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Rotherham United 1-2 Leeds United

Souleymane Doukara
Souleymane Doukara has scored twice this season

Leeds United moved up to fifth in the Championship with a narrow win over bottom side Rotherham.

The visitors took an early lead through striker Chris Wood before the Millers had Peter Odemwingie sent off for violent conduct.

Souleymane Doukara's finish made it 2-0 just before the break.

Leeds dominated the second half, but were nearly left to rue their wastefulness after Richard Wood pulled a goal back with a late header.

They could not force an equaliser despite late pressure and they remain winless since 20 August and are 11 points adrift of safety.

The Millers lost defender Greg Halford to injury in the opening five minutes and things just got worse for Kenny Jackett's side in the first half.

They were a goal down inside 10 minutes after Wood finished from Charlie Taylor's low cross and down to 10 men before the 30th minute after Odemwingie caught Liam Cooper in the face with his elbow.

Leeds, who play Liverpool in the EFL quarter-final on Tuesday, have now won four of their last five games in the Championship.

Peter Odemwingie
Peter Odemwingie tweeted during the game after he was sent off

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1CampSubstituted forPriceat 35'minutes
  • 2Kelly
  • 14Ball
  • 6Wood
  • 17Fisher
  • 24Adeyemi
  • 15HalfordSubstituted forVaulksat 4'minutes
  • 22NewellSubstituted forFordeat 76'minutes
  • 37Brown
  • 9Ward
  • 13OdemwingieBooked at 29mins

Substitutes

  • 3Mattock
  • 4Vaulks
  • 7Forde
  • 12Price
  • 18Fry
  • 26Belaid
  • 39Yates

Leeds

  • 1GreenBooked at 90mins
  • 2Ayling
  • 5Bartley
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Taylor
  • 23Phillips
  • 14O'KaneBooked at 54mins
  • 24SackoSubstituted forBerardiat 90+1'minutes
  • 7RoofeSubstituted forAntonssonat 73'minutes
  • 11DoukaraSubstituted forDallasat 63'minutes
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 10Antonsson
  • 12Silvestri
  • 15Dallas
  • 16Grimes
  • 25Vieira
  • 27Mowatt
  • 28Berardi
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
10,513

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home26%
Away74%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Leeds United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Leeds United 2.

Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Isaiah Brown (Rotherham United).

Offside, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas tries a through ball, but Marcus Antonsson is caught offside.

Booking

Robert Green (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Gaetano Berardi replaces Hadi Sacko.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Dominic Ball (Rotherham United) right footed shot from very close range is too high following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Kelly (Rotherham United) left footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt saved. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Robert Green.

Attempt saved. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Anthony Forde.

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Forde (Rotherham United).

Attempt blocked. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Leeds United 2. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Isaiah Brown with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

Attempt blocked. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Forde.

Foul by Marcus Antonsson (Leeds United).

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

Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

Tom Adeyemi (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Anthony Forde replaces Joe Newell.

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leeds United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stuart Dallas with a cross.

Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Newell (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Marcus Antonsson replaces Kemar Roofe.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

Offside, Leeds United. Luke Ayling tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

Foul by Hadi Sacko (Leeds United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas replaces Souleymane Doukara.

Attempt saved. Kyle Bartley (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips with a cross.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tom Adeyemi.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle18131436142240
2Brighton18115228111738
3Reading1810442519634
4Birmingham188732419531
5Leeds189272120129
6Huddersfield179261921-229
7Sheff Wed188462020028
8Norwich188372930-127
9Derby187561613326
10Fulham186752521425
11Aston Villa1851032118325
12Preston187472321225
13Bristol City187382422224
14Ipswich186661717024
15QPR186571926-723
16Brentford186482421322
17Nottm Forest186483232022
18Barnsley186482929022
19Burton184771924-519
20Blackburn185492027-719
21Wolves184681923-418
22Cardiff1853101830-1218
23Wigan173681419-515
24Rotherham1814131843-257
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