League One
Rotherham1Port Vale0

Rotherham United 1-0 Port Vale

Ten-man Rotherham moved up to third place in League One by beating Port Vale thanks to a goal from striker Kieran Agard.

Chris Birchall almost put the visitors ahead early on but his shot was blocked by Millers keeper Adam Collin.

The home side were reduced to 10 men when Richie Smallwood was dismissed for a late challenge on Billy Knott.

Rotherham notched a winner when Vale failed to clear a cross and the lurking Agard struck home with a fierce drive.

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 27Tavernier
  • 3Skarz
  • 10O'ConnorBooked at 64minsSubstituted forRevellat 65'minutes
  • 20Morgan
  • 4Arnason
  • 37AdamsSubstituted forMilsomat 45'minutes
  • 36SmallwoodBooked at 45mins
  • 26Thomas
  • 28VuckicSubstituted forAgardat 45'minutes
  • 18PringleBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 5Davis
  • 9Revell
  • 15Milsom
  • 22Agard
  • 25Addison
  • 35Hitchcock

Port Vale

  • 12Johnson
  • 2Yates
  • 5DickinsonBooked at 61mins
  • 8DoddsBooked at 16mins
  • 4Robertson
  • 24DuffySubstituted forWilliamsonat 51'minutes
  • 26BirchallSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 71'minutes
  • 28KnottSubstituted forShukerat 71'minutes
  • 10Tomlin
  • 39Hugill
  • 22Lloyd

Substitutes

  • 9Myrie-Williams
  • 15Shuker
  • 19Williamson
  • 21Griffith
  • 27Smith
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
7,743

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Port Vale 0.

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Booking

Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).

Jordan Hugill (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

Foul by Wes Thomas (Rotherham United).

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Jennison Myrie-Williams.

Hand ball by Chris Shuker (Port Vale).

Foul by Craig Morgan (Rotherham United).

Jordan Hugill (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robert Milsom (Rotherham United).

Jordan Hugill (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. James Tavernier (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Port Vale 0. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Skarz.

Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left.

Robert Milsom (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Chris Birchall.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Shuker replaces Billy Knott.

Attempt saved. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Lloyd (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Alex Revell replaces Michael O'Connor.

Booking

Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).

Adam Yates (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

Booking

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves44309585305599
2Brentford442710769393091
3Rotherham442313882552782
4Preston442216668432582
5Leyton Orient4423111080443680
6Peterborough442241868561270
7Swindon44199166255766
8Sheff Utd431612154343060
9Port Vale44186205871-1360
10MK Dons44178196060059
11Walsall441416144745258
12Bristol City441317146966356
13Crawley431413164651-555
14Bradford441217155352153
15Gillingham44157225875-1752
16Oldham431312184757-1051
17Coventry441612167274-250
18Colchester441114194860-1247
19Tranmere441211215175-2447
20Crewe441211215279-2747
21Notts County44144266176-1546
22Carlisle431111214372-2944
23Shrewsbury44914214160-1941
24Stevenage44109254368-2539
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