Full players ratings and match stats from Rotherham United's outstanding 2-1 Championship win at home to Norwich City

There's some pretty high marks for the Millers!
9/10: Dexter Lembikisa. Picture: Jim Brailsford9/10: Dexter Lembikisa. Picture: Jim Brailsford
9/10: Dexter Lembikisa. Picture: Jim Brailsford

The Millers (4-3-3)

Viktor Johansson: 8

Body-on-the-line stuff in the second half when the Millers needed it. Brave as well as talented. Lots of goal attempts from Norwich but very few got through and required saves.

Dexter Lembikisa: 9

The crowd have really taken to him and rightly so. Beats his markers for fun, never gives up defensively and on this day was a real attacking threat and fired in a worldie. Improving all the time. Cut him some slack because he's young and might have a dip but all the signs are that Rotherham have a great loanee on their hands.

Cameron Humphreys: 8

Has just taken last term's form into this season and made it even better.

Tyler Blackett: 8

Blackett with a full pre-season behind him is some animal. Almost a complete centre-half. Big, imposing, gets in blocks and headers, passes well and has a turn of pace. Long may he stay fit.

Cohen Bramall: 8

Well played, Mate. A big performance after two dodgier ones. That shows character. A real asset in this kind of form. Full pace, full commitment, full value in both halves.

Cafu: 9

Enjoy him while he's here. A beautiful player. Finds time when there isn't any, sees passes when there aren't any, speeds the game up when he needs to, slows it down when he wants to. And on top of all this is that perfect crossing and set-piece delivery.

Christ Tiehi: 9

Worth the long wait for his arrival? You bet. Less spectacular than Cafu, but just as effective. Wins it, gets it, gives it, doesn't lose it, turns up everywhere. The ying to his teammate's yang.

Ollie Rathbone: 8

If Ollie plays like Ollie it's an 8 and sometimes a 9. Ollie played like Ollie against Norwich. A much better creator than he's sometimes given credit for. The energy and fight, well, everybody already appreciates that about him.

Fred Onyedinma: 8

You can tell he likes it here and fans like having him here. Another loanee having a good time and making a big impact. Carries the ball well and pops up in good places right across the frontline.

Jordan Hugill: 8

His best display of the season brought his first goal. Put himself about against the club he was with before he became a Miller.

Andre Green: 7

A lovely athlete. Some really skilful, threatening moments from him. Starting to look dangerous.

The subs

Sam Nombe (for Green 64): 5

It didn't quite happen for him on his debut but his time will come. He's quick and strong. Defenders won't like that.

Tom Eaves (for Hugill 83): NA

Put in a good shift in the short time he was on the pitch. Some of his tracking back really helped out the defence.

Not used: Dillon Phillips, Sean Morrison, Hamish Douglas, Tolaji Bola, Arvin Appiah, Ciaran McGuckin.

Norwich (4-2-3-1): Angus Gunn 6; Jack Stacey 7, Shane Duffy 6, Ben Gibson 6, Dimitris Giannoulis 7 (Sam McCallum 77); Gabriel Sara 8, Kenny McLean 7; Christian Fassnacht 7 (Tony Springett 77), Ashley Barnes 6, Jonathan Rowe 7 (Przemyslaw Placheta 64, 6); Adam Idah 5 (Liam Gibbs 77). Subs not used: George Long, Jon McCracken, Marcelino Nunez, Kellen Fisher, Jaden Warner.

Goals: Lembikisa 22, Hugill 40 (Rotherham); Fassnacht 50 (Norwich).

Referee: Sam Barrott (West Yorkshire).

Attendance: 11,066 (2,212).

Opposition view

"In the first half, unfortunately we were miles off. Too many players were below par. We were not energetic as we normally are and didn't compete physically in the battles as well.

"The second half was much better and we scored but weren't able to use further opportunities.

"It's a defeat that hurts. I am disappointed and angry because it was a defeat we conceded only because of us. We didn't play to our strengths in the first half - no runs in behind and we never came in the red zone as a threat.

"We spoke at half-time about how we tactically had to change something but, first and foremost, the players had to change their focus and concentration. Both changed and we played well, but not enough to win the game.

"This is a reality check for us. Everyone has seen how difficult it is to win games in the Championship."

- Canaries boss David Wagner

The stats

Possession: Millers 37 per cent, Norwich 63

Goal attempts: Millers 9, Norwich 17

On target: Millers 3, Norwich 5

Corners: Millers 2, Norwich 6

Fouls: Millers 12, Norwich 10

Final word

A superb win. And the manner of it offers even more hope.

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