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Rotherham United 1-1 Walsall

Substitute Nicky Adams rescued a point for high-flying Rotherham against 10-man Walsall as the Millers extended their unbeaten run to 12 games.

Milan Lalkovic put the visitors ahead, lifting a shot over Adam Collin.

Kari Arnason headed an excellent chance to equalise over the bar before Walsall had Ben Purkiss sent off for collecting two yellow cards.

And Adams made the Saddlers pay, firing in off the bar from Alex Revell's flick with two minutes left.

Rotherham boss Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Post-match: Rotherham boss Evans

"I think overall we're disappointed, aren't we? We probably lacked a yard, in the first half I think we lacked a little bit of quality, we lacked a little bit of composure.

"I think we had that in the second half. I think we laid siege to the box and normally we should have had a goal.

"But my biggest complaint of the afternoon is after five minutes in the first half. If that's not a penalty on Wes Thomas, we might as well give this game up.

"It's just like Kieran Agard's at Oldham - it's just a blatant penalty, but Rotherham United don't get penalties, as we know."

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Post match: Walsall boss Dean Smith

Walsall boss Dean Smith told BBC WM:

"Really good performance, deserved to win the game and a cruel deflection at the end has cost us, plus the sending off as well.

"A really well worked goal, I thought some of our football was terrific in the first half and opened them up from a great move and a really good finish.

"I thought we were excellent, nobody probably gave us a chance coming here with the run that they are on.

"They come thick and fast in this league but I'm pleased with what the players are doing, disappointed that we haven't got all three points especially with a deflected late goal, but pleased with the performance."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 2BrindleySubstituted forAdamsat 77'minutes
  • 3Skarz
  • 8Frecklington
  • 4Arnason
  • 20Morgan
  • 22Agard
  • 36SmallwoodBooked at 25minsSubstituted forO'Connorat 67'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 26ThomasSubstituted forVuckicat 54'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 18Pringle

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 10O'Connor
  • 15Milsom
  • 25Addison
  • 28Vuckic
  • 35Hitchcock
  • 37Adams

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2PurkissBooked at 73mins
  • 3Taylor
  • 8Mantom
  • 15Chambers
  • 4Butler
  • 29Brandy
  • 7Chambers
  • 10WestcarrSubstituted forNgooat 88'minutes
  • 25Sawyers
  • 9LalkovicSubstituted forDowningat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Featherstone
  • 12Downing
  • 16Baxendale
  • 22Roberts
  • 24Hewitt
  • 26McQuilkin
  • 30Ngoo
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
8,212

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Walsall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Walsall 1.

  3. Post update

    Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Walsall).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  6. Booking

    Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).

  8. Post update

    Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Rotherham United 1, Walsall 1. Nicky Adams (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Revell.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Michael Ngoo replaces Craig Westcarr.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sam Mantom (Walsall).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Alex Revell (Rotherham United).

  15. Post update

    (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Andrew Butler.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Paul Downing replaces Milan Lalkovic.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Nicky Adams replaces Richard Brindley.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves35238464214377
2Brentford35237559312876
3Leyton Orient37228770343674
4Preston361814452361668
5Rotherham361812667442366
6Peterborough361841458481058
7MK Dons37157155350352
8Walsall371213124140149
9Swindon37139155351248
10Sheff Utd34138133738-147
11Port Vale35144174655-946
12Bradford361015114844445
13Gillingham37136184960-1145
14Crawley32101393639-343
15Bristol City37915135459-542
16Coventry35149126463141
17Colchester35912143945-639
18Oldham37109184154-1339
19Tranmere36109174464-2039
20Carlisle36108183857-1938
21Stevenage36107193755-1837
22Crewe37910184269-2737
23Shrewsbury36713163447-1334
24Notts County3794244567-2231
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