Paul Warne fumes over time added on as Rotherham United suffer late derby heartache

FRUSTRATED manager Paul Warne decided against tackling the referee after Rotherham United's last-gasp derby agony against Sheffield Wednesday, declaring it would be "a waste of breath".
Millers anger over the amount of time added onMillers anger over the amount of time added on
Millers anger over the amount of time added on

The Millers were leading at a sold-out AESSEAL New York Stadium until Dominic Iorfa struck in the tenth minute of added time to force a 2-2 draw.

Eight minutes of stoppage time had inititally been indicated and Warne was at a loss to explain where the extra two had come from.

Barnsley official Darren England might have been expecting a knock on his door but Warne said there was no point having a conversation with him.

"It makes no difference. It's a waste of breath," he said. "He'll apologise or something and I'll just say 'okay' politely. 

"I just don't get it. If  there is extra time on the eight then I don't know where it came from. 

"There was no injury, no goal, no substitution. I was going to make a substitution but decided against it because I thought the ref would just add another 30 seconds on."

The Owls took the lead through Fernando Forestieri, who was later sent off for his celebrations following the last-gasp leveller, but Rotherham hit back with Jon Taylor and Richie Towell shots and were on course for a deserved victory.

"I'm disappointed with the way it ended but it doesn't detract from how proud I am of the performance," Warne said. "I thought we were excellent. 

"The only criticism I have got is that we didn't take the chances we had. We scored two but I thought we could have had five. 

"Obviously I am disappointed to throw away two points, even more so because it seemed like it was past final-whistle time. 

"Sport can be cruel and it felt that way today, but my overall reaction is still one of pride."

It was a fourth consecutive draw for the Millers who remain in 22nd spot.