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Goal of the day: Alex Revell (Rotherham) vs Leyton Orient

Monday, May 26, 2014

Alex Revell scored a magnificent 25-yarder to drag Rotherham United back from the dead and beat Leyton Orient on penalties to earn promotion to the Championship.

The Millers' chances looked dead and buried at half-time as Moses Odubajo and Dean Cox put the Londoners in the driving seat in the League One play-off final at Wembley.

After the break, however, former Orient striker Revell halved the deficit before putting Rotherham on level terms with a fantastic long range effort.

There looked little danger when Ben Pringle floated a ball down the flank with Kieran Agard challenging for possession.

But the ball popped up invitingly for Revell, who struck a fantastic dipping effort from 35 yards which left goalkeeper Jamie Jones grasping for thin air.

Revell's stunner sent the match into extra time, and after thirty more minutes of drama, Rotherham won 4-3 in penalties to return to the Championship for the first time since the 2004/05 season.

"It is a just a dream come true," Revell told Sky Sports. "To play out here and get two goals, in front of this crowd, is unbelievable."

Rotherham teammate Lee Frecklington added: "For Revs to score a goal like that at Wembley, it's unbelievable.

"I don't think I've seen him hit a ball like that in the 18 months I've been here.

"For him to that on a stage like this against his old team - I don't think there's many that work harder than him so he deserves everything he gets today."


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