Rotherham Win League One Playoff On Penalties


In the League One Championship playoff final at Wembley between Leyton Orient and Rotherham this afternoon, the game went to penalties and it was Rotherham who won the shoot out 4-3, and that was they had been 2-0 down at half time.

Soccer - Sky Bet League One - Play Off - Final - Leyton Orient v Rotherham United - Wembley Stadium

Kevin Lisbie and Chris Morgan in action at Wembley

James Tavernier played the whole game at Wembley and played well, and also scored Rotherham’s fourth penalty, and Haris Vuckic came on just before the end of the first period of extra time.

Rotherham had started the game well but then Leyton Orient came into the game and two goals in five minutes by Orient  put them in the driver’s seat, as Moses Odubajo scored after 34 minutes and Dean Cox after 39 minutes to put Orient 2-0 up at the break.

But then in the second half Rotherham came storming back with two goals in five minutes, and first it was Alex Revell after 55 minutes who poked the ball home after goalkeeper Jones was unable to get to a free kick.

And then the goal of the game five minutes later,  as Revell saw goalkeeper Jones off his line,  and put the ball home from fully 35 yards out.

It was close throughout the rest of the 90 minutes, and in extra time both sides seemed too tired to create any worthwhile chances and it was 2-2 at the end of extra time , and it went to penalties. 🙁

Orient goalkeeper Jamie Jones saved Rotherham’s second penalty from Frecklington – James Tavernier scored Rotherham’s fourth penalty and then Rotherham goalkeeper Collin saved from Baudry, so it was all square after four penalties.

And Rotherham scored their fifth penalty and the Rotherham goalkeeper Collin again saved Orient’s fifth penalty from Dagnall, and so Rotherham were the winners and in the Championship>next season.

This is Rotherham’s second successive promotion under Scottish manager Steve Evans, and of course Conor Newton and perhaps  even James Tavernier will be part of the Rotherham squad next season.

These play-off games are something to behold, and it came after QPR’s ten men won yesterday, with the winner coming after 90 minutes through Bobby Zamora, and they get back into the Premier League at their first attempt.

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78 comments so far

  • ochytoon

    May 25, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Anyone got a link to this alleged Krul interview?

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  • Sazzer

    May 25, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Yellow Team: Digne, Perrin, Mavuba, Sagna, Gonalons, Schneiderlin, Grenier, Cabella, Sissoko, Remy.

    Blue Team: Evra, Sakho, Koscielny, Debuchy, Pogba, Matuidi, Cabaye, Valbuena, Griezmann, Giroud.

    At half time in this training match, currently 1-0 to the yellows, a goal from Grenier.

    Get French Football News understands that a meeting between Montpellier, Newcastle and the Remy Cabella’s father and agent has been scheduled to take place next week regarding the possible transfer of the player.

    It is our understanding that these will be the first formal round of negotiations to take place between the aforementioned parties this summer and that, therefore, talks are by no means advanced.

    Remy Cabella will not make a decision on his future until mid-June, once he has finished training with the France World Cup Squad.

    Newcastle face competition from Atletico Madrid, who have already had more than one meeting with the player’s father Hector Cabella.

    Southampton are also understood to be interested in the player, but no contact has yet been made.

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  • beermonkey

    May 25, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #3

    ochytoon

    no I not found one but its supposed to be in the sun
    unless you buy it its subscription only

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  • Average_Contents

    May 25, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Oh well if Southampton are indeed interested then we have no chance as we just cannot compete with them

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 25, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #5

    @ sazzer

    With Talent like that it amazes me how America and England are ranked higher than France in FIFA’s world rankings .

    They have so much talent in midfield as well as their back four, Plus their bench is very strong as well . If they had a true world class striker like Suarez (closest they have is Benzema) they would be some team .

    That’s why I’m sticking a tenner on them to win the world Cup 🙂 .

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  • Average_Contents

    May 25, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #6

    For cabella I meant

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  • lochinvar

    May 25, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Adam Collin was born in Carlisle and was the Foxes keeper for a number of years. He was also at the toon in 2002-2004 and was on the bench for a number of games but I don’t recall him playing in any games. So Rotherham had 3 toon players / ex players in their winning team today. Yesterday Simpson got a medal for winning the play offs with QPR. Ironic isn’t it .

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  • Toon1978

    May 25, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Any of you kind folk got a link for the Teneriffe game?

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  • Average_Contents

    May 25, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #9

    Nothing new here regarding grenier apart from he’s been speaking to our French lot and apparently wants to come! Seriously? Who else is he gonna speak to? The rest of the squad bar ours! Lazy journalism at its finest! Interesting that he wants high wages if true though

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/714743009?-11058

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #10

    A lot of you are telling me that you aren’t excited about next season! How is that possible mates? We’re going to have owner and manager shenanigans all summer, followed by excuse making, followed by plenty of bragging about our squad by Pardew. Now get excited!

