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Port Vale 1-2 Rotherham United: Olly Rathbone and Chiedsy Ogbene send in Millers

Vale goalkeeper Aidan Stone’s clearance ended in an own goal via Ollie Rathbone

Championship side Rotherham advanced to Round 2 of the Carabao Cup despite a late scare at Ligue 1 Port Vale.

The visitors hit the front line in a strange way when Georgie Kelly rushed to clear goalkeeper Aidan Stone and bounced Millers midfielder Olly Rathbone into the net.

United had better chances before Chiedozie Ogbene doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time.

Vale rarely posed a threat, but Mal Benning set up a nervous finish when he cut in and swept the ball under Rotherham keeper Josh Vickers.

Port Vale boss Darrell Clarke made seven changes to the side that lost to Exeter on Saturday, with Rotherham lining up for the first time since the day after the opening round. Postponement of travel on Sunday to Coventry.

The Millers could have led more at the break as striker Conor Washington was denied headers by Stone and Georgie Kelly, but the visitors left wingbacks Peter Chioso and Washington with injuries. A comfortable first half did not come without a price because of the loss. minute.

Anton Forester had the ball in the net after 54 minutes, but his shot was ruled out after a corner foul.

Stone made a sharp save with his foot to prevent a faint header from Kerry at close range before forcing a penalty in Vale’s late show, with Cameron Humphries reaching up to cut Gavin Massey’s low cross. and rejected Jamie Proctor’s tap-in.


Port Vale

formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1stone
  • 15forester
  • 6SmithBook in 44 minutessubstituteOshiroand 70′minutes
  • 3Jones
  • 27RobinsonsubstituteMasseyand 70′minutes
  • twenty threepetsubstituteMcDermottand 69′minutes
  • Fourwalker
  • 18smallsubstituteBenningand 70′minutes
  • TenConlon
  • 8Garity
  • 17HoldensubstituteProctorand 69′minutes


  • 2Cass
  • Fivehole
  • 11Benning
  • 13Proctor
  • 14Oshiro
  • 19Massey
  • 20charsley
  • twenty fourAgyakwa
  • 28McDermott


formation 3-4-1-2

  • 31Vickers
  • twenty onePeltiersubstitutewoodand 72′minutes
  • 20holesubstituteHumphriesand 45′minutes
  • FiveMcCartt
  • 30KisosubstituteHardingand 32′minutes
  • 18RathboneBook in 90 minutes
  • Fourbar lasersubstitutelindseyand 45′minutes
  • 3BramallBook in 78 minutes
  • 7high
  • 14WashingtonsubstituteOgbeneand 37′minutes
  • 12Kelly


  • 1Johansson
  • 2Harding
  • 6wood
  • 8wilds
  • 11Ogbene
  • 15mullet
  • 16lindsey
  • 17Ferguson
  • twenty fourHumphries

Bobby Madden


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