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Rotherham 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday: Atdhe Nuhiu scores injury-time winner

Atdhe Nuhiu
Nuhiu bundled home his first goal of the season for Wednesday

Atdhe Nuhiu's late winner saw Sheffield Wednesday beat local rivals Rotherham in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

The Kosovo international settled the tie in the 96th minute, reacting quickest to smash high into the net.

Freddie Ladapo should have put the hosts ahead but poked wide when one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

Fernando Forestieri curled over for Wednesday but Nuhiu settled the game to set up a third-round tie against Premier League side Everton.

Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes came close but his header from Morgan Fox's whipped cross was straight at Daniel Iversen.

And a cross from substitute Kadeem Harris was met menacingly by Fox but his header flew just wide.

Rotherham manager Paul Warne said: "It's tough to take but that's football. We could have easily played a different way but our intention was to win the game. So was theirs.

"Neither team were disrespectful to the cup. Both teams went for it. Unfortunately I'm just the manager of the team that lost.

"If we would have performed poorly and still lost 1-0 then I think we would have bigger issues. We controlled the game pretty well.

"There were good performances all round. I thought we controlled the first half and defended well."

Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager Lee Bullen: "Luckily we won the game and nobody remembers how you get into the next round.

"(Before the goal) it had penalties written all over it but from (Rotherham boss) Paul's (Warne) point of view, we've got a hell of a horrible habit of scoring late goals at this ground.

"Did we deserve to nick it? Probably not over the full 90 minutes but maybe based on the last 30 minutes of the game, we were knocking on the door.

"Their press and tempo is very high but eventually that will take its toll and we had quality on the bench to bring on as they tired. I think that's what told in the end."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Iversen
  • 22Olosunde
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 6Wood
  • 15Robertson
  • 8Wiles
  • 11BarlaserBooked at 54minsSubstituted forMacDonaldat 67'minutes
  • 17CrooksSubstituted forLindsayat 61'minutes
  • 10Ladapo
  • 24SmithSubstituted forProctorat 74'minutes
  • 7Vassell

Substitutes

  • 3Mattock
  • 4MacDonald
  • 5Thompson
  • 9Proctor
  • 16Lindsay
  • 30Bilboe
  • 33Cooper

Sheff Wed

  • 25Dawson
  • 27Iorfa
  • 26Bates
  • 12Thorniley
  • 3Fox
  • 14MurphySubstituted forBannanat 65'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 8PelupessyBooked at 58minsSubstituted forForestieriat 76'minutes
  • 21Luongo
  • 11WinnallSubstituted forK Harrisat 45'minutes
  • 6Rhodes
  • 17Nuhiu

Substitutes

  • 7K Harris
  • 10Bannan
  • 15Lees
  • 24Baker
  • 36Jones
  • 40Grant
  • 45Forestieri
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
8,679

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Kadeem Harris following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

Attempt saved. David Bates (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United).

Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Richard Wood (Rotherham United).

Foul by Richard Wood (Rotherham United).

Delay in match because of an injury David Bates (Sheffield Wednesday).

David Bates (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

Jamie Proctor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Sheffield Wednesday).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Matthew Olosunde (Rotherham United).

Booking

Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jamie Lindsay (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Morgan Fox (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kadeem Harris with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Kadeem Harris (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Foul by Matthew Olosunde (Rotherham United).

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Rotherham United).

Jordan Thorniley (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jamie Proctor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by Ben Wiles (Rotherham United).

Massimo Luongo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Rotherham United).

Dominic Iorfa (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Fernando Forestieri replaces Joey Pelupessy.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Cameron Dawson tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.

Shaun MacDonald (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jamie Proctor replaces Michael Smith.

Foul by Shaun MacDonald (Rotherham United).

Massimo Luongo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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