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Rotherham United 2-3 Sheffield Wednesday

Atdhe Nuhiu scored his 10th goal of the season
Atdhe Nuhiu scored his 10th goal of the season for Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday scored two goals in injury time to inflict a damaging blow on Rotherham in their quest for Championship safety.

As the match entered stoppage time, the Millers were winning 2-1 through goals from Ben Pringle and Jordan Bowery.

But, after Caolan Lavery had earlier struck for Wednesday, Atdhe Nuhiu's header in the third minute of injury time levelled it at 2-2.

Kieren Lee's effort five minutes later won it for Wednesday.

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Evans on Rotherham v Sheffield Wednesday

With Fulham earning a victory 2-0 at Huddersfield, Rotherham's late collapse meant they slipped three points behind the west London side to sit one place outside the relegation zone.

And with Wigan picking up a point at home to Bolton, just five points separate the Millers from safety.

It was an enthralling end to the local derby as four goals went in after the 86th minute, but with three of those going Wednesday's way, Steve Evans will have to pick his side up after a fourth defeat in five games.

A 15-minute delay to kick-off only heightened the derby atmosphere and, in an open start, both goalkeepers were forced into fine saves, but Wednesday's Keiren Westwood and Rotherham's Emiliano Martinez, on loan from Arsenal, kept it scoreless at the break.

Evans' side made a strong start to the second period, and a lengthy spell of pressure was rewarded with Pringle's 57th-minute strike, which deflected off Tom Lees to wrong-foot the helpless Westwood.

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Gray on Rotherham v Sheffield Wednesday

The Millers came close to doubling their lead in the 64th minute but Jack Hunt's fierce effort went just wide.

The Owls offered little in response until the last 10 minutes when they finally stirred.

Four minutes from time, some fine wing-play from Lewis McGugan allowed him to cross for Lavery to head home.

Almost straight from kick-off the Millers thought they had won it again as Bowery picked the ball up on the left and shot home at the near post.

But Wednesday performed a late, late show as Nuhiu's header from a free-kick and Lee's breakaway goal meant they stole the win.

Rotherham boss Steve Evans:

"It's hard to take. For long spells we have out-worked, out-played Sheffield Wednesday and dominated a derby. The defending is poor for each of the goals, you can't defend like that in a football match.

"We are down because we didn't deserve that. We gave very, very sloppy goals away, it's disheartening. If you switch off you get punished, you just can't defend like that.

"We are as down as we can be. We are getting smashed, every decision goes against us, that's how it feels anyway."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray:

"If you're going to put subs on they have to have an impact.

"Credit to the three lads who went on, they have had a big impact (and) it probably just put Rotherham on the back foot, they went a little bit deeper and allowed my full-backs to get forward.

"When we put the three subs on I just felt it opened the game up for us. In the last 10 minutes it looked like we were the only team going to score."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 26Martinez
  • 30HuntBooked at 90mins
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 20MorganBooked at 75mins
  • 3Lafferty
  • 25Wilson
  • 8Frecklington
  • 33Smallwood
  • 18Pringle
  • 27DerbyshireSubstituted forMilsomat 90'minutes
  • 23SammonSubstituted forBoweryat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brindley
  • 10Bowery
  • 11Green
  • 15Milsom
  • 17Newton
  • 21Collin
  • 40Yates

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 36Vermijl
  • 15Lees
  • 35Dielna
  • 3MattockBooked at 20mins
  • 27IsgroveSubstituted forLaveryat 58'minutes
  • 20Lee
  • 4HutchinsonBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMaguireat 74'minutes
  • 17HelanSubstituted forMayat 73'minutes
  • 37McGugan
  • 9Nuhiu

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 7May
  • 10Maguire
  • 13Lavery
  • 19Maghoma
  • 33Melo
  • 43Kirkland
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
11,707

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 2, Sheffield Wednesday 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 2, Sheffield Wednesday 3.

Attempt saved. Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Caolan Lavery.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 2, Sheffield Wednesday 3. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stevie May.

Attempt saved. Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu with a cross.

Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lewis McGugan with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Daniel Lafferty.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 2, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis McGugan with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Jack Hunt (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Hunt (Rotherham United).

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Robert Milsom.

Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Robert Milsom replaces Matt Derbyshire.

Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Rotherham United).

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 2, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Jordan Bowery (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Pringle.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis McGugan with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jordan Bowery replaces Conor Sammon.

Attempt missed. Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Caolan Lavery.

Attempt missed. Conor Sammon (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Claude Dielna (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Craig Morgan (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Morgan (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Chris Maguire replaces Sam Hutchinson because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Stevie May replaces Jeremy Helan.

Delay in match Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Sammon (Rotherham United).

Offside, Rotherham United. Conor Sammon tries a through ball, but Matt Derbyshire is caught offside.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Joe Mattock.

Attempt blocked. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jeremy Helan with a cross.

Attempt missed. Jack Hunt (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday).

Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth392110882404273
2Watford392261178463272
3Middlesbrough39219959302972
4Norwich392010976433370
5Derby3919101069432667
6Ipswich3919101059431667
7Brentford392061364521266
8Wolves3918111056451165
9Nottm Forest391512126254857
10Blackburn391412135150154
11Charlton391315114850-254
12Sheff Wed391314123640-453
13Leeds391410154347-452
14Cardiff391312144850-251
15Birmingham381114134355-1247
16Brighton391015144346-345
17Bolton39129184657-1145
18Huddersfield391111174867-1944
19Reading38128184261-1944
20Fulham39127205068-1843
21Rotherham39913174060-2040
22Wigan39811203552-1735
23Millwall39712203364-3133
24Blackpool39411243078-4823
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