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Wolves 6-4 Rotherham United

Wolves striker Nouha Dicko

Wolves scored two last-gasp goals to beat Rotherham in an incredible game and close in on the League One title.

Wolves looked to be coasting as Nouha Dicko's close-range double and a Dave Edwards strike saw them respond to Kieran Agard's early headed opener.

Agard's second and Dicko's hat-trick goal made it 4-2 after half-time, but the Millers levelled late on through Joe Skarz and Agard's third.

But a dramatic finale saw Sam Ricketts and Kevin McDonald shots earn victory.

Brentford's win over Preston North End means Wolves still need four points to be certain of the championship, but because of their vastly superior goal difference one more victory will realistically be enough.

The hosts fell behind when Agard's header from Michael O'Connor's corner drifted past goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.

But the Millers, who were already assured of their play-off place, were second best thereafter and could not cope with the attacking quality from Kenny Jackett's side.

Dicko, who scored six goals in six games for Rotherham when on loan from Wigan earlier this season, stabbed home a cross from Bakary Sako to level and fired in a second from 10 yards.

It was 3-1 when Scott Golbourne found Edwards, whose well-placed shot was his third goal in as many games.

Agard's shot on the turn gave the visitors hope but that hope seemed to be quickly over as Dicko converted an Edwards cross for his treble.

Rotherham came again and looked to have earned an unlikely point when James Tavernier's 84th-minute cross was volleyed in by Skarz and Agard completed his hat-trick four minutes later.

But Wolves skipper Ricketts blasted home from 20 yards for the ninth goal of a remarkable afternoon's entertainment at Molineux.

And McDonald completed the scoring from close range in time added on.

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 13Ikeme
  • 18Ricketts
  • 26Golbourne
  • 11McDonald
  • 6BatthBooked at 77mins
  • 5Stearman
  • 27Jacobs
  • 14EvansSubstituted forHenryat 45'minutes
  • 40DickoBooked at 80mins
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forDohertyat 90+2'minutes
  • 10SakoSubstituted forPriceat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 7Henry
  • 9L Clarke
  • 19Price
  • 20McAlinden
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 31McCarey

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 27TavernierBooked at 75mins
  • 3SkarzBooked at 82mins
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forHitchcockat 77'minutes
  • 20Morgan
  • 4ArnasonBooked at 80mins
  • 22AgardBooked at 89mins
  • 36Smallwood
  • 9RevellSubstituted forThomasat 65'minutes
  • 28VuckicSubstituted forPringleat 69'minutes
  • 37Adams

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Brindley
  • 5Davis
  • 15Milsom
  • 18Pringle
  • 26Thomas
  • 35Hitchcock
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
30,110

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away19
Shots on Target
Home7
Away10
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away8

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4329955396
2Brentford4327973090
3Leyton Orient43231193880
4Rotherham43221382679
5Preston43211662279
6Peterborough4321418967
7Swindon4318916663
8Port Vale4318619-1260
9Sheff Utd42161115059
10MK Dons4317719058
11Walsall43141514257
12Crawley42141315-455
13Bradford43121714253
14Bristol City43121714153
15Gillingham4315622-1751
16Oldham42131118-1050
17Coventry43161116-249
18Colchester43111319-1246
19Tranmere43121021-2446
20Crewe43121021-2746
21Carlisle42111120-2644
22Notts County4313426-1643
23Shrewsbury4391420-1641
24Stevenage4310924-2339
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