Norwich City were defied by Rotherham keeper Adam Collin’s brilliance
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Adam Collin's triple stop summed up Norwich City's current Carrow Road fortunes for Neil Adams.
Rotherham's keeper clawed out Lewis Grabban's header then produced an instinctive double block to foil Cameron Jerome from close range to trigger a counter that eventually led to the Millers' spot kick opener just before the interval.
'How the ball has not gone in I don't know. The keeper has almost made a save lying on his back,' said Adams. 'That is just the way it has gone for us. You look at that and you think how has it stayed out? Three shots, three blocks.
'That is certainly freak circumstances because nine times out of 10 we score. Then maybe there is a lack of concentration, thinking we should have scored, and we are caught by a long ball over the top and our keeper clatters into him. It is a penalty. John (Ruddy) has mis-timed it, but football is a cruel game.
'I don't know how many shots they had on target but we probably quadrupled that. We've had two freak games back-to-back.'
Adams felt City were denied a penalty of their own for the second consecutive home game.
'I thought Josh Murphy had an identical foul committed on him, almost on the same spot. That has to be a penalty,' he said. 'I thought Richard Brindley handled the ball in the box as well and that was a penalty. It just hasn't gone for us, that little bit of good fortune. Generally the performances are there, but of course we have to turn them into results and points.'
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Rotherham counterpart Steve Evans praised Brindley's display against the club who released him in 2012. The full-back was making his first Championship start of the season for the Millers.
'We had a young right-back who came in to try and deal with (Nathan) Redmond and his pace, who was released from here three years ago. It was a great moment for him to be starting,' said Evans. 'He came off 70 minutes in and he was tired but I said to him he should be immensely proud of his performance.'