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Rotherham United 1-0 Derby County: Frank Lampard will look at rulebook after seeing red

Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard was sent off only twice in 609 Premier League appearances as a player

Derby boss Frank Lampard says he will look back at the rulebook after being sent off as the Rams' 10 men were beaten at Rotherham.

The game came to life after a goalless first half when Tom Lawrence was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Richie Towell.

Ryan Manning put the Millers ahead soon after, firing in from the spot after Kyle Vassell was adjudged to have been brought down in the Derby penalty area.

The visitors struggled to create clear chances before Lampard was sent off for arguing with the fourth official.

The former England international said: "I didn't get a word from the ref. I need to go back to the rulebook myself because I do not want to be leaving the game. I was upset with a handball. If those are the rules, managers will get sent off every game.

"I like communication with officials but there was none of that. It wasn't a penalty. They got a soft one but we didn't get one.

"Everything was going against us. It was one of those games. Once the melee started you sort of read the script.

"We didn't need a reality check, this is the Championship. The beauty of the Championship is that there is a game in a few days."

Lampard was angered by the awarding of the penalty and by the referee's decision to only book Rotherham full-back Joe Mattock for a foul on Mason Bennett.

But he would have also been concerned by his side's failure to break down a hard-working Millers side.

Marek Rodak saved spectacularly to keep out Tom Huddlestone's fiercely hit first-half effort, while Semi Ajayi recovered to dispossess Bennett after he was played through on goal late on.

The Rams managed only four shots on target as they slipped to seventh in the table, while Rotherham climbed to 14th having made it back-to-back home league wins.

"It was frustrating," added former Chelsea midfielder Lampard. "Rotherham played well and deserved to win the game.

"We did not move the ball quick enough and the pitch did not help. We lost the game. We got a lot of things wrong. We didn't play very well."

Rotherham manager Paul Warne said:

"The quality of player they've got and quality of bench they've got, it's going to be a really tough ask of the lads.

"But I've got really good coaches, we set up in a really good way to try and frustrate them and to try and counter-attack. The lads grew in confidence and really fancied it.

"Overall, I thought we were deserving of the win and we were excellent.

"If we play that well at home and really battle and scrap the way the lads had to, I think we'll be okay."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Rodák
  • 2Vyner
  • 5Ajayi
  • 6WoodBooked at 48mins
  • 3MattockBooked at 67mins
  • 4Vaulks
  • 13TowellSubstituted forPalmerat 86'minutes
  • 17Manning
  • 23Williams
  • 24SmithSubstituted forProctorat 78'minutes
  • 19VassellBooked at 59minsSubstituted forTaylorat 71'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Forde
  • 8Palmer
  • 9Proctor
  • 11Taylor
  • 12Price
  • 25Wiles
  • 28Jones

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 37Bogle
  • 6KeoghBooked at 63mins
  • 5Tomori
  • 3Forsyth
  • 44HuddlestoneSubstituted forHolmesat 73'minutes
  • 15JohnsonBooked at 87mins
  • 11JozefzoonSubstituted forBennettat 64'minutes
  • 8MountBooked at 60mins
  • 10LawrenceBooked at 58mins
  • 9WaghornBooked at 58minsSubstituted forMarriottat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wisdom
  • 14Marriott
  • 20Bennett
  • 21Roos
  • 23Holmes
  • 36Ledley
  • 46Malone
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
10,707

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Derby County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Derby County 0.

Attempt missed. Mason Mount (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jayden Bogle (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Taylor (Rotherham United).

Offside, Derby County. Jayden Bogle tries a through ball, but Richard Keogh is caught offside.

Mason Bennett (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Duane Holmes.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Semi Ajayi.

Attempt blocked. Mason Mount (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Mason Mount (Derby County).

Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Bradley Johnson (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

Bradley Johnson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Matthew Palmer replaces Richard Towell because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Williams (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jon Taylor.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Richard Towell (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jayden Bogle with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Ryan Manning (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Williams.

Offside, Derby County. Mason Mount tries a through ball, but Fikayo Tomori is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Mason Mount (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jamie Proctor replaces Michael Smith.

Jayden Bogle (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Rotherham United).

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jon Taylor.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Derby County).

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

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Williams with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Fikayo Tomori.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Duane Holmes replaces Tom Huddlestone.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Semi Ajayi.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jon Taylor replaces Kyle Vassell.

Offside, Rotherham United. Will Vaulks tries a through ball, but Michael Smith is caught offside.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Kyle Vassell.

Booking

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mason Bennett (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds74301551015
2Brentford7421146814
3Bristol City7421126614
4Middlesbrough742193614
5Sheff Utd7403129312
6Swansea733175212
7Derby7403109112
8West Brom73221610611
9Sheff Wed73221111011
10Bolton7322910-111
11Wigan73131110110
12Aston Villa72411212010
13Blackburn724189-110
14Rotherham7304611-59
15Nottm Forest71518808
16Norwich72231012-28
17Hull7214811-37
18QPR7214514-97
19Millwall713379-26
20Stoke7133913-46
21Birmingham705257-25
22Reading7124811-35
23Preston7124712-55
24Ipswich7034511-63
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