform much better than that."

Rotherham manager Steve Evans: "Even if we beat Wigan next week, anyone who thinks 43 points will be enough is certainly not Steve Evans.

"We have had some disappointing results this season and we have to continue to work as hard as we have up to now."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 27Smith
  • 4Hudson
  • 33LynchSubstituted forWallaceat 80'minutes
  • 7Scannell
  • 10Coady
  • 6HoggSubstituted forMajewskiat 59'minutes
  • 8ButterfieldBooked at 43mins
  • 17Robinson
  • 18LolleySubstituted forMillerat 58'minutes
  • 9Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 2Edgar
  • 11Miller
  • 13Murphy
  • 15Wallace
  • 25Carroll
  • 28Gobern
  • 45Majewski

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 30Hunt
  • 5BroadfootBooked at 70mins
  • 31Rawson
  • 3Lafferty
  • 4ArnasonBooked at 25mins
  • 33Smallwood
  • 18PringleSubstituted forMilsomat 78'minutes
  • 8FrecklingtonBooked at 74mins
  • 27DerbyshireSubstituted forBoweryat 82'minutes
  • 23SammonSubstituted forRichardsonat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Bowery
  • 15Milsom
  • 16Richardson
  • 17Newton
  • 28Fryers
  • 29Clarke-Harris
  • 35Thompson
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
13,342

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Rotherham United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Rotherham United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Frazer Richardson replaces Conor Sammon.

Jack Robinson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Rotherham United).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Jack Robinson.

Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Rotherham United).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jordan Bowery replaces Matt Derbyshire.

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town).

Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Murray Wallace replaces Joel Lynch.

Offside, Rotherham United. Richard Smallwood tries a through ball, but Matt Derbyshire is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Robert Milsom replaces Ben Pringle.

Attempt missed. Radoslaw Majewski (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tommy Smith.

Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) for a bad foul.

Conor Coady (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

Attempt saved. Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Hand ball by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).

Booking

Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United).

Attempt saved. Radoslaw Majewski (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Vaughan.

Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Conor Sammon.

Attempt blocked. Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tommy Smith.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. James Vaughan tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Rotherham United 2. Conor Sammon (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Frecklington.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Radoslaw Majewski replaces Jonathan Hogg.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Ishmael Miller replaces Joe Lolley because of an injury.

Attempt saved. James Vaughan (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean Scannell.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jack Hunt.

goal

As It Stood

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2Derby36199868392966
3Watford362061072442866
4Middlesbrough36199854262866
5Norwich36198970393165
6Brentford361951258461262
7Ipswich361710956391761
8Wolves361610105044658
9Nottm Forest361411115951853
10Sheff Wed361213113234-249
11Blackburn351212114545048
12Charlton361115104145-448
13Leeds36138153946-747
14Birmingham361113124252-1046
15Cardiff361111144348-544
16Huddersfield36119164562-1742
17Bolton35118164354-1141
18Reading35118163753-1641
19Brighton35913134043-340
20Rotherham36913143753-1640
21Fulham36116194764-1739
22Wigan36710193248-1631
23Millwall36710193160-2931
24Blackpool36410222970-4122
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