Rotherham United ratings: Irrepressible Wood steers Millers to Wembley win

Rotherham United have won promotion to the Championship by defeating Shrewsbury Town in a League One play-off final they dominated. Here Leon Wobschall gives his player ratings for the mighty Millers

Rotherham United's Richard Towell (front) and Shrewsbury Town's Ben Godfrey (back) battle for the ball (Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire)

Marek Rodak. Had little to do in the first half. Had to be more alert on restart. Important late save to deny Whalley in the second half. 6

Josh Emmanuel. Plenty of energy and commitment and produced an enterprising display. 7

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Richard Wood. Irrepressible. Captain fantastic with two goals on his Wembley bow. A typically commanding and authoritative performance from the Millers’ on-pitch leader, who will never ever forget the events of today. 9

Rotherham United's Will Vaulks in action at Wembley (Picture: PA)

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Semi Ajayi. Solid and sensible up until a poor decision which resulted in a free-kick that culminated in Shrewsbury’s leveller. 6

Joe Mattock. Copped a whack in the first half from Whalley, who he handled tidily. Posed more questions on the restart and stretched at times. 6

Jon Taylor. Plenty of graft and perspiration, but did not impose himself on game in final third. 6

Rotherham United manager Paul Warne lifts the trophy with Richard Wood after winning the Sky Bet League One Final at Wembley Stadium, London. (Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire)

Will Vaulks. Non-stop performance in the heat and went close in the second half. Super ball provided Lavery with a great chance in the second period. 7

Richie Towell. Went close just before the break and was a hive of industry. 6

Joe Newell. His set-piece deliveries were on the money and showed moments of class. 8

David Ball. Outstanding response to his penalty miss and pulled the strings in the first period for the Millers, with Shrews not knowing what to do with him. Faded on the restart. 7

Michael Smith. Worked like a trojan and linked play well. But left to curse his fortune after being sent clear late on in normal time and fluffing his lines. 6

Substitutes: Caolan Lavery (Ball 71). Missed a huge chance soon after coming on and then fired tamely at Henderson. 5

Ryan Williams (Taylor 75). Pepped up the Millers with his pace and only a brilliant save from Henderson prevented him from being the hero in injury-time. Very lively in extra time. 8

Anthony Forde (Newell 110). Entered the fray in the final ten minutes of extra time. 6

Not used: Lewis Price, Matt Palmer, Ben Purrington, Shaun Cummings.

Shrewsbury Town: Henderson 8; Bolton 6 (Riley 73), Nsiala 6, Sadler 6, Beckles 5; Godfrey 6; Whalley 6, B Morris 5 (Payne 56, 6), Nolan 7, Rodman 7; C Morris 6 (John-Lewis 65, 6). Substitutes unused: MacGillivray, Lowe, Brown, Jones.

Referee: R Jones (Merseyside).