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Rotherham3Brentford0

Rotherham United 3-0 Brentford

Kieran Agard

Kieran Agard grabbed a first-half double as Rotherham dealt a blow to Brentford's automatic promotion hopes and boosted their own chances of climbing out of League One.

Clayton Donaldson tested home keeper Adam Collin before Agard put Rotherham ahead from the penalty spot after James Tavernier was felled by Alan Judge.

Ben Pringle then put Agard through to slam home his 20th goal of the season.

Lee Frecklington curled wide before Haris Vuckic made it 3-0 with a header.

Despite suffering their first defeat in six games, Brentford remain second, three points clear of Leyton Orient who are third after their 1-1 draw with Oldham Athletic.

Rotherham move to within seven points of the automatic promotion places.

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 27Tavernier
  • 3Skarz
  • 8FrecklingtonBooked at 86mins
  • 4ArnasonBooked at 63mins
  • 20Morgan
  • 22AgardSubstituted forVuckicat 90+1'minutes
  • 36Smallwood
  • 37Adams
  • 9Revell
  • 18PringleSubstituted forMilsomat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 5Davis
  • 10O'Connor
  • 15Milsom
  • 25Addison
  • 28Vuckic
  • 35Hitchcock

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 12McCormack
  • 24Bidwell
  • 4ForshawSubstituted forYennarisat 66'minutes
  • 5CraigBooked at 84mins
  • 6Dean
  • 8Douglas
  • 22Reeves
  • 29TrottaSubstituted forGriggat 75'minutes
  • 9Donaldson
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forAdamsat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 2O'Connor
  • 11Grigg
  • 15Dallas
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 28Yennaris
  • 32Adams
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
8,365

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 3, Brentford 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rotherham United 3, Brentford 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Rotherham United 3, Brentford 0. Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robert Milsom.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Haris Vuckic replaces Kieran Agard.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Robert Milsom replaces Ben Pringle.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Charlie Adams replaces Alan Judge.

  8. Booking

    Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

  10. Post update

    Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

  12. Booking

    Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Nicky Adams (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United).

  16. Post update

    Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. William Grigg replaces Marcello Trotta.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves38258571254683
2Brentford37247662352779
3Leyton Orient392210772363676
4Rotherham382012671442772
5Preston391915555381772
6Peterborough38184165952758
7MK Dons39167165653355
8Swindon39159155652454
9Walsall391314124441353
10Sheff Utd37149143940-151
11Port Vale38155185164-1350
12Gillingham39146195163-1248
13Bristol City391016136161046
14Crawley351113113843-546
15Bradford381015134948145
16Colchester381013154451-743
17Oldham391110184355-1243
18Coventry371410136768-142
19Crewe391010194673-2740
20Tranmere38109194769-2239
21Carlisle38109193961-2239
22Shrewsbury39814173649-1338
23Notts County39114245269-1737
24Stevenage37107203958-1937
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