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Freddie Ladapo earns last-gasp win for 10-man Millers

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Substitute Freddie Ladapo’s last-gasp winner earned 10-man Rotherham a dramatic 2-1 win at fellow strugglers Sheffield Wednesday, ruining Darren Moore’s first game in charge.

Ladapo’s late strike also earned the Millers their first-ever league double over their South Yorkshire rivals in a fixture first contested in 1920.

Striker Michael Smith headed the visitors into a first-half lead, only to be red carded midway through the second period for violent conduct.

New Owls boss Moore then looked to have secured a point in his first game since leaving Doncaster when Matt Olosunde put through his own goal, only for Ladapo to strike in the seventh minute of stoppage time.

The win took Rotherham to within three points of safety, with Wednesday seven behind fourth-bottom Birmingham.

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The Owls had started the game in threatening fashion from a couple of early Barry Bannan corners with Millers keeper Viktor Johansson reacting smartly to keep out a near-post Sam Hutchinson header and Callum Paterson missing the target after rising highest to meet the second flag-kick.

But Paul Warne’s men proved more ruthless from their first chance of the night in the 17th minute.

 

 

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