Rotherham United: Player ratings from the win over Norwich City.

Goal ace Jerry Yates
Goal ace Jerry Yates

The Star’s Millers man, Paul Davis, assesses the performances at New York Stadium.

Rotherham (4-1-4-1)

LEWIS PRICE 6

There were a couple of times he might have come to claim a ball and didn’t, but was there to deny Steven Naismith at the end.

DARNELL FISHER 7

Decent, steady showing. Norwich didn’t threaten too much down the Millers’ right flank.

KIRK BROADFOOT 7

Looking sharper on his third successive start after injury and his battling qualities are never in doubt.

RICHARD WOOD 7

Cameron Jerome was a handful when he came on but, like Broadfoot, Wood stuck to his task.

JOE MATTOCK 7

Wes Hoolahan caused trouble on the right for Norwich, but Mattock wasn’t found wanting and delivered a superb cross for Tom Adeyemi’s winner.

RICHIE SMALLWOOD 9

Immense in a defensive midfield role. Spotted danger, stopped danger. Won the ball, looked after the ball.

ANTHONY FORDE 7

A really hard worker and was more of a threat on the ball than he has been in recent games.

WILL VAULKS 8

A big performance from a 100-per-cent competitor. Can play a bit when he is given time. Great ball to set up the first goal.

TOM ADEYEMI 8

Right at the top of his game. A physical presence with excellent running power. Gets beyond the ball. Good header to win the match.

JOE NEWELL 6

Ironic that Rotherham’s best performer of late should be the one to shine least on a great Millers day.

JERRY YATES 9

Scored and his tireless running was too much at times for Norwich’s vaunted centre-half duo. Lost his grandad the day before the game. Our thoughts are with you, Jerry.

Substitutes

JON TAYLOR 7

Lively when he replaced Joe Newell in the 69th minute and almost made it 3-1 with a header.

Subs not used: Bilboe, Kelly, Wilson, Bailey, Belaid, Dawson.

Norwich (4-2-3-1): Ruddy 7; Pinto 6, Martin 6, Klose 6, Whittaker 6; Tettey 5 (Lafferty 80), Howson 5 (Jerome 24, 8); Jacob Murphy 5 (Pritchard 69, 6), Naismith 6, Hoolahan 8; Oliveira 4. Subs not used: McGovern, Bassong, Bennett, Josh Murphy.

Attendance: 10,000 (1,609).

Referee: Geoff Eltringham (Co Durham) 6.

Goals: Yates 7, Adeyemi 55 (Rotherham); Jerome 50 (Norwich).

Paul Davis’s match feature: Pride and tears as brilliant Rotherham run on emotion