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Rotherham United 2-1 Norwich City

Nelson Oliveira
Nelson Oliveira, who joined Norwich in August, has scored 11 goals in all competitions this season.

Championship strugglers Rotherham beat 10-man Norwich as Nelson Oliveira was sent off early for violent conduct.

Jerry Yates tapped home Tom Adeyemi's cross on his debut to give the Millers an early lead.

Norwich were then reduced to 10 men on 18 minutes when forward Oliveira seemed to strike the face of Kirk Broadfoot.

Cameron Jerome's header gave the Canaries hope of a draw after the break, but Adeyemi nodded in against his former club to earn three points.

Rotherham, who have the worst defensive record in the division this season and are bottom of the Championship, took the lead in the seventh minute.

But the game came to a head after an unsavoury incident between Oliveira and Broadfoot.

Centre-half Broadfoot was initially fouled and whilst down on the floor, Oliveira appeared to hit the the Rotherham player in the face and was immediately dismissed by referee Geoff Eltringham.

It got even worse for Norwich when their influential midfielder Jonny Howson hobbled off injured. Despite pulling a goal back, Rotherham showed resilience to earn a vital win in their fight against relegation.

Norwich's ninth defeat in 13 Championship games means they fall to 11th in the table, eight points off the play-off places.

Rotherham caretaker manager Paul Warne:

"I didn't think many people would give us a chance and I thought that would be in our favour.

"Norwich came here today and I bet their staff did everything they could to say that it would be a difficult game, but I know how it works, they would have expected to beat the bottom of the league.

"We haven't got as good as players as Norwich have, that's a fact. We set them up to play ugly and it caused them problems.

"I still don't think a managerial career is for me but while the chairman has asked me to do it I will give it everything I have got."

Norwich manager Alex Neil:

"I have spoken to Jez Moxey (chief executive) and Delia Smith (owner) and the message is that it was a disappointing day and the decisions haven't helped us.

"We didn't start playing until the man was sent off. We got ourselves back into the game and then gave away a sloppy goal. The damage was done in the early part of the game.

"Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong, that happens when you're on a poor run."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 12PriceBooked at 88mins
  • 17Fisher
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 6WoodBooked at 20mins
  • 3Mattock
  • 4VaulksBooked at 41mins
  • 33Smallwood
  • 7Forde
  • 24Adeyemi
  • 22NewellSubstituted forTaylorat 68'minutes
  • 39Yates

Substitutes

  • 2Kelly
  • 11Taylor
  • 16Wilson
  • 25Dawson
  • 26Belaid
  • 44Bailey
  • 45Bilboe

Norwich

  • 1Ruddy
  • 25Pinto
  • 5Martin
  • 15Klose
  • 2Whittaker
  • 27TetteySubstituted forLaffertyat 80'minutes
  • 8HowsonSubstituted forJeromeat 24'minutesBooked at 49mins
  • 22MurphySubstituted forPritchardat 69'minutes
  • 7NaismithBooked at 44mins
  • 14HoolahanBooked at 30mins
  • 9OliveiraBooked at 18mins

Substitutes

  • 6Bassong
  • 10Jerome
  • 19Lafferty
  • 21Pritchard
  • 24Bennett
  • 31Murphy
  • 33McGovern
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
10,000

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 2, Norwich City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 2, Norwich City 1.

Offside, Norwich City. Wes Hoolahan tries a through ball, but Timm Klose is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Timm Klose (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.

Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kyle Lafferty.

Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).

Richard Wood (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Lewis Price (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross following a set piece situation.

Steven Naismith (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jerry Yates (Rotherham United).

Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Rotherham United).

Offside, Rotherham United. Darnell Fisher tries a through ball, but Anthony Forde is caught offside.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Anthony Forde.

Attempt blocked. Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.

Steven Naismith (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jerry Yates (Rotherham United).

Attempt blocked. Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Steven Naismith (Norwich City).

Tom Adeyemi (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Kyle Lafferty replaces Alexander Tettey.

Attempt missed. Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Anthony Forde.

Ivo Pinto (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jerry Yates.

Attempt saved. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by John Ruddy.

Attempt saved. Anthony Forde (Rotherham United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Darnell Fisher.

Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Alex Pritchard replaces Jacob Murphy.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jon Taylor replaces Joe Newell.

Attempt missed. Jerry Yates (Rotherham United) with an attempt from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Adeyemi with a cross.

Offside, Norwich City. Wes Hoolahan tries a through ball, but Jacob Murphy is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Forde with a cross.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Russell Martin.

Offside, Rotherham United. Darnell Fisher tries a through ball, but Jerry Yates is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle26181750212955
2Brighton25166340172354
3Leeds26153835241148
4Reading2514473633346
5Huddersfield2614483030046
6Sheff Wed2613673024645
7Derby2611782419540
8Fulham25109643301339
9Preston2611693532339
10Barnsley26115104339438
11Norwich26114114239337
12Birmingham269983035-536
13Aston Villa2681172625135
14Ipswich2697102831-334
15Brentford2696113333033
16Wolves2688103334-132
17QPR2695122536-1132
18Cardiff2586113040-1030
19Bristol City2683153538-327
20Nottm Forest2676133745-827
21Burton2667132636-1025
22Blackburn2666143143-1224
23Wigan2657142231-922
24Rotherham2644182756-2916
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