Rotherham United 2 Brighton 0: Millers inflict Brighton's first case of travel sickness this season

Rotherham United became the first side to beat Brighton & Hove Albion on the south coast side's travels with victory at New York Stadium.

The out-of-form Seagulls may be faltering after a superb start to the campaign, but they were still undefeated on the road in the league until they came up against the impressive Millers.

Neil Redfearn’s men scored a goal in either half through Danny Ward and Matt Derbyshire to register a third successive home win and ease their relegation worries.

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In keeping a clean sheet, they extended Brighton’s drought to six games without a goal and ensured that Chris Hughton’s men are now winless in eight games in all competitions.

Rotherham were the better team from the off without creating anything clear-cut. But they began to get sight of goal and Derbyshire had two chances before a deserved breakthrough in the 45th minute.

Joe Mattock surged down the left and whipped in a cross which Seagulls defender Lewis Dunk was unable to cut out and Ward volleyed in from 12 yards.

It capped a miserable 45 minutes from the Seagulls, who managed just one off-target shot.

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They should have been level in the 52nd minute. Dale Stephens was sent clean through, but somehow he put his shot wide.

The visitors began to lay siege on Rotherham’s goal, but the hosts grabbed a second four minutes from time, Bruno Saltor heading a ball straight into the path of Derbyshire who netted.

Rotherham United: Camp, Facey (Richardson 75), Broadfoot, Belaid, Mattock, Grant Ward, Green, Smallwood, Newell, Derbyshire, Danny Ward (Clarke-Harris 75). Unused substitutes: Cairns, Collins, Wood, Ledesma, Thorpe.

Brighton: Stockdale, Saltor, Greer (Crofts 83), Dunk, Ridgewell, Knockaert, Stephens, Kayal, Murphy (LuaLua 73), Wilson (Zamora 63), Hemed. Unused substitutes: Maenpaa, Baldock, Calderon, Goldson.

Referee: O Langford (W Midlands).