Substitute Georgie Kelly scored two minutes and 46 seconds after the introduction to seal a 2-1 win for Rotherham over Huddersfield – the first of Matt Taylor’s tenure as Millers manager.
The Irishman stooped to head into the box, regaining his composure and sealed the victory for Terriers goalkeeper Lee Nicholls (61).
Conor Washington gave the hosts the lead with a chilling finish from inside the box (25), but the lead lasted less than four minutes, when Danny Ward equalized against his former owners. his (29).
Rotherham’s first home win over Huddersfield in 30 years lifted them to 11th place ahead of the rest of Saturday’s game, with Mark Fotheringham’s side still second after their eighth defeat of the campaign. Translate.
How successful was Taylor’s Millers
There is little indication that this is a derby day in the opening stages of New York, with few openings or the usual crunchy tackles rarely absent from a local game.
Rotherham began to impose himself, with Washington’s shot in the first leg blocked and Richard Wood’s header in the back post saved by Lee Nicholls and, five minutes before halftime, Washington led the way in Dan Barlaser’s neat pass after David Kasumu caught his post edge of his box.
But the lead lasted less than four minutes, as former Miller Ward was unmarked as the lead in a corner from the edge of the box, following an immediate routine off the training pitch.
Huddersfield had two chances to take the lead for the first time, but twice Sorba Thomas found Jordan Rhodes – and the striker’s first two touches let him down.
With less than 55 minutes passed, they thought they had taken the lead for the first time. Viktor Johansson saved a fierce Ben Jackson dribble, when Rhodes headed a loose ball, but the seasoned striker was offside in the fix.
Just past the hour mark, Kelly hit what proved to be a winner less than 180 seconds after coming on for Tom Eaves, with an instinctive first touch and a clinical second, something the Terriers didn’t have. answer.
Both teams will return to action on Tuesday 18 October. Rotherham arrives at bet365 Stadium to host Stoke at 8pm, while Huddersfield host Preston at John Smith Stadium at 7:45pm. Both matches will be available to watch live on Sky Sports Football Red Button.