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Rotherham United 6-1 Bolton Wanderers

Bolton boss Keith Hill
Former Rochdale boss Keith Hill took over at Bolton after Phil Parkinson's departure

Rotherham stormed back from behind to smash Bolton 6-1 in Keith Hill's first game in charge of Wanderers.

Freddie Ladapo and Carlton Morris both scored twice as the hosts earned their first win in all competitions since August 17 and handed the Trotters a fourth consecutive five-goal defeat in League One.

Bolton got off to a fine start under their new manager with one of their six debutants, Thibaud Verlinden, smashing in a fourth-minute opener after the Millers were caught out by a short corner.​​

But the home side rallied and levelled in the 14th minute, with midfielder Ben Wiles coolly slotting past Remi Matthews for a fine solo goal.​​

Ladapo turned the game in Rotherham's favour by crashing in an effort in the 28th minute following a one-two with Morris.​​

They edged further in front five minutes before the break with Morris's well-placed header beating Matthews.​​

Ladapo struck again from close-range in the 53rd minute and Morris' deflected effort two minutes later put the home side out of sight before Rangers loanee Jake Hastie added to the misery in the 65th minute by tapping in the sixth from close-range.​​

Rotherham had chances to make it seven with Joe Mattock spooning over the bar before Ladapo was just inches away from completing his hat-trick.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Iversen
  • 22Olosunde
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 15Robertson
  • 3Mattock
  • 8Wiles
  • 16LindsayBooked at 37minsSubstituted forBarlaserat 75'minutes
  • 17CrooksBooked at 77mins
  • 10Ladapo
  • 14MorrisSubstituted forSmithat 67'minutes
  • 23HastieSubstituted forMacDonaldat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 4MacDonald
  • 6Wood
  • 11Barlaser
  • 12Price
  • 24Smith
  • 26Lamy

Bolton

  • 20Matthews
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 5Hobbs
  • 6Wright
  • 12Chicksen
  • 28Bridcutt
  • 22Politic
  • 8MurphySubstituted forDarcyat 62'minutes
  • 14WeirSubstituted forLoweat 39'minutes
  • 17Verlinden
  • 11Crawford

Substitutes

  • 1Alnwick
  • 4Lowe
  • 27Darcy
  • 30Zouma
  • 31Boon
  • 33Brown
  • 34Senior
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
10,088

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home24
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 6, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 6, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Remi Matthews.

Attempt missed. Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Matthew Olosunde with a cross.

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Crooks.

Attempt missed. Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Joe Mattock.

Joshua Emmanuel (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Smith (Rotherham United).

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Joshua Emmanuel tries a through ball, but Dennis Politic is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Daniel Barlaser with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Jack Hobbs.

Attempt blocked. Michael Smith (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Freddie Ladapo.

Jason Lowe (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun MacDonald (Rotherham United).

Booking

Matt Crooks (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joshua Emmanuel (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Rotherham United).

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Adam Chicksen tries a through ball, but Thibaud Verlinden is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Daniel Barlaser replaces Jamie Lindsay.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Jake Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Shaun MacDonald replaces Jake Hastie.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael Smith replaces Carlton Morris.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 6, Bolton Wanderers 1. Jake Hastie (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Carlton Morris (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jake Hastie.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Ronan Darcy replaces Luke Murphy.

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Bolton Wanderers).

Carlton Morris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Liam Bridcutt (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Jake Hastie (Rotherham United) left footed shot from long range on the right is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Bolton Wanderers).

Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Adam Chicksen (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Rotherham United).

Joshua Emmanuel (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Clark Robertson (Rotherham United).

Attempt saved. Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Wiles.

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Jake Wright tries a through ball, but Thibaud Verlinden is caught offside.

Hand ball by Ben Wiles (Rotherham United).

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 5, Bolton Wanderers 1. Carlton Morris (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry8440138516
2Ipswich74301441015
3Wycombe8431139415
4Fleetwood84221512314
5Sunderland7421129314
6Peterborough74121861213
7Lincoln City8404138512
8Doncaster633096312
9Blackpool83321211112
10MK Dons74031111012
11Burton732285311
12Bristol Rovers8323910-111
13Rotherham6312117410
14Gillingham723213859
15Shrewsbury723257-29
16Rochdale7232811-39
17Oxford Utd82241315-28
18Portsmouth51227705
19Tranmere71241013-35
20Accrington7124915-65
21Wimbledon8035713-63
22Southend7016720-131
23Bolton6015123-22-11
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