The Star’s Millers man, Paul Davis, assesses the performances at Glanford Park.
MAREK RODAK 6
Did well to deny Duane Holmes in the second half. Good distribution.
JOSH EMMANUEL 8
Solid defensively and an irresistible force going forward. Brilliant run for the opening goal.
MICHAEL IHIEKWE 5
His first poor game since returning to the side. Horrible own goal and shaky from then on.
RICHARD WOOD 7
Just what Rotherham needed from their skipper. Took no prisoners, no risks and held things together.
JOE MATTOCK 6
Steady display, although he was undone by Hakeeb Adelakun in the build-up to the first equaliser. Won a couple of important headers.
WILL VAULKS 6
Not spectacular, but always battling, always competing.
JON TAYLOR 7
Decent show. Usual non-stop running, improved delivery and capped his day with a goal.
RICHIE TOWELL 7
Superb lofted pass to set up Jon Taylor’s goal. Always looking to be involved.
MATT PALMER 7
Excellent in the first half with his vision and willingness to have the ball. Less effective after the break.
RYAN WILLIAMS 8
Troubled the Iron constantly with his energy and lively running with the ball.
MICHAEL SMITH 8
Had the beating of the Scunthorpe defence in the air and on the ground. Good hold-up and link-up play.
JOE NEWELL 7
Didn’t waste time when he came on for Jon Taylor in the 63rd minute. 58 seconds later, first touch, goal, bedlam.
SEMI AJAYI 6
Powerful presence after Richie Towell departed in the 72nd minute.
Replaced Ryan Williams, 90+4.
Subs not used: Price, Purrington, Ball, Lavery.
Scunthorpe (4-4-1-1): Gilks 6 (Watson 61, 6); Clarke 7, McArdle 6, Wallace 6, Townsend 6; Adelakun 7 (McGeehan 74), Ojo 6, Yates 5, Morris 5; Holmes 8; Toney 7 (Hopper 90+3). Subs not used: Bishop, Novak, Vermijl, Burgess.
Goals: Taylor 17, Newell 64 (Rotherham); Ihiekwe og 18, McGeehan 88 (Scunthorpe).
Referee: Tim Robinson (West Sussex) 5.
Attendance: 6,591 (1,601).