What are the latest landmarks Rotherham brought up after beating Scunthorpe?

Rotherham continued their impressive run of form as they beat Scunthorpe 2-0 to register a seventh win from nine League One games.

Goals from Will Vaulks and Kieffer Moore earned the points, but also brought up some impressive landmarks.

 

Here’s a look at the achievements the Millers racked up on Saturday.

More points recorded than the whole of last season

Without wanting to stir painful memories of last season, the Millers managed to post just 23 points from their 46 league games – a record low for the second tier. The win over Scunthorpe means that Paul Warne’s men have surpassed that total after just 13 games, moving to 24 points.

Five league wins in a row at home

The AESSEAL New York Stadium is becoming a real fortress and Rotherham have won six of their seven league games there so far, including the last five. That is the first time they have ever achieved five in a row at their new home and the first anywhere since the 2007-08 season – the Millers’ final year at Millmoor.

Kieffer Moore into double figures

Moore’s early-season form has been well documented, becoming the first Rotherham player to score a hat-trick at NYS and also operating at the best goal-per-minute ratio of any Millers striker starting their career over the last 30 years. And now, with his second-half goal against the Iron, the on-loan Ipswich man scored his 10th goal of the season, becoming the first man in English football to reach double figures this term.

Three clean sheets in a row

After looking defensively frail at the start of the season, the Millers have toughened up at the back, evidenced by keeping their third clean sheet in a row in the league. The last time Rotherham achieved that was in March 2014, when they shutout Notts County, Colchester and Oldham in consecutive games before going on to win promotion from this division.

On a disappointing note

The Millers are no longer the top scorers at home in the major European leagues. After their three five-goal blitzes earlier in the month, Warne’s men were the top scorers on home soil but they have now been usurped by Luton. The Hatters beat Stevenage 7-1, with 15 of their 24 goals coming in two games at Kenilworth Road.

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