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Wolves 6-4 Rotherham United

Wolves scored two last-gasp goals to beat Rotherham in an incredible game and close in on the League One title.

Wolves looked to be coasting as Nouha Dicko's close-range double and a Dave Edwards strike saw them respond to Kieran Agard's early headed opener.

Agard's second and Dicko's hat-trick goal made it 4-2 after half-time, but the Millers levelled late on through Joe Skarz and Agard's third.

But a dramatic finale saw Sam Ricketts and Kevin McDonald shots earn victory.

Brentford's win over Preston North End means Wolves still need four points to be certain of the championship, but because of their vastly superior goal difference one more victory will realistically be enough.

The hosts fell behind when Agard's header from Michael O'Connor's corner drifted past goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.

But the Millers, who were already assured of their play-off place, were second best thereafter and could not cope with the attacking quality from Kenny Jackett's side.

Dicko, who scored six goals in six games for Rotherham when on loan from Wigan earlier this season, stabbed home a cross from Bakary Sako to level and fired in a second from 10 yards.

It was 3-1 when Scott Golbourne found Edwards, whose well-placed shot was his third goal in as many games.

Agard's shot on the turn gave the visitors hope but that hope seemed to be quickly over as Dicko converted an Edwards cross for his treble.

Rotherham came again and looked to have earned an unlikely point when James Tavernier's 84th-minute cross was volleyed in by Skarz and Agard completed his hat-trick four minutes later.

But Wolves skipper Ricketts blasted home from 20 yards for the ninth goal of a remarkable afternoon's entertainment at Molineux.

And McDonald completed the scoring from close range in time added on.

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 13Ikeme
  • 18Ricketts
  • 26Golbourne
  • 11McDonald
  • 6BatthBooked at 77mins
  • 5Stearman
  • 27Jacobs
  • 14EvansSubstituted forHenryat 45'minutes
  • 40DickoBooked at 80mins
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forDohertyat 90+2'minutes
  • 10SakoSubstituted forPriceat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 7Henry
  • 9L Clarke
  • 19Price
  • 20McAlinden
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 31McCarey

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 27TavernierBooked at 75mins
  • 3SkarzBooked at 82mins
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forHitchcockat 77'minutes
  • 20Morgan
  • 4ArnasonBooked at 80mins
  • 22AgardBooked at 89mins
  • 36Smallwood
  • 9RevellSubstituted forThomasat 65'minutes
  • 28VuckicSubstituted forPringleat 69'minutes
  • 37Adams

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Brindley
  • 5Davis
  • 15Milsom
  • 18Pringle
  • 26Thomas
  • 35Hitchcock
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
30,110

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away19
Shots on Target
Home7
Away10
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 6, Rotherham United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 6, Rotherham United 4.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 6, Rotherham United 4. Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Nouha Dicko.
Attempt missed. Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Danny Batth.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty replaces David Edwards.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Danny Batth.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 5, Rotherham United 4. Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by David Edwards.

Booking

Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 4, Rotherham United 4. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Tavernier.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 4, Rotherham United 3. Joe Skarz (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Adams.

Booking

Joe Skarz (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United).
Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).
David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Wes Thomas (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 4, Rotherham United 2. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Edwards.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Danny Batth.
Attempt blocked. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Tom Hitchcock replaces Michael O'Connor.
Attempt saved. Wes Thomas (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Booking

James Tavernier (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by James Tavernier (Rotherham United).
Michael Jacobs (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price replaces Bakary Sako.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Ben Pringle replaces Haris Vuckic.
Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Adam Collin.
Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Craig Morgan (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Wes Thomas replaces Alex Revell.
Foul by Nicky Adams (Rotherham United).
Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Rotherham United 2. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael O'Connor with a cross.
Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.
Attempt saved. Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Richard Stearman.
Foul by James Tavernier (Rotherham United).
Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Richard Stearman.
Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Tavernier (Rotherham United).
Attempt saved. Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.
Attempt saved. Haris Vuckic (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Foul by Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Rotherham United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Lee Evans.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Rotherham United 1.
Attempt missed. James Tavernier (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4329955396
2Brentford4327973090
3Leyton Orient43231193880
4Rotherham43221382679
5Preston43211662279
6Peterborough4321418967
7Swindon4318916663
8Port Vale4318619-1260
9Sheff Utd42161115059
10MK Dons4317719058
11Walsall43141514257
12Crawley42141315-455
13Bradford43121714253
14Bristol City43121714153
15Gillingham4315622-1751
16Oldham42131118-1050
17Coventry43161116-249
18Colchester43111319-1246
19Tranmere43121021-2446
20Crewe43121021-2746
21Carlisle42111120-2644
22Notts County4313426-1643
23Shrewsbury4391420-1641
24Stevenage4310924-2339
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