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Leeds United 0-0 Rotherham United

Rotherham manager Steve Evans
Rotherham manager Steve Evans wore a sombrero, sunglasses, T-shirt, shorts and flip-flops at Elland Road

Leeds and Rotherham rounded off their Championship campaigns with a goalless draw at Elland Road.

In a game of few chances, Leeds midfielder Rodolph Austin had the best effort when his fierce 35-yard strike was deflected wide.

Millers manager Steve Evans arrived wearing a sombrero, shorts and flip-flops, keeping a promise he had made to fans if his side stayed up.

Rotherham had already guaranteed their survival by beating Reading on Tuesday.

A campaign was launched to get Evans to go through with his pledge and more than 10,000 tweets were posted with the hashtag #sombreroforSteve.

He stepped off the team coach wearing a hat and sunglasses, and in beach attire.

Whilst Evans looked flamboyant off the field his side were far from it on it as they only mustered one shot on target in the entire match.

Danny Lafferty nearly put the Millers ahead but his diving header narrowly went over the bar.

The home side had a couple of decent chances to take the lead but Liam Cooper's header was excellently saved by Emi Martinez before Kari Arnison's superb tackle denied Charlie Taylor a certain goal.

Rotherham's Danny Ward thought he had put his side ahead only to see team-mate Matt Derbyshire inadvertently get in the way of his goal-bound strike.

Leeds pushed for a winner late-on and Austin's driven effort looked to have provided it only for Martinez to make another solid save.

The draw meant both Leeds sides ended the season safely in 15th and 21st place respectively.

Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn on his future: "We're free now obviously to discuss things and talk about stuff, so I would expect next week we'll sit down and chat.

"The important part now becomes the recruitment part and if I'm going to be here I'd like to be part of that.

"It's important because if you recruit well and get the right players, you can supplement what we've done and this close season we need to recruit better."

Rotherham manager Steve Evans: "We played particularly well here and we go away hung up not to win, we passed and moved it around.

"You can't ask any more of them when they know they're safe just to have the same application they have had all season.

"I have often said I am immensely proud of them and I am now."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 13Taylor
  • 15Wootton
  • 3BambaBooked at 25mins
  • 32Cooper
  • 12BerardiSubstituted forSharpat 56'minutes
  • 4Austin
  • 7Murphy
  • 2Byram
  • 27MowattSubstituted forWhiteat 71'minutes
  • 21Taylor
  • 19MorisonSubstituted forMontenegroat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6N'Goyi
  • 8Sharp
  • 11White
  • 26Montenegro
  • 30Cairns
  • 33Sloth
  • 40Phillips

Rotherham

  • 26Martinez
  • 25Wilson
  • 20Morgan
  • 6Wood
  • 3Lafferty
  • 8FrecklingtonSubstituted forGreenat 72'minutes
  • 33Smallwood
  • 4Arnason
  • 18Pringle
  • 22WardSubstituted forBoweryat 53'minutes
  • 27DerbyshireSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Bowery
  • 11Green
  • 15Milsom
  • 17Newton
  • 21Collin
  • 24Hammill
  • 29Clarke-Harris
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
31,850

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 0, Rotherham United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Rotherham United 0.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sol Bamba (Leeds United).

Attempt saved. Sol Bamba (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a cross.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Emiliano Martinez.

Attempt saved. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brian Montenegro.

Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Brian Montenegro replaces Steve Morison.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Daniel Lafferty.

Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Rotherham United).

Aidan White (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Daniel Lafferty.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Paul Green replaces Lee Frecklington.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Aidan White replaces Alex Mowatt.

Attempt missed. Billy Sharp (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rodolph Austin.

Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Luke Murphy (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Matt Derbyshire.

Attempt blocked. Billy Sharp (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Byram.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Billy Sharp replaces Gaetano Berardi.

Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jordan Bowery replaces Danny Ward.

Offside, Rotherham United. Danny Ward tries a through ball, but Lawrie Wilson is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson with a cross.

Attempt saved. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a cross.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Lawrie Wilson.

Attempt blocked. Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steve Morison.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth462612898455390
2Watford462781191504189
3Norwich4625111088484086
4Middlesbrough4625101168373185
5Brentford462391478591978
6Ipswich4622121272541878
7Wolves4622121270561478
8Derby4621141185562977
9Blackburn461716136659767
10Birmingham461615155464-1063
11Cardiff461614165761-462
12Charlton461418145460-660
13Sheff Wed461418144349-660
14Nottm Forest461514177169259
15Leeds461511205061-1156
16Huddersfield451315175875-1754
17Fulham461410226283-2152
18Bolton461312215467-1351
19Reading461311224869-2150
20Brighton461017194454-1047
21Rotherham461116194667-2146
22Millwall46914234276-3441
23Wigan46912253964-2539
24Blackpool45413283691-5525
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