Rotherham United were unable to cause an upset in the Sky Bet Championship last night, as they fell to a 4-1 defeat to Watford at the New York Stadium.
The Millers put an end to a winless run of five games last time out, and will have been hoping to build on a 2-1 away win over local rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
But that game was played a fortnight ago, with the club having an outbreak of COVID cases meaning that manager Paul Warne had to miss last night’s game.
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Francisco Sierralta headed in Philip Zinckernagel’s cross to put Watford ahead on 10 minutes, before Ismaila Sarr doubled their lead shortly after.
Ken Sema made it 3-0 before half-time as he fired in from the edge of the area, and even though Rotherham did pull one back through Freddie Ladapo’s sumptuous long-range effort, Dan Gosling made it 4-1 a minute later, tapping into an empty net from close-range.
It’s a result which leaves the Millers sitting 22nd in the Championship table, three points adrift of safety with three games in hand.
Here, we take a look at Rotherham fans’ reactions to the defeat to the Hornets…
Always was a free hit, zero expectations going into it. Put up a decent fight in fairness but looked sloppy at back. Great goal from Ladapo and bit of match fitness for the boys. One game closer to Jamie Lindsay being back as well🤞
— Jake Vickers (@jvickers13_) March 16, 2021
In view of the preparation, or lack of, for this match, that was some effort against a very good team. 👏
— Mick Gulliver (@GulliverMick) March 16, 2021
One day of training in 2 weeks (which was led by the players cos the staff are still self-isolating), half the team recovering from a nasty bout of COVID, playing against an in-form £100m+ team at the top of the table. Write it off and go again.#KeepYourHeads
— The_RUFC (@The_RUFC) March 16, 2021
Clear to see we weren’t fully fit today. Some positives and negatives regardless. Move on and put in a performance on Saturday.
— Jake (@Jake87581308) March 16, 2021
Watford different class, poor from set pieces but not a bad effort
— Alfie (@HardmanAlfie) March 16, 2021
— Tom Kirk (@Tomk_1992) March 16, 2021
Didn’t expect anything from this game anyway, but they were poor goals to concede. Absolute cracker from Ladapo, and what a legend Woody is, limping heavily and still puts a great shift it.
Bigger games coming up, move on swiftly and forget about this one. Utm. https://t.co/RDwNdUbxUi
— Jenson ⚽️ (@JL_rufc) March 16, 2021
Poor goals to concede(nowt new really) but didn't expect owt, played alright, hopefully wing back for Saturday and we go again. 13 games left and still in our hands. https://t.co/u8cPwsOTXF
— Josh Yeardley (@josh_yeardley) March 16, 2021