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Rotherham United 1-0 Ipswich Town

Rotherham returned to the summit of League One with a 1-0 win over Ipswich at the New York Stadium.

Richard Wood's first-half header was enough for Paul Warne's men to inflict a first defeat of 2020 on the Tractor Boys and climb above them in the standings.

It was a strong performance from the Millers, who hit the woodwork twice and deserved to win by a bigger margin.

They were the better team from the off and they could have taken a 10th-minute lead, but Kyle Vassell's effort thundered into the crossbar following quick thinking from Matt Crooks.

The hosts got their reward three minutes before the break when Wood was on hand to force home from close range after Norris had spilled Michael Smith's header.

The second half followed a similar pattern with Chiedozie Ogbene failing to make contact at the far post, Wood having another effort disallowed for a foul on Norris and Ben Wiles drilling wide.

They continued to search for a deserved second and with 14 minutes remaining rattled the woodwork again as Hakeem Adelakun let fly from 25 yards with a bending effort that struck the crossbar.

Ipswich finally stirred and forced Millers goalkeeper Daniel Iversen into his first saves of the match as Kayden Jackson scuffed a shot straight at him and then Luke Garbutt sent in a wicked free-kick.

They almost nicked a point at the death, but James Norwood's effort from an impossible angle hit the post and Rotherham survived.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Iversen
  • 5Thompson
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 6Wood
  • 3MattockBooked at 83mins
  • 19Ogbene
  • 17CrooksBooked at 37minsSubstituted forWilesat 72'minutes
  • 11Barlaser
  • 14AdelakunSubstituted forOlosundeat 89'minutes
  • 24Smith
  • 7VassellSubstituted forLadapoat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4MacDonald
  • 8Wiles
  • 10Ladapo
  • 16Lindsay
  • 22Olosunde
  • 26Lamy
  • 30Bilboe

Ipswich

  • 12Norris
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Wilson
  • 28WoolfendenBooked at 78mins
  • 7Edwards
  • 21Downes
  • 44HuwsBooked at 43minsSubstituted forNolanat 68'minutes
  • 29Garbutt
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forSearsat 80'minutes
  • 48KeaneSubstituted forNorwoodat 67'minutes
  • 9Jackson

Substitutes

  • 1Holy
  • 8Skuse
  • 10Norwood
  • 11Nolan
  • 15Bishop
  • 20Sears
  • 30Kenlock
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
9,327

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Ipswich Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Ipswich Town 0.

Foul by Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town).

Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

James Norwood (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Barlaser (Rotherham United).

Offside, Ipswich Town. Gwion Edwards tries a through ball, but Freddie Sears is caught offside.

James Norwood (Ipswich Town) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Freddie Sears.

Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Wiles (Rotherham United).

Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Richard Wood.

Attempt blocked. Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Matthew Olosunde replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Attempt blocked. Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Freddie Sears.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Daniel Iversen.

Attempt saved. Luke Garbutt (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

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

James Norwood (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Smith (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Freddie Sears replaces Alan Judge.

Attempt saved. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alan Judge.

Booking

Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town).

Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hakeeb Adelakun (Rotherham United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Ben Wiles.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Freddie Ladapo replaces Kyle Vassell.

Attempt missed. Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Barlaser with a cross.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Ben Wiles replaces Matt Crooks.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Gwion Edwards.

Foul by Alan Judge (Ipswich Town).

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jon Nolan replaces Emyr Huws because of an injury.

James Norwood (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Rotherham United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham28155850282250
2Wycombe2814863632450
3Ipswich28139640251548
4Peterborough29137952361646
5Coventry261112336261045
6Portsmouth26128639291044
7Sunderland26119636241242
8Oxford Utd26118743261741
9Doncaster26118739251441
10Burton2711883733441
11Fleetwood2610973932739
12Bristol Rovers2710893136-538
13Lincoln City29114143636037
14Gillingham2781273127436
15Blackpool2681083331234
16Shrewsbury2581072428-434
17Accrington2879123742-530
18Rochdale2885153347-1429
19Wimbledon2777133340-728
20MK Dons2884162940-1128
21Tranmere2557132845-1722
22Southend2727183069-3913
23Bolton2548132055-358
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