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Millers were dominant – Evans

22 February 2014

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans post Carlisle United.

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans witnessed another late winner for his side describing his team as ‘dominant’ after a 2-1 success over Carlisle United at a blustery Brunton Park.

After Lee Miller had cancelled out Wes Thomas’ opener on the stroke of half-time, the game seemed to be drifting towards a 1-1 draw until Kieran Agard turned in Alex Revell’s centre to seal victory in stoppage time.

After the game a jubilant Evans once again praised his team for their strength of character after a string of late victories in recent weeks.

“It is always nice to score a winning goal, and it is always nice when it comes in added time,” beamed the Millers boss.

“We could have been four or five up by half-time, and we should have been, but instead of that we found ourselves level. It is fair to say that for one of the first times since around October/November time, I had to get into them. It was nothing to do with the performance, it was more really about quality, being on the front foot and taking our chances. 

“I don’t know what the stats show but it must have been about 80% possession in our favour? There was a fear because we did wonder how much the wind would play in the second half, but to be fair to the players I said go out there and prove me wrong and they did.”

Evans revealed he tactically moved Agard through the middle to use his pace; however he admitted it was the former Everton man’s movement in the six yard box that won the game for the Millers.

“We tactically changed it to move Kieran down to the middle to use his pace against their defensive two, but it didn’t come down to that, it was his instinctiveness in the six yard box that won it,” added Evans.

“You have to say that it was a fantastic passing move, we have opened them up down the right hand side after great play by Adams and Tavernier. Then what a fantastic cross by Revell and Kieran does the hardest part in football by getting across the defender and puts it in. You only had to see what that meant to the travelling fans who made it sound like a home game in spells today.”

There is a full interview with Steve Evans on Millers Player now. Click here to listen.

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