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Rotherham United vs Southampton LIVE: Championship result, final score and reaction

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Follow live coverage as Rotherham United face Southampton in the Championship today.

An increasingly competitive second tier in English football remains an intense and exciting competition, with the prize of a place in the Premier League on offer at the end of the season.

Last year Southampton, Leicester City and Leeds United were relegated from the top flight and all are hopeful of making a quick return - but the likes of Norwich City, West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland all have real promotion ambitions too.

At the other end of the table, QPR, Cardiff City and Birmingham City will hope for better campaigns than last year’s relegation struggle - while newcomers Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to survive after dramatic progress through the play-offs.

Follow live updates from today’s game in the live blog below.

Rotherham United FC 0 - 2 Southampton FC

Rotherham United vs Southampton

17:00

Match ends, Rotherham United 0, Southampton 2.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:57

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 0, Southampton 2.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:57

Attempt saved. Oliver Rathbone (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:55

Ryan Manning (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:53

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Femi Seriki.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:53

Substitution, Southampton. Shea Charles replaces Stuart Armstrong.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:53

Sékou Mara (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:53

Substitution, Rotherham United. Tom Eaves replaces Cafú.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:49

Attempt missed. David Brooks (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:48

Substitution, Rotherham United. Arvin Appiah replaces Peter Kioso.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:48

Substitution, Rotherham United. Femi Seriki replaces Sebastian Revan.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:47

Offside, Southampton. Sékou Mara is caught offside.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:53

Offside, Southampton. David Brooks is caught offside.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:45

Attempt saved. Sékou Mara (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Smallbone.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:45

Substitution, Southampton. Sékou Mara replaces Ché Adams.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:41

David Brooks (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:38

Viktor Johansson (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:37

Substitution, Southampton. David Brooks replaces Ryan Fraser.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:37

Substitution, Southampton. Joe Rothwell replaces Flynn Downes.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:35

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Hakeem Odoffin.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:34

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Kyle Walker-Peters.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:29

Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Smallbone.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:27

Hand ball by Will Smallbone (Southampton).

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:30

Attempt blocked. Flynn Downes (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:25

Substitution, Rotherham United. Sam Nombe replaces Jordan Hugill.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:25

Substitution, Rotherham United. Oliver Rathbone replaces Jamie Lindsay.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:25

Offside, Rotherham United. Lee Peltier is caught offside.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:23

Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) is shown the yellow card.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:23

Foul by Stuart Armstrong (Southampton).

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:21

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Kyle Walker-Peters.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:21

Attempt blocked. Cafú (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christ Tiéhi.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:20

Attempt missed. Cafú (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:20

Flynn Downes (Southampton) is shown the yellow card.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:20

Foul by Flynn Downes (Southampton).

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:15

Attempt missed. Sam Clucas (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:13

Foul by Flynn Downes (Southampton).

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:10

Foul by Ché Adams (Southampton).

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:10

Ryan Manning (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

16:07

Second Half begins Rotherham United 0, Southampton 2.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:51

First Half ends, Rotherham United 0, Southampton 2.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:51

Attempt missed. Lee Peltier (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sean Morrison.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:50

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Will Smallbone.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:48

Foul by Ryan Manning (Southampton).

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:48

Ryan Manning (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:45

Attempt saved. Sebastian Revan (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Peter Kioso with a headed pass.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:45

Attempt saved. Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:45

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Hakeem Odoffin.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:44

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Lee Peltier.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:43

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Viktor Johansson.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:43

Attempt saved. Will Smallbone (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:40

Goal! Rotherham United 0, Southampton 2. Adam Armstrong (Southampton) left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:36

Foul by Ryan Manning (Southampton).

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:36

Peter Kioso (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:36

Foul by Jan Bednarek (Southampton).

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:35

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Lee Peltier.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:36

Attempt saved. Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ché Adams.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:34

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:30

Delay in match because of an injury Viktor Johansson (Rotherham United).

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:28

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Sebastian Revan.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:28

Flynn Downes (Southampton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:25

Flynn Downes (Southampton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:24

Attempt missed. Cafú (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Peter Kioso with a cross.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:22

Foul by Jan Bednarek (Southampton).

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:22

Attempt blocked. Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:24

Ryan Fraser (Southampton) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Flynn Downes.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:22

Jan Bednarek (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:15

Attempt missed. Jordan Hugill (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:14

Foul by Ryan Manning (Southampton).

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:13

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Lee Peltier.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:12

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:12

Delay in match because of an injury Jan Bednarek (Southampton).

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:06

Goal! Rotherham United 0, Southampton 1. Jan Bednarek (Southampton) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner following a corner.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:06

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Sean Morrison.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:05

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Hakeem Odoffin.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:04

Offside, Southampton. Ché Adams is caught offside.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

15:02

First Half begins.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

14:30

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Rotherham United vs Southampton

14:00

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