Date: 27th October 2020 at 9:40am
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Rotherham United’s next home game sees neighbours Sheffield Wednesday at the New York Stadium.

The last time the pair met in the league in Rotherham was in February 2019 when the visitors went in front thanks to a Fernando Forestieri goal on the thirty-fifth minute. But two minutes later the Millers were level after Michael Smith got the better of his marker and got the ball to Jon Taylor who thundered the ball into the back of the net. With fifteen minutes to go in the second half Richie Towell who got on the end of a Joe Newell cross and sent nine thousand home fans wild making it two-one to the hosts. The board went up for an extra eight minutes when a lunge on Will Vaulks by Forestieri got the Owls player a yellow card. With Millers fans baying for the final whistle the visitors got a corner which fell to Dominic Iorfa who prodded the ball over the line to give Wednesday a point. When Forestieri tried to get into the away fans after scoring referee Darren England gave him a second yellow sending him for an early bath.

In the 2016/17 season the Owls were at the New York Stadium in the April which saw two first half goals from Steven Fletcher seal the win.

A Friday night in October 2015 saw the Owls take three points at the New York Stadium. Lucas Joao scored straight after half-time and four minutes later Fernando Forestieri doubled the score. On the stroke of full-time Tom Thorpe scored a consolation for the hosts.

March 2015 at the New York Stadium saw the first half end goalless but Ben Pringle put the hosts in front on fifty-seven minutes. Then it was a real frantic finish to the game when Caolan Lavery equalised on eighty-six minutes only for Jordan Bowery, who had only been on the pitch a couple of minutes, to put the Millers back in front a minute later. The Fourth Official put the board up that unbelievably said ‘seven minutes’ just as Steve Evans sent on Rob Milsom for Matt Derbyshire in a hope, we presume, to make things solid at the back. Well that didn’t work. On the ninety-second minute Jack Hunt saw yellow for, what looked like a fair challenge, on Chris Maguire with Lewis McGugan taking the resulting free kick and finding Atdhe Nuhiu’s head he made it two-all. On ninety-eight of those added seven minutes (hmm) Stevie May put the ball into the box finding Kieran Lee who slotted home for an Owls win.

The time before that the two met on Rotherham soil in the league was on New Years Day in 2003 at Millmoor when second-half goals from Shefki Kuqi and Adam Proudlock gave the visitors all three points. That day yellow cards were shown to the Millers’ Paul Hurst, John Mullin and Darren Garner and Tony Crane of the Owls.
The last time the Millers beat their near neighbours at Millmoor in the league was in March 1976 when Dick Habbin scored the only goal of the game in front of 13,567 fans.
November 1920 saw the first Millmoor meeting between the sides with the hosts going away with all the points when two goals from Pape gave them a two-nil win.

The Millers and Owls met last in Rotherham in the EFL Cup in August 2019 which looked like it would go to penalties until a ninetieth minute goal from Atdhe Nuhiu gave the visitors a tie in the second round.

League Games – Millers v Owls
16.02.1019 Rotherham 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday
08.12.2018 Sheffield Wednesday 2-2- Rotherham
04.04.2017 Rotherham 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday
17.12.2016 Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Rotherham
06.03.2016 Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Rotherham
23.10.2015 Rotherham 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday
21.03.2015 Rotherham 2-3 Sheffield Wednesday
08.11.2014 Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Rotherham
League One
01.01.2003 Rotherham 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday
24.08.2002 Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Rotherham
23.02.2002 Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Rotherham
25.09.2001 Rotherham 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Division Two (Old)
02.04.1983 Rotherham 0-3 Sheffield Wednesday
28.12.1982 Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Rotherham
04.05.1982 Rotherham 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday
08.09.1981 Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Rotherham
Division Three (Old)
23.02.1980 Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 Rotherham
13.10.1979 Rotherham 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday
07.05.1979 Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Rotherham
07.10.1978 Rotherham 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday
25.03.1978 Rotherham 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday
27.12.1977 Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Rotherham
12.04.1977 Rotherham 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday
02.11.1976 Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 Rotherham
20.03.1976 Rotherham 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday
29.11.1975 Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Rotherham
Division Two (Old)
21.03.1959 Rotherham 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday
01.11.1958 Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 Rotherham
10.03.1956 Rotherham 2-3 Sheffield Wednesday
10.12.1955 Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 Rotherham
26.01.1952 Rotherham 3-3 Sheffield Wednesday
22.09.1951 Sheffield Wednesday 3-5 Rotherham
02.09.1922 Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Rotherham
26.08.1922 Rotherham 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday
15.10.1921 Rotherham 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday
08.10.1921 Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Rotherham
28.03.1921 Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Rotherham
01.11.1920 Rotherham 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday

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