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Accrington Stanley 1-2 Rotherham United

An injury-time goal from substitute Ben Wiles kept Rotherham at the top of the League One table as they won at Accrington Stanley.

The in-form Millers grabbed the winner in the first minute of injury time when Dan Barlaser's ball in found Wiles who headed home.

The first half was largely forgettable in terms of chances with the best falling to Stanley after 24 minutes.

Dion Charles raced clean through, keeper Daniel Iversen missed the ball but Matthew Olosunde produced a last-ditch sliding tackle as the Stanley striker lined up to shoot into the empty net.

The game burst into life with two goals in a minute after the break.

With 64 minutes gone Barlaser corner's found Michael Ihiekwe at the far post, he headed the ball back in and sub Freddie Lapado, on for three minutes, forced the ball over the line.

A minute later, Sam Finley got the ball on the left wing and found Jordan Clark who rifled home his eighth goal of the season to level the scores.

Wiles headed home but Offrande Zanzala missed a superb chance to level again for Stanley, heading over unmarked six yards out.

Matt Crooks hit the bar for the Millers in the sixth and final minute of added time.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 30Bursik
  • 2Johnson
  • 3HughesBooked at 78mins
  • 5Sykes
  • 34Alese
  • 28Conneely
  • 8Finley
  • 7Clark
  • 32CharlesSubstituted forBishopat 80'minutes
  • 10PritchardSubstituted forZanzalaat 90+1'minutes
  • 38Ashley-SealSubstituted forGrantat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Zanzala
  • 12Maguire
  • 15Grant
  • 16Barclay
  • 19Bishop
  • 40Savin
  • 42Diallo

Rotherham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Iversen
  • 22Olosunde
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 6Wood
  • 3Mattock
  • 19Ogbene
  • 17Crooks
  • 11BarlaserBooked at 55mins
  • 14AdelakunSubstituted forLadapoat 61'minutes
  • 7VassellSubstituted forWilesat 71'minutes
  • 24SmithSubstituted forKoromaat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4MacDonald
  • 5Thompson
  • 8Wiles
  • 10Ladapo
  • 12Price
  • 16Lindsay
  • 25Koroma
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
3,447

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Rotherham United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Rotherham United 2.

  3. Post update

    Matt Crooks (Rotherham United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Ben Wiles.

  4. Post update

    Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Offrande Zanzala (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Colby Bishop following a set piece situation.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Josh Koroma (Rotherham United).

  8. Post update

    Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Rotherham United 2. Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Barlaser.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Offrande Zanzala replaces Joe Pritchard because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Ajibola Alese.

  12. Post update

    Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Bobby Grant (Accrington Stanley).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Daniel Barlaser with a cross following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Ajibola Alese.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Mattock.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Josh Koroma replaces Michael Smith.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Colby Bishop replaces Dion Charles.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Bobby Grant replaces Benny Ashley-Seal.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Matt Crooks (Rotherham United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham32186858332560
2Coventry311612345291660
3Wycombe3317884437759
4Sunderland32169745261957
5Peterborough331671065392655
6Fleetwood31159747351254
7Portsmouth31158845311453
8Ipswich331410945321352
9Oxford Utd32149953341951
10Gillingham33121473930950
11Doncaster321391047321548
12Burton321210104544146
13Bristol Rovers32119123545-1042
14Accrington32109134648-239
15Lincoln City34116174144-339
16Blackpool31911113939038
17Shrewsbury31911112636-1038
18MK Dons32106163442-836
19Rochdale3296173653-1733
20Wimbledon33710163751-1431
21Tranmere3158182956-2723
22Southend3337233582-4716
23Bolton3058172462-3811
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