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Rotherham United 2-1 Leeds United

Jonson Clarke-Harris scores

Jonson Clarke-Harris scored Rotherham's winner as they came from behind to beat Yorkshire rivals Leeds.

The substitute had been on the pitch for two minutes when he collected the ball in midfield, drove forward and hit a low swerving 30-yard shot.

Ten minutes earlier, Alex Revell had hooked in his first league goal of the season to cancel out Mirco Antenucci's neat first-half finish.

Rotherham keeper Adam Collin turned a late Antenucci effort onto a post.

However, the Millers deserved victory for a spirited second-half performance which made up for their lacklustre showing in the first period.

It was only Rotherham's second league win over their more illustrious opponents since 1962, while new Leeds boss Darko Milanic continues to wait for his first victory four games into his tenure.

Leeds controlled the first half, dominating possession and opening the scoring when Antenucci finished confidently after being played in on goal by strike partner Souleymane Doukara.

The hosts rallied after the break, though, and Revell capitalised when Leeds goalkeeper Marco Silvestri could only punch clear Lee Frecklington's shot.

Victory was complete when club record signing Clarke-Harris made his dramatic entrance from the bench.

Revell wasted two late chances to put the finishing touches to the win, but the hosts held on for a memorable win over Leeds.

Rotherham manager Steve Evans:

"It was a hard-earned victory against a football club I have got enormous respect for. We beat a football club with a tremendous history but this was our night.

"We were disappointed to be behind at half-time. We made the change and second half we played more like we can play.

"It was a terrific night for the football club and a hard-earned win that we deserved."

Leeds manager Darko Milanic:

"We were playing well and controlled the game. We scored the goal we had some good counter-attacks, but in the last few minutes of the first half they began with long balls and crosses from all areas.

"They made a lot of pressure and although we were prepared for it in the second half we made two mistakes and they scored.

"We had some problem in midfield from the pressure from them, but we made some good moves in the second half and their goalkeeper made some good saves."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 16Richardson
  • 20Morgan
  • 4Arnason
  • 3Skarz
  • 7HallSubstituted forTaylorat 45'minutes
  • 8FrecklingtonBooked at 29mins
  • 11Green
  • 18PringleSubstituted forSmallwoodat 81'minutes
  • 27DerbyshireSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9RevellBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 10Bowery
  • 25Swift
  • 26Taylor
  • 29Clarke-Harris
  • 33Smallwood

Leeds

  • 1SilvestriBooked at 74mins
  • 12Berardi
  • 5Bellusci
  • 6Pearce
  • 3Warnock
  • 14BianchiBooked at 51minsSubstituted forMorisonat 88'minutes
  • 4Austin
  • 27Mowatt
  • 23L CookSubstituted forOliveira Tavaresat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 29DoukaraBooked at 76minsSubstituted forSharpat 76'minutes
  • 34Antenucci

Substitutes

  • 2Byram
  • 8Sharp
  • 9Oliveira Tavares
  • 19Morison
  • 21Taylor
  • 32Cooper
  • 33Sloth
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
11,350

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 2, Leeds United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 2, Leeds United 1.

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Leeds United) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

Booking

Adryan (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Gaetano Berardi.

Attempt blocked. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Green.

Foul by Stephen Warnock (Leeds United).

Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Marco Silvestri.

Attempt saved. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonson Clarke-Harris with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Steve Morison replaces Tommaso Bianchi.

Foul by Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United).

Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Adryan (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Giuseppe Bellusci.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt saved. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adryan.

Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Revell (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Richard Smallwood replaces Ben Pringle.

Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

Alex Revell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Adryan (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Warnock.

Offside, Rotherham United. Adam Collin tries a through ball, but Alex Revell is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Billy Sharp replaces Souleymane Doukara.

Booking

Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United).

Joe Skarz (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Revell.

Booking

Alex Revell (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Marco Silvestri (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Marco Silvestri (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Revell (Rotherham United).

Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Skarz with a cross.

Foul by Adryan (Leeds United).

Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

goal

As It Stood

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2Nottm Forest115601991021
3Watford116322012821
4Derby115511910920
5Middlesbrough11623168820
6Ipswich115421610619
7Charlton114701410419
8Wolves115421411319
9Sheff Wed11452118317
10Brentford115241516-117
11Bournemouth114341614215
12Blackburn114341618-215
13Reading114341517-215
14Leeds124351215-315
15Rotherham124351114-315
16Cardiff113441314-113
17Millwall113351013-312
18Huddersfield113351220-812
19Brighton112541012-211
20Birmingham112541218-611
21Wigan112451214-210
22Fulham112181222-107
23Blackpool11137614-86
24Bolton11128821-135
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