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It was a fantastic performance, Evans

6 August 2013

Millers boss delighted...

Rotherham United manager was delighted with his team’s performance, as they recorded a first home victory over Sheffield Wednesday since 1976. Ben Pringle put the Millers ahead, and despite Rhys McCabe’s equaliser, the Millers hit back with a fine Lee Frecklington strike sealing the game for the home side.

“It was a fantastic performance from start to finish,” Evans told Millers Player. “Some won’t like me for saying it but we’ve been a really good team with an excellent manager in Dave Jones. They’re a talented side but we were on top of our game on the pitch and in the stand. They (the fans) have been absolutely fantastic and it was a great advert for cup football. These are the type of cup games that the supporters need and desire like me and what about the atmosphere that they created tonight. For 15 months the backing has been incredible.”

Whilst Frecklington may take the plaudits for the decidier, Pringle’s strike earlier in the game set the tone of the quality goals that New York Stadium would witness this evening, and even McCabe’s equaliser was struck from 30 yards out. However, manager Evans will take them any way they come, and was pleased with the professional manner that the home side reacted when Jermaine Johnson saw red just before the hour mark. 

“The staff and players are inside debating who scored the best goal, because they were both very special and you’ll struggle to see better. It doesn’t matter to me whether it’s a tap in, and a sharp Tubbs would have got two goals, Revs went close as well and maybe if anything, Wednesday are fortunate to only lose by the odd goal. They lacked a bit of discipline and when they went down to 10 men we saw the game out well.”

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