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Rotherham United 2-2 Fleetwood Town

Rotherham rallied twice to rescue a point in a home draw with Fleetwood.

Ched Evans twice put the visitors in front but Joey Barton's side had to settle for a draw thanks to Matt Crooks' late leveller.​

Fleetwood fired an early warning shot through Kyle Dempsey when his effort beat goalkeeper Daniel Iversen but bounced off a post.​

The visitors' dominance continued but it took until the 26th minute before it paid off, with Evans heading Lewie Coyle's cross into the bottom corner.​

Dempsey spurned a decent opportunity to double the lead before the break as he fired over the top after dispossessing Ben Wiles.​

Rotherham responded and equalised after 62 minutes, with Freddie Ladapo heading in from Matt Olosunde's cross.​

But their joy was short-lived, with Fleetwood back in front 60 seconds later. Olosunde's back-pass to Iversen fell way short and Evans nipped in to push the ball through the keeper's legs.​

It was not enough for victory, though, as Rotherham levelled again with 10 minutes remaining as Crooks bundled in Adam Thompson's scuffed effort.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Rotherham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Iversen
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 78mins
  • 17Crooks
  • 3MattockBooked at 17mins
  • 22Olosunde
  • 8WilesSubstituted forHastieat 77'minutes
  • 7Vassell
  • 11Barlaser
  • 18ClarkeBooked at 23minsSubstituted forOgbeneat 45'minutes
  • 10Ladapo
  • 24SmithSubstituted forMorrisat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Price
  • 14Morris
  • 15Robertson
  • 19Ogbene
  • 23Hastie
  • 26Lamy
  • 34Gratton

Fleetwood

Formation 3-5-2

  • 31Crellin
  • 2CoyleBooked at 57mins
  • 6Souttar
  • 4Clarke
  • 7Burns
  • 28SowerbySubstituted forMorrisat 83'minutes
  • 15Coutts
  • 8Dempsey
  • 3Andrew
  • 17Madden
  • 9EvansSubstituted forEasthamat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cairns
  • 5Eastham
  • 10McAleny
  • 11Morris
  • 27Biggins
  • 32Saunders
  • 34Garner
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
7,883

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 2, Fleetwood Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rotherham United 2, Fleetwood Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Daniel Iversen.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Matt Crooks (Rotherham United).

  5. Post update

    Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Carlton Morris (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Chiedozie Ogbene.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Andrew.

  8. Post update

    Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Wes Burns with a headed pass.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Barlaser (Rotherham United) header from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Matt Crooks (Rotherham United).

  15. Post update

    Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Josh Morris replaces Jack Sowerby.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Eastham replaces Ched Evans.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Carlton Morris replaces Michael Smith.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Rotherham United 2, Fleetwood Town 2. Matt Crooks (Rotherham United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

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18Rochdale2164112336-1322
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