R Manning (47 pen),R Towell (50)
T Ince (59),Bojan (85)
Rotherham vs Stoke
Sky Bet Ch'ship
5:30pm Saturday 29th September
New York Stadium
ROTHERHAM 2-2 STOKE
An incredible, pulsating second half at the New York Stadium comes to a close and it's all square. Rotherham looked to be coasting but Stoke rallied and wrestled back control of the game to take a deserved point. The outlook is positive, yet the frustration continues for the Potters.
Stay tuned for a full report, highlights and reaction from Yorkshire!
90+6: Pieters crosses into the area from the left but the delivery is behind the reach of Crouch. Still Stoke build though and Bojan smashes over the bar from distance...will that be it?
90+4: Williams gives Martina the run-around close to the corner flag, but the Stoke man holds his nerve to win a goal-kick as the winger's heavy touch drifts behind.
90+3: You just can't pick who'll take this at this late stage, if anyone. Rotherham are defending doggedly but will it be enough?
90+1: We'll have SIX minutes of added time here at the New York Stadium...
90: WIDE! Smith's header from Mattock's deep cross is just, just off target!
WATCH: BOJAN'S EQUALISER
Any more drama to come in this one...?
GOAL! ROTHERHAM 2-2 STOKE (Bojan, 85)
What a time to strike! Stoke win a throw-in in controversial circumstances and the ball is swept across to Afobe, who has exchanged places with Bojan. He delivers a lovely cross and the former Barcelona man powers a superb header beyond Rodak!
ROTHERHAM 2-1 STOKE
84: HANDBALL! Manning and Crouch tangle for the ball and the Millers man is penalised for handling the ball. Charlie Adam dinks a free-kick to the far post, but it's over-hit. Time running out...
82: SUBS! Panic stations for Stoke. Joe Allen and Saido Berahino are replaced by Peter Crouch and Charlie Adam.
80: The atmosphere is just excellent here now. The Millers look so much more confident and they'll have another chance from Manning's corner...
78: Another superb defensive header from Ajayi turns Ince's cross behind for a corner, but Smith tracks back and makes a strong header to clear. Worth noting just how good Ajayi has been this evening...
76: CORNER! Good play from Taylor as he advances on the left, but a last-ditch tackle from Martina wins the Millers a corner...Ajayi arrives but Stoke clear.
WATCH: ALLEN HITS BAR
Will the Stoke midfielder live to rue this miss?
73: Coming together between Martina and Smith and we'll have a little break here as the two regain their footing and catch their breath.
71: Joe Allen receives a talking to after a trip on Williams and the Welshman makes his feelings known that he felt his opponent dive. Manning delivers the subsequent free-kick, but Butland holds well.
69: SHOT! Pieters lashes a shot on the edge of the area and Vyner blocks. There are half-hearted appeals for a penalty, but there's no way that would ever be given, really.
70: SUB! Millers boss Paul Warne makes a change in personnel as Taylor takes the place of Newell.
65: CHANCES! Smith feeds Williams but the ball is just beyond him, but moments later the winger returns the favour to Smith, but he heads just wide of the mark!
66: SUB! First change of the evening for Stoke as Etebo is replaced by Bojan for the final 25 minutes or so.
WATCH: INCE PULLS ONE BACK
Tom Ince has just made this tie a whole lot more interesting...
63: OFF THE BAR! Joe Allen chest the ball down and strikes another sweet volley but it cannons off the bar! Is it going to be one of those evenings for the visitors?
63: That goal has really made this tie an engaging one now. Will Rotherham continue to build or will the Potters strike back? Less than half an hour to go...
GOAL! ROTHERHAM 2-1 STOKE (Ince, 59)
Game on! Joe Allen feeds Pieters on the left hand side and the left-back sweeps a low cross into Tom Ince, who sidefoots home to pull one back for Gary Rowett's men!
ROTHERHAM 2-0 STOKE
56: SAVE! Berahino strikes a low shot at goal, Rodak saves and Afobe is flagged offside as he strides to retrieve the rebound.
