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Hull City 2-2 Rotherham: Millers fight back to draw with Tigers

Jarrod Bowen celebrates his early goal for Hull against Rotherham
Jarrod Bowen's first-half strike was his 16th goal in 32 Championship starts this season

Lowly Rotherham fought back from 2-0 down at half-time to draw with play-off chasing Hull City and move two points clear of the relegation zone.

Tigers keeper David Marshall's fumbled attempt to cut out Jon Taylor's cross allowed fellow substitute Anthony Forde to tap home to pull a goal back soon after the restart.

And Taylor's deflected shot from the edge of the box hit defender Robbie McKenzie and completely wrong-footed Marshall to make it 2-2.

Jarrod Bowen's second-minute strike across goal following a clever through-ball from Evandro and Fraizer Campbell's close-range scrambled effort were a fitting reward for a dominant first quarter of the match.

The hosts looked set for a sixth consecutive home win, a victory that would have put them within five points of the play-off places.

But Rotherham's more direct approach began to cause the Tigers problems and Marshall had to make fine saves to keep out rasping strikes by Richie Towell and Will Vaulks before their spirited second-half revival.

An increasingly confident away side looked like claiming just a third league win in 25 matches, with Marshall twice keeping out Clark Robertson headers.

But it was Hull who should have taken all the points when Jackson Irvine missed a glorious chance with two minutes remaining, somehow turning his effort wide when well placed.

Hull boss Nigel Adkins:

"We are aware we missed an opportunity. It was a game of two halves.

"We are disappointed we didn't win, but it's time to sit down and reflect.

"We have honest hard-working guys. We are a team. We need to reflect on where we are, come back here and attack the next 14 games."

Rotherham manager Paul Warne:

"We were a lot better second half. On another day, if it was Roy of the Rovers stuff, we might have nicked it.

"I did question the lads' character at half-time, asking them to put on a performance to be proud of. We were nowhere near them first half.

"We got a couple of lucky goals, but I don't care as we don't get much luck.

"If they had come out and downed tools, I would have had a good look at myself. That one point could be a big difference at the end of the season."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1Marshall
  • 2Lichaj
  • 27McKenzie
  • 36Ridgewell
  • 23Kingsley
  • 20Bowen
  • 22Henriksen
  • 16Irvine
  • 14GrosickiSubstituted forPughat 71'minutes
  • 7EvandroSubstituted forMilinkovicat 78'minutes
  • 25CampbellSubstituted forMartinat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Burke
  • 6Stewart
  • 8Pugh
  • 11Milinkovic
  • 12Long
  • 17Kane
  • 29Martin

Rotherham

  • 1Rodák
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 6WoodSubstituted forTaylorat 45'minutes
  • 15Robertson
  • 2VynerBooked at 90mins
  • 4Vaulks
  • 5Ajayi
  • 13TowellSubstituted forCrooksat 71'minutes
  • 3Mattock
  • 24Smith
  • 21YatesSubstituted forFordeat 38'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Forde
  • 11Taylor
  • 12Price
  • 17Crooks
  • 22Newell
  • 23Williams
  • 28Jones
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
10,785

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 2, Rotherham United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Rotherham United 2.

Attempt missed. Clark Robertson (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Chris Martin.

Attempt blocked. Clark Robertson (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Forde.

Foul by Jackson Irvine (Hull City).

Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Zak Vyner (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jarrod Bowen (Hull City).

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

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Semi Ajayi.

Manuel Milinkovic (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zak Vyner (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Jackson Irvine (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Kingsley with a cross.

Jackson Irvine (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zak Vyner (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Chris Martin replaces Fraizer Campbell.

Attempt missed. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Smith.

Manuel Milinkovic (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Zak Vyner (Rotherham United).

Offside, Rotherham United. Matt Crooks tries a through ball, but Michael Smith is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Manuel Milinkovic replaces Evandro.

Offside, Rotherham United. Anthony Forde tries a through ball, but Matt Crooks is caught offside.

Evandro (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United).

Fraizer Campbell (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United).

Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Markus Henriksen (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Smith (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Matt Crooks replaces Richard Towell.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Marc Pugh replaces Kamil Grosicki.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Jon Taylor.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Markus Henriksen.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jackson Irvine (Hull City) because of an injury.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Marek Rodák.

Attempt saved. Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by David Marshall.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by David Marshall.

goal

As It Stood

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2Leeds31177751351658
3Sheff Utd31167853341955
4West Brom31159762402254
5Bristol City31158840301053
6Middlesbrough301312535231251
7Derby3014884235750
8Birmingham32111384940946
9Nottm Forest32111384638846
10Aston Villa31101475649744
11Swansea31128114137444
12Hull32128124542344
13Blackburn311110104247-543
14Preston311010114746140
15Sheff Wed311010113445-1140
16QPR31116143947-839
17Stoke31911113340-738
18Brentford30910114943637
19Wigan3196163246-1433
20Millwall31710143445-1131
21Rotherham32513143151-2028
22Reading31511153244-1226
23Bolton3268182147-2626
24Ipswich3139192354-3118
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