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Rotherham United 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves celebrate
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:

"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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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
  • 12J Wallace
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces Jordan Graham.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Danny Collins.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Brandon Barker replaces Grant Ward.

  18. Substitution

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Hyam.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.