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Carabao Cup: Rotherham United 3-1 Wigan Athletic

Jamie Proctor's three goals since joining Rotherham United have all come in the EFL Cup
Jamie Proctor's three goals since joining Rotherham United have all come in the EFL Cup

Rotherham United comfortably beat fellow Championship side Wigan Athletic to reach the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Jamie Proctor gave the Millers the lead from a free kick while Semi Ajayi headed home Anthony Forde's cross to double their lead before half-time.

Proctor scored his second of the match as he headed in Billy Jones' delivery.

James Vaughan added a late consolation for Wigan when he nodded home Gary Roberts' ball from close range.

It is the second time in as many seasons that Rotherham have reached the second round of the competition.

However the Millers have not got past that stage since they got through to the fourth round in 2008-09.

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 12Price
  • 2Vyner
  • 5AjayiSubstituted forPalmerat 69'minutes
  • 26Raggett
  • 15Robertson
  • 7Forde
  • 25Wiles
  • 28Jones
  • 23WilliamsSubstituted forTaylorat 75'minutes
  • 10Ball
  • 9ProctorSubstituted forVassellat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Palmer
  • 11Taylor
  • 19Vassell
  • 22Newell
  • 30Bilboe
  • 31Hinds
  • 33McGinley

Wigan

  • 23Jones
  • 19Da Silva Lopes
  • 14BruceBooked at 25mins
  • 21Kipre
  • 20Naismith
  • 15McManamanSubstituted forColeat 63'minutes
  • 16MacDonald
  • 26ConnollySubstituted forWeirat 90'minutes
  • 7WalkerSubstituted forGelhardtat 78'minutes
  • 18Roberts
  • 8Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 32Golden
  • 35Long
  • 36Merrie
  • 38Gelhardt
  • 39Weir
  • 40Evans
  • 44Cole
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
3,017

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 3, Wigan Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 3, Wigan Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Joe Gelhardt (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jensen Weir replaces Callum Connolly.

Matthew Palmer (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt saved. Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Palmer.

Attempt blocked. James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Matthew Palmer (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cedric Kipre (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Sean Raggett.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Kyle Vassell replaces Jamie Proctor.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by David Ball (Rotherham United).

Kal Naismith (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Palmer (Rotherham United).

James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Joe Gelhardt replaces Jamie Walker.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Rotherham United).

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Jamie Walker (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jon Taylor replaces Ryan Williams.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 3, Wigan Athletic 1. James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Gary Roberts.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Lewis Price.

Attempt saved. Callum Connolly (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Matthew Palmer replaces Semi Ajayi.

Attempt saved. David Ball (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 3, Wigan Athletic 0. Jamie Proctor (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Billy Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Devante Cole replaces Callum McManaman.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Sean Raggett.

Attempt missed. Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ben Wiles.

Foul by David Ball (Rotherham United).

Kal Naismith (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Sean Raggett (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Wigan Athletic).

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