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Rotherham United 3-3 Fulham

Dan Burn
Dan Burn was Fulham's captain in the absence of Scott Parker

Fulham scored a last-minute equaliser as they came from behind three times to earn a thrilling draw against Rotherham at the New York Stadium.

Rotherham led when Paul Taylor's effort deflected in off Alex Revell, but Ross McCormack levelled from the spot.

Jonson Clarke-Harris restored the Millers' lead, a strike cancelled out by Cauley Woodrow's long-range drive.

Nikolay Bodurov's own goal looked set to give Rotherham the win, until Dan Burn pounced with a late header.

The dramatic climax was an apt end to a game full of fine attacking play, a reflection of the improved form both sides have produced in recent weeks.

Rotherham, buoyed by an unbeaten run of three games, started brightly and were ahead just before the half-hour mark when Taylor's effort struck Revell on its way past Fulham keeper Marcus Bettinelli, who complained about a possible offside.

But Fulham have been a different side since caretaker manager Kit Symons replaced Felix Magath, winning three of their previous four games, and they hit back from the penalty spot after George Williams was brought down by Lee Frecklington.

Ten minutes after half-time Rotherham restored their lead when Clarke-Harris acrobatically beat Bettinelli from close range.

Paul Taylor celebrates
Paul Taylor put Rotherham ahead as the Millers stretched their unbeaten run to four matches

That advantage did not last long, as England Under-21 striker Woodrow scored with a left-footed effort from outside the box.

Rotherham appeared set to take all three points when Ben Pringle's effort deflected off Bodurov and squirmed past Bettinelli, but Fulham skipper Burn converted in the dying stages to earn a point for the Cottagers, who remain in the relegation zone on goal difference.

Rotherham manager Steve Evans: "If you score three goals at home you should win.

"We got ourselves in winning positions on three occasions and we have not been torn apart, we have encouraged them to score a goal.

"We are disappointed. We respect Fulham, they have got an array of talent, but we fear none of them.

"I thought we would win tonight. In the second half I couldn't ask any more other than we defend a set-piece better in the 90th minute."

Fulham caretaker manager Kit Symons: "I want the job, that's not going to change, hopefully I will get it soon.

"Until I am told otherwise, I will keep my head down and keep working hard. I am loving every minute of it and long may it last.

"There have been good discussions, I am trying to get my views across to the owner and he has been asking pertinent questions.

"Hopefully I can get across the way I want the football club to be run and be organised."

Line-ups

Rotherham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Collin
  • 16Richardson
  • 20Morgan
  • 4Arnason
  • 3Skarz
  • 26TaylorSubstituted forSmallwoodat 89'minutes
  • 8Frecklington
  • 11Green
  • 18Pringle
  • 9Revell
  • 29Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forDerbyshireat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 10Bowery
  • 25Swift
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 28Wordsworth
  • 33Smallwood

Fulham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 40BettinelliBooked at 28mins
  • 13Zverotic
  • 6Bodurov
  • 33Burn
  • 3Stafylidis
  • 7EisfeldSubstituted forDembeleat 64'minutes
  • 28HyndmanSubstituted forParkerat 73'minutes
  • 21Christensen
  • 27Williams
  • 16WoodrowSubstituted forSmithat 82'minutes
  • 44McCormack

Substitutes

  • 1Kiraly
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 8Parker
  • 9Smith
  • 14Roberts
  • 25Dembele
  • 32Kavanagh
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
8,981

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home16
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 3, Fulham 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rotherham United 3, Fulham 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Frazer Richardson (Rotherham United).

  5. Post update

    George Williams (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Green (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  7. Post update

    Alex Revell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Elsad Zverotic (Fulham).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Rotherham United 3, Fulham 3. Dan Burn (Fulham) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kári Arnason.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Richard Smallwood replaces Paul Taylor.

  12. Post update

    Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).

  14. Goal!

    Own Goal by Nikolay Bodurov, Fulham. Rotherham United 3, Fulham 2.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Paul Green (Rotherham United).

  18. Post update

    Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Williams (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Cauley Woodrow.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Derby1375123101326
2Watford1374225141125
3Middlesbrough137241811723
4Wolves136521914523
5Norwich1364322121022
6Nottm Forest135712213922
7Charlton135711612422
8Bournemouth136342014621
9Ipswich135531814420
10Cardiff135441816219
11Blackburn135441819-119
12Brentford135441516-119
13Sheff Wed134631111018
14Rotherham134451417-316
15Leeds134451316-316
16Huddersfield134451723-616
17Reading134361523-815
18Millwall133551316-314
19Wigan132651214-212
20Brighton132651215-312
21Birmingham132561220-811
22Fulham133281625-911
23Bolton132291023-138
24Blackpool13139819-116
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