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Rotherham United 1-2 Burnley

Sam Vokes
Sam Vokes earned Burnley their fifth win of the season

Sam Vokes' late strike gave Burnley victory over managerless Rotherham.

The Millers, who parted company with Steve Evans on Monday, went behind in the ninth minute as Andre Gray stole in to finish coolly past Lee Camp.

Striker Vokes hit the upright and Camp saved brilliantly from David Jones in a fine first half for the visitors.

Grant Ward levelled with a stunning effort from 25 yards, but Vokes pounced nine minutes from time after Scott Arfield's initial shot was saved.

The victory for Sean Dyche's Clarets moves them up to third in the Championship, while Rotherham, under the leadership of caretaker boss Eric Black, slip a place to 21st.

The hosts, who had conceded 17 goals before the match, showed their defensive frailties for the opening goal as Gray beat Danny Collins to the ball inside the area and fired a low shot into the bottom right corner.

Wales international Vokes almost doubled the lead just after the half-hour as he struck a 25-yard shot against the post before Camp tipped Jones' low effort away.

Rotherham's best effort of the first half saw Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton, named in Roy Hodgson's England squad on Thursday, save Matt Derbyshire's low shot.

The Millers were more lively after the break but could not find a breakthrough until a piece of brilliance from Tottenham loanee Ward.

The 20-year-old jinked into a shooting position and sent an unstoppable strike into the top left hand corner.

However, Burnley took all three points when Camp kept out Arfield's strike from point-blank range, but Vokes reacted first to turn the ball home from six yards.

Rotherham caretaker manager Eric Black:

"I will just carry on until a decision [about who will be the new manager] is made. The chairman will make a decision that is right for the club.

"I am here, I am employed by the club, I will go along with that and see where it takes us.

"I just want to go and have a lie down. We are two men down on the training ground which puts a little bit of pressure on. We'll reflect on the game and carry on from there."

Burnley boss Sean Dyche:

"There has got to be credit to them. Sometimes the hardest fight is the one that every thinks you're going to win, but I thought we deserved it overall.

"They kept fighting, they kept pressing, they pressed very hard, they gave everything to try and win. They get a worldy out of the blue and all of a sudden it's 'what's gone on there?'

"I am delighted with the mentality of the players; it rubs off on each other."

Andre Gray
Andre Gray scored his second Burnley goal since joining from Brentford in August
Scott Arfield
Scott Arfield's saved shot led to Burnley's winner
Eric Black
Eric Black was placed in temporary charge of Rotherham on Monday

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Camp
  • 2Buxton
  • 20RawsonSubstituted forBroadfootat 77'minutes
  • 4CollinsBooked at 61mins
  • 3Mattock
  • 33SmallwoodBooked at 65mins
  • 17Ward
  • 22NewellSubstituted forWardat 71'minutes
  • 24AndreuSubstituted forMaguireat 71'minutes
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 19Clarke-HarrisBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Broadfoot
  • 7Maguire
  • 9Ward
  • 10Ledesma
  • 14White
  • 16Richardson
  • 21Collin

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 27Darikwa
  • 4Duff
  • 5Keane
  • 6Mee
  • 21BoydSubstituted forTaylorat 76'minutes
  • 14Jones
  • 13Barton
  • 37Arfield
  • 9Vokes
  • 7GraySubstituted forLongat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Lowton
  • 11Kightly
  • 15Taylor
  • 20Ulvestad
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 24Long
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
9,752

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Burnley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Burnley 2.

Booking

Chris Long (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Maguire (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Taylor (Burnley).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Joey Barton (Burnley) because of an injury.

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United).

Joey Barton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Grant Ward.

Attempt missed. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Maguire.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Chris Long replaces Andre Gray.

Offside, Rotherham United. Grant Ward tries a through ball, but Danny Ward is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Derbyshire with a headed pass.

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

Foul by Andre Gray (Burnley).

Offside, Rotherham United. Jonson Clarke-Harris tries a through ball, but Danny Ward is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Burnley 2. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andre Gray.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Taylor (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joey Barton.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Rotherham United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Derbyshire with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Kirk Broadfoot replaces Farrend Rawson because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Matthew Taylor replaces George Boyd.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Burnley 1. Grant Ward (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Joe Mattock.

Attempt missed. Tendayi Darikwa (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Chris Maguire replaces Tony Andreu.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Danny Ward replaces Joe Newell.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Farrend Rawson.

Booking

Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

Joey Barton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by George Boyd (Burnley).

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Lewis Buxton.

Booking

Danny Collins (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Collins (Rotherham United).

Andre Gray (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 2nd October 2015

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton9630137621
2Middlesbrough96211751220
3Burnley105321411318
4Reading9432147715
5Hull9432127515
6Birmingham94321410415
7Cardiff94321310315
8Ipswich94321515015
9Derby9351107314
10Wolves93331211112
11Nottm Forest933399012
12Sheff Wed93331213-112
13QPR93331417-312
14Fulham93241514111
15Leeds9252911-211
16Huddersfield92431011-110
17Charlton9234912-39
18Blackburn9153101008
19Brentford92251217-58
20Bolton9153612-68
21Rotherham102261219-78
22Preston9144610-47
23MK Dons9216813-57
24Bristol City91351119-86
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