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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

Formation 3-5-2

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

Substitutes

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

Rotherham

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Rotherham United 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Frazer Richardson replaces Conor Sammon.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Bowery (Rotherham United).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Jack Robinson.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Bowery (Rotherham United).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Jordan Bowery replaces Matt Derbyshire.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Murray Wallace replaces Joel Lynch.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Robert Milsom replaces Ben Pringle.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Dismissal

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