Rotherham United manager names the two Bristol City players that they couldn’t cope with

Bristol City beat Rotherham United 3-1 - and two Robins players were picked out by Millers boss Matt Taylor.

Matt Taylor admitted that Rotherham United could not cope with Bristol City’s strikers in their 3-1 defeat at New York Stadium. The Robins won for the first time at Rotherham in 27-years as they marked their Championship return with a victory.

City claimed a first victory in seven matches, as they distanced themselves from the relegation zone. Nigel Pearson’s side were good value for their win and displayed true grit to seal the three points.

Wes Harding turned the ball into his own net from a Nahki Wells cross, but the Millers got back on level terms after Chiedozie Ogbene equalised with a three header. Tommy Conway down the same side as Wells whipped a cross in that was fumbled by the goalkeeper and Joe Williams scored his second goal of the season. Cameron Pring made sure of the victory as he headed in from Alex Scott’s sumptuous pass.

Conway and Wells - City’s most successful pairing this season - had the beating of defenders on numerous occasions. It prompted the Rotherham boss into making a substitution at half-time with experienced defender Richard Wood withdrawn.

“The simplicity and basic nature of the goals was a real kick in the teeth,” Taylor said to Rotherham United’s official website in his assessment of the game. “We got back in the game in terms of the equaliser and for it to happen again was even worse.

"Their front two caused us a problem all afternoon and as much as I tried to fix it, we couldn’t quite get the platform from that back line.

He added: "We were forced to chase the game off the back of the first half errors. Then our quality let us down and it let us down in pressure moments when we were trying to force it. "We were set up three versus two, that’s why the simplicity of the goals was disappointing. But that’s uncharacteristic.

“I said to the group we’ve spent so much time this season deep as a team, defending our 18-yard box. It wasn’t that type of game today but we’ve conceded three really poor goals.”