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Rotherham United 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Freddie Ladapo went from hero to villain as League One leaders Rotherham were held 1-1 at home by MK Dons.​

The in-form striker netted his fourth goal in as many matches and 17th of the season to put the hosts ahead early on.

However, after Rhys Healey had drawn MK Dons level in the 22nd minute, Ladapo spurned an easy chance to win the game in the second half as the spoils were shared​

Rotherham, who started the day level on points with Coventry, took the lead after just 10 minutes when Ladapo ran in on goal from Jamie Lindsay's pass and powered an effort past Lee Nicholls.​​

An individual piece of brilliance from Healey drew the visitors level with the forward bewildering the Rotherham defence before firing into the top corner.​

​Michael Smith had two great opportunities to restore Rotherham's lead but he headed wide from a corner before being denied by a strong hand from Nicholls.​

Ladapo missed an even easier chance as he inexplicably dragged wide from close-range after Chiedozie Ogbene's dazzling run and cross.​

It proved to the best chance of the lot as Rotherham piled on the pressure in the second half but to no avail. ​​

Ben Wiles also came agonisingly close with a long-range curler but Rotherham also needed goalkeeper Daniel Iversen to deny Alex Gilbey when one-on-one in injury time.​

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 1Iversen
  • 22OlosundeBooked at 76minsSubstituted forMacDonaldat 90+1'minutes
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 6WoodBooked at 61mins
  • 3Mattock
  • 19Ogbene
  • 17Crooks
  • 16LindsaySubstituted forKoromaat 73'minutes
  • 8Wiles
  • 24SmithSubstituted forVassellat 73'minutes
  • 10Ladapo

Substitutes

  • 4MacDonald
  • 5Thompson
  • 7Vassell
  • 12Price
  • 14Adelakun
  • 23Tilt
  • 25Koroma

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 5Poole
  • 4Walsh
  • 15Moore-TaylorBooked at 27mins
  • 2WilliamsBooked at 60mins
  • 24Houghton
  • 19ThompsonSubstituted forKasumuat 67'minutes
  • 8Gilbey
  • 25BrittainSubstituted forGladwinat 67'minutes
  • 10Healey
  • 27NombeSubstituted forMasonat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Cargill
  • 7Reeves
  • 13Fisher
  • 17Gladwin
  • 18McGrandles
  • 20Mason
  • 29Kasumu
Referee:
Leigh Doughty
Attendance:
8,883

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 1, MK Dons 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, MK Dons 1.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United).

Lee Nicholls (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kyle Vassell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Houghton (MK Dons).

Josh Koroma (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Kasumu (MK Dons).

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Kasumu.

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

Foul by Rhys Healey (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Shaun MacDonald replaces Matthew Olosunde.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).

Ben Gladwin (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Daniel Iversen.

Attempt saved. Ben Gladwin (MK Dons) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Rotherham United).

David Kasumu (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Joe Mason (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matt Crooks with a cross.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Jordan Houghton.

Attempt missed. Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Joe Mason replaces Sam Nombe.

Offside, MK Dons. Ben Gladwin tries a through ball, but Rhys Healey is caught offside.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United).

Sam Nombe (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Josh Koroma (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Chiedozie Ogbene (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (MK Dons).

Booking

Matthew Olosunde (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Olosunde (Rotherham United).

Rhys Healey (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matthew Olosunde with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Josh Koroma replaces Jamie Lindsay.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Kyle Vassell replaces Michael Smith.

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Chiedozie Ogbene with a cross.

Attempt missed. Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Freddie Ladapo (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Walsh (MK Dons).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham34188860352562
2Coventry321613346301661
3Portsmouth33178851321959
4Wycombe3417894540559
5Sunderland331610746271958
6Oxford Utd34169958352357
7Peterborough341681066402656
8Fleetwood321510748361255
9Ipswich3414101046341252
10Doncaster331491050331751
11Gillingham34121484032850
12Burton331211104645147
13Blackpool331111114341244
14Bristol Rovers33119133546-1142
15Shrewsbury331011122939-1041
16Accrington341010144651-540
17Lincoln City34116174144-339
18MK Dons34107173646-1037
19Wimbledon34810163952-1334
20Rochdale3396183656-2033
21Tranmere3268183258-2626
22Southend3437243684-4816
23Bolton3259182564-3912
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