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Summary

  1. Gray & Vokes net for Burnley
  2. Grant Ward scores from 25 yards for Rotherham
  3. Burnley move up to third
  4. Rotherham slip to 21st

Live Reporting

By Jay Freeman

All times stated are UK

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FT: Rotherham 1-2 Burnley

A great game for the neutrals but Rotherham fans might feel rather hard done by after they valiantly battled back to equalise, only to see a point slip away thanks to Sam Vokes.

Gary Smee's match report from tonight's game can be found here.

We'll be back again on Saturday afternoon for more Championship live text commentary when Wolves take on Huddersfield (12:30 BST kick-off).

Until then thank you for joining us and goodnight.

FT: Rotherham 1-2 Burnley

Burnley striker Sam Vokes told Sky Sports:

"I tried to catch it as sweet as I can but it was nice to get back to winning ways tonight.

"It's a tough place to come and they've put some good results together here but it's great to get three points.

"It's going to be tight up there, we know how strong this league is and it's great to get the points on the board tonight."

Sam Vokes
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FT: Rotherham 1-2 Burnley

Burnley striker Andre Gray told Sky Sports:

"It was always going to be a tough game with Rotherham losing their manager and all their players had a lot to prove.

"It was even tougher when they got a goal back but we managed to nick it in the end.

"We have a long way to go with a lot of the season left."

FULL-TIME

Rotherham 1-2 Burnley

Well that's that and Burnley have taken all three points from the New York Stadium - their first win away at Rotherham since January 1993.

After George Boyd and Andre Gray combined to give Burnley a ninth-minute lead, Grant Ward restored parity in superb fashion with a fantastic strike.

Sean Dyche's men produced a fantastic response but Lee Camp will feel unlucky to concede a scrappy goal so soon afterwards.

Burnley move up to third whilst Rotherham slip a place to 21st.

YELLOW CARD

Rotherham 1-2 Burnley

Joey Barton looks like he's in some discomfort as he tangles with Jonson Clarke-Harris, who is booked. Welcome back to the Championship, Joey.

Rotherham 1-2 Burnley

Danny Ward taps the ball wide of Tom Heaton's post as the official puts up the board. Four more minutes for Rotherham to get something out of this match.

SUBSTITUTION

Rotherham 1-2 Burnley

Chris Long comes on for Burnley goalscorer Andre Gray. We're entering the final stages at the New York Stadium. Could Rotherham force a shock equaliser?

Rotherham 1-2 Burnley

Andre Gray runs into the Rotherham box and sends a low ball that runs past the hosts' back line straight into the path of Matt Taylor but Lewis Buxton is on hand to save the Millers' blushes.

GOAL (Sam Vokes)

Rotherham 1-2 Burnley

After Scott Arfield strikes straight at Rotherham keeper Lee Camp, the ball falls to Sam Vokes who pounces to poke the ball home from close range, much to the delight of the 1,595 travelling Burnley fans.

Rotherham have 10 minutes to find another equaliser.

SUBSTITUTION

Rotherham 1-1 Burnley

Rotherham make their third and final change after the equaliser. Kirk Broadfoot comes on in place of Farrend Rawson.

Burnley also bring on Matthew Taylor for George Boyd.

Rotherham 1-1 Burnley

What a goal from Grant Ward. It's only 2 October but that is an absolute wonder strike and a worthy contender for goal of the month.

The Millers man unleashes a tremendous strike from long range that curls home and Tom Heaton can't stop it going in.

Amazing scenes.

GOAL (Grant Ward)

Rotherham 1-1 Burnley

SUBSTITUTION

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

Finally, a rather relieved Eric Black makes the first change of the game and it's a double substitution. Tony Andreu and Joe Newell make way for Danny Ward and Chris Maguire.

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

Rotherham have a couple of substitutes waiting to come on but the ball has not been out of play for about five minutes!

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

Matt Derbyshire is incensed as he's cynically pushed to the ground by Michael Keane who goes absolutely nowhere near the ball.Burnley's centre back is lucky not to receive a yellow card of his own there.

YELLOW CARD

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

Rotherham's Danny Collins receives the first caution of the game after he pulls back goalscorer Andre Gray.

That's as blatant as they come.

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

Joey Barton lets fly from just past the centre circle and the ball falls to Scott Arfield who tries his luck but his effort goes wide of the mark. Burnley looking more comfortable as they've eased into the second half.

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

A defensive mix up from Tendayi Darikwa allows Jonson Clarke-Harris to send the ball into the Burnley area to Tony Andreu but Joey Barton clears the danger brilliantly.

