Rotherham United run riot, scoring 3 without reply at the Riverside Stadium

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Technical card:
Middlesbrough: Shaun MacDonald, Matthew Olosunde, Jamal Blackman, Richard Wood, Michael Smith, Matt Crooks, Angus MacDonald, Michael Ihiekwe, Wes Harding, Jamie Lindsay and Ben Wiles
Rotherham United: Britt Assombalonga, George Saville, Marcus Bettinelli, Duncan Watmore, Djed Spence, Nathan Wood-Gordon, Patrick Roberts, Sam Morsy, Paddy McNair, Jonny Howson and Marc Bola
Stadium: the Riverside Stadium
Goals: Matt Crooks (0-1, min. 43), Michael Smith (0-2, min. 79) and Ryan Giles (0-3, min. 90)

Middlesbrough suffered a home defeat to Rotherham on Wednesday at the Riverside Stadium. Middlesbrough were looking forward to meeting again after losing their last game 1-0 to Blackburn Rovers. Rotherham United had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Stoke City. As the table looks today, Middlesbrough are in 7th place, with 39 points from 21 matches, while Rotherham United sit in 22nd, with 23 points from 21.

It was an impressive opening from Rotherham United, with Matt Crooks opening the rout just before half-time. The score at half time was 1-0.

Rotherham United continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, with Michael Smith opening the scoring, 79 minutes in. Later, Rotherham United took the lead with a goal form a goal from Ryan Giles in the 90th minute just before the final whistle, which sealed the victory for the visitors.

For Middlesbrough Hayden Coulson, Chuba Akpom, Lewis Wing, Ashley Fletcher and Marvin Johnson came on for Djed Spence, Britt Assombalonga, Patrick Roberts, Marc Bola and Duncan Watmore, and Rotherham brought on George Hirst, Clark Robertson and Ryan Giles for Shaun MacDonald, Matt Crooks and Jamie Lindsay.

No cards were presented on the game sheet.

Rotherham United and Middlesbrough will next play away to Luton Town and Norwich City respectively.

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