Attacking trio Sheffield Wednesday's stars as Rotherham United disappoint in player ratings

PACE ACE: Anthony Musaba celebrates with Sheffield Wednesday team-mate Di'Shon Bernard (Photo: Steve Ellis)
PACE ACE: Anthony Musaba celebrates with Sheffield Wednesday team-mate Di'Shon Bernard (Photo: Steve Ellis)

The work was all done in an impressive opening 45 minutes where the front three of Josh Windass, Anthony Musaba and two-goal Michael Smith were all in good form, in stark contrast to a Millers team which looked well off its best.

Sheffield Wednesday (3-4-2-1)

Cameron Dawson – a couple of moments where he was not great with his feet 5

Dominic Iorfa – impressive at the back and even had one of his characteristic runs forward 7

Bambo Diaby – not worked enough to really excel but solid at the back 6

Di'Shon Bernard – likewise 6

Callum Paterson – played very high up the field and to good effect as right wing-back 7

Barry Bannan – a lovely pas to release Anthony Musaba for the first goal and another for what perhaps should have been a third 7

George Byers – a very tidy display of passing and ball-wining 6

Reece James – balanced things up well on the left 6

Josh Windass – Wednesday's creator in chief, he was excellent playing passes from midfield 8

Anthony Musaba – his pace gave the Owls something Rotherham could not live with and whilst his finishing needs work, his awareness made up for it 8

Michael Smith – two goals in front of the away end which booed him before kick-off – job well and truly done 8


WIll Vaulks (for Byers, 63) – put a good volley just wide against his old club 5

John Buckley (for Musaba, 74) – game was well and truly over when he came on 5

Pol Valentin (for Paterson, 79) – steady away 5

Djiedi Gassama (for Windass, 79) – N/A

Rotherham United (4-3-3)

Viktor Johansson – made initial saves from Musaba but was unable to stop Smith beating him 6

Dexter Lembikisa – unable to help Lee Peltier much with the frightening pace of Musaba 5

Lee Peltier – once more unable to last the distance 5

Sean Morrison – was physically struggling at the end 6

Cohen Bramall – spent most of the game in central defensive after the switch to three at the back 6

Cafu – unable to have an influence on the game 5

Christ Tiehi – if Cafu is a ball-player, Tiehi is a ball-winner and he too failed to make a mark 5

Ollie Rathbone – subdued 5

Arvin Appiah – a difficult first two Championship starts for Appiah, substituted early for the second time in a week 4

Jordan Hugill – fought hard as usual 6

Fred Onyedinma – started on the wing before switching to centre-forward 5


Sebastian Revan (for Appiah, 26) – improved things as a wing-back but missed a very presentable chance at 2-0 6

Sam Clucas (for Cafu, 63) – added a little bit more soldiity 5

Georgie Kelly (for Tiehi, 70) – a desperate last throw of the dice by Taylor which his players were unable to make use of 5

Sam Nombe (for Peltier, 70) – ditto 5

Not used: Ayala, Eaves, Odoffin, Phillips, Revan, McGuckin.