Barnsley 4-0 Rotherham United

27 Aug

Adam Hammill


Adam Hammill’s goal was his first since last season’s League One play-off final at Wembley

Barnsley made it three home wins out of three in the Championship with victory over south Yorkshire rivals Rotherham.

After a first half of few clear-cut chances, centre-back Marc Roberts fired them ahead following a free-kick.

Midfielder Adam Hammill doubled the lead when he cut inside before beating Lee Camp with a deflected shot.

Jon Taylor forced a good save from Adam Davies at the other end, but substitute Tom Bradshaw and Ryan Kent made it a comfortable win for Barnsley late on.

The home side gave summer signing Angus MacDonald his debut alongside Roberts, with Alfie Mawson poised for a move to Swansea City.

On a ground where they last won a league game in 1969, Rotherham struggled to earn enough possession to test the home defence.

And after conceding twice in the space of three minutes – Hammill celebrating the birth of a child this week with a typical strike – Taylor’s shot was the only time Davies was seriously tested.

Sam Winnall, last season’s top scorer for the Tykes, returned from injury and was withdrawn on the hour. But substitute Stefan Payne only lasted three minutes before picking up an injury, and he in turn was replaced by Wales international Bradshaw, who headed his first for the club from Andy Yiadom’s cross.

Worse was to come for the Millers as their defence backed off to allow Kent, on loan from Liverpool, to curl the fourth into the top corner.

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 4, Rotherham United 0.

Second Half ends, Barnsley 4, Rotherham United 0.

Attempt blocked. Elliot Lee (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Joe Newell (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal! Barnsley 4, Rotherham United 0. Ryan Kent (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Conor Hourihane.

Attempt saved. Aidan White (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Bradshaw.

Attempt blocked. Scott Allan (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Angus MacDonald.

Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley).

Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jerry Yates.

Substitution, Barnsley. Elliot Lee replaces Adam Hammill.

Goal! Barnsley 3, Rotherham United 0. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andy Yiadom with a cross.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Lee Camp.

Attempt blocked. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy Yiadom with a cross.

Substitution, Rotherham United. Anthony Forde replaces Isaiah Brown.

Attempt blocked. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Kelly.

Substitution, Rotherham United. Joe Newell replaces Jon Taylor.

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marley Watkins.

Attempt saved. Ryan Kent (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Isaiah Brown (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Vaulks.

Foul by Josh Scowen (Barnsley).

Scott Allan (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dominic Ball (Rotherham United).

Substitution, Barnsley. Tom Bradshaw replaces Stefan Payne because of an injury.

Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Ward (Rotherham United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Stefan Payne (Barnsley) because of an injury.

Substitution, Barnsley. Stefan Payne replaces Sam Winnall.

Marley Watkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Allan (Rotherham United).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Aidan White.

Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley).

Stephen Kelly (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jerry Yates replaces Jake Forster-Caskey.

Offside, Barnsley. Ryan Kent tries a through ball, but Sam Winnall is caught offside.

Sam Winnall (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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