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Rotherham 1 MK Dons 4: The match in numbers

The football season is back up and running, though Rotherham fans may well wish it wasn't after they sunk to a disappointing 4-1 defeat to newly-promoted MK Dons on the opening day on Saturday.

There wasn't much for the Millers to cheer about as they ended the first Saturday propping up the rest of the division.

Here is a numerical analysis of the game.

-3 - The number the Millers' goal difference currently stands on after a heavy loss.

0 - The number of times the Millers have beaten MK Dons in nine meetings.

2 - The number of changes boss Steve Evans made at half-time in a bid to turn round a 3-1 first-half deficit, with Grant Ward and Aidy White making way.

3 - The number of players in the Millers' starting line-up that were in the XI for the last game of last season at Leeds.

4 - The number of games since the Millers' last defeat at the New York Stadium.

4 - The number of goals the Millers conceded, the first time in 15 Championship games they have conceded more than three.

5 - The number of shots Matt Derbyshire had on goal against the Dons, of which only one yielded a goal.

7 - The number of defeats Rotherham have suffered against the Dons in just nine meetings.

8 - The number of debutants Evans fielded in his starting XI.

9 - The number of goals the Dons have scored against the Millers in their last three meetings.

9 - The number of crosses left-back Joe Newell put in throughout the 90 minutes.

11 - The number of regular left-backs Steve Evans has selected in three seasons and one game at the Millers helm following Newell's place in the starting XI, with one yet to play.

11 - The number of games the Millers have gone since their last blank at New York after they extended their run against the Dons.

13 - The number of minutes it took Derbyshire to open his league account for the season, compared to the 16 games it took last year.

15 - The number of shots the Millers rained in on the Dons' net, throughout the 90 minutes, yielding only one goal.

21 - The number of years since the Millers were last beaten by a heavier scoreline on the opening day of the season - a 4-0 loss to Shrewsbury in 1994.

56 - The number of touches that Richie Smallwood had, which was the most of any Miller, compared to 93 by Dons defender Antony Kay.

9,869 - The number of fans that turned up at New York to watch the opening game of the season.

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