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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.

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Rotherham United manager Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Post-match: Rotherham boss Evans

"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

Match ends, Rotherham United 4, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Richard Brindley replaces Mark Bradley.

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.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

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

Foul by James Tavernier (Rotherham United).

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

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).

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

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

Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Kieran Agard (Rotherham United).

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

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

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Robert Milsom.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Robert Milsom.

Attempt missed. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

Booking

Robert Milsom (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Robert Milsom (Rotherham United).

Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).

Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 3, Crewe Alexandra 2. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ben Pringle with a cross.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Penalty saved! Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Miles Addison (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty conceded by Miles Addison (Rotherham United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Crewe Alexandra. Ajay Leitch-Smith draws a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

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

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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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