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Huddersfield Town 2-0 Rotherham United

Ishmael Miller
Ishmael Miller took advantage of a lack of Rotherham defenders to make it 2-0

Huddersfield beat Rotherham to move further away from the Championship relegation zone and leave the Millers four points from safety.

Mustapha Carayol gave the Terriers the lead with a fantastic 25-yard effort that swerved past keeper Lee Camp.

And Ishmael Miller, a half-time substitute for Nahki Wells, raced away from the halfway line to seal the game.

It was a second win in five games for Terriers boss David Wagner, whose side move up to 19th in the table.

Huddersfield are three points clear of the bottom three and have a goal difference superior to all the teams below them.

Rotherham were awful in the first half and deserved to trail to Carayol's strike from distance.

They improved after the break and should have levelled when Grant Ward picked out Joe Newell, who found some space but shot at Jed Steer's feet.

The visitors were still pressing for a leveller when Miller ran almost 50 yards through on goal to put the game beyond them.

Rotherham had a chance to pull one back moments later when Luke Hyam had an open goal but hit the post.

The visitors have now lost eight of their 11 games since Neil Redfearn replaced Steve Evans as manager.

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner:

"In the end the result was fair.

"For me at the moment the table is not the most important thing, the most important thing is what the guys try to bring onto the pitch.

"To win a derby is always something which makes you satisfied. Not only did we win this game but we showed a very good performance."

Rotherham manager Neil Redfearn:

"The first half was shocking, we were a yard off the pace. It took a rollicking at half-time for them to come out and show some spirit - that should never happen.

"They have got to apply themselves far better. There's no excuse for them to go out and perform like that.

"For me to have to go in at half-time and rollick them is a condemnation of them as professional footballers.

"If they give me absolutely everything and they're just short, I'll protect them all day long. But I cant forgive that, it wasn't good enough."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Steer
  • 2Smith
  • 5Hudson
  • 33LynchBooked at 58mins
  • 25Chilwell
  • 6Hogg
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forPatersonat 72'minutes
  • 7ScannellSubstituted forLolleyat 59'minutes
  • 17Bunn
  • 10Carayol
  • 21WellsSubstituted forMillerat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Davidson
  • 8Paterson
  • 11Miller
  • 15Wallace
  • 18Lolley
  • 22Dempsey
  • 26Allinson

Rotherham

  • 1Camp
  • 2Buxton
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 4Collins
  • 3MattockBooked at 67mins
  • 17Ward
  • 8Frecklington
  • 33SmallwoodSubstituted forDerbyshireat 76'minutes
  • 22NewellSubstituted forHyamat 74'minutes
  • 9Ward
  • 19Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 11Green
  • 21Collin
  • 23Thorpe
  • 24Andreu
  • 25Hyam
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 30Toffolo
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
12,763

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Rotherham United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 2, Rotherham United 0.

Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Hyam (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Grant Ward (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jonson Clarke-Harris following a set piece situation.

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town).

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Huddersfield Town. Harry Bunn tries a through ball, but Ben Chilwell is caught offside.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

Attempt blocked. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Hyam.

Attempt missed. Joe Lolley (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Foul by Mustapha Carayol (Huddersfield Town).

Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lewis Buxton.

Attempt blocked. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Matt Derbyshire replaces Richard Smallwood.

Delay in match Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box following a set piece situation.

Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

Luke Hyam (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Luke Hyam replaces Joe Newell.

Goal!

Goal! Huddersfield Town 2, Rotherham United 0. Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mustapha Carayol.

Foul by Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town).

Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jamie Paterson replaces Duane Holmes.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Joe Mattock.

Booking

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mustapha Carayol (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Joe Mattock.

Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

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

Attempt saved. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Grant Ward.

goal

As It Stood

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2Brighton211110031201143
3Derby21118232131941
4Hull20115429131638
5Burnley219842620635
6Ipswich219753128334
7Cardiff218942722533
8Birmingham218672623330
9Sheff Wed217952826230
10Brentford218583030029
11Blackburn2161052218428
12QPR217772627-128
13Reading207672623327
14Wolves206772525025
15Nottm Forest216782020025
16Preston2151061717025
17Fulham215883437-323
18Leeds205871822-423
19Huddersfield2156102230-821
20MK Dons2154121728-1119
21Bristol City2147102037-1719
22Charlton2146111934-1518
23Rotherham2143142238-1615
24Bolton21110101631-1513
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