Match Report: Rotherham 1-3 Swansea City
Swansea City moved back up into the automatic promotion places with comfortable away win over Rotherham.
It was a game that started out quite scrappy, Swansea looking for the more direct route quite often. The balls from centre halves into channels proving easy for the Rotherham centre halves to deal with.
It was Wes Harding who produced the first half chance, with an effort from distance deflecting wide.
The Swans however did look dangerous when they got the ball down on the deck, with Grimes and Hourihane highlighting the difference in class.
It was then on 28 minutes that a slick Swans move put Steve Cooper’s men ahead, with a sublime team goal and finish from Hourihane who got his second in two.
Andre Ayew proved effective dropping deep to pick up the ball and move his team forward.
Ten minutes later, Blackman unconvincingly punched away a Swans corner to find Grimes on the edge of the area, who smashed home with his left peg leaving Blackman with no chance.
Half Time: Rotherham 0-2 Swansea
Rotherham made two changes at the half, bringing Ladapo and Giles on to provide more power going forward.
The changes seemed to work initially, the Swans struggling to find any real rhythm.
This was compounded in the 65th when substitute Ladapo headed in from close range after a scramble in the Swans penalty area.
It was unlike Steve Cooper’s men to concede these types of goals this season, but it meant Rotherham found themselves back in it with 25 left.
Dhanda was replaced by Fulton minutes later which proved a deciding factor as he went on to make it 3 for the Swans soon after.
Another rare but fine move from the Swans had seen Fulton meet Bidwell’s cross to squeeze the ball in at the near post. That makes it two goals for the Scottsman this campaign.
The game came to a conclusion but not without US international Jordan Morris making his league debut for the Swans.
Full Time: Rotherham 1-3 Swansea