Rotherham capitulation leaves them in a relegation dogfight

New York Stadium interior, Rotherham

Sheffield Wednesday staged a late comeback against Rotherham on Saturday to leave Steve Evans’ side flirting with the relegation zone.

Rotherham United and Sheffield Wednesday played out a thrilling finale on Saturday.

With the Millers leading 2-1 going into stoppage time, they capitulated and conceded two late goals to suffer a third straight defeat in the Championship.

Atdhe Nuhiu and Kieran Lee scored the decisive goals in added time as ruthless Wednesday won a thrilling encounter to further cement their spot in the top half.

For Steve Evans and Rotherham, it means they are now just five points above the drop zone, after Wigan picked up another point on the same afternoon.

Although the Millers were expected to be fighting at the wrong end of the table when the season began, they have so far not been in the bottom three at any stage of the campaign which is a staggering achievement taking experience and resources into account.

If they were to survive, it would complete a fairy-tale for a club who achieved back-to-back promotions in the last two campaigns.

But Saturday’s loss is a bitter blow.

If Rotherham had hung on to their advantage, the eight-point cushion that would have opened up would probably have been enough for survival but as things stand, this result gives Malky Mackay’s men a glimmer of hope.

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