Date: 14th October 2021 at 9:01am
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Rotherham United welcome Portsmouth for just their second visit to the New York Stadium the last one being in January 2018 when the only goal of the game came in time added on when Michael Smith, coming off the bench for his Millers debut, crossed to the back post for Joe Mattock to head in.

Before that Pompey were last in Rotherham in October 2002 at Millmoor when both clubs were in Division One. Vincent Pericard put the visitors in front on the quarter of an hour mark doubling their lead eight minutes later when Bulgarian Svetolslav Todorov swept the ball home from short range. A header from Darren Byfield pulled one back for the Millers on the thirty-fourth minute but when Chris Swailes brought Todorov down on the stroke of half-time he saw red and Paul Merson scored from the resulting penalty. The ten men battled in the second half with Martin McIntosh and Darren Garner going close before Alan Lee came off the subs bench to win a penalty after he was brought down by Gianluca Festa picking himself up to score from the spot. In the final minute of the game the hosts went close to getting a point but Paul Hurst smashed a shot against the woodwork and it went out to safety.

The Millers last beat Portsmouth at Millmoor in a Division One game on an October Friday night in 2001 when Andy Monkhouse opened the scoring on four minutes. Peter Crouch equalised for the visitors on fifty-eight minutes but Chris Beech got the winner for Rotherham five minutes from time.

Twenty years earlier Portsmouth were at Millmoor in January 1981 in a Division Three game which saw two goals from Tony Towner and one from John Seasman giving the hosts all three points.

League Results – Rotherham v Portsmouth

League One
26.11.2019 Portsmouth 3-2 Rotherham
20.01.2018 Rotherham 1-0 Portsmouth
03.09.2017 Portsmouth 0-1 Rotherham
Division One
27.04.2003 Portsmouth 3-2 Rotherham
05.10.2002 Rotherham 2-3 Portsmouth
16.02.2002 Portsmouth 0-0 Rotherham
12.10.2001 Rotherham 2-1 Portsmouth
Division Three (Old)
31.01.1981 Rotherham 3-0 Portsmouth
23.08.1980 Portsmouth 3-1 Rotherham
29.04.1978 Rotherham 0-1 Portsmouth
10.12.1977 Portsmouth 3-3 Rotherham
16.04.1977 Portsmouth 5-1 Rotherham
26.10.1976 Rotherham 2-2 Portsmouth
Division Two (Old)
03.02.1968 Rotherham 1-1 Portsmouth
23.09.1967 Portsmouth 1-1 Rotherham
21.01.1967 Portsmouth 2-3 Rotherham
17.09.1966 Rotherham 0-1 Portsmouth
16.04.1966 Rotherham 3-3 Portsmouth
20.11.1965 Portsmouth 1-1 Rotherham
30.09.1964 Portsmouth 2-0 Rotherham
15.09.1964 Rotherham 1-0 Portsmouth
15.02.1964 Rotherham 4-2 Portsmouth
05.10.1963 Portsmouth 2-1 Rotherham
23.03.1963 Portsmouