Millers make magnificent fightback from 3-0 down
“They will be going home thinking they have lost the game, you shouldn’t concede three goals in the final ten minutes.
“This is the result of the season, never mind the day. I don’t think there will be another one like this. We were 3-0 down against Derby County, with the players they have got, and have got a point.”
Warnock has every right to consider this result in such regard as a draw did not look on the cards.
The Rams put in a fine performance and surged into a three-goal lead with a ten-minute blitz after the break.
Ince capitalised on two defensive errors and Martin tapped in to end an impressive period and the Derby bench were celebrating what looked a simple win.
But from nowhere the Millers rallied and while Ward got Rotherham going, Best chose the finest of times to score his first goals for the club as two in six minutes minutes earned a point.
And they left Derby manager Darren Wassall branding his team’s capitulation “inexcusable”.
“For 82 minutes I thought that was the best we have played all season,” he said.
“I asked for a reaction after QPR and we certainly got it. What happened after that was baffling, inexplicable, inexcusable and everybody connected with the football club is absolutely gutted.
“You feel like you have lost.With Rotherham’s form we would have taken a point at the start of the game.
“But at 3-0 after 82 minutes you are expected to win the game.
“We need to work on our game management. We should be going home with all three points and we are going home with one in a very bad frame of mind.”
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