Rotherham manager Steve Evans said Sheffield Wednesday figuratively turned up with ‘balaclavas on and hit us with baseball bats’ after a late winner by Kieren Lee denied the Millers a point they would have at least deserved from an enthralling South Yorkshire derby.
After a poor first half, the second period exploded into life when Evans’ side went in front through a deflected Ben Pringle volley before substitute Caolan Lavery levelled in the 86th minute.
Another sub, Jordan Bowery looked to have won it for the relegation-threatened Millers but an Atdhe Nuhiu header in the third minute of injury time seemingly sealed a share of the spoils.
The drama wasn’t over there though as Lee strolled through in the EIGHTH minute of time added on to win it for the Owls.
Evans admitted it was hard to take and that Wednesday didn’t deserve to win the game.
“It’s hard to take. For long spells we have out-worked, out-played Sheffield Wednesday and dominated a derby,” he said. “The defending is poor for each of the goals, you can’t defend like that in a football match.
“We are down because we didn’t deserve that. We gave very, very sloppy goals away, it’s disheartening. If you switch off you get punished, you just can’t defend like that.
“We are as down as we can be. We are getting smashed, every decision goes against us, that’s how it feels anyway.
“We are down but we are not out. They turned up with balaclavas, they hits us with baseball bats. They didn’t deserve to win the game, I think all of their staff will admit that. We have to work on the positives.”