WATCH: TOWELL ADDS SECOND
ROTHERHAM 2-0 STOKE
55: SUB! This looks to be the end of Richard Wood's evening after an apparent injury and Zak Vyner will replace him.
WATCH: MANNING'S OPENER
What a start to the second half...
53: NO PENALTY! Mattock comes across from left-back and leaps to take the ball away from Etebo, but David Webb says no penalty.
GOAL! ROTHERHAM 2-0 STOKE (Towell, 50)
Stoke are bewildered - and rightly so! The corner is delivered from the right flank, skipper Wood heads goalwards and Richie Towell makes sure by poking the ball home from close range!
ROTHERHAM 1-0 STOKE
50: CORNER! The momentum has completely swayed here and Williams has earned another corner for the Millers. Very positive start.
GOAL! ROTHERHAM 1-0 STOKE (Manning, 47 pen)
Ryan Manning steps up and sweeps a powerful left-footed spot-kick beyond Jack Butland! The England stopper is so, so close to getting fingertips to the shot, but Manning won't mind one jot!
ROTHERHAM 0-0 STOKE
47: PENALTY ROTHERHAM! It's all Rotherham in the opening seconds and as Ryan Williams enters the Stoke box, he's brought down by his namesake Ashley!
SECOND HALF! ROTHERHAM 0-0 STOKE
The sun has disappeared from view and the evening is setting in - we're back underway at the New York Stadium!
It's goalless here at the New York Stadium at the break. Stoke have no doubt been the more threatening side, but time after time the Millers have crowded their opponents out and defended extremely admirably to keep the scores level.
We'll be back in just a matter of minutes to bring you the second half action.
45+3: Vaulks penalised for a clumsy challenge on Allen and the referee is having a quiet word with the Millers man. No punishment, though.
45+1: We'll have TWO added minutes at the end of this first half at the New York Stadium.
45: SAVE! Martina finds space to deliver a cross and Afobe meets once more but it's a tame effort that ends up in the hands of Rodak yet again.
43: Though the Millers are enjoying a rare spell of possession in Stoke's half, they just don't seem to possess the cutting edge - or physicality for that matter - required to unlock their defence.
40: SHOT! Ince picks up Allen's short pass, brushes the ball out to his left and pulls the trigger but, though his effort is struck well, it's off target.
38: SAVE! Newell floats a free-kick into the box from deep but Butland keeps his cool to grab the ball with both hands and avoid a dangerous situation with Rotherham bodies littered in the area.
35: OFF THE BAR! Afobe comes the closest to scoring yet as he directs a header onto the bar from Pieters' cross! It's a free header and he leaps majestically to get ahead of Wood, but his luck is out this time.
33: CLOSE! Afobe twice turns inside Wood and locates Ince, who wins a corner with a deflected shot, but Berahino looks irritated at the far post.
30: SIDE NETTING! Calm take from Jack Butland as he catches Newell's cross, but seconds later he carelessly rolls the ball out, allowing Manning to intercept and crash a shot into the side netting with the stopper stranded!
28: Tame side-footed cross from Ryan Woods in an unfamiliar spot on the left flank is easily plucked from the air by Rodak.
29: OFFSIDE! Etebo brings down Berahino's cross on his chest and lays the ball forward to Afobe, but the forward is marginally offside.
27: SAVE! The ball is almost exclusively being kept in the Rotherham half at the moment and as I type, Stoke go close once more as Allen's sweetly struck volley is tipped over the bar by Rodak.
25: CORNER! Ajayi manages to impressively battle Afobe off the ball once more but Stoke are looking menacing going forward at the moment...
23: OVER! You can't blame Pieters for hitting this effort after some of the goals he's scored of late, but he swipes at the loose ball and smashes the ball miles over the bar. Delighted cheers from the home support follow.
22: The crowd are incensed as Berahino wins a corner on the left flank but replays prove the ball was taken behind by a touch from Vaulks' shin. Nothing comes of the set-piece, anyway.
20: The other half of Rotherham's central defence pairing - Richard Wood - makes his presence known to Benik Afobe as he displays his strength to hold the former Arsenal trainee off and earn a goal-kick.
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