OXFORD United winger Tariqe Fosu was singled out for praise by Rotherham United boss Paul Warne after starring in the 2-1 victory.

The 23-year-old opened the scoring when the sides met at the New York Stadium with a terrific strike from 20 yards.

But his seventh goal of an excellent start to the campaign was only part of his threat, with Fosu consistently troubling the Millers as United claimed the points.

Warne told Rotherham's club website: “The stand-out player wasn’t on my team today.

"He (Fosu) caused us all sorts of problems. Every time he won it back, he got them up the pitch. We just probably didn’t have a similar starlet, really.

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“With 25 minutes to go, we’re 2-1 down at home and throwing the kitchen sink.

"It opens it up for the counter-attack, so I’m grateful to my goalkeeper for keeping the scoreline decent.

"I just didn’t think we finished with enough balls into the box and getting into good positions to cross it but breaking down."

Warne also became the latest opposition manager to compliment the U's, although he was frustrated at the way Matty Taylor was allowed to head in what proved to be the winner.

"Overall, I am disappointed that we lost, but we have lost to a very good team," he told the Rotherham Advertiser.

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"Full respect to Karl (Robinson), I thought his team were excellent.​"

He added: “The disappointing thing for me was to concede their second goal.

"Their first goal was a screamer. But for us to concede a headed goal off the smallest player on the pitch is a bit tough to take.

“They're in the best form in the division and they have threats all over the pitch. You could see they're a good team.

"They just had a little bit more than we did in the final third.”