Travelling Rotherham United secure 2-1 win against Preston North End

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Technical card:
Preston North End: Liam Lindsay, Daniel Iversen, Anthony Gordon (Brad Potts, min.66), Ched Evans, Paul Huntington (Sepp Van den Berg, min.72), Tom Barkhuizen, Jayson Molumby (Scott Sinclair, min.66), Ryan Ledson (Daniel Johnson, min.66), Ben Whiteman, Andrew Hughes and Joe Rafferty (Sean Maguire, min.81)
Rotherham United: Viktor Johansson, Michael Ihiekwe, Lewis Wing, Daniel Barlaser (Richard Wood, min.90), Angus MacDonald, Ryan Giles (Matt Crooks, min.66), Wes Harding, Jamie Lindsay (Ben Wiles, min.15), Clark Robertson, Freddie Ladapo (Michael Smith, min.66) and George Hirst (Matthew Olosunde, min.66)
Stadium: Deepdale
Goals: Joe Rafferty (0-1, min. 1), Ben Wiles (0-2, min. 55) and Ched Evans (1-2, min. 65)

Rotherham strolled past Preston with a 2-1 win on Saturday at Deepdale. Both teams arrived at the match from previous defeats in the league. Preston North End arrived at the game looking pick up points, following a previous defeat to Sheffield Wednesday. Rotherham United, on the other hand, lost 3-1 in the last match they played against Swansea City. After today’s result, Preston North End and Rotherham United currently occupy 11th and 20th spots in the table, with 36 points and 29 points respectively after 28 matches.

Rotherham United started the first half well, thanks to early calamitous own goal from Joe Rafferty in the 1st minute. The score at half time was 1-0.

The second half started favourably for Rotherham United, beginning with Ben Wiles opening the scoring in minute 55. Preston North End hit back thanks to a goal from Ched Evans in the 65th minute to establish the 2-1, and the game ended 2-1.

For Preston North End Scott Sinclair, Brad Potts, Daniel Johnson, Sepp Van den Berg and Sean Maguire came on for Jayson Molumby, Anthony Gordon, Ryan Ledson, Paul Huntington and Joe Rafferty, while Rotherham brought on Ben Wiles, Matthew Olosunde, Michael Smith, Matt Crooks and Richard Wood to replace Jamie Lindsay, George Hirst, Freddie Ladapo, Ryan Giles and Daniel Barlaser.

There were bookings for Ched Evans from Preston and Daniel Barlaser, Wes Harding and Matt Crooks for Rotherham.

Preston North End will next play Blackburn Rovers away, with Rotherham United facing Queens Park Rangers at home.

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