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Rotherham United 4-0 Coventry City

Rotherham ended Coventry's unbeaten start to the season in emphatic fashion at the New York Stadium.

Matt Crooks struck twice for Rotherham, either side of two Michael Smith penalties, as the Millers were rampant.

​Coventry skipper Kyle McFadzean had a day to forget for the visitors, playing a part in giving away both spot-kicks as well as being sent off.​

The hosts were in front after 13 minutes as Crooks' header was too powerful for Marko Marosi to keep out.​

The lead was doubled in the 19th minute when Michael Smith fired home from the spot after he had been tripped by Marosi following a horribly short pass from McFadzean.​

Jake Hastie could have made a bad start even worse for Coventry but he was denied by Marosi and the rebound from Crooks was kept out.​

Rotherham did add a third goal in the 58th minute, though, when Smith netted his second penalty of the game.

McFadzean gave it away after bringing down Crooks clumsily and he was duly sent off by referee Darren Handley.​​

Another defensive mix-up led to Rotherham's fourth goal in the 75th minute, with Crooks poking beyond Marosi after Michael Rose switched off with the ball at his feet.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Iversen
  • 22OlosundeBooked at 45mins
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 6Wood
  • 3MattockBooked at 42mins
  • 11BarlaserSubstituted forMacDonaldat 73'minutes
  • 16Lindsay
  • 8Wiles
  • 17Crooks
  • 23HastieSubstituted forMorrisat 79'minutes
  • 24SmithSubstituted forLadapoat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 4MacDonald
  • 10Ladapo
  • 12Price
  • 14Morris
  • 15Robertson
  • 26Lamy

Coventry

  • 1Marosi
  • 23Dabo
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 57mins
  • 15Hyam
  • 3Mason
  • 17O'HareBooked at 90mins
  • 20WalshSubstituted forKellyat 56'minutes
  • 26Shipley
  • 33KastaneerSubstituted forBakayokoat 56'minutes
  • 24Godden
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forRoseat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Watson
  • 4Rose
  • 6Kelly
  • 13Wilson
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 25Westbrooke
  • 31McCallum
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
10,337

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home18
Away13
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 4, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 4, Coventry City 0.

Attempt saved. Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Carlton Morris with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Brandon Mason with a cross.

Matt Godden (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Lindsay (Rotherham United).

Offside, Coventry City. Jordan Shipley tries a through ball, but Matt Godden is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Wiles with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Callum O'Hare (Coventry City).

Matt Crooks (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Olosunde (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Shipley.

Attempt saved. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brandon Mason with a cross.

Attempt missed. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Jordan Shipley (Coventry City).

Matthew Olosunde (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Freddie Ladapo replaces Michael Smith.

Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Lindsay (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Jordan Shipley (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Callum O'Hare.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Carlton Morris replaces Jake Hastie.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 4, Coventry City 0. Matt Crooks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Offside, Coventry City. Jordan Shipley tries a through ball, but Matt Godden is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Shaun MacDonald replaces Daniel Barlaser.

Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Hastie (Rotherham United).

Matt Godden (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Barlaser (Rotherham United).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

Attempt saved. Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Crooks.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Olosunde (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Callum O'Hare (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Callum O'Hare following a fast break.

Offside, Coventry City. Matt Godden tries a through ball, but Amadou Bakayoko is caught offside.

Offside, Rotherham United. Jamie Lindsay tries a through ball, but Matt Crooks is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Michael Rose replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich118302151627
2Wycombe126512113823
3Fleetwood116232014620
4Coventry115511614220
5Blackpool115421613319
6Sunderland115421614219
7Peterborough1153326151118
8Bristol Rovers115331412218
9Oxford Utd124442417716
10Doncaster104421310316
11Lincoln City125161717016
12Shrewsbury114431013-316
13Rotherham10433169715
14Burton10433149515
15Gillingham113441714313
16Portsmouth93331211112
17MK Dons114071218-612
18Accrington112541419-511
19Rochdale112451220-810
20Tranmere112361521-69
21Wimbledon121381423-96
22Southend111191228-164
23Bolton9036225-23-9
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