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Rotherham United 4-2 Crewe Alexandra

Rotherham twice came from behind to overcome Crewe in a six-goal thriller.

Bradden Inman struck first for Crewe after AJ Leitch-Smith hit the post, only for Kieran Agard to equalise.

Kelvin Mellor spun in the area to restore Crewe's lead after the break, but Lee Frecklington brought the Millers level again from the spot.

Harry Davis had a penalty saved at the other end and Alex Revell's header put Rotherham ahead before Frecklington shot home to seal the points.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We've certainly not played at our best for spells today, but I think we generally controlled for large periods.

"I think over the 90, if we'd have lost it would have been unfair. The quality of goals, certainly the third goal, was very, very special.

"We had to hang in, show grit and determination, and the other side of football. We can't turn up at the New York Stadium and play the type of football every week that we tend to turn on here, which is really special for the level. Today was more industrious."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 14BradleyBooked at 44minsSubstituted forBrindleyat 90+2'minutes
  • 27Tavernier
  • 8Frecklington
  • 25AddisonBooked at 72mins
  • 4Arnason
  • 22Agard
  • 15MilsomBooked at 76minsSubstituted forO'Connorat 83'minutes
  • 28VuckicSubstituted forHitchcockat 61'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 18Pringle

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Brindley
  • 3Skarz
  • 10O'Connor
  • 29Walker
  • 31Rowe
  • 35Hitchcock

Crewe

  • 21Garratt
  • 3Mellor
  • 2Tootle
  • 8Osman
  • 4Davis
  • 5EllisBooked at 67mins
  • 11MooreBooked at 31mins
  • 42GrantBooked at 71mins
  • 10Leitch-SmithSubstituted forPogbaat 81'minutes
  • 26Aneke
  • 14Inman

Substitutes

  • 9Pogba
  • 12Ray
  • 13Martin
  • 16Guthrie
  • 18Nolan
  • 19Oliver
  • 22Evans
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
7,737

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home21
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 4, Crewe Alexandra 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rotherham United 4, Crewe Alexandra 2.

  3. Post update

    Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Richard Brindley replaces Mark Bradley.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Rotherham United 4, Crewe Alexandra 2. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Hitchcock.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  9. Post update

    Foul by James Tavernier (Rotherham United).

  10. Post update

    Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).

  12. Post update

    Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Agard (Rotherham United).

  16. Post update

    Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael O'Connor replaces Robert Milsom.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Mathias Pogba replaces Ajay Leitch-Smith.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Robert Milsom.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brentford25174444232155
2Leyton Orient25166354233154
3Wolves26157441192252
4Preston2513843526947
5Rotherham2511864234841
6Peterborough25123103732539
7Walsall2510872823538
8Swindon24114942321037
9Port Vale25113113639-336
10MK Dons2410593934535
11Coventry24126652421032
12Bradford2571173630632
13Colchester2571083132-131
14Crawley237882530-529
15Gillingham2685133345-1229
16Oldham2476112732-527
17Carlisle2576122643-1727
18Shrewsbury2668122632-626
19Sheff Utd2567122433-925
20Tranmere2567122945-1625
21Notts County2673163239-724
22Crewe2566132451-2724
23Bristol City2441193437-323
24Stevenage2454152243-2119
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