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3 things we learned from Huddersfield’s 2-0 derby win over Rotherham

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Huddersfield move three points clear of the relegation zone after defeating Rotherham at home, leaving the Millers four points from safety.

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The first half was all Huddersfield and more than deserved to be in front, and probably should of had more to show for their efforts.

The goal that did give them the lead though was worthy of the entrance fee, a fierce 25-yard shot, from Mustapha Carayol had Rotherham keeper beaten from the moment it left his boot.

After the break Rotherham improved, and it became a much more entertaining game, with both sides having a few chances before substitute Ishmael Miller sealed the win for the home side.

Rotherham had a chance straight after to pull one back but Luke Hyam missed an open goal and struck the post. The game then pretty much petered out, the visitors have now lost eight in eleven games.

Here are THREE things we learned from the match:

1) Rotherham will struggle to stay up

Rotherham United’s first half display was truly awful, and although they improved after half time it doesn’t look good for the Millers this season.

The last ten games Rotherham have managed just two wins and a draw, losing the other seven games. That is seven points from a possible thirty.

It looks a big task for Neil Redfearn’s side to stay up this season and unless they make significant changes to their playing staff, it looks impossible.

2) Huddersfield are improving under David Wagner

They might not be setting the world alight but under David Wagner they now look as though they have a clear game plan.

Huddersfield are by no means safe at the moment, but if the keep improving, and perhaps a small investment in January should see them keep their Championship status.

Also beating the teams around you helps and it is even more satisfying when its a derby.

3) Rotherham need a leader on the pitch

From the completely woeful showing in the first half, what was apparent, that apart from Neil Redfearn shouting on the side line, there didn’t appear to be a player shouting either encouragement and organizing the players around them.

They just looked flat, defeated and that was before the goal went in, not what fans want to see from the players especially in a derby game.

Either Rotherham invest in January or start planning for life in League One.

Huddersfield and Rotherham fans…..What did you think of the match? Do you think your team will beat the drop? Who would you like to sign in January? Let us know what you think in the comments below!


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