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VIDEO: Sheffield Wednesday fans spill out onto pitch celebrating Iorfa’s late equaliser at Rotherham

A dramatic derby this afternoon saw Sheffield Wednesday defender Dominic Iorfa score an equaliser in the 10th minute of added time to earn his side a point at Rotherham United.

Prior to half time, Steve Bruce’s side went 1-0 up when Forestieri got his first goal since October, only for it to be cancelled two minutes later through Millers’ Jon Taylor.

Richie Towell’s strike put the hosts in front on the 74th minute and it looked like they were about to claim a much needed three points.

Two minutes more than the eight minutes added, Iorfa – on his debut – prevented a defeat from happening when he clipped in to snatch a point. Following the goal which went on to be the last kick of the game, the celebratory Owls players ran towards their travelling support, however fans spilled out onto the pitch but also saw Fernando Forestieri sent off for going into the crowd.

Watch the moment the jubilant scenes got rather out of hand in the video below…

The referee’s decision to give Forestieri a second yellow for going into the crowd was criticised by many.

On Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday, Jeff stelling stated: “Goodness ay, over exuberant, they’ve equalised in the 100th minute, in a local derby, and he gets a second yellow care for over exuberant celebration, well lets just hill of all joy in the game.”

Steve Bruce said after the game, as quoted by The Star: “I’m not sure what he’s done after it with Forestieri. I think it’s an overreaction really.

“You all know me and I’ve been in the game a long, long time and I don’t want anybody to be sent off but if that’s not a red card on Forestieri on the half way line then I don’t know what is.

“Then just to pick on Forestieri because he is alone and celebrating with the supporters, he could have sent off my whole team.

“The 17 of them were in the supporters end and I think that’s what football supporters want to see – that it means something to them.”

Rotherham boss Paul Warne was left confused as to the extra time that was added on, he said as quoted on BBC Sport: “I just don’t get it. I had a digital watch on, I asked him how long, he said ‘eight minutes’.

“I don’t know where the extra time has come from. If there is extra time on the eight, then I don’t know where from. There was no injury, no goal, no substitution.

“I’m disappointed with the way it ended but it doesn’t detract how proud I am of the performance.

“I thought we were excellent. The only criticism I have got is that we didn’t take the chances we had.”


Football fans took to social media as well as their club’s Twitter accounts to give their thoughts on the result as well as react to the ‘scenes’ – check out what they had to say on the next page.


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