Rotherham United 2-1 Norwich City: Millers pull off surprise win over Canaries

Dexter Lembikisa, on loan at Rotherham United from Wolverhampton Wanderers, scores against Norwich City
Dexter Lembikisa fired Rotherham ahead against Norwich

Rotherham United pulled off the shock result of the day in the Championship to end Norwich City's unbeaten start to the season.

The game was billed as the meeting of the division's leakiest defence and the most prolific attacking team, but first-half goals from Dexter Lembikisa and former Canaries striker Jordan Hugill put the Yorkshire side in control.

Norwich rallied in the second half and replied through Christian Fassnacht, but the home side held on for their first win of the campaign.

Rotherham were unfancied going into the game after three straight defeats, and had only won one of their previous 17 meetings with the Canaries.

A bright start saw them firmly in control by half-time, however, as Wolves loanee Lembikisa crashed a shot into the top corner from outside the box after he was teed up by Fred Onyedinma.

Five minutes before the break Matt Taylor's side doubled their lead as Cafu deliciously crossed and Hugill, signed from Norwich in January, got on the end of it to head home.

David Wagner's team improved after the break and just five minutes after the restart Jonathan Rowe picked out Switzerland winger Fassnacht to halve the deficit.

The home fans feared the worst but the Millers dug deep and when Przemyslaw Placheta sliced a great chance for an equaliser horribly wide with a minute of normal time remaining, Matt Taylor's Rotherham were home and dry.