Rotherham United 3 Burton Albion 2: Millers chief Paul Warne unhappy - despite win keeping them top of the table

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Freddie Ladapo celebrated his 27th birthday by scoring the winning goal for the Millers struck just moments after he had entered the fray from the substitutes’ bench.​

His goal gave Rotherham a fifth successive home win and kept them top of the table but manager Paul Warne was far from happy.

The Millers chief said: “I picked the team and got it wrong and I’m disappointed in myself.​

“The players are not dancing around in the dressing room. They’re pleased they’ve won but they know they have got away with one.​

“I thought we created enough chances to win comfortably. I’m not best pleased. I thought we were poor. We will not keep winning if we keep up that performance level.​

“I thought we looked lacklustre. It’s my fault. I think I should have made more changes from Tuesday night. I think it (the 1-0 win against Ipswich) emotionally drained a few of them.​

“If you can learn from a victory then it’s a good thing and Freddie is the one who is smiling the most with a goal on his birthday.”

Both sides quickly squandered the lead in this entertaining encounter.​

Jamie Murphy’s opener was swiftly cancelled out by Michael Smith in the first half.​

Millers striker Smith’s header gave Rotherham a perfect start to the second before Oliver Sarkic silenced the home fans with a powerful finish moments later.

It was left to Ladapo to win it in the 71st minute.

Rotherham United: Iversen, Thompson, Ihiekwe, Wood, Mattock, Ogbene, Crooks, Barlaser (Olosunde 75), Adelakun (Wiles 61), Smith, Vassell (Ladapo 66). Unused substitutes: MacDonald, Lindsay, Clarke, Bilboe.

Burton Albion: O’Hara, Brayford, O’Toole, Buxton, Daniel (Hutchinson 88), Shaughnessy, Quinn, Sarkic (Fraser 77), Edwards (Powell 83), Murphy, Akins. Unused substitutes: Wallace, Sbarra, Nartey, Garratt.

Referee: W Finnie (England).