EFL Cup - First Round
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Rotherham United 1-0 Cambridge United

Jordan Bowery
Jordan Bowery scored the only goal

Rotherham bounced back from Saturday's 4-1 defeat by MK Dons to beat Cambridge United in the League Cup first round.

A lethargic first half was brought to life when Jordan Bowery headed in from Joe Newell's left-wing cross.

U's keeper Chris Dunn was forced into a full-stretch save to keep out Matt Derbyshire as Rotherham asserted their dominance in the second half.

Cambridge came close to a late leveller, but Kelle Roos was on hand to foil Conor Newton's effort.

The hosts dominated possession and had by far the most chances, but were made to work hard for their victory by an organised Cambridge side.

The Millers have now won six of their last seven League Cup ties at home.

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Roos
  • 2BuxtonSubstituted forRichardsonat 76'minutes
  • 4Collins
  • 15Halford
  • 22NewellSubstituted forWardat 73'minutes
  • 10Ledesma
  • 8Frecklington
  • 33SmallwoodBooked at 55mins
  • 14White
  • 18BowerySubstituted forWardat 80'minutes
  • 27Derbyshire

Substitutes

  • 7Maguire
  • 9Ward
  • 11Green
  • 16Richardson
  • 17Ward
  • 21Collin
  • 23Thorpe

Cambridge

  • 1Dunn
  • 5Roberts
  • 14Coulson
  • 22Taft
  • 2Omozusi
  • 8Berry
  • 4Keane
  • 3TaylorSubstituted forDunkat 64'minutes
  • 15SimpsonSubstituted forDonaldsonat 64'minutes
  • 19CarrSubstituted forNewtonat 64'minutes
  • 9Slew

Substitutes

  • 7Donaldson
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Beasant
  • 16Morrissey
  • 17Hughes
  • 20Chiedozie
  • 24Newton
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
4,568

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Cambridge United 0.

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

Attempt missed. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Kelle Roos.

Attempt saved. Conor Newton (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Grant Ward (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Slew (Cambridge United).

Delay in match Danny Ward (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keith Keane (Cambridge United).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Frazer Richardson.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Danny Ward replaces Jordan Bowery.

Greg Halford (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Slew (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Frazer Richardson replaces Lewis Buxton.

Greg Halford (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Greg Halford (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

Attempt blocked. Greg Halford (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Luke Berry.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Grant Ward replaces Joe Newell because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Rotherham United).

George Taft (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Ryan Donaldson replaces Robbie Simpson.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Conor Newton replaces Daniel Carr.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Greg Taylor.

Foul by Joe Newell (Rotherham United).

Daniel Carr (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

Attempt saved. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Danny Collins (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Daniel Carr (Cambridge United).

Delay in match Joe Newell (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

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