Millers FT: Rotherham 3, Wolves 3

Nouha Dicko celebrates after scoring his first
Nouha Dicko celebrates after scoring his first
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Millers star Nouha Dicko scored twice as Rotherham drew 3-3 with Wolves in a thrilling contest at the New York Stadium.

A goal each in the first ten minutes, had both sets of fans roaring.

It was Wolves who should have scored in the opening two minutes. They broke from a Rotherham free-kick and had a four-against-two advantage.

Sako ended up sliding a pass to the unmarked Henry on the right. However, he hesitated and then made a real mess of his shot.

Then came a chance for Rotherham. A long throw was headed down by Batth, and Vuckic took control but fired wide from ten yards.

Then came the goals. Wolves led on nine minutes, when a inswinging free-kick from Henry saw Batth get there first with a header admidst a crowd of players.

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Rotherham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers'karlk arnasan breaks free from wolves kevin doyle

Rotherham swept straight downfield from the kick off, and Agard somehow failed to connect with a Pringle centre right in front of goal.

No-one dealt with Pringle’s resulting corner and Vuckic slipped the ball back towards Pringle, who curled a wicked centre in towards the near post and DICKO arrived to finish off.

It was his fifth goal in five successive appearances.

Then, from a bouncing ball, right on the corner of the area, Dicko turned and hooked a volley which flashed beyond the far post. It would have been a sensational goal had it gone in.

Wolves had been criticised by their manager Kenny Jackett for a poor attitude last week. As expected, there were no problems on that score this time and with Rotherham well up for it as well, it was a really cracking opening period.

Sako, one of those criticised, twice took on Bradley but the right back responded with a thumping challenge.

You could not take your eyes off the game for a second and after one Rotherham corner, Wolves broke away and had two of their own.

From the second one, Rotherham broke with a lightning move of real quality and should have scored.

Three first-time passes ended with Dicko, on the left, crossing first time and it was Bradley who popped up at the far post completely unmarked, only to blaze over the top. It was tremendous stuff as both sides went at it full pelt.

And on 34 minutes, the ground erupted when the Millers went in front with a super goal.

AGARD climbed higher than Golbourne to meet Pringle’s high, hanging centre and sent his header looping beyond Ikeme and just under the far angle for goal No. 12 of the season.

When Vuckic and Dicko combined, Ricketts diverted the ball high towards his own goal and Ikeme only just managed to tip the ball over the bar for the last action of a tremendous first half.

Tavernier made an important block on Ricketts and Rotherham broke away and Frecklington had a goalbound shot blocked.

This half had a lot to live up to after the first 45 minutes, but it looked like doing so. The Millers produced a super move but Dicko was just foiled by Stearman.

However, the Millers went 3-1 up on 53 minutes and it followed some superb football. They worked the ball patiently before Vuckic spread play out to Pringle on the left.

He whipped in a superb cross and DICKO came in at full speed and chested the ball past Ikeme. But, five minutes later came a key moment with Wolves gifted a penalty.

A free-kick was swung into the area, up went a group of players and the referee spotted the ball touching someone’s raised arm. It was unclear who, and some Rotherham players even indicated that it might have been a Wolves player.

However, a penalty was awarded and SAKO struck it high past Collin.

Obviously the goal lifted Wolves, and two minutes later it was all square. Wolves broke quickly, and HENRY proved too sharp for Rotherham’s backline as he burst through and fired a fierce shot past Collin.

Then the visitors should have been in front, and it was sub Griffiths who made a real mess of a great chance.

Doyle hooked a first-time ball beyond the back line, to send Griffiths clean through. But his poor first touch sent the ball out for a goal kick.

Wolves, for the first time, were getting on top and pressing and, after Tavernier spotted Dicko moving into space, the striker’s shot found only the side netting.

Both sides were going for the winner in a game that had been played at a tremendous pace. Players on both sides were clearly feeling it, but it had certainly been a thrilling afternoon for the 11,092 crowd.