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Rotherham United 1-1 Plymouth Argyle

Semi Ajayi struck deep into stoppage time to earn 10-man Rotherham a deserved point against Plymouth.

The Millers, who had Richard Wood sent off early in the second half, looked like slipping to a fourth successive home defeat when Ryan Taylor put Argyle ahead in the 82nd minute, only for Ajayi to scramble home in the third minute of time added on.

Rotherham had bossed the first half, but struggled to break down a Plymouth side who defended with 10 men behind the ball.

The best chance fell to Ryan Williams, who burst clear down the left but saw his shot well smothered by Argyle keeper Kelle Roos.

The game changed five minutes after the restart when Millers skipper Wood saw red for his second yellow card, but the hosts continued to look the more likely as Anthony Forde ghosted into the area before again being closed down by Roos.

Finally Argyle showed some ambition and, after Millers goalkeeper Marek Rodak had saved Lionel Ainsworth's effort, they went in front with eight minutes remaining.

Taylor, who played 152 times for the Millers, got in front of his marker from a corner and flashed a header in at the near post for his second goal of the season.

But Ajayi earned a point deep into time added on when he smashed home after a goalmouth scramble.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 13Rodák
  • 2EmmanuelSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 86'minutes
  • 5Ajayi
  • 6WoodBooked at 50mins
  • 3Mattock
  • 23Williams
  • 4Vaulks
  • 17TowellBooked at 36mins
  • 7FordeSubstituted forNewellat 86'minutes
  • 21YatesSubstituted forFrecklingtonat 55'minutes
  • 10Ball

Substitutes

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 8Frecklington
  • 18Purrington
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 22Newell
  • 25Cummings

Plymouth

  • 29Roos
  • 3Sawyer
  • 5Edwards
  • 15Bradley
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 32Diagouraga
  • 24Fox
  • 16GrantSubstituted forWyldeat 76'minutes
  • 10CareyBooked at 40mins
  • 14JervisSubstituted forAinsworthat 71'minutes
  • 19TaylorBooked at 83minsSubstituted forFletcherat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 21Wylde
  • 27Fletcher
  • 31Cooper
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
7,562

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Attempt missed. David Ball (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle).

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Plymouth Argyle 1. Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Mattock following a corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by David Fox.

Attempt missed. Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Alex Fletcher replaces Ryan Taylor.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Joe Newell replaces Anthony Forde.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Joshua Emmanuel.

Attempt saved. Richard Towell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 0, Plymouth Argyle 1. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lionel Ainsworth with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Will Vaulks.

Attempt saved. Lionel Ainsworth (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by David Ball.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Semi Ajayi.

Foul by Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by David Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gregg Wylde replaces Joel Grant.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Richard Towell.

Attempt saved. Anthony Forde (Rotherham United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top left corner.

Ryan Williams (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

Lionel Ainsworth (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lionel Ainsworth replaces Jake Jervis.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Rotherham United).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Richard Towell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

David Ball (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

goal

As It Stood

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2Shrewsbury21135328141444
3Blackburn21134439192043
4Bradford2213363526942
5Scunthorpe22116528171139
6Charlton2110562926335
7Portsmouth2211292724335
8Oxford Utd228773527831
9Rotherham2293103632430
10Peterborough218583332129
11Walsall217772930-128
12Southend227782534-928
13Fleetwood217682932-327
14Blackpool227692730-327
15Oldham227693640-427
16Bristol Rovers2290133340-727
17MK Dons226882532-726
18Doncaster2266102227-524
19Gillingham225892025-523
20Northampton2264121838-2022
21Rochdale214982328-521
22Plymouth2256111831-1321
23Wimbledon2155111526-1120
24Bury2145121929-1017
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