Alex Revell scores Wembley wonder goal to help earn Rotherham promotion

Dirty Tackle

Rotherham earned their second consecutive promotion on Sunday with a penalty shoot-out victory over Leyton Orient in the League One play-off Final at Wembley.

The O's looked likely to end a 32-year absence from the English second tier when they scored twice in the space of five minutes in the first half. After the break, however, the Millers repeated that exact feat thanks to a brace from striker Alex Revell. The 30-year-old striker's equalizer was particularly special, as he picked the ball up from around 35 yards out and sent a powerful volley over goalkeeper Jamie Jones.

After extra time passed with no goals, Rotherham then went on to win 4-3 on penalties.

To make the loss even more heartbreaking for Orient, they actually sold Revell to Rotherham back in 2011.

Despite his history with the opposition, Revell insisted he would celebrate if he scored at Wembley. He did exactly that, but his jubilation was upstaged by that of Rotherham manager and terrible human being Steve Evans, who sprinted the touchline like an overweight Jose Mourinho when the equalizer went in.

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