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Rotherham United 1-1 Blackburn Rovers

David Ball continued his hot run of form to earn Rotherham a deserved point in a draw with high-flying Blackburn.

Rovers looked to be heading for the three points at the New York Stadium when Bradley Dack put them ahead in the 66th minute, but Ball struck his sixth goal in eight games as the Millers extended their unbeaten run to six games.

That is minuscule in comparison to Blackburn's 14-game undefeated run in League One and 18 in all competitions, but they lost ground on the top two.

It was a competitive battle from the off, with Rotherham's Will Vaulks testing David Raya from distance and then a superb triple save from Marek Rodak denying Derrick Williams twice and Elliott Bennett at the other end.

Blackburn took the lead midway through the second half as Richie Smallwood sent Dack clean through on goal and the midfielder finished with aplomb.

That looked like being enough until some late Millers pressure was rewarded in the 89th minute as Ball poked home from close range at a corner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 13Rodák
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 5AjayiBooked at 90mins
  • 6WoodSubstituted forIhiekweat 83'minutes
  • 3Mattock
  • 7Forde
  • 4Vaulks
  • 17Towell
  • 23R WilliamsSubstituted forNewellat 58'minutes
  • 21YatesSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 59'minutes
  • 10Ball

Substitutes

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 18Purrington
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 22Newell
  • 25Cummings
  • 40Wiles

Blackburn

  • 1Raya
  • 16CaddisSubstituted forNyambeat 65'minutes
  • 25Downing
  • 14MulgrewBooked at 77mins
  • 3Williams
  • 6Smallwood
  • 29Evans
  • 31Bennett
  • 23Dack
  • 32ConwaySubstituted forSamuelat 64'minutes
  • 10GrahamSubstituted forWardat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Nyambe
  • 9Samuel
  • 11Whittingham
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 15Ward
  • 28Tomlinson
  • 45Butterworth
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
9,347

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Attempt missed. Richard Towell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Booking

Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Downing (Blackburn Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Blackburn Rovers 1. David Ball (Rotherham United) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Will Vaulks following a corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Ryan Nyambe.

Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt saved. David Ball (Rotherham United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Ryan Nyambe.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Elliott Ward replaces Danny Graham.

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael Ihiekwe replaces Richard Wood.

Richard Wood (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers).

Booking

Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers).

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

Foul by Paul Downing (Blackburn Rovers).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Paul Downing.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Danny Graham.

Hand ball by Richard Smallwood (Blackburn Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 0, Blackburn Rovers 1. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Richard Smallwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Ryan Nyambe replaces Paul Caddis.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Dominic Samuel replaces Craig Conway.

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United).

Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Newell (Rotherham United).

Paul Caddis (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Jerry Yates.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Joe Newell replaces Ryan Williams.

Attempt missed. Paul Downing (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan25175350123856
2Shrewsbury25166333151854
3Blackburn25147445232249
4Scunthorpe26147537221549
5Bradford2615384234848
6Portsmouth26132113330341
7Rotherham26124104435940
8Peterborough2611694337639
9Charlton2510783232037
10Oxford Utd269894139235
11Doncaster2697102928134
12Fleetwood2696113640-433
13Blackpool2688103437-332
14Bristol Rovers26102143643-732
15Gillingham2671092729-231
16Plymouth2687112634-831
17Southend2687113042-1231
18Walsall257993134-330
19MK Dons2678112838-1029
20Oldham2677123948-928
21Wimbledon2576122231-927
22Northampton2665152046-2623
23Rochdale25410112535-1022
24Bury2545161938-1917
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