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Rotherham United 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Wolves have won only twice since 3 October

Wolverhampton Wanderers denied strugglers Rotherham a third successive victory as they earned only their second win in nine Championship games.

James Henry gave the visitors an early lead, nipping in ahead of Harry Toffolo to direct a header into the far corner.

Rotherham were soon level, however, as Toffolo's cross-come-shot was flicked in off the post by Newell.

But Wolves got a first-half winner when Danny Batth converted a corner routine involving Jordan Graham.

Wolves climb one spot to 14th in the table, five points off the play-off places, while Rotherham remain in the relegation zone, a point from safety.

The Millers had a chance to level and applied severe pressure late on as both Batth and Jack Price made crucial interceptions.

Earlier, Grant Ward fired over from close range and Jonson Clarke-Harris was inches off connecting with a Ward cross.

Wolves had earlier dominated the opening stages. Henry and Batth were each denied by home goalkeeper Lee Camp before Rotherham equalised.

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett:

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Jackett on Rotherham v Wolves

"I felt in the first half we gave Rotherham some problems. We deserved the lead. The second half was different.

"They swamped the midfield and we couldn't get the ball down too much but there wasn't a shot on target from either side in the second period.

"That suited us because we had the lead and were the away side. We dug it out in the second but played good football in the second.

"The Championship is a very powerful division. The top sides can do both. They can play and also dig it out. That's what we are aiming for."

Rotherham manager Neil Redfearn:

"I thought we were the better side. We had the weight of the possession and territory but the the difference was quality. The goals were poor from our point of view.

"We had one or two half-chances but we looked short up front.

"I thought we ran them close enough but we lacked the quality. The effort and the determination was there. There was nothing in the game. A point would have been a good point."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Camp
  • 2Buxton
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 4Collins
  • 30Toffolo
  • 17WardSubstituted forBarkerat 77'minutes
  • 8Frecklington
  • 33Smallwood
  • 22NewellSubstituted forHyamat 57'minutes
  • 9WardSubstituted forDerbyshireat 13'minutes
  • 19Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 3Mattock
  • 16Richardson
  • 21Collin
  • 25Hyam
  • 26Barker
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 39Yates

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 3Golbourne
  • 19Price
  • 11McDonaldBooked at 84minsSubstituted forCoadyat 87'minutes
  • 7Henry
  • 4Edwards
  • 24GrahamSubstituted forByrneat 90+2'minutes
  • 29Le FondreSubstituted forAfobeat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 10Afobe
  • 12Wallace
  • 13McCarey
  • 16Coady
  • 25Byrne
  • 27Holt
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
9,759

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

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

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Benik Afobe with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces Jordan Graham.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price tries a through ball, but Benik Afobe is caught offside.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Offside, Rotherham United. Kirk Broadfoot tries a through ball, but Jonson Clarke-Harris is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conor Coady replaces Kevin McDonald because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Derbyshire.

Booking

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Smallwood.

Offside, Rotherham United. Richard Smallwood tries a through ball, but Matt Derbyshire is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Brandon Barker replaces Grant Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Benik Afobe replaces Adam Le Fondre.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Hyam.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

Attempt missed. Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Toffolo.

Attempt missed. Grant Ward (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Harry Toffolo.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Luke Hyam replaces Joe Newell.

Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

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

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Danny Batth.

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Danny Collins (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.

Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Jack Price following a set piece situation.

Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Collins (Rotherham United).

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Rotherham United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Richard Smallwood.

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