Rotherham United have been promoted to the Championship after a 2-1 win over Shrewsbury Town in the League One Play-Off final at Wembley yesterday.
The Milers took the lead in the first-half through defender Richard Wood, only for Shrewsbury to equalise in the second-half through Alex Rodman and take the game to extra-time. Wood then popped up again for Rotherham and they held out for a 2-1 win in extra-time.
Rotherham have achieved an immediate return to the Championship under Paul Warne. Their win yesterday also means that all three of the teams relegated from the second tier in the 2016/17 season, Wigan Athletic, Blackburn Rovers and Rotherham, have all been promoted back there from League One in this campaign.
The Millers overcame Scunthorpe United in the Play-Off semi-finals and faced a tough game against Shrewsbury Town in the final. The Shrews finished 3rd in the league and were confident going into the game. However, the Millers held their own and gained a famous win.
Their fans can now look forward to Championship football again next season. Here is how they reacted on Twitter to their famous win yesterday-
— Mick Cain (@mickyc1987) May 28, 2018
Well what a day out that was congratulations to Warney and all the #rufc staff a fantastic achievement 👊⚽️👍🍺 One very proud Miller ❤
— Paul Duxbury (@duckegg65) May 28, 2018
richard wood is magic #rufc
— Keith Taddington (@chunkyrdrn) May 27, 2018
— Steve Coakley (@coakley_steve) May 27, 2018
— Jack Leisner (@Leisner89) May 27, 2018
You genuinely can’t hate football. Today just shows you how emotional it can be, from going mental from Woods first goal, to going back nervous when shrewsbury scores and starts to get a few attacks in. Today was a rollercoaster of emotions. Absolutely love this club.❤️ #rufc
— Kurt Payton (@PaytonKurt) May 27, 2018