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Barnsley 4-0 Rotherham United

Adam Hammill
Adam Hammill's goal was his first since last season's League One play-off final at Wembley

Barnsley made it three home wins out of three in the Championship with victory over south Yorkshire rivals Rotherham.

After a first half of few clear-cut chances, centre-back Marc Roberts put them ahead following a free-kick.

Midfielder Adam Hammill doubled the lead when he cut inside before beating Lee Camp with a deflected shot.

Jon Taylor forced a good save from Adam Davies at the other end, but substitute Tom Bradshaw and Ryan Kent made it a comfortable win for Barnsley late on.

The home side gave summer signing Angus MacDonald his debut alongside Roberts, with Alfie Mawson poised for a move to Swansea City.

On a ground where they last won a league game in 1969, Rotherham struggled to earn enough possession to test the home defence.

And after conceding twice in the space of three minutes - Hammill celebrating the birth of a child this week with a typical strike - Taylor's shot was the only time Davies was seriously tested.

Sam Winnall, last season's top scorer for the Tykes, returned from injury and was withdrawn on the hour. But substitute Stefan Payne only lasted three minutes before picking up an injury, and he in turn was replaced by Wales international Bradshaw, who headed his first for the club from Andy Yiadom's cross.

Worse was to come for the Millers as their defence backed off to allow Kent, on loan from Liverpool, to fire the fourth into the top corner.

Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom:

"I am delighted, the win is the most important, we have turned a good start into a very good one.

"We have shown we can win games in this league and if you want to achieve anything, that's what you have got to do.

"At half-time we didn't change anything but just asked for more quality and tempo and we were adamant we would get the win.

"The style of the win and the scoreline puts the icing on the cake. It has been a really positive start for us and we are delighted."

Rotherham boss Alan Stubbs:

"We have to look at ourselves, it has to mean more than it is showing at the moment. When you go 1-0 down the most important thing is to make sure you don't concede a second.

"We have had a chat about it at the end, it's not about ranting and raving, it's about all of us taking collective responsibility.

"Today is obviously very disappointing. If the players aren't prepared to work hard then we will have players out and have players in. There may be more going out than I originally expected.

"We could have done better than what we did, it's as simple as that. There's no substitute for hard work."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 17Yiadom
  • 4Roberts
  • 5MacDonald
  • 3White
  • 40Kent
  • 6ScowenBooked at 55mins
  • 8Hourihane
  • 7HammillSubstituted forLeeat 87'minutes
  • 15Watkins
  • 9WinnallSubstituted forPayneat 69'minutesSubstituted forBradshawat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Moncur
  • 11Lee
  • 13Townsend
  • 16Evans
  • 20Bradshaw
  • 23Payne
  • 25Tuton

Rotherham

  • 1Camp
  • 17Fisher
  • 14Ball
  • 16Wilson
  • 2Kelly
  • 4Vaulks
  • 10Forster-CaskeySubstituted forYatesat 65'minutes
  • 11TaylorSubstituted forNewellat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 21Allan
  • 37BrownSubstituted forFordeat 83'minutes
  • 9Ward

Substitutes

  • 3Mattock
  • 6Wood
  • 7Forde
  • 12Price
  • 22Newell
  • 33Smallwood
  • 39Yates
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
15,283

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home18
Away12
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 4, Rotherham United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 4, Rotherham United 0.

Attempt blocked. Elliot Lee (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Joe Newell (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 4, Rotherham United 0. Ryan Kent (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Conor Hourihane.

Attempt saved. Aidan White (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Bradshaw.

Attempt blocked. Scott Allan (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Angus MacDonald.

Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley).

Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jerry Yates.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Elliot Lee replaces Adam Hammill.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 3, Rotherham United 0. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andy Yiadom with a cross.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Lee Camp.

Attempt blocked. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy Yiadom with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Anthony Forde replaces Isaiah Brown.

Attempt blocked. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Kelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Joe Newell replaces Jon Taylor.

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marley Watkins.

Attempt saved. Ryan Kent (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Ward.

Attempt blocked. Isaiah Brown (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Vaulks.

Foul by Josh Scowen (Barnsley).

Scott Allan (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dominic Ball (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Tom Bradshaw replaces Stefan Payne because of an injury.

Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Ward (Rotherham United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Stefan Payne (Barnsley) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Stefan Payne replaces Sam Winnall.

Marley Watkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Allan (Rotherham United).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Aidan White.

Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley).

Stephen Kelly (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jerry Yates replaces Jake Forster-Caskey.

Offside, Barnsley. Ryan Kent tries a through ball, but Sam Winnall is caught offside.

Sam Winnall (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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2Fulham532074311
3Barnsley530212849
4Newcastle53028449
5QPR53028539
6Bristol City53027529
7Nottm Forest5302111109
8Brighton52218448
9Wolves52217438
10Birmingham52217528
11Ipswich52216518
12Norwich52216518
13Burton521210917
14Brentford52125417
15Reading521258-37
16Aston Villa51225505
17Cardiff512246-25
18Derby512213-25
19Sheff Wed512236-35
20Wigan51138804
21Leeds511359-44
22Rotherham5113312-94
23Preston510435-23
24Blackburn5014412-81
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