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AFC Wimbledon 3-1 Rotherham United

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Lyle Taylor finally ended his drought for AFC Wimbledon as his hat-trick fired them to a 3-1 win over Rotherham in League One.Taylor, who Rotherham tried to sign in 2013, had not scored in 21 games going back to March but he made amends to earn the Dons the points in style, scoring two goals to clinch the game after Joe Newell’s fine equaliser for the Millers.His first came after only 15 minutes as he coolly clipped home after Andy Barcham’s brilliant slide-rule pass cut the visitors wide open.

It was a rampant start for the Dons and only a brave header from Kieffer Moore kept Rotherham’s deficit at one, when he cleared off the line.The Millers were far better after the break but it was the hosts that went closest to scoring again, with Harry Forrester’s delightful chip pushed on to the crossbar by goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell just after the hour-mark.And that save proved important as in the 71st minute Rotherham levelled with a moment of real quality as Newell let fly with a first-time volley from 20 yards that rifled into the bottom corner.Just as it looked like the Millers would push on and try and force a fourth win on the spin, Taylor struck again in the 86th minute, cutting in from the left and drilling home from 18 yards, and then completed his treble in time added on after a horrible mistake by Richard Wood.Match report supplied by the Press Association.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsWimbledon1Long2Fuller5Nightingale32Charles7Francomb11ForresterSubstituted forRobinsonat 89’minutes19Soares14Trotter21KajaSubstituted forAbdouat 78’minutes33Taylor17BarchamSubstitutes4Oshilaja6Robinson8Abdou10McDonald23Kennedy24McDonnell26HartiganRotherham1O’Donnell25CummingsSubstituted forYatesat 90’minutes20Ihiekwe6Wood3MattockSubstituted forAjayiat 89’minutes23R WilliamsSubstituted forNewellat 58’minutes4Vaulks17Towell7FordeBooked at 76mins10BallBooked at 78mins24MooreSubstitutes2Emmanuel5Ajayi13Rodák19Clarke-Harris21Yates22Newell40WilesReferee:Dean WhitestoneAttendance:3,907Match StatsHome TeamWimbledonAway TeamRotherhamPossessionHome49%Away51%ShotsHome8Away12Shots on TargetHome5Away5CornersHome7Away5FoulsHome16Away12Live TextPosted at Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 3, Rotherham United 1.Full TimePosted at 90’+5′ Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 3, Rotherham United 1.Posted at 90’+4′ Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 90’+4′ Foul by Joe Newell (Rotherham United).Posted at 90’+4′ Hand ball by Will Vaulks (Rotherham United).Goal!Posted at 90’+2′ Goal! AFC Wimbledon 3, Rotherham United 1. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.Posted at 90’+2′ Attempt saved. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.Posted at 90’+2′ Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).Posted at 90’+2′ Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 90′ Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.SubstitutionPosted at 90′ Substitution, Rotherham United. Jerry Yates replaces Shaun Cummings.SubstitutionPosted at 89′ Substitution, Rotherham United. Semi Ajayi replaces Joe Mattock.SubstitutionPosted at 89′ Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Paul Robinson replaces Harry Forrester.Posted at 87′ Attempt missed. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.Posted at 87′ Attempt saved. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.Posted at 86′ Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).Posted at 86′ Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.Goal!Posted at 85′ Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Rotherham United 1. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.Posted at 84′ Attempt missed. Tom Soares (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.Posted at 82′ Attempt missed. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.BookingPosted at 78′ David Ball (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 78′ Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 78′ Foul by David Ball (Rotherham United).SubstitutionPosted at 78′ Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Nadjim Abdou replaces Egli Kaja.BookingPosted at 76′ Anthony Forde (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 76′ Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 76′ Foul by Anthony Forde (Rotherham United).Posted at 75′ Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Tom Soares.Posted at 75′ Delay over. They are ready to continue.Posted at 74′ Delay in match George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.Posted at 73′ Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Barry Fuller.Posted at 72′ Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 72′ Foul by Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United).Goal!Posted at 70′ Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Rotherham United 1. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.Posted at 70′ Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).Posted at 70′ Anthony Forde (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 68′ Delay over. They are ready to continue.Posted at 68′ Delay in match Egli Kaja (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.Posted at 68′ Attempt saved. Anthony Forde (Rotherham United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.Posted at 67′ Foul by Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon).Show more updatesgoal
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