The marks are in ... full player ratings and match stats from Southampton 1 Rotherham United 1

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Rotherham United goalkeeper Viktor Johansson celebrates in front of Millers fans after the 1-1 Championship draw at Southampton. Picture: Jim BrailsfordRotherham United goalkeeper Viktor Johansson celebrates in front of Millers fans after the 1-1 Championship draw at Southampton. Picture: Jim Brailsford
Rotherham United goalkeeper Viktor Johansson celebrates in front of Millers fans after the 1-1 Championship draw at Southampton. Picture: Jim Brailsford

The Millers (4-3-3)

Viktor Johansson: 9

Stunning last season, stunning this season. And this was his best display so far this term. A couple of his saves were world-class. Will Smallbone couldn't believe how his second-half effort was kept out.

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Dexter Lembikisa: 6

Improved after the break but given a real chasing by Kamaldeen Sulemana in the first half. Still a teenager, still learning. This game will have been good for his development.

Lee Peltier: 9

Outstanding. A hard, mean competitor who 'knows' the game and can play the game. Stood in at centre-half and looked like he'd always played there. His example set the tone for that second-half performance. This is one 'old guy' signing you can't argue with. Vital that he stays fit.

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Grant Hall: 6

Had been away for a while and looked like he'd been away for a while. Lacked his usual fluency in his first start since February. One of many who were better following the interval.

Cohen Bramall: 7

Good. Used his pace well. Southampton were dangerous down their right flank but they never out-ran arguably the quickest player in the division.

Ollie Rathbone: 8

At odds with himself a little bit in the first half but still battled harder than anyone else. Became usual, effective, impish Ollie as the game wore on.

Christ Tiehi: 8

Class player, great signing. Does everything well. Calm in his thinking, all-action in his play. Good with and without the ball.

Cafu: 6

A quiet day for a player who has set such high standards since his summer arrival. Just a relief to have him back and improving his match fitness after injury.

Fred Onyedinma: 5

Poor old Fred. Sacrificed through no fault of his own after 30 minutes as manager Matt Taylor made a correct and courageous call to change shape in the face of a Southampton onslaught.

Andre Green: 5

Not enough from him. There were a couple of dangerous forays in the second half but a player of his ability should be contributing more.

Sam Nombe: 5

A second start for the record signing. Has yet to show why the Millers were prepared to invest seven figures in him.

The subs

Sebastian Revan (for Onyedinma 30): 7

A kid who is looking more comfortable with each appearance. Did an unspectacular but important job.

Jordan Hugill (for Nombe 61): 8

Rotherham were immediately better for his introduction. Offered a focal point, won all his headers and then there was the little matter of that goal …

Georgie Kelly (for Green 73): NA

Not scared to let the Saints defence know he was there.

Sam Clucas (for Cafu 73): NA

More minutes will bring more influence for a cultured new boy who just needs to get up to speed.

Arvin Appiah (for Hall 73): NA

Did nothing in his first three league substitute outings and has been a real handful in his next three. Skilful enough to beat a man, fast enough to stay away from him.

Not used: Dillon Phillips, Tom Eaves, Ciaran McGuckin.

Southampton (4-3-3): Gavin Bazunu 6; Kyle Walker-Peters 8, Taylor Harewood-Bellis 7, Jan Bednarek 7, Ryan Manning 7; Will Smallbone 7 (Joe Aribo 86), Flynn Downes 7, Stuart Armstrong 7 (Carlos Alcarez 63, 7); Adam Armstrong 6 (Ryan Fraser 63, 6), Che Adams 6 (Sekou Mara 86), Kameldeen Sulemana 8 (Samuel Edozie 63, 6). Subs not used: Alex McCarthy, Mason Holgate, James Bree, Shea Charles.

Goals: Stuart Armstrong 2 (Southampton); Hugill 74 (Rotherham).

Referee: John Busby (Oxfordshire).

Attendance: 28,404.

Opposition view

“It was a really good performance. Anyone who came today will see we deserved to win. We have paid for a lack of ruthlessness. Their biggest threat today was goal-kicks. It was the only time they could get all their players up the field. When (Jordan) Hugill came on they did it a lot better. It’s a great finish from him. Their goalkeeper's made a couple of really brilliant saves.”

- Saints boss Russell Martin

The stats

Possession:

Saints 80 per cent, Millers 20

Goal attempts:

Saints 22, Millers 4

On target: Saints 10, Millers 2

Corners: Saints 12, Millers 4

Fouls: Saints 8, Millers 13

Final word

A brilliant draw. Felt better than a lot of wins.

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