Full player ratings and match stats from Rotherham United's 2-1 home defeat against Leicester City

The Advertiser's Paul Davis gives his marks.
7/10: Dexter Lembikisa. Picture: Jim Brailsford7/10: Dexter Lembikisa. Picture: Jim Brailsford
7/10: Dexter Lembikisa. Picture: Jim Brailsford

The Millers (4-3-3)

Viktor Johansson: 7

At fault for neither goal. Didn't have many saves to make as most of Leicester's attempts were from distance. Did well to deny the visitors a second goal just before the break.

Dexter Lembikisa: 8

Really coming on. I wrote last week that he's getting better with each game and there was another improvement here. Will make mistakes because he's a teenager but he offers plenty in defence and attack.

Cameron Humphreys: 8

A mixture of composure and class. He and Tyler Blackett work well together at the heart of the defence.

Tyler Blackett: 8

He was a Manchester United youngster and he looked like a Manchester United player here. Cool in possession, strong in defence and good in his decision-making.

Cohen Bramall: 6

Three goals in two games have been scored against Rotherham partly because of his errors. That sounds damning but he's actually playing well this season. Like Lembikisa, he makes a difference in both halves. Loses a mark for his part in Leicester's winner.

Cafu: 8

Leicester's manager was full of praise for him afterwards. Looks after the ball, plays at the pace he wants to, sees and delivers a pass and is a huge threat with his set-piece deliveries. The kind of quality the Millers haven't had in the past.

Christ Tiehi: 7

Plugs the gaps, covers the ground, keeps the ball. Looking very good early in his Millers career. With more fitness will come even more of an impact.

Ollie Rathbone: 8

He's not bad in the Championship for a League One ratter, is he? Man of the match. Again. Good in possession, good out of possession. Has the skill to go with the engine.

Fred Onyedinma: 7

Another game, another quality headed goal. Lively in everything else he did too.

Jordan Hugill: 6

His best display so far this season but there's still a bit more needed from him.

Andre Green: 7

Quiet in the first half, excellent down the left flank in the second.

The subs

Tom Eaves (for Hugill 72): NA

It nearly happened, breaking his Millers duck. But it didn't happen.

Arvin Appiah (for Green 72): NA

Looked strong and quick on his debut. Judge him in future games because Rotherham were waning as an attacking threat by the time he came on.

Josh Kayode (for Tiehi 81): NA

Getting the cameos but not the chance to make a real contribution.

Ciaran McGuckin (for Rathbone 87): NA

On for the last few minutes because Rathbone's race was run.

Not used: Dillon Phillips, Sean Morrison, Jamie McCart, Hamish Douglas, Tolaji Bola.

Leicester (4-3-3): Mads Hermansen 6; Ricardo Pereira 7, Wout Faes 7, Jannik Vestergaard 7, Callum Doyle 8; Wilfred Ndidi 7 (Cesare Casedei 68, 6), Harry Winks 7, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall 8 (Hamza Choudhury 87); Kasey McAteer 8 (James Austin 87), Kelechi Iheanacho 6 (Jamie Vardy 59, 5), Stephy Mavididi 7. Subs not used: Danny Ward, Jakub Stolarczyk, Marc Albrighton, Timothy Castagne, Luke Thomas.

Goals: McAteer 12, 84 (Leicester); Onyedinma 53 (Rotherham).

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire).

Attendance: 11,418 (2,226).

Opposition view

"Cafu's set-pieces are unbelievable. Rotherham are a very strong team.

"I was very happy with Kasey McAteer, for the two goals and also the way he works off the ball. He helps a lot.

"It was a very good performance by us. I think we were very good defensively. We fought in the right way.

"It feels good being top of the table but it means nothing at this stage of the season."

- Foxes boss Enzo Maresca

The stats

Possession: Millers 37 per cent, Foxes 63

Goal attempts: Millers 8, Foxes 15

On target: Millers 1, Foxes 7

Corners: Millers 5, Foxes 4

Fouls: Millers 15, Foxes 10

Final word

Forget the loss, focus on the performance. It means something.

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