Johansson: Judged to be in full control of the ball when Watmore ‘scored’ early in when he challenged him. Had a far worse moment for a legitimate goal when he fumbled a cross and allowed McNair to set up Akpom for Boro’s second. 5
Harding: Boro's front line posed issues. Sacrificed as the hosts pushed for an equaliser. 6
Ihiekwe: Had some difficult moments at times and is a player who is reassured with Wood alongside him. 6
A MacDonald: Picked a fine time to score his first goal for the club and made a key goalline clearance to deny Akpom. Did his best. 7
Sadlier: A surprise inclusion at right-wing back, but then switched to the left after Crooks’ dismissal. 6
Barlaser: Could not get into the game and was replaced at the interval. 5
Wiles: Deceived by Kebano for Boro’s leveller and struggled to have an effect. 5
Crooks: His night was curtailed after raising his arm when challenging Hall in the air. His stunned and perplexed reaction - from a player who is not dirty - suggested he was hard done by. Replays showed he caught Hall with his head and not an elbow and it was accidental. 5
Mattock: Provided the corner for the Millers’ breakthrough on his first-team return. Came off at break. 6
Smith: Switched to the right to work the channels and get through a spate of work after Crooks’s red. Thankless task. 5
Ladapo: Forced to chase lost causes and try and proviide a goal threat. Appetite was good and had a chance in second half. 6
Substitutes: Olosunde (Mattock 45). 6
Lindsay (Barlaser 45). 6 Booked.
Ogbene (Sadlier 71), 6.
Giles (Harding 75), 6.
Hirst (Smith 81).
Not used: Blackman, Wood, Clarke, Jozefzoon.
Archer: Little chance with opener. Kept out Ladapo in first half. Not much to do. 6
McNair: Set up the second goal after Johansson’s spill and showed no hesitation in getting forward when possible. 7
Hall: Substituted after falling in a heap following an aerial challenge with Crooks, which resulted in the Rotherham player’s controversial dismissal. 6
Bola: Steady in his defensive duties for Boro against a big unit in Smith. 6
Kebano: Posed a lot of problems with his quick feet, close control and pace. Set up leveller. 8
Howson: Moved into the backline after Hall departed. Typically cool and steady. Rattled the woodwork with a shot and with a second half header. 8
Saville: Involved a fair bit and scored a cracking equaliser. Booked. 7
Johnson: Started on the left and then switched to the right after Crooks received his marching orders. 7
Bolaise: Looked up for it and went very close to a couple of first half goal with rebounds, the second clipping the bar. Influential. 7
Akpom: Came in for a bit of treatment, but posed danger for the Millers. Unlucky when his effort was cleared off the line by MacDonald. But eventually got his goal - his first since January 2. 7
Watmore: Another to pose issues for the home defence. Saw an early goal controversially ruled out. 7
Substitutes: Malley (Hall 24). Showed no lack of confidence on his league debut. 7
Coburn (Bolaise 87).
Not used: Bettinelli, Hackney, Kokolo, Robinson.