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Shrewsbury Town 0-1 Rotherham United

Skipper Richard Wood scored the winner just before half time as in-form Rotherham won at League One leaders Shrewsbury.

Paul Warne's fourth-placed side have now won six games in a row during an impressive 13-match unbeaten run.

Rotherham started well and Michael Smith fired just wide from Semi Ajayi's flick before home goalkeeper Dean Henderson had to be alert to deal with shots from David Ball and Joe Newell.

Shrewsbury also created chances with Carlton Morris heading Shaun Whalley's corner over the crossbar.

Then Rotherham goalkeeper Marek Rodak came racing off his line to block Whalley's effort after the winger was released by a pass from Jon Nolan.

The visitors broke the deadlock a minute before the interval as central defender Wood turned home from close range after Rotherham kept the pressure on following a corner.

Shrewsbury chased an equaliser in the second half and Nathan Thomas was denied by Rodak before Abu Ogogo fired narrowly off target.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Henderson
  • 13Bolton
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Sadler
  • 6BecklesBooked at 71mins
  • 7Whalley
  • 8Ogogo
  • 4Godfrey
  • 20NolanSubstituted forPayneat 68'minutes
  • 10ThomasSubstituted forRodmanat 84'minutes
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Lowe
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 16Morris
  • 17Hendrie
  • 23Rodman
  • 45Payne

Rotherham

  • 13Rodák
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 5Ajayi
  • 6Wood
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 7FordeSubstituted forWilliamsat 63'minutes
  • 17TowellBooked at 90mins
  • 10BallSubstituted forLaveryat 75'minutes
  • 4Vaulks
  • 22NewellBooked at 80minsSubstituted forPalmerat 90+2'minutes
  • 24Smith

Substitutes

  • 8Palmer
  • 11Taylor
  • 12Price
  • 21Yates
  • 23Williams
  • 25Cummings
  • 31Lavery
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
7,007

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home19
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Rotherham United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Rotherham United 1.

Booking

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

Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Richard Towell (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Matthew Palmer replaces Joe Newell.

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Ryan Williams (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Alex Rodman replaces Nathan Thomas.

Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town).

Richard Towell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Joe Newell (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Caolan Lavery replaces David Ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Carlton Morris.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town).

Michael Smith (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town).

David Ball (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town).

David Ball (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).

Joe Newell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stefan Payne replaces Jon Nolan.

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Omar Beckles.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury32197642251764
2Wigan30196556183863
3Blackburn32189558322663
4Rotherham331851056381859
5Scunthorpe341511850381256
6Charlton3214994339451
7Plymouth34148124242050
8Bradford33155134850-250
9Portsmouth33144154041-146
10Peterborough31129104941845
11Gillingham331112103736145
12Bristol Rovers33143164851-345
13Southend33128134251-944
14Doncaster341012124242042
15Oxford Utd33118144951-241
16Walsall321011114245-341
17Blackpool32911123943-438
18Wimbledon33107163342-937
19Northampton34107173456-2237
20Fleetwood32106164353-1036
21Oldham3399154658-1236
22MK Dons3279163146-1530
23Bury3268182647-2126
24Rochdale28510132940-1125
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