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Rotherham United 2-1 Doncaster Rovers

Rotherham scored two goals in added time to steal a South Yorkshire derby win over Doncaster and register a seventh successive league victory.

The Millers looked to be heading to their first defeat since 2 December after John Marquis put Rovers ahead just before the break but Michael Smith headed home in the early stages of 12 minutes of stoppage-time and then Joe Newell scored a penalty with the last kick of the game.

Paul Warne's men did not start off like a team that had not lost for that period of time and they were the masters of their own downfall as Doncaster took the lead six minutes before the break.

Defender Semi Ajayi was caught dallying in possession on the edge of the area and Marquis was able to take advantage and slam home a sweet 18-yard finish.

The Millers spent much of the second half threatening an equaliser and a golden chance came when the ball fell to Richie Towell 16 yards out, but Joe Wright produced a stunning block on the line to deny a certain goal.

Their pressure eventually paid off in stoppage-time on as Smith rose highest to nod home a Newell free-kick and they stole the unlikeliest of wins when the midfielder converted from the spot after Smith was fouled.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Rotherham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Rodák
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 5Ajayi
  • 6WoodSubstituted forPalmerat 90+1'minutes
  • 3Mattock
  • 7FordeSubstituted forWilliamsat 78'minutes
  • 4Vaulks
  • 17Towell
  • 22Newell
  • 10BallSubstituted forLaveryat 83'minutes
  • 24Smith

Substitutes

  • 8Palmer
  • 11Taylor
  • 12Price
  • 21Yates
  • 23Williams
  • 25Cummings
  • 31Lavery

Doncaster

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 13MarosiBooked at 90mins
  • 2Alcock
  • 18AndersonSubstituted forWrightat 56'minutes
  • 24Boyle
  • 8Mason
  • 26CoppingerBooked at 32minsSubstituted forHoughtonat 90+2'minutes
  • 10Rowe
  • 22BeestinSubstituted forBlairat 79'minutes
  • 12Whiteman
  • 23Kiwomya
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 5Baudry
  • 7Kongolo
  • 15Wright
  • 16Houghton
  • 17Blair
  • 19May
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
11,725

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rotherham United 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Rotherham United 2, Doncaster Rovers 1. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  4. Booking

    Marko Marosi (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Penalty Rotherham United. Michael Smith draws a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Marko Marosi (Doncaster Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Andrew Boyle.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Andrew Boyle.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Caolan Lavery (Rotherham United).

  11. Post update

    Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Michael Smith (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Craig Alcock (Doncaster Rovers).

  15. Post update

    Joshua Emmanuel (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Alex Kiwomya (Doncaster Rovers).

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Rotherham United 1, Doncaster Rovers 1. Michael Smith (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Newell following a set piece situation.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Jordan Houghton replaces James Coppinger.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn34209562332969
2Shrewsbury34208645261968
3Wigan31206557183966
4Rotherham341951058391962
5Scunthorpe351512851391257
6Plymouth35158124342153
7Charlton33149104341251
8Bradford34155144851-350
9Portsmouth35154164244-249
10Peterborough331211105143847
11Gillingham351113113939046
12Bristol Rovers34144164952-346
13Southend33128134251-944
14Doncaster351012134344-142
15Oxford Utd34119144951-242
16Blackpool341012124244-242
17Walsall331011124347-441
18Wimbledon34108163443-938
19Northampton35108173456-2238
20Fleetwood34107174556-1137
21Oldham3399154658-1236
22MK Dons34711163247-1532
23Bury3478192850-2229
24Rochdale30511142941-1226
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