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POST MATCH | Warne pleased with 'impressive' derby day showing

8 December 2018

MILLERS boss Paul Warne was left scratching his head after his side had to settle for a point at local rivals Sheffield Wednesday, despite a dominant display at Hillsborough.  

Despite having the lions’ share of possession in the first-half, Warne’s side were given a mountain to climb at the interval when Lucas Joao slotted home, against the run of play.

However, the Millers were not to be outdone and they turned the tide of the encounter in ten second half minutes when Michael Smith levelled matters following a fine run and shot before Richie Towell sent the travelling hordes into ecstasy when his long-range effort squirmed through the grasp of home ‘keeper Cameron Dawson to deservedly put them ahead.

However, Wednesday fought back to deny the Millers their first Championship away victory of the season when Joao popped up with a well-taken header.

With Will Vaulks and Towell squandering late opportunities to give the Millers a deserved victory, Warne, speaking to the assembled press afterwards, believed his side were not duly rewarded for the manner of their performance in S6.

“I think our performance over the game was pretty impressive,” Warne enthused.

“We got done with a long ball first-half just before the break which was disappointing but we built them up at half-time and said we are right in this game, have a right go and send our fans home happy.

“I thought our second half performance was really good. I thought over the course of the game we edged it and we deserved the win.

“I’m really proud that we came and got a point on our travels. As always, we were a little bit unlucky not to the get the win. Our play on the whole was really good and we were the team, who were being really aggressive. We set up to win the game but to come away without a defeat, I’m really pleased.

“There were some really good performances in the team. Smithy was excellent as always and most of our good play comes through him. The chances for Vaulks and Towell, came through him and he did well for us.”

 


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