Rotherham may have started last night's game with the embarrassment of not having won a Coca-Cola Championship match this season, but by the end of the 90 minutes, it was Leeds who were left humiliated.
There have been a number of lowlights in Leeds’ recent history, but this defeat against their Yorkshire rivals who came into the match nine points adrift at the foot of the table and without a victory from their opening 20 games will surely rank high among those.
It is not very often rival managers agree on a given subject after a game, but Leeds boss Kevin Blackwell and Rotherham counterpart Ronnie Moore were both baffled as to how the Millers had stolen the three points.
As Blackwell put it: “If it had been real life then Rotherham would have been reported for mugging.”
Leeds were victims of their own downfall as they failed to take their chances in a one-sided first half, but when a player – in particular the unfortunate Clarke Carlisle – hits the woodwork three times in the opening eight minutes, you perhaps know it is not going to be your night.
The Millers, who have been less than merry of late, made them pay, with skipper Martin McIntosh tapping home the 77th-minute winner after Leeds failed to clear a straightforward corner.