Championship
RotherhamRotherham United3Sheff WedSheffield Wednesday0

Rotherham United 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday: Millers hammer 10-man Owls, game halted by drone in first half

Rotherham
Rotherham were without a win since the opening day prior to beating neighbours Sheffield Wednesday

Rotherham cruised to a derby win over 10-man Sheffield Wednesday in a game that was briefly halted by an unauthorised drone flying over the stadium.

The game was stopped for about 10 minutes early on because of the drone and the hosts took the lead soon after the game restarted when Jamie Lindsay reacted quickest to head home after Freddie Ladapo's blocked shot looped into the air.

Owls defender Tom Lees was sent off for pulling back Mickel Miller after he had rounded goalkeeper Cameron Dawson and Daniel Barlaser scored from the resulting penalty, before Lindsay tucked in a rebound to make it 3-0 before half-time.

The Millers had chances to add to their lead after the break but Dawson made saves from Michael Smith and George Hirst.

Wednesday, who started the season with a 12-point deduction, are nine points adrift of safety at the bottom of the Championship and have lost their past three matches.

The game totally went away from them once Lees was sent off in the 39th minute and, though they were more solid after the break, the match was over.

Garry Monk's men travel to winless Wycombe on Saturday and urgently need to start picking up points soon.

Rotherham had been without a win since the opening day but victory over Wednesday moved them up to 17th in the table.

Rotherham manager Paul Warne told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I don't think we were at our absolute best. There were pockets of play where we did well and some things we need to work on.

"I thought we had more cutting edge tonight and there were some really impressive performances.

"It's a relief, I won't lie. Three points in this league are like golden nuggets.

"We've had a really long pre-season but I think we're really fit and I think it's an advantage for us."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Everything that could have gone wrong went wrong in that first half.

"We've seen mistakes, costly mistakes creep back into our game. The past two games it's been self-inflicted.

"They're individual errors that you can't legislate for.

"It's not good enough and we know that but it's hard to put your finger on because the preparation has been good."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 27BlackmanBooked at 26mins
  • 19Harding
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 6Wood
  • 3Mattock
  • 16Lindsay
  • 26BarlaserSubstituted forSmithat 65'minutes
  • 8Wiles
  • 28Jozefzoon
  • 10LadapoSubstituted forHirstat 72'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 14MillerBooked at 71minsSubstituted forMacDonaldat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Johansson
  • 2Jones
  • 4MacDonald
  • 9Hirst
  • 17Sadlier
  • 24Smith
  • 25Crooks

Sheff Wed

  • 25Dawson
  • 6FlintSubstituted forPalmerat 17'minutesBooked at 19mins
  • 15LeesBooked at 39mins
  • 13Börner
  • 22OdubajoBooked at 73mins
  • 17Dele-Bashiru
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 10Bannan
  • 7K Harris
  • 5PatersonSubstituted forWindassat 56'minutes
  • 9MarriottSubstituted forReachat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Palmer
  • 11Reach
  • 18Windass
  • 20Rhodes
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 29Hunt
  • 45Kachunga
Referee:
Jarred Gillett

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 3, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rotherham United 3, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Rotherham United. Jamal Blackman tries a through ball, but Michael Smith is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Barry Bannan tries a through ball, but Fisayo Dele-Bashiru is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Moses Odubajo (Sheffield Wednesday).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Julian Börner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Moses Odubajo.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Shaun MacDonald replaces Mickel Miller.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Hirst (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mickel Miller.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Cameron Dawson.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Rotherham United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Mattock with a cross.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Fisayo Dele-Bashiru (Sheffield Wednesday).

  15. Booking

    George Hirst (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by George Hirst (Rotherham United).

  17. Post update

    Moses Odubajo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by George Hirst (Rotherham United).

  19. Post update

    Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Liam Palmer.