The Star’s Millers man, Paul Davis, assesses some excellent performances at the DW Stadium.
MAREK RODAK 6
Rarely tested. Did everything he had to and was a commanding presence in the box.
JOSH EMMANUEL 7
Dangerous going forward and generally moved the ball out of defence quicker than usual.
MICHAEL IHIEKWE 8
Excellent after a long absence from central defence. Won his headers, anticipated well and was assured in possession. It probably helped that Wigan aren’t the most physical side in attack.
RICHARD WOOD 7
Lost half his lip, won his battles. Took care of Dan Burn at set-pieces.
BEN PURRINGTON 7
His best game since replacing Joe Mattock three matches ago. Great to see him looking more confident.
WILL VAULKS 7
Nothing too eye-catching but he was disciplined in a key defensive midfield role. Wound up Dan Burn a couple of times.
JON TAYLOR 7
Really threatening early on when his crossing was good. Always looked to stretch the Wigan defence.
RICHIE TOWELL 7
Put in a big shift. Worked as hard as anyone out of possession and produced some classy touches.
MATT PALMER 7
Behind most of Rotherham’s best moves. So comfortable on the ball. Reads the game and sees passes other players don’t.
RYAN WILLIAMS 7
A bundle of energy and unlucky not to score. Like Taylor, he covered a lot of ground and worried the Latics backline.
MICHAEL SMITH 8
A big performance from the big man. Very physical, with the deft feet and mobility we’ve come to expect.
Replaced Richie Towell after 78 minutes and showed up well.
Subs not used: Price, Cummings, Ajayi, Ball, Lavery, Yates.
WIGAN (4-2-3-1): Walton 6; Byrne 8, Dunkley 7, Burn 6, Elder 6; Power 6, Morsy 8; Massey 6(Vaughan 71), Powell 4 (Roberts H-T, 6), Jacobs 5; Grigg 6 (Colclough 83). Subs not used: Jones, Perkins, Walker, Bruce.
Referee: Chris Sarginson (Staffordshire) 6.
Attendance: 9,630 (1,269)