Aug 16, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​The New York Stadium
RotherhamRotherham United
1-0
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers
Hall (76')
Morgan (32'), Broadfoot (38'), Pringle (74')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Batth (26'), Golbourne (39')

Live Commentary: Rotherham United 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers - as it happened

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett on August 10, 2014
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Relive how Rotherham United beat fellow newly-promoted Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0, with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates.

Rotherham United versus Wolverhampton Wanderers was a League One fixture last season, but in 2013-14 the pair are now both in the Championship after promotion a few months ago.

Today they met at the New York Stadium and it was the hosts Rotherham who just edged an end-to-end game thanks to Ryan Hall's fortuitous second-half goal.

Read how an action-packed 90 minutes unfolded in our minute-by-minute updates below.


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2.31pmAfternoon folks! The feature 3pm kickoff in the Championship today is a match that last year was played in League One. It's Rotherham up against Wolves, let's get down to business...

2.33pmWOLVES XI: Ikeme; Doherty, Batth, Stearman, Golbourne; McDonald, Evans, Van La Parra, Edwards, Sako; Dicko
Subs: McCarey, Henry, Clarke, Ricketts, McAlinden, Ebanks-Landell, Jacobs

2.36pmROTHERHAM XI: Collin; Broadfoot, Arnason, Morgan, Skarz; Swift, Frecklington, Green, Pringle; Revell, Taylor
Subs: Loach, Wood, Hall, Bowery, Tidser, Derbyshire, Agard

2.39pmOkey doke. Two changes for the Millers as Kieran Agard and Matt Derbyshire drop out for new signings John Swift and Paul Taylor. Agard is the subject of interest from Leeds United and that could be the reason why he's on the bench.

2.41pmWolves, meanwhile, go with the same side that got off to a winning start against Norwich last Sunday.


2.48pmREFEREE WATCH: The man in charge today is Graham Salisbury.

2.51pmThis one should be a belter for the neutral today based on last season's two meetings in League One. There was 16, yes SIXTEEN, goals in the two games last season, with a 3-3 draw at the New York Stadium before Wolves won 6-4 at Molineux in the reverse. Goals, goals, goals!

2.53pmWith kickoff fast approaching, check out this quick preview video of myself and Barney Corkhill looking ahead to the game:


2.55pmPREDICTION TIME: I fancy Wolves to keep their good form going and record a 2-1 win today.

2.58pmThis is the first full weekend in English football as the Premier League gets underway as well. Make sure you keep an eye on that live scores box so you don't miss a thing!

0 minKICKOFF! Rotherham get us underway in the first ever second-tier match at the New York Stadium.

2 minRotherham appeal for a penalty as the ball seems to strike a Wolves hand in the box. Salisbury isn't interested though. What a start that would have been!

3.04pmThe first goal of the 3pm kickoffs in the Championship comes at the Macron Stadium as Joe Mason puts Bolton in front of Forest.

6 minAfter that lively start by the home side, there's been little action in either area in the past few minutes. Wolves just starting to see a bit more of the ball.

10 minAlmost a calamitous own goal from Wolves as a free kick is floated into the box and Stearman inadvertently walks backwards and comes close to putting the ball into his own net.

12 minWolves have had two-thirds of the possession in the early stages. However, they're yet to really create anything dangerous in the Rotherham box.

13 minCollin in the Rotherham goal with a good punch away from danger after a vicious inswinging corner by Sako.

15 minSCRAMBLE! How have Wolves not scored?! There's confusion in the Rotherham backline as Broadfoot chests it straight to Sako, who unselfishly finds Dicko. HIs first shot is instinctively blocked by Collin, who then makes another fantastic save from the rebound. Good reactions, but Dicko hit both shots straight at him.

18 minRotherham have numbers in attack, but Swift's shot from outside the area is quickly closed down by an orange shirt. End-to-end stuff at the moment.

20 minOFF THE BAR! Almost a superb debut goal for Taylor, who twisted and turned before firing a shot against the face of the crossbar. Wolves under pressure right now.

23 minRotherham on Twitter: "Quick mention for both sets of fans, who have so far been, incredibly loud here at New York Stadium. #rufc currently in full voice."

26 minBOOKING! The first yellow card of the game goes to Wolves defender Batth for clattering Green in mid air.

29 minSuperb defending by Arnason as he takes the ball away from Dicko, who would have surely scored with Collin in no-man's land after missing a punch.

33 minMADNESS! Wolves will wonder if they're ever going to score today! Collin is having a bit of a nightmare but he's yet to concede, somehow! This time Dicko closes down his kick and although he can't get off a shot himself, he finds La Parra, whose low shot is cleared off the line. Moments before, Morgan was booked for Rotherham.

35 minBetter from Collin this time as he holds a powerful, curling free kick from Sako. There's rarely a dull moment at the New York Stadium!

38 minBOOKING! The next Miller in the book is Broadfoot, who was beaten to a 50-50 ball by Golbourne and brought him down.

39 minBOOKING! Three bookings in just a few minutes as Golbourne is given an odd yellow for refusing to go off the pitch after receiving treatment from the Broadfoot tackle.

42 minJUST WIDE! Dicko does brilliantly to create a shooting opportunity and just has Collin to beat. He goes for a clever lob and the ball seems to be in the air for ages before it drops just wide of the post. Agonising for Wolves!

45+1 minTwo minutes added on before half time. How on earth have we not had a goal in South Yorkshire?!

