Rotherham scored four goals in the first half to produce one of the comfortable football results of the weekend in the Championship. Richard Wood opened the scoring in the seventh minute before Conor Washington doubled their advantage in the 15th minute. Jamie Lindsay made it three in the 18th minute before Chiedozie Ogbene rounded off the scoring in the first-half stoppage time.
Rotherham’s Paul Warne: “It was a good day at the office. The lads took on the game-plan really well. To go in four-nil at half-time was a joy. In the end, I am really pleased. There are obviously things we can improve on. All that going forward didn’t please me as much as our defending. Generally speaking, we defended really well. I thought we deserved to win but maybe not by four goals – but I’m not complaining. When we had a chance to score we took it. The goals came at good times. The lads were really ruthless and, in this league, to pick up points, you have to be. That pleases me. It was like being in a volcano so to keep that intensity up is difficult. As an attacking force, we were really good. There were some really good performances.”
Reading’s Paul Ince: “I said to the lads that you can’t play like that first half. They got bullied. In the first half, we didn’t fight. We let everybody down. We have got to fight for the fans that came. It’s easy to single out individuals, but that’s all of us. The decision-making was diabolical. I don’t mind losing games but if you play like that in the first half then you’re going to lose more than you win, that’s for sure and they have been told that in no uncertain terms.”
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