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Rampant Rotherham rule after more late drama in win over Leeds

The story of the game
Rotherham again dealt in late drama as they extended their superb run of form by beating Leeds 2-1.

Playing with 10 men following Matt Derbyshire's sending off, Luke Murphy's deflected effort brought Steve Evans' men level and it looked decidedly dodgy for the Millers after Lee Frecklington's opening goal had been cancelled out.

But it wouldn't be Rotherham under Neil Warnock if there wasn't a twist in the tale somewhere along the line and Greg Halford - of all people - scored the winner in the 89th minute after Marco Silvestri had been sent off for Leeds.

It continues a staggering run of form which has seen them win five of the last six games to move five points clear of MK Dons in third bottom and ruined Steve Evans' return to New York Stadium.

The key moment
In such a dramatic game Halford's late goal proved decisive, restoring the Millers' lead when it looked like they were hanging on for a point.

A good day
Lee Frecklington - The Millers midfielder was simply superb in the middle of the park, scoring the first and winning the penalty for the winner.

A bad day
Steve Evans - Would have so wanted to win on his first return to New York, but the late drama inflicted a defeat that the Scot can ill-afford, making it back-to-back Yorkshire derby losses.

The goals
Lee Frecklington (Rotherham 1-0, 27 minutes) - The key man did what he does best by arriving late in the box to slide in Joe Mattock's cross.

Luke Murphy (Leeds 1-1, 79 minutes) - The Millers were bereft of any luck their heroic defending had deserved when Murphy's shot was heavily deflected to bring Leeds level.

Greg Halford (Rotherham 2-1, 89 minutes) - Who would have seen this coming? There was no one more collected in the house as the midfielder nonchalantly rolled in the penalty. 

The teams

Rotherham (4-1-4-1): Camp, Kelly, Broadfoot, Doyley, Mattock, Halford, G Ward, Frecklington, Smallwood, Derbyshire, Best.
Subs used:
Subs not used: Kenny, Richardson, Wood, Newell, Thomas, D Ward, Clarke-Harris.

Leeds (4-4-2): Silvestri, Berardi, Bamba, Bellusci, Taylor, Diagouraga, Bridcutt, Mowatt, Cook, Antenucci, Wood

Attendance: 11,418 (2,311)

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