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Rotherham edge closer to safety with battling point at Bristol City

Story of the game
Rotherham showcased all of their battling spirit to extend their unbeaten run to seven games with a 1-1 draw at Bristol City.

Matt Derbyshire made the most of his reprieve from a three-match ban by superbly putting the Millers in front after 12 minutes, with a delightful finish.

Bristol City mounted the pressure and were rewarded with a leveller just after the break from Peter Odemwingie.

Both sides had chances to win it as Danny Ward went close for the Millers while Lee Camp made great saves to deny Odemwingie and Jonathan Kodjia.

The point, which was underpinned by a fine defensive display, sees Neil Warnock's men move six points clear of the drop zone following MK Dons' loss.

Key moment
With the game at 1-1, it was finely balanced when Adam Matthews whipped in a fine cross to Odemwingie, but as ever Lee Camp stood up for the Millers and produced a fine save.

Good day
Lee Camp is almost certain to be player of the year and he earned his money here, with three fine saves. First a brilliant one-handed effort to deny Aden Flint in the first half, then he got down to Odemwingie's header before also keeping out Kodjia. A fine display.

Bad day
The Bristol City fans did not cover themselves in much glory, berating referee Gavin Ward for every decision that did not go their way, embarrassingly so at times. They claimed fouls when perfectly good tackles were made and they contested clear free-kicks the other way. A few villages were missing their idiot during the 90 minutes at Ashton Gate.

Matt Derbyshire (1-0, 12 minutes) – Allowed to play after his ban was overturned, Derbyshire proved his worth with a delightful finish. He plucked Richard Wood's long ball out of the sky and lifted it over the goalkeeper.

Bristol City (4-2-3-1): O'Donnell, Matthews, Flint, Baker, Golbourne, Smith, Pack, Tomlin, Odemwingie, Bryan, Wilbraham.
Rotherham (4-1-4-1): Camp, Kelly, Broadfoot, Wood, Mattock, Halford, G Ward, Smallwood, Frecklington, Derbyshire, Best

Referee: Gavin Ward

Attendance: 15,248 (327)

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