Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Rotherham United

17 Aug

Tomer Hemed


Tomer Hemed has scored 18 goals since joining Brighton from Almeria in summer 2015

Brighton & Hove Albion moved to the top of the Championship after securing a comfortable victory against Rotherham.

The hosts took the lead when Anthony Knockaert fired home with a low strike, before Glenn Murray tapped in Liam Rosenior’s cross to make it 2-0.

Tomer Hemed had the ball in the net after the break, but his effort was ruled out after Knockaert had handled.

Hemed scored from the spot soon after when Stephen Kelly fouled Murray as the hosts continued their unbeaten start.

Chris Hughton’s side, who drew at Derby and beat Nottingham Forest in their opening two matches, moved up five places to the Championship summit.

Rotherham are now without a win in their last eight league games and slip to 20th place in the table following the defeat.

It was a frustrating night for the Millers as they could not find a way past Brighton goalkeeper Niki Maenpaa, who was making his league debut for the club.

Live Text

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 3, Rotherham United 0.

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 3, Rotherham United 0.

Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Rotherham United).

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

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Liam Rosenior.

Attempt missed. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Allan.

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Bruno.

Substitution, Rotherham United. Tom Thorpe replaces Darnell Fisher.

Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Dominic Ball (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Scott Allan (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gaëtan Bong with a cross.

Scott Allan (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Allan (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jon Taylor with a cross.

Oliver Norwood (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Ward (Rotherham United).

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

Foul by Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Danny Ward (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Baldock (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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

Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United).

Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Ward (Rotherham United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) because of an injury.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Liam Rosenior.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Niki Mäenpää.

Attempt saved. Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Kazenga Lua Lua replaces Anthony Knockaert.

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Sam Baldock replaces Glenn Murray.

Attempt saved. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Oliver Norwood with a cross following a corner.

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