Burnley have the former QPR and Newcastle man to thank for keeping their one goal lead.

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

Tonight's attendance here at AESSEAL New York Stadium is 9,752 with 1,595 Burnley fans making the trip to S.Yorks. Thank you. #rufc

Those Burnley fans will certainly be encouraged by what they've seen so far.

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

A quiet opening five minutes to the second half, short of any real efforts on goal. Both sides sizing each other up it appears.

KICK-OFF

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

And it's Burnley who get us under way in this second half.

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

The teams are making their way back out at the New York Stadium. Can Rotherham get back into this or will Burnley extend their lead?

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HT: Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

#bbcfootball Great skills & vision from Burnley, deserved goal. What were Rotherham thinking, sort it out lads, you deserve to stay up

Have Rotherham got enough quality to stay in the Championship? They showed glimpses in that first half.

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HT: Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

The stats show even possession in the first half, but it's Burnley who have had the best of the chances.

They've also go that all important goal.

I wonder what Eric Black will be saying to the Rotherham players in his first half-time team talk?

Rotherham Burnley Stats
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HALF-TIME

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

Football's a funny old game, isn't it? A rather deceiving scoreline at the break as Burnley could be about 3-0 up but that's not to say the hosts have disgraced themselves at all. Ever since Andre Gray broke the deadlock after nine minutes, Rotherham have fought to get themselves back into the game.

We could be in for an exciting second half in south Yorkshire.

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

Tom Heaton is called into action as a long ball works its way to Matt Derbyshire who strikes from the edge of the 18 yard line, but the Burnley keeper parries it away for a corner. Rotherham have not sat back despite conceding early on and will definitely go into the dressing room feeling they can still get something tonight.

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

Andre Gray
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David Jones delivers a free kick into the Rotherham box which is cleared and the hosts are awarded one of their own as jeers ring around the New York Stadium. It's calmed down a bit as we approach half time but can the hosts find an equaliser?

Andre Gray's ninth minute strike remains the difference.

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

What. A. Save.

David Jones turns, beats Joe Mattock and unleashes a powerful shot but Lee Camp pulls off an absolutely fantastic one-handed save to keep it 1-0.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

Sam Vokes gets all the time and space in the world as he catches out Rotherham's defence and thunders a shot which beats Lee Camp and cannons off the post. 

Moments later, the hosts break and at the other end, Joe Newell shoots wide. Game on!

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

Eric Black will be fairly encouraged by the effort he's seen from his Rotherham side since they went a goal down.

But they're struggling to create anything clear cut. That will be the main concern.

It's summed up by Tony Andreu who gets into a good crossing position but can't find anyone in the box.

Eric Black
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Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

Tendayi Darikwa runs from midfield unopposed and unleashes a low strike which takes a deflection but Rotherham keeper Lee Camp is on hand to save.

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

Andre Gray Info
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That's pretty much a goal every other game for Gray. Up there with the best of them.

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

Joey Barton concedes a free kick as he brings down Jonson Clarke-Harris but Tony Andreu fires well wide of the post.

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

Jonson Clarke-Harris chases Lewis Buxton's long ball and wins a corner which rebounds to Tottenham loanee Grant Ward, but his effort from 18 yards goes wide of Tom Heaton's post. Rotherham asking a lot of questions of Burnley here but as yet, they can't find a breakthrough.

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

Not the ideal start for Eric Black but Rotherham recover and Matt Derbyshire beats Michael Duff in the Burnley box to glance Tony Andreu's cross towards goal.

His effort goes wide of the mark and they remain a goal down as we approach the quarter of an hour mark.

GOAL (Gray)

Rotherham 0-1 Burnley

What a well worked goal from the visitors! Danny Collins gets caught out at the back as George Boyd tips the ball over and the onrushing Andre Gray bags a goal on his return with a superb cool finish past Millers' keeper Lee Camp.

Rotherham 0-0 Burnley

First chance of the match so far goes to the hosts as Grant Ward unleashes a shot from long-range after Matt Derbyshire tees him up, but Burnley keeper Tom Heaton easily saves.

Rotherham 0-0 Burnley

Rotherham striker Jonson Clarke-Harris is floored as he clashes heads with Burnley's Michael Keane soon after the restart but the free kick that follows is eventually cleared by the visitors.

KICK-OFF

Rotherham 0-0 Burnley

The post-Steve Evans era begins at the New York Stadium as Rotherham kick off.

Rotherham v Burnley (19:45 BST)

The teams are out at the New York Stadium ahead of tonight's match.

The stadium's not full by any means, but still a fine atmosphere for Eric Black's first game in charge.