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Rotherham United 2-2 Huddersfield Town

Lee Frecklington
Lee Frecklington scored his first goal in 19 appearances this season

Two goals in the final three minutes earned Rotherham an unlikely draw against Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield at the New York Stadium.

James Vaughan connected with Sean Scannell's low cross before Conor Coady headed in as the visitors took control.

Jonson Clarke-Harris' header from eight-yards in the 88th minute gave Rotherham hope.

And Lee Frecklington's thunderbolt from 20 yards in the final seconds earned a share of the points.

Huddersfield had been looking for their first away win since 1 October, and just their third all season, and Vaughan looked to have set them on their way.

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Evans on Rotherham v Huddersfield

Forward Scannell's pace caused Rotherham problems all afternoon, and he saw an early pin-point cross prodded wide by Grant Holt.

Vaughan made no such mistake as he turned in his first goal in more than a year to give the visitors a 35th-minute lead.

The home side continued to struggle after the break and following a sloppy pass from Emmanuel Ledesma, Huddersfield stole the ball and Oscar Gobern's cross was turned in by Coady to double the visitors' lead.

Huddersfield looked primed to add to their tally as Jacob Butterfield and Harry Bunn both came close with shots from outside the area.

However, the Millers took a point as Clarke-Harris and Frecklington were both on target in a pulsating final three minutes.

The draw extended Rotherham's unbeaten run to five matches as they remained five points clear of the drop zone.

Rotherham boss Steve Evans: "When you're 2-0 down with a couple of minutes left, we're delighted [to draw]. A point in the Championship is a good day.

"I'm pleased for all my players. We came in yesterday when we could have taken the easy option and got our rewards in the end, our fitness levels showed."

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell: "We really should be walking away with the three points - it's two points dropped for us sure.

"I was really happy with what I was seeing, we just didn't manage to see it out."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 30Wootton
  • 20MorganBooked at 90mins
  • 4Arnason
  • 31James
  • 32LedesmaSubstituted forFrecklingtonat 74'minutes
  • 11Green
  • 33SmallwoodBooked at 90mins
  • 18PringleSubstituted forBoweryat 59'minutes
  • 34Lawrence
  • 9RevellSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Skarz
  • 8Frecklington
  • 10Bowery
  • 17Newton
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 29Clarke-Harris
  • 35Thompson

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 27Smith
  • 4HudsonBooked at 29mins
  • 15WallaceBooked at 24mins
  • 17Robinson
  • 7Scannell
  • 10Coady
  • 8ButterfieldSubstituted forGerrardat 90+1'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 30Bunn
  • 16HoltSubstituted forGobernat 54'minutes
  • 9VaughanSubstituted forWellsat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Gerrard
  • 12Hammill
  • 18Lolley
  • 21Wells
  • 28Gobern
  • 31Allinson
  • 37Peltier
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
11,681

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home4
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 2, Huddersfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 2, Huddersfield Town 2.

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Conor Coady with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Craig Morgan (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Anthony Gerrard replaces Jacob Butterfield.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 2, Huddersfield Town 2. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Huddersfield Town 2. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Paul Green with a cross.

Jordan Bowery (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt saved. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nahki Wells.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oscar Gobern (Huddersfield Town).

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Alex Revell.

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

Foul by Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Nahki Wells replaces James Vaughan.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Lee Frecklington replaces Emmanuel Ledesma.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Paul Green.

Attempt blocked. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Robinson.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by James Vaughan.

Attempt missed. Jacob Butterfield (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jack Robinson following a fast break.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Sean Scannell.

Attempt missed. Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt saved. Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield with a cross.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Reece James.

Scott Wootton (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 0, Huddersfield Town 2. Conor Coady (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Oscar Gobern with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jordan Bowery replaces Ben Pringle.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Attempt missed. Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Paul Green (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Coady (Huddersfield Town).

goal

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