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Horror foul, terrible decision: Rotherham’s Michael Ihiekwe vs Sheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri

Rotherham United 2 – Sheffield Wednesday 2

There was a four-goal thriller at the New York Stadium on Saturday in the Championship as Rotherham United drew 2-2 with Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls broke the deadlock in the 35th minute through Fernando Forestieri.

Two minutes later Rotherham levelled through Jon Taylor.

The hosts took the lead in the 74th when Richard Towell found the target.

However the match had a frantic finish as Dominic Iorfa scored deep into injury time.

After Rotherham’s fourth draw in a row, the are third bottom of the league and in the drop zone. Rotherham only have 29 points from 33 games.

Sheffield Wednesday are 15th in the division as their season is fizzing out.

Michael Ihiekwe vs Fernando Forestieri

Sheffield Wednesday fans are furious Rotherham ended the match with 11 men.

Michael Ihiekwe went into the booked just after the hour mark.

But was a yellow card the right punishment? Or should Ihiekwe have been sent off?

Ihiekwe took out Sheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri with a terrible foul.

Rotherham’s Michael Ihiekwe vs Sheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri (1)

Forestieri and Ihiekwe were both battling for a loose ball.

Forestieri won the race, while Ihiekwe took out the Wednesday forward with a nasty tackle.

Rotherham’s Michael Ihiekwe vs Sheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri (2)

 

Rotherham’s Michael Ihiekwe vs Sheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri (3)

Sheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri sent off

The impact of the Michael Ihiekwe tackle was sorely felt at the full-time whistle.

After Sheffield Wednesday’s late goal, Fernando Forestieri celebrated by running into the crowd.

That prompted a second yellow card for Forestieri, and a subsequent dismissal.

Forestieri will now serve a one match suspension.

Also see: Nottingham Forest denied a perfectly legal goal vs Preston.

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