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Rotherham United manager Steve Evans: “We were fantastic”

21 September 2015

Steve Evans praised his side in their 2-1 victory over Cardiff City, which was their first win of the 2015/16 Sky Bet Championship season.

Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe put the Millers ahead from the penalty spot, with Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall seeing red for the incident that led to the spot kick.

But the Bluebirds were level just before the break as Peter Whittingham converted from 12 yards at the other end.

That's how it stayed until injury time, when Cardiff's Matthew Connolly turned Chris Maguire's cross into his own net.

The Millers remain rooted to the foot of the division, but manager Evans hailed his side's performance.

“I thought that we were fantastic from start to finish,” he told

“It was a travesty that it went 1-1, but in the second half we have hit the woodwork, they have cleared it off the line, the goalkeeper has made a couple of good saves and you think it is not going to come.

“The boys had great patience and we played some of the best passing football we have played in 15 to 18 months here. That led to the goal and it can’t come any later than that of course.

“I am happy taking any kind of win but I thought the performance was stunning. I think we have given them an absolute battering.”

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