Take a bow, Jamie Lindsay ... full player ratings and match stats as Rotherham United clinch Championship survival against Middlesbrough

Star man Jamie LindsayStar man Jamie Lindsay
Star man Jamie Lindsay
Won nearly everything, mopped up nearly everything, got on the front foot whenever he could, was effective on the back foot whenever he needed to be. A snotty, snarling influence everywhere. Magnificent.

Middlesbrough 0

Goals: Odoffin 48 (Rotherham)

Red card: Dijksteel 45+5 (Boro)

Attendance: 11,508 (2,212)

The Millers

Formation: 4-3-3

Viktor Johansson: 8

Vital contributions at the start and right at the end.

Wes Harding: 8

So, so solid. Calm in possession, mobile with and without the ball. Played a full part in an excellent Millers defensive effort.

Cameron Humphreys: 8

Back to his best after a couple of displays below his usual high standards. Cool and commanding.

Richard Wood: 8

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Total commitment, inspirational leadership, a big presence in both boxes. We'll all miss him hugely when he's gone.

Cohen Bramall: 7

A mixed bag. His pace was a problem for the opposition, but he also created a problem or two for his own team with a few rash decisions.

Jamie Lindsay: 9

Ollie Rathbone: 8

Seventy minutes of all-action Ollie is better than 90 minutes of most players. Complaining when he was brought off to protect that groin injury! Rotherham are so much better when he plays.

Hakeem Odoffin: 8

Boy, can he hit a ball. A great goal capped a physical, industrious performance. His display won't be remembered forever, his strike will.

Chiedozie Ogbene: NA

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Looked like he had the beating of the Boro defence until injury forced him out of the game early on.

Jordan Hugill: 7

Put in a shift at both ends of the pitch. Didn't have a lot to feed off up front but got in some crucial defensive headers.

Shane Ferguson: 6

Sad to see him so troubled by injury in the latter half of the campaign as it's taken some of his sharpness away.

The subs

Tariqe Fosu (for Ogbene 19): 6

Has dipped and isn't the dangerous player he was earlier in his loan spell. Gave the ball away too cheaply too often.

Ben Wiles (for Ferguson 40): 6

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Still feeling his way back after a long spell out following ankle surgery. Competed well, won plenty in the air for a little fella and let Boro know he was around.

Georgie Kelly (for Rathbone 71): NA

Added some hustle and bustle. More bustle than hustle.

Leo Hjelde (for Odoffin 71): NA

Slotted in without problem and helped Rotherham close out the contest.

Not used: Robbie Hemfrey, Peter Kioso, Domingos Quina.

Middlesbrough (4-4-1-1): Zack Steffen 6; Anfernee Dijksteel 6, Paddy McNair 6, Darragh Lernihan 6, Isaiah Jones 7; Dan Barlaser 6, Hayden Hackney 7 (Alex Mowatt 60, 6), Riley McGree 8 (Matt Crooks 80); Chuba Akpom 5; Cameron Archer 6 (Tommy Smith H-T, 6). Subs not used: Liam Roberts, Rodrigo Muniz, Sonny Finch, Bryant Bilongo.

Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)

Opposition view

"I don't think we were great in the first half. I'm not making excuses, but that's two big decisions in a week that have had a big influence on our results (Carlton Morris was wrongly awarded a penalty, scored it and Luton Town went on to win 2-1).

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"I don't agree with it (Anfernee Dijksteel's red card) but I'm not going to go mad about it.

"Obviously it was blow for us. It changed the game without doubt. It was really, really soft, a strange, strange decision. I thought Darragh (Lenihan) was there covering.

"We've lost the game and we're not happy with that at all. We don't accept it, but it's not a time to be on the floor by any stretch. We've got great opportunities ahead and we're looking forward to them ."

- Boro boss Michael Carrick

The stats

Possession: Millers 23 per cent, Boro 77

Goal attempts: Millers 4, Boro 7

On target: Millers 1, Boro 1

Corners: Millers 1, Boro 11

Fouls: Millers 19, Boro 7

Final word

Looking forward to this Champ lark again next season.

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