Rotherham United thought they would be making the journey to Ricoh Arena to take on Coventry City for this away fixture but after problems with the owners of the ground the Millers are instead going to St Andrews, Birmingham, where the Sky Blues are playing their ‘home’ fixtures this season.
The last time the Millers played an away game against Coventry was in November 2013 when the Sky Blues were playing their home games at Northampton’s Sixfield Stadium. Three second-half goals from Nouha Dicko, scoring his first goal in a Rotherham shirt, followed by goals from Alex Revell and Kieran Agard getting his from the penalty spot.
The last time that Rotherham played on Coventry soil was at Highfield Road in the Championship in the 2004/5 season when the game ended goalless.
Teams That Day
Subs not used – Shearer, Whing, Johnson
Subs not used – Montgomery, Scott, Hurst, Warne, Vernazza
Coventry have had some big home win against the Millers not least the seven-nil thrashing in 1925 but they have also had four-nil and four-two wins over Rotherham in the past and the last time the Millers won Coventry on their home soil was way back in December 1964 in the Old Division Two. The game saw eight goals with five of those going to the visitors. John Galley (3), Albert Bennett and Ian Butler scored the Millers goals.
The last time the Millers scored away at Coventry was in a one-all draw in League One in April 2004. Andy Morrell scored for the Sky Blues on fifty-six minutes but a seventy-fifth Martin Butler goal gave Rotherham a point.
The game at the New York Stadium in October was a four-nil win for the hosts with Matt Crooks and Michael Smith getting two apiece, both Smith’s coming from the penalty spot, the second after Kyle McFadzean had been sent off for fouling Crooks in the area.
League Games – Millers v Sky Blues
05.10.2019 Rotherham 4-0 Coventry
01.01.2014 Rotherham 1-3 Coventry
26.11.2013 Coventry 0-3 Rotherham
01.01.2005 Rotherham 1-2 Coventry
18.09.2004 Coventry 0-0 Rotherham
24.04.2004 Coventry 1-1 Rotherham
02.12.2003 Rotherham 2-0 Coventry
15.02.2003 Rotherham 1-0 Coventry
02.11.2002 Coventry 2-1 Rotherham
06.02.2002 Coventry 2-0 Rotherham
17.10.2001 Rotherham 0-0 Coventry
Division Two (Old)
27.12.1966 Rotherham 1-1 Coventry
26.12.1966 Coventry 4-2 Rotherham
05.02.1966 Coventry 2-2 Rotherham
28.08.1965 Rotherham 1-1 Coventry
06.03.1965 Rotherham 0-2 Coventry
05.12.1964 Coventry 3-5 Rotherham
23.02.1952 Rotherham 0-1 Coventry
03.09.1951 Coventry 2-1 Rotherham
Division Three (North)
20.03.1926 Rotherham 2-1 Coventry
07.11.1925 Rotherham 7-0 Coventry
Division Two (Old)
11.11.1922 Coventry 2-1 Rotherham
04.11.1922 Rotherham 2-0 Coventry
05.09.1921 Rotherham 0-0 Coventry
29.08.1921 Coventry 4-0 Rotherham
04.09.1920 Coventry 0-1 Rotherham
28.08.1920 Rotherham 2-3 Coventry
17.01.1920 Rotherham 4-3 Coventry
03.01.1920 Coventry 1-1 Rotherham