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Rotherham United 4-0 Peterborough United

Richard Wood did not open the scoring until the 50th minute in the Millers' 4-0 win over Posh
Richard Wood did not open the scoring until the 50th minute in the Millers' 4-0 win over Posh

Rotherham United moved above promotion rivals Peterborough United with a thumping 4-0 victory.

The match, scoreless at half-time, featured two own goals and both teams finished with 10 men, but Rotherham were dominant throughout to cement their promotion credentials.

Adam Thompson should have sent Rotherham in ahead at the break but his back-post header was off target.

It took until the 50th minute for the home side's pressure to finally pay off when defender Richard Wood nodded in from Carlton Morris's cross.

Things got worse for Peterborough in the 54th minute when Frankie Kent received a second yellow card for hauling down Chiedozie Ogbene.

Rotherham scored a second in the 68th minute, when Matt Crooks' effort was deflected past Christy Pym by defender Daniel Butler.

Joe Mattock then received a straight red for Rotherham on 73 minutes for forcing his head into the face of Ivan Toney.

Joe Ward turned the ball into his own net for Rotherham's third after a 77th-minute scramble before Kyle Vassell's acrobatic strike in the second minute of added time.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Iversen
  • 5Thompson
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 15RobertsonSubstituted forWoodat 27'minutes
  • 3MattockBooked at 73mins
  • 19Ogbene
  • 17Crooks
  • 11Barlaser
  • 22Olosunde
  • 10LadapoSubstituted forVassellat 69'minutes
  • 14MorrisSubstituted forSmithat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Wood
  • 7Vassell
  • 8Wiles
  • 12Price
  • 16Lindsay
  • 23Hastie
  • 24Smith

Peterborough

  • 1Pym
  • 24Mason
  • 6KentBooked at 54mins
  • 5Beevers
  • 3Butler
  • 14ReedSubstituted forBennettat 57'minutes
  • 4Woodyard
  • 32BurrowsSubstituted forWardat 45'minutes
  • 21Boyd
  • 37Jade-Jones
  • 17ToneyBooked at 78minsSubstituted forEisaat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Eisa
  • 16Bennett
  • 23Ward
  • 25O'Malley
  • 30Cartwright
  • 31Barker
  • 34Jones
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
9,019

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away3
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 4, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 4, Peterborough United 0.

Attempt missed. Mohamed Eisa (Peterborough United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 4, Peterborough United 0. Kyle Vassell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Michael Smith with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Attempt saved. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Michael Ihiekwe with a headed pass.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

Attempt blocked. Michael Smith (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chiedozie Ogbene.

Offside, Rotherham United. Matt Crooks tries a through ball, but Kyle Vassell is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Kyle Vassell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Smith.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Niall Mason.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Mohamed Eisa replaces Ivan Toney.

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Chiedozie Ogbene.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Rotherham United).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Kyle Vassell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Own Goal by Joe Ward, Peterborough United. Rotherham United 3, Peterborough United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael Smith replaces Carlton Morris.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Dismissal

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Peterborough United).

Offside, Peterborough United. Niall Mason tries a through ball, but Ivan Toney is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matthew Olosunde.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Kyle Vassell replaces Freddie Ladapo.

Goal!

Own Goal by Dan Butler, Peterborough United. Rotherham United 2, Peterborough United 0.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United).

Mark Beevers (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Foul by Adam Thompson (Rotherham United).

Ricky Jade-Jones (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Thompson (Rotherham United).

Ivan Toney (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Rhys Bennett replaces Louis Reed.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe23127431211043
2Oxford Utd22116541212039
3Rotherham23115740241638
4Ipswich22107532211137
5Coventry2291033024637
6Peterborough23106743321136
7Bristol Rovers2210663027336
8Fleetwood2110563628835
9Portsmouth229763327634
10Blackpool2381053126534
11Gillingham238872723432
12Shrewsbury228862123-232
13Sunderland218762722531
14Burton228682827130
15Accrington237883331229
16Doncaster207763123828
17Lincoln City2283112627-127
18Wimbledon2365122835-723
19Rochdale2364132540-1522
20Tranmere2256112639-1321
21MK Dons2363142336-1321
22Southend2315172664-388
23Bolton204791542-277
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