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Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Rotherham United

Matt Derbyshire
Matt Derbyshire has scored six goals in all competitions for Rotherham this season

Matt Derbyshire's first-half goal was enough to help relegation-threatened Rotherham earn a victory against play-off hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday.

The 29-year-old's tap-in from Lee Frecklington's cross saw the visitors walk away with all three points in the South Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough.

Michael Turner thought he had brought the hosts level before half-time but was adjudged to be offside.

Goalkeeper Lee Camp pulled off a number of saves as the Millers held on.

After a poor first-half display, the home side bombarded Rotherham's goal for the second 45 but Camp was equal to the task.

The 31-year-old shot stopper denied Gary Hooper and Lucas Joao before stopping Ross Wallace's stinging free-kick with his feet.

As the Owls continued to search for a much-needed equaliser, following Cardiff's victory in the early kick-off, Wallace was unlucky to see his thumping strike cannon off the woodwork.

Sheffield Wednesday remain in the play-off places, level on points with Bluebirds, and just a point ahead of Birmingham and Ipswich - who both have a game in hand.

Meanwhile, a win for ex Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock with his new club saw Rotherham register their first consecutive victories since December but they remain three points adrift of safety.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal: "It was frustrating we didn't score of course. We expected to win the game, we prepared for the game to win and it's a game that was a little strange for us.

"For the goal we had ruled out in the first half, to me it is not offside. There was one defender in line with him (Michael Turner) and that is why the referee gave it as a goal and the assistants didn't give offside at first.

"But I don't want to talk too much about referees. I love football and I just want to talk about football."

Rotherham manager Neil Warnock: "You don't overcome your rivals every week, so it is special, because they aren't a bad side. That makes it better for me.

"I thought we got it spot on tactically today, too. Other than the one they hit the bar with, I can't remember anything too clear-cut for Camp to deal with.

"I thought we restricted their play and it will probably be their most difficult game for the rest of the season.

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32HuntSubstituted forMcGuganat 74'minutes
  • 15Lees
  • 3Turner
  • 36Pudil
  • 33Wallace
  • 20Lee
  • 41Bannan
  • 37McGeadySubstituted forLucas Joãoat 45'minutes
  • 9Nuhiu
  • 14Hooper

Substitutes

  • 5Loovens
  • 7Matias
  • 10McGugan
  • 12Bennett
  • 18Lucas João
  • 21López
  • 34Price

Rotherham

  • 1Camp
  • 16Richardson
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 6Wood
  • 3Mattock
  • 15Halford
  • 17WardSubstituted forKellyat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Frecklington
  • 33Smallwood
  • 27DerbyshireSubstituted forNewellat 82'minutes
  • 9WardSubstituted forBestat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Thomas
  • 11Green
  • 12Kelly
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 22Newell
  • 30Kenny
  • 50Best
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
28,912

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Rotherham United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Rotherham United 1.

Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Greg Halford (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Leon Best.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Stephen Kelly replaces Grant Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Leon Best replaces Danny Ward.

Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Grant Ward (Rotherham United).

Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

Attempt blocked. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

Attempt missed. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross Wallace with a cross.

Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Greg Halford (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Lewis McGugan (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lucas João.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Joe Newell replaces Matt Derbyshire.

Attempt blocked. Lewis McGugan (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

Michael Turner (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Grant Ward (Rotherham United).

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Lucas João tries a through ball, but Michael Turner is caught offside.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Lee Frecklington.

Attempt saved. Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Lewis McGugan replaces Jack Hunt.

Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Foul by Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Attempt saved. Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas João with a headed pass.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ross Wallace with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Lee Camp.

Attempt saved. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Grant Ward (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Ward.

Attempt missed. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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As It Stood

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1Burnley351911554272768
2Middlesbrough34207747202767
3Hull34197848202864
4Brighton351713549341564
5Derby351612747301760
6Sheff Wed351413850361455
7Cardiff35141384738955
8Birmingham34159104032854
9Ipswich34159104240254
10Preston351213103332149
11Reading341111124038244
12QPR351014114142-144
13Wolves351110144349-643
14Brentford35127164855-743
15Nottm Forest341012123231142
16Leeds34914113240-841
17Blackburn34913123332140
18Huddersfield35109164448-439
19Fulham35813145358-537
20Bristol City35910163155-2437
21MK Dons3598183048-1835
22Rotherham3595213959-2032
23Charlton35610193266-3428
24Bolton35413183358-2525
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