CARROLL’S KILLER GOAL SENDS SWANS SOARING
ROTHERHAM ensured they are not going to be the worst team in English Football League history since the 46-game season was introduced after this win.
The Millers, who are already condemned to relegation to League One next season, won their first game since January thanks to Tom Adeyemi’s 79th-minute goal.
It moves them up to 21 points, beating the record low set by Doncaster in 1997/98. Stoke’s record of 17 points is the lowest overall, but that was in a 42-game campaign. MARVIN SORDELL and Michael Kightly scored late goals for Burton to edge Nigel Clough’s side to within a point of Championship safety as Leeds’ promotion hopes suffered a major blow at the Pirelli Stadium.
Goals on 75 and 77 minutes from their two January signings had Albion seemingly in control of their own destiny going into the last 10 minutes.
Sordell (right) turned sharply on to Kightly’s pass to place a superb shot past the diving Rob Green. It was Sordell’s assist two minutes later that Kightly hit home. Kyle Bartley pulled one back for Garry Monk’s side but it was little consolation. “We are all very disappointed,” said Monk, whose side are now seventh, three points adrift of the play-offs. “I honestly think that it is an extremely unfair result on my players. ‘‘We perhaps didn’t have the right quality in certain situations today but we certainly didn’t deserve to lose that game.” ADEN FLINT capped a brilliant Bristol City fightback as they twice came from behind to beat Barnsley and take a significant step towards staying in the Championship.
The Tykes started well and George Moncur’s shot deflected in to put the them ahead. But the prolific Tammy Abraham levelled with his 23rd league goal of the season.
Moncur’s strike then restored Barnsley’s lead, only for Jamie Paterson to level for a second time.
But then Flint scored with a header to ensure City are six points above the relegation places.