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Rotherham United 1-3 Preston North End

Jordan Hugill
Jordan Hugill is Preston's top scorer with seven Championship goals this season

Rotherham's winless run was extended to 12 games as first-half goals from Jordan Hugill and Callum Robinson helped Preston to a comfortable win.

Robinson spurned a great chance before Hugill headed in off the post from Greg Cunningham's cross to open the scoring.

It was 2-0 when Aiden McGeady teed up Robinson for a tap-in from close range.

Substitute Peter Odemwingie crossed for Richard Wood to halve the deficit with a header, but Marnick Vermijl tapped in to seal the win on the counter-attack.

Rotherham are now without a win since 20 August and are eight points from safety at the bottom of the Championship.

Joe Mattock and Jon Taylor threatened for Kenny Jackett's side with long-range efforts, but the former Wolves manager has just one point from his opening four matches in charge.

Preston, meanwhile, responded perfectly to last week's 2-1 loss to Newcastle to move up a place into 11th with a fifth win from their last last eight matches.

It could have been an even bigger scoreline, but Robinson failed to make a proper connection from a McGeady cross and then smashed an effort from the edge of the box narrowly wide.

Rotherham manager Kenny Jackett: " "It's deflating for the players because you need to stay in games.

"We didn't do enough and we didn't have a defensive solidity about us that could keep us in the game.

"I am learning about the players and trying to find the best combination for us.

"We have quite clearly given away far too many goals this season. Since I've come in, we have conceded six goals in three games and it's very difficult to get points under those circumstances."

Preston manager Simon Grayson: " "We warned the players about Kenny being new to the club and him being desperate to get out of the run they have been on.

"We were professional and started the game well. We played some good stuff but also mixed it up and battled and scrapped when we had to do.

"I was really pleased with the individual and the team performance. It was a professional performance from us.

"We are pleased with how we are progressing but we won't get carried away. We will just keep plodding away and see where it takes us. Anything could happen for any club in this division because it's relentless."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Camp
  • 17Fisher
  • 18Fry
  • 6Wood
  • 3Mattock
  • 11TaylorSubstituted forBrownat 76'minutes
  • 14BallSubstituted forHalfordat 45'minutes
  • 4Vaulks
  • 22Newell
  • 20BlackstockSubstituted forOdemwingieat 45'minutes
  • 9Ward

Substitutes

  • 2Kelly
  • 7Forde
  • 12Price
  • 13Odemwingie
  • 15Halford
  • 26Belaid
  • 37Brown

Preston

  • 22Maxwell
  • 27Baptiste
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Wright
  • 3Cunningham
  • 14McGeadySubstituted forBeckfordat 89'minutes
  • 12Gallagher
  • 11JohnsonBooked at 55mins
  • 18PringleSubstituted forVermijlat 77'minutes
  • 37Robinson
  • 25HugillSubstituted forMakienokat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lindegaard
  • 2Vermijl
  • 9Makienok
  • 10Beckford
  • 13Doyle
  • 16Grimshaw
  • 23Huntington
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
10,013

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Preston North End 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Preston North End 3.

Offside, Rotherham United. Isaiah Brown tries a through ball, but Peter Odemwingie is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.

Attempt blocked. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.

Foul by Simon Makienok (Preston North End).

Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Greg Halford with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Jermaine Beckford replaces Aiden McGeady.

Attempt missed. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Baptiste.

Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Marnick Vermijl (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Callum Robinson following a fast break.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

Attempt blocked. Isaiah Brown (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Wood with a headed pass.

Foul by Simon Makienok (Preston North End).

Greg Halford (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Alex Baptiste (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Ward (Rotherham United).

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Preston North End 3. Marnick Vermijl (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Johnson.

Foul by Callum Robinson (Preston North End).

Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Marnick Vermijl replaces Ben Pringle.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Isaiah Brown replaces Jon Taylor.

Foul by Simon Makienok (Preston North End).

Greg Halford (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Robinson (Preston North End).

Greg Halford (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Preston North End 2. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Peter Odemwingie.

Callum Robinson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Attempt blocked. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aiden McGeady.

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Taylor (Rotherham United).

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Darnell Fisher.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Darnell Fisher.

Attempt blocked. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Gallagher.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Greg Cunningham.

Attempt missed. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Aiden McGeady (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Johnson.

goal

As It Stood

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1Newcastle16121334132137
2Brighton1610422591634
3Huddersfield169251718-129
4Reading168442018228
5Norwich168352827127
6Leeds168261917226
7Birmingham166732118325
8Fulham166642318524
9Bristol City167362319424
10Sheff Wed167361719-224
11Preston167272220223
12Brentford166462116522
13Barnsley166372724321
14Aston Villa164931716121
15Ipswich165651415-121
16Derby165561213-120
17QPR165561722-520
18Burton164661820-218
19Wolves164571921-217
20Nottm Forest164482530-516
21Cardiff164391425-1115
22Wigan163581419-514
23Blackburn163491625-913
24Rotherham1614111738-217
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