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FOOTBALL: Rotherham United 2-1 Shrewsbury Town

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Rotherham captain Richard Wood (right) watches his second goal go in off the post

BBC SPORTS – Rotherham United defender Richard Wood scored both goals at Wembley as they beat Shrewsbury in extra-time to win promotion back to the Championship.

After David Ball’s missed first-half penalty, given for a foul by Omar Beckles, Wood headed Rotherham in front in the League One play-off final.

Alex Rodman levelled with a well-worked second-half equaliser for Shrewsbury.

But Wood stole in unmarked to meet another Joe Newell cross and steer home a 103rd-minute winner off the post.


Relive Rotherham’s play-off final win over Shrewsbury

Rotherham, relegated from the Championship just 13 months ago, had the better of the chances and were worthy winners.

And it was only a fantastic stop from Town’s on-loan Manchester United keeper Dean Henderson to deny Ryan Williams, on top of his first-half penalty save, which took the game to an extra half-hour.

In front of a record low crowd for a third-tier play-off final of 26,218, Shrewsbury have now been to Wembley five times – and lost on each occasion.

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—— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: May 27, 2018 at 02:05PM

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