Manager Paul Warne watched upon from home as his 10-man Rotherham side succumbed to an added-time champion against his boyhood team Norwich.
Warne was required to stay away due to a member of his loved ones testing positive for coronavirus plus would have been jumping off the couch as his side took an earlier lead.
But Freddie Ladapo’s penalty miss, an personal goal from Michael Ihiekwe, Angus MacDonald’s red card and a good injury-time penalty all contributed in order to Rotherham throwing away the points within a 2-1 defeat.
Ladapo gave Warne the dream begin as he finished clinically from inside the package after just three minutes whenever Clark Robertson had cut out the kick from Tim Krul plus played the striker in.
Norwich tried for a fast response but Marco Stiepermann has been denied by a strong save through Jamal Blackman after being chosen by Lukas Rupp.
Adam Idah was after that left frustrated as Blackman obtained in the way of his effort following Michael jordan Hugill’s burst forward. Hugill has been then guilty of blowing a great possibility of his own as he smashed over through close range.
Ladapo could not compound those misses because his 21st-minute penalty was rescued by Krul after Idah acquired brought down Robertson in the package.
The first half had not been short of chances with Blackman once again denying Idah from 25 back yards out and Mickel Miller not able to head in Wes Harding’s mix.
The visitors squeezed level on 68 minutes whenever skipper Ihiekwe diverted the golf ball past his own ‘keeper from Maximum Aarons’ wicked cross.
Rotherham’s task of hanging upon for a point was made more challenging on 71 minutes when MacDonald received a straight red credit card for a lunge on Oliver Skipp.
But a chance to return in front fell their way whenever Robertson was free on the much side of the box, but the defensive player dragged his effort wide.
Norwich pushed for the champion in the final 10 minutes with Xavi Quintilla firing just wide through the edge of the box.
The better chances were still dropping the way of the home side and Shiny Crooks saw a goal-bound hard work diverted away for a corner.
A double save through Blackman kept Rotherham in it when he blocked efforts from Hugill as well as the rebound from Teemu Pukki. Mario Vrancic then glanced the producing corner wide.
Yet a penalty, conceded in the fifth moment of added time broke Rotherham’s hearts. Debutant Florian Jozefzoon tripped Emi Buendia and Hugill delivered Blackman the wrong way to steal the particular points.
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