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  • Average_Contents

    May 25, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Toon1978

    Try this mate, should have all available links

    footballstreaminginfo

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  • Toon1978

    May 25, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Average_Contents

    Cheers mate.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Aaaaoooogaaaa! AaaaOOOgaaaaa! This is an Official Blog Hobbit statement. Important news from the club mates! Are you ready for it? Well without further ado here it is:
    Newcastle United have decided not to sign Faty Papy at this time. He is an exciting talent but far beyond our ability to afford. Other exciting players will be coming however. Please buy your season tickets now.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 25, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #14

    The mother of Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga has arrived in England to hold talks with Premier League clubs, according to reports in Germany.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #15

    Has anybody gotten excited yet? I’ll wait……..

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  • Toon1978

    May 25, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #16

    Is Ayoze Perez playing today?

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #17

    His mam is his agent Charlie mate? Does she fancy a handsome, fairly chubby billionaire by any chance?

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #18

    I still think Faty Papy is the player for us! Fact!

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #19

    No, Perez is having his mipples massaged at the castle with Mike today. It’s an important male bonding occasion. Stay tuned everyone, your Senior Official Club Journo will have all the details later!

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  • Toon1978

    May 25, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #20

    I thought Tenerife played in blue. Nee wonder i aint seen anything of Perez. Its all the other team lol.

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  • Toon1978

    May 25, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #21

    Ayoze flattened……injured lol

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  • Spoof

    May 25, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #22

    Perez is down injured

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 25, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #24

    Geordie Two
    If that’s her with her son see: http://www.nufcfans.co.uk/2014/05/newcastle-targets-mother-england-talks-premier-league-clubs/?

    She’ll eat him

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  • Spoof

    May 25, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #25

    its now half time, Tenerife are losing 1 0.

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  • Toon1978

    May 25, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #26

    Spoof

    Lol, he looks quick mate.

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  • Spoof

    May 25, 2014 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #27

    1978, too be honest I have just found it and the first thing I see is him injured lol

    I am looking forward to the second half though

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #28

    I’m impressed with Kerstin Lassoga Charlie mate! She looks awesome. Who is that lad who she’s with? She seems to be reaching for his wedding tackle? Mike would like some of that business.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #29

    Mike has even switched to a Spanish nipple masseuse now? Apparently she has extremely cold hands! 😯

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  • Toon1978

    May 25, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #30

    Spoof

    That link wont work for me. I have a link but its no too great.

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  • JamesToon

    May 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #31

    Assuming that:
    Krul, Debuchy, Tavernier, Colo (hopefully), Ben Arfa, Marveaux, Obertan, Jonas, Cisse (maybe not as he’s injured), Amalfitano, Vuckic all leave.

    Who would YOU (not ashley/pardew) want to fill in the gaps with:
    GK: ??? – Elliot – Alnwick
    FB: Santon – ??? – Haidara – Dummett
    CM: Sissoko – Tiote – Anita – Bigirimana
    AM: ??? – ???
    WS: ??? – ??? – ??? – Ameobi
    CF: ??? – ??? – Campbell – Armstrong

    Mine would be:
    Forster, Lascelles, Jenkinson, Grenier, Cabella, Lennon, Zaha, Townsend, Lacazette, Berahino

    This is a fantastic team on paper, if managed correctly:
    _______________Krul_________________
    Jenkinson Williamson Yanga-M’Biwa Haidara
    ___________Sissoko Tiote______________
    Lennon________Grenier__________Cabella
    _____________Lacazette_______________

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #32

    Some important journo investigative reporting to do now lads. Join you later.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 25, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #33

    GeordieTwo
    Thast’s Pierre-Michel Lasogga in the photo – then if thats her!!!!……????

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #34

    What’s that JamesToon? What’s that? You expect wor beloved owner to pay for all those players??? Plus wages, plus agent’s fees?? Unbelievable cheek mate! Mike has his moob job to pay for already! You’re going to push him too far one of these days mate! Beware!

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #35

    Some people! Unbelievable! Harrumph!

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #36

    Right then, I’m inviting Kerstin to Blog End. I’ll find out what’s going on if it’s the last thing I do!

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Have any of you lot had that Spanish bird’s mipple massage yet? It’s tremendously refreshing!!!

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    May 25, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #38

    @JamesToon

    Like your team and choice of signings….. IF we supported a team that had a bit of ambition then it could happen !!

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  • Spoof

    May 25, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #39

    thankfully that match has finished, it was dreadful, Perez only featured twice in the 2nd half, once for an offside and the second a little skip 5 yards from half time which bought a free-kick, cannot tell if he is good or not, however the Tenerife number 10 was the only one running into space and trying to unsettle their opponents, saw none of that from Perez, I thought he was supposed to be a striker, he was on the left wing ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 25, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #40

    Lochinvar,
    Looks like the only chance our players have of Wembley or a cup is leaving or going out on loan.

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