sport news Wycombe 0-1 Rotherham: Michael Ihiekwe heads home stoppage time winner

Wycombe 0-1 Rotherham: Michael Ihiekwe heads home stoppage time winner to deny Chairboys their first ever point in the second tier Newly-promoted Wycombe denied their first point of the season at the death Michael Ihiekwe scored Rotherham's winner in second minute of injury time It was a cruel outcome for the hosts, who created the game's better chances But it underlined the scale of the challenge for Gareth Ainsworth's side 

By Kieran Gill for MailOnline

Published: 14:56 BST, 12 September 2020 | Updated: 14:57 BST, 12 September 2020

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Wycombe Wanderers will have to wait for their first point in the second tier of English football in their 133-year history after Rotherham's stoppage-time winner condemned them to defeat.

Gareth Ainsworth, the long-haired Wycombe manager whose love of rock 'n' roll is renowned, kicked and headed every ball on the touchline and exuded energy at Adams Park.

But he was left deflated when Rotherham's Michael Ihiekwe headed home the winner, and Wycombe's challenge for the season ahead in the Championship was laid bare.

Michael Ihiekwe celebrates scoring Rotherham's winner in the second minute of added time

Michael Ihiekwe celebrates scoring Rotherham's winner in the second minute of added time

ihiekwe scored at the death in this opening day meeting of two newly-promoted teams

ihiekwe scored at the death in this opening day meeting of two newly-promoted teams

Rotherham's late winner left Wycombe Wanderers deflated on their Championship debut

Rotherham's late winner left Wycombe Wanderers deflated on their Championship debut 

In truth, this was a cruel result on the hosts, who until they conceded had seen the better chances.

Above the Adams Park tunnel is a new sign. 'Our house, our rules,' it reads. That is Wycombe's mantra. They do things their way, and few teams go as direct as they do.

One early long ball was brought down expertly by striker Scott Kashket, who then crossed for Daryl Horgan. The 28-year-old slid to meet the ball, but missed from three yards.

Whenever Wycombe won a free-kick – even if 10 yards inside of their own half – the hosts treated it as an opportunity to score from a set piece.  

Wycombe's Darius Charles goes close as the home side created plenty of decent chances

Wycombe's Darius Charles goes close as the home side created

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