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Rotherham United: Ex-Millers ace bags a record

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Former Rotherham United favourite Adam Le Fondre has become the holder of a Premier League record.

He has scored more goals in a season coming off the bench as a substitute then any other player in Premier League history.

In relegated Reading’s final game on Sunday at West Ham, Le Fondre went on at half-time and scored his side’s second goal (an equaliser in the eventual 4-2 defeat) which took his tally of goals as a substitute this season to eight. No substitute has ever got that many before.

He really sprang to prominence as a goalscoring ‘super sub’ when going on at Newcastle in January and scoring both goals as Reading came from behind to beat Newcastle 2-1.

This came during a spell of seven goals in five matches in January which saw him named Premier League Player of the Month. In all, the little striker ended the season with 14 goals.

He joined Reading in August 2011 from the Millers in a deal worth around £650,000 and his goals helped fire Reading into the Premier League in 2012.

However, they have been unable to stay there and will be back in The Championship next season.

Meanwhile, Rotherham ref Howard Webb and his assistants had to do a half-time shirt change at Newcastle on Sunday because their bright yellow shirts were attracting midges! So they changed into a darker colour.

 

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