Millers hammered by Wolves

ROTHERHAM United suffered their heaviest beating since their return to the Championship on a sobering afternoon against Wolves.

Despite creating numerous opportunities, they were given a lesson in finishing as they crashed to a 5-0 defeat at Molineux.

A lacklustre first half-hour from the Millers was punished by two goals from the promotion-hunting  home side.

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Kevin McDonold’s cleverly lofted pass freed Benik Afobe to stab in the opener  and the scorer then turned provider when he burst through the middle and picked out Nouha Dicko, the former Millers loan man, to steer past the exposed Adam Collin.

Rotherham had chances to get back it in the latter stages of the half, most notably when Matt Derbysire, left in space just a few yards out, miss-kicked an attempted volley.

They carried the momentum into the second half and it took a flying save from to keep out a Derbyshire header just after the hour mark. Wolves looked edgy but within minutes their nerves were settled when James Henry’s defence-splitting pass left Adam exposed yet again and Afobe timed his run to score his second of the afternoon.

The Millers still had chances to get back into it. Hammill had a drive tipped over and substitute Conor Sammon might have done better with two close-range headers but two goals in the last 20 minutes put the issue well and truly beyond doubt.

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David Edwards turned in corner for the first and then Rotherham were cut open again when Sako darted in to fire the fifth goal through the legs of Collin.

Wolves: Kuszczak, Iorfa, Goldbourne (Hause 81), Edwards, Stearman, Baath, Henry, Sako, McDonald, Afobe (La Parra 67), Dicko (Doyle 67)

Millers: Collin, Richardson, Fryers, Broadfoot, Arnason, Green, Smallwood,  Milsom (Sammon 46), Hammill (Newton 81), Derbyshire (Clarke-Harris 78), Ward

Referee: Iain Williamson

Attendance: 20,336