Rotherham United were unable to contain German three-goal-maestro Jeffrey Schluff despite taking a lead against Leicester City, as they slipped out of the League Cup, at first round stage, tonight.
Millers lost 4-1, but were gifted a good start by former Doncaster Rovers defender Matt Mills, who scored through his own net on ‘unlucky’ 13 minutes.
But Paul Gallagher levelled with a header from inside the area on 35 minutes.
Within minute the City player’s name had gone from the scoresheet into the ref’s book.
The second half saw a German raid on Rotherham’s net.
Hamburg-born Schluff, who is only 18 years old, scored a brace in 10 minutes to put the match out of the Millers’ reach.
Schluff fired home his hat-trick on 71 minutes at Don Valley stadium.
Millers’ starters and bench: Warrington, Newey, Cresswell, Raynes, Harrison, Taylor, Schofield, Marshall, Pringle, Le Fondre, 23 Grabban. Substitutes: Tonge, Foster, Evans, Bank, Bradley, Holroyd.
*Full analysis on tonight’s match in the Wednesday edition of The Star.