The FA Cup - Third Round
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Rotherham United 1-5 Bournemouth

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Rotherham 1-5 Bournemouth

Championship leaders Bournemouth came from a goal down to thrash Rotherham and move into the FA Cup fourth round.

Richard Brindley's deflected effort put the hosts ahead but Shaun MacDonald pulled the Cherries level with a calm finish just before the interval.

Dan Gosling then fed Junior Stanislas who rounded the keeper and tapped in.

Ryan Fraser made it 3-1 after good work from Yann Kermorgant who then hit two in four minutes, meeting Stanislas's centre and then slotting in a fifth.

Bournemouth had made eight changes for the game, but it did not matter as Eddie Howe's side recorded their fourth successive win since losing 3-1 to Liverpool in their Capital One Cup quarter-final.

Millers not so merry in the FA Cup
Rotherham have won only one of their last 24 FA Cup ties against teams from the top two tiers of English football (won one, drew seven, lost 16)

Rotherham, 19th in the Championship, were aiming to reach the fourth round for only the second time in 22 years and those hopes were raised after Brindley's 10th-minute shot put them ahead, a minute after veteran Cherries full-back Ian Harte had hit the woodwork with a free-kick.

However, they conceded just before half-time as MacDonald slid in an equaliser past goalkeeper Adam Collin, after being played in by Kermorgant following a long spell of possession.

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Howe on Rotherham v Bournemouth

Bournemouth, top scorers in English football's top four tiers, dominated after the break and took the lead when Stanislas, who had shot wide when well placed in the first half, went round Collin and helped the ball into an empty net.

The impressive Kermorgant was again involved as he flicked the ball to Fraser and he shot low into the bottom corner for the visitors' third.

The French striker then made the game safe with a rapid brace, latching on to Stanislas's cross before tapping in a fifth from close range after Collin had saved Steve Cook's powerful header.

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Raynor on Rotherham v Bournemouth

Rotherham assistant manager Paul Raynor:

"I think Bournemouth are up there with the best teams we've faced this season. They are playing well and with confidence.

"You have to take defeats from time to time but the manner of the performance second half was not something we're used to seeing. It was a particularly bad day at the office.

"That's not been like we've been in the five or six games."

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe:

"It was a really enjoyable game to watch and we were clinical in front of goal. We're very pleased.

"A lot of the players haven't had the football that they would want. I thought once we scored our first goal it gave us the confidence to go on and in the second half we played with real freedom."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 2Brindley
  • 4Arnason
  • 20Morgan
  • 31JamesBooked at 74mins
  • 18PringleBooked at 28minsSubstituted forSkarzat 63'minutes
  • 8FrecklingtonBooked at 70mins
  • 33SmallwoodBooked at 66mins
  • 11Green
  • 29Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forDerbyshireat 62'minutes
  • 10Bowery

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 3Skarz
  • 6Wood
  • 16Richardson
  • 17Newton
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 40Yates

Bournemouth

  • 1Camp
  • 15A SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 3S Cook
  • 38Cargill
  • 14Harte
  • 19StanislasSubstituted forCornickat 71'minutes
  • 4Gosling
  • 16MacDonaldSubstituted forPitmanat 82'minutes
  • 32O'Kane
  • 20FraserSubstituted forRitchieat 88'minutes
  • 18Kermorgant

Substitutes

  • 2Francis
  • 6Surman
  • 10Pitman
  • 13Wilson
  • 25Flahavan
  • 30Ritchie
  • 34Cornick
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
5,875

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamBournemouth
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Bournemouth 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Bournemouth 5.

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

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Attempt blocked. Harry Cornick (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

Booking

Adam Smith (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Adam Smith (Bournemouth).

Jordan Bowery (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Matt Ritchie replaces Ryan Fraser.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Brett Pitman replaces Shaun MacDonald.

Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Reece James (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Reece James (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reece James (Rotherham United).

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Bournemouth 5. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Steve Cook.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Harry Cornick replaces Junior Stanislas.

Booking

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

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Bournemouth 4. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Junior Stanislas.

Attempt missed. Yann Kermorgant (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Bournemouth 3. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yann Kermorgant.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Joe Skarz replaces Ben Pringle.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Matt Derbyshire replaces Jonson Clarke-Harris.

Jordan Bowery (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun MacDonald (Bournemouth).

Foul by Paul Green (Rotherham United).

Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Bournemouth 2. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Yann Kermorgant.

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