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Rotherham 1-1 Bolton: Wanderers level late on to deny Millers win

Marek Rodak
Marek Rodak saved a penalty from Josh Magennis but could do nothing about Christopher Doidge's late equaliser

Christopher Doidge's late equaliser on the counter-attack snatched Bolton Wanderers a point and denied Rotherham United a first win in six games.

Doidge struck on the break, finishing off a pass from Clayton Donaldson to bring the scores level with six minutes left.

Wanderers looked on course for a third defeat in a row after the Millers had gone in front through a thunderous low second-half free-kick by Will Vaulks.

Millers forward Michael Smith could have put the game beyond doubt, but his curling effort from way out smacked the woodwork rather than rippled the net.

Bolton wasted a golden chance to go in front just before Vaulks' goal when Marek Rodak dived to his left to save a Josh Magennis penalty.

The draw leaves Rotherham two points above the relegation zone in 18th, while Bolton are just two places and four points above them with 16 points.

Rotherham manager Paul Warne:

"I'm disappointed not to win, even more so because their goal was so late on. Until the whistle goes I am virtually having a heart attack.

"They had four strikers on the pitch so I knew they would create something. It's a pity we didn't get a second goal.

"We created two really good chances from set-pieces, on another day they go in and we take three points."

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson:

"It is a tough place to come. Rotherham have proved that this season, against Derby and Stoke.

"We started the second half very well and had the chance to go in front. But the penalty miss was a key moment. It was a great save and gave them a great lift, the crowd got behind them and they went on to dominate.

"You have got to give our lads credit, 1-0 down to respond in the way we did. We wanted three points but we will definitely take a point."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Rodák
  • 28JonesSubstituted forVynerat 28'minutes
  • 5Ajayi
  • 6Wood
  • 3MattockBooked at 89mins
  • 11TaylorSubstituted forManningat 78'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 4Vaulks
  • 13Towell
  • 23Williams
  • 19VassellSubstituted forNewellat 65'minutes
  • 24Smith

Substitutes

  • 2Vyner
  • 8Palmer
  • 9Proctor
  • 12Price
  • 17Manning
  • 22Newell
  • 25Wiles

Bolton

  • 1Alnwick
  • 14Hobbs
  • 31Wheater
  • 18Wilson
  • 16Olkowski
  • 4LoweBooked at 24mins
  • 19O'NeilSubstituted forVelaat 34'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 21WilliamsSubstituted forDoidgeat 67'minutes
  • 22DyerSubstituted forWildschutat 67'minutes
  • 8Donaldson
  • 28Magennis

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 5Beevers
  • 6Vela
  • 9Doidge
  • 12Noone
  • 20Matthews
  • 30Wildschut
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
10,011

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home21
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Booking

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Richard Wood (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Bolton Wanderers).

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Jason Lowe tries a through ball, but Josh Vela is caught offside.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Zak Vyner.

Attempt blocked. Yanic Wildschut (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Christian Doidge (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pawel Olkowski with a cross.

Booking

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Pawel Olkowski (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Bolton Wanderers).

Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Ryan Manning (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Joe Newell.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Bolton Wanderers 1. Christian Doidge (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Clayton Donaldson.

Attempt blocked. Richard Towell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Ryan Williams (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers).

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ryan Manning (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Ryan Manning (Rotherham United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Ryan Manning (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Lowe (Bolton Wanderers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Ryan Manning replaces Jon Taylor because of an injury.

Delay in match Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

Foul by Jon Taylor (Rotherham United).

Marc Wilson (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Michael Smith (Rotherham United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Joe Newell.

Foul by Michael Smith (Rotherham United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough13742167925
2Sheff Utd138142215725
3West Brom1373331181324
4Leeds1365223111223
5Derby136341714321
6Norwich136341716121
7Blackburn135621616021
8Wigan136251516-120
9Nottm Forest134721815319
10Bristol City135441714319
11Sheff Wed135442020019
12Brentford134632015518
13Aston Villa134632120118
14Birmingham133821412217
15Swansea134541210217
16QPR135261119-817
17Stoke134451719-216
18Bolton134451116-516
19Reading133371821-312
20Rotherham133371020-1012
21Preston132471925-610
22Millwall132471422-810
23Hull132381120-99
24Ipswich131661120-99
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