45+3 minHALF-TIME: ROTHERHAM 0-0 WOLVES

3.54pmIn today's early Championship game at Elland Road it was a cagey affair and you could see why it was goalless at the interval. Here, however, it's baffling that there hasn't been a goal. Wolves have had the bulk of the chances, but Rotherham have arguably been closest when debutant Taylor struck the bar.

3.58pmRotherham keeper Collin has in some ways had a half to remember, but also one to forget. He's made a number of stops, including a brilliant double-save, but also gifted Wolves some clear-cut chances that they've somehow failed to take.

4.01pmAt the halfway stage, Wolves have had an impressive 68% possession on the road. They've had just one more shot than Rotherham with five and must be confident of finding the net in the second half after coming so, so close.

4.02pmIf you're only just joining us and want a quick recap of the first period, check out our half-time report here.


4.06pmROTHERHAM SUB: Steve Evans makes a change at the break, bringing on Ryan Hall for John Swift.

46 minKICKOFF! The visitors eventually emerge from the tunnel and get us back underway.

47 minBy the way, these were the other half-time scores in the Championship: Birmingham 0-0 Brighton, Blackpool 0-1 Blackburn, Bolton 2-2 Forest, Bournemouth 0-0 Brentford, Cardiff 2-1 Huddersfield, Charlton 1-1 Wigan, Fulham 0-1 Millwall, Norwich 1-0 Watford, Reading 1-0 Ipswich, Wednesday 0-0 Derby

49 minWolves have started the second half how they ended the first - on the front foot. Edwards, who was the match-winner six days ago, storms down the right but can't pick out a teammate with his low cross-shot.

53 minI know it's early in the season, but if you were wondering, as things stand Wolves will be ninth in the table. Rotherham 19th.

55 minHalf-time substitute Hall tries to make an impact, but drags his 30-yard shot horribly wide of the target.

58 minYou wouldn't have thought it was possible after the first half, but it's been a little drab since the interval. There was so much action in the opening period, but little to speak of in the second half.

62 minROTHERHAM SUB: Taylor, who hit the bar in the first half, gets a big round of applause from the Millers' faithful after an impressive performance on debut. He is replaced by Matt Derbyshire in attack.

66 minSako has already showcased his dead-ball ability and lines up a 25-yard free kick in a great position. He's gone for power with his other efforts today, but this time goes for accuracy and it's deflected out for a corner.

69 minWolves have been threatening to score a scrappy goal and they almost break the deadlock with one as Doherty's shot is deflected over the top after some more scrambling in the area.

71 minSako tries his luck with another free kick, this time whipping it a yard or so over the crossbar.

74 minBOOKING! Pringle is cautioned for bringing down Doherty right on the corner of the box and this presents Sako with another chance to shoot at goal from a set piece...

75 minHe goes for goal again. It's deflected off the wall and Rotherham clear.

76 minGOAL! ROTHERHAM 1-0 WOLVES (HALL)

76 minWhat a fluke of a goal! The Millers win a corner that Pringle curls into the box, with Arnasan's header beaten out by Ikeme. Wolves try to clear the danger, but their hack away cannons off Hall's outstretched leg and pings into the net. He didn't mean that, but the debutant will take it!

79 minROTHERHAM SUB: Evans makes his final change and the man coming on, Agard, gets a huge reception as it has been reported that his proposed move to Leeds fell through.

78 minWOLVES SUBS: A double change from Jackett, who brings on two new wingers in James Henry and Michael Jacobs for Sako and La Parra.

79 minWOLVES SUBS: Jackett also shakes things up, bringing on two new wingers in James Henry and Michael Jacobs for Sako and Van La Parra.

81 minCLOSE! Henry almost with an instant impact as his free kick from just outside the area whistles inches over the bar with Collin beaten.

82 minWolves are piling on the pressure here! Dicko has the ball in the box but he can't quite find space for a shot so backheels to Henry, whose low shot is blocked by a desperate challenge. Can Rotherham hold on?!

85 minLooking at the stats, Wolves have had a huge 69% possession in an away game. However, the only stat that matters is in Rotherham's favour.

88 minAfter all that Wolves pressure about five minutes ago, Rotherham have now calmed the game down really well. Superb stuff from the Millers to whittle away the clock.

90+1 minThere will be FOUR minutes of added time. Can Wolves score the equaliser that they probably deserve?

90+3 minA late, late corner for the visitors. They couldn't...

90+4 minWolves keeper Ikeme is up from the back and he's near the ball when it's floated in, but Collin claims well under pressure. That should be that.

90+5 minFULL-TIME: ROTHERHAM 1-0 WOLVES

5.02pmAll over at The New York Stadium and what a huge win that is for Rotherham!

5.04pmAfter being edged out by a second-half goal last week, this time around it's the Millers who come out on top thanks to an extremely fortunate goal.

5.07pmFor Wolves, they suffer their first league defeat of the season. Not a good few days for the Black Country club, who lost to a League Two side in the Capital One Cup midweek and now have gone down to a side that they would have fancied beating.

5.10pmRotherham climb above Wolves thanks to their alphabetical superiority in the latest table after two games:


5.14pmTime for us to bid you farewell. Stick around on site for loads and loads more tonight on a fabulous day of footy action. Click here for our coverage of the evening Premier League game between Arsenal and Crystal Palace or here for every single result from today. Enjoy your evening!

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett on August 10, 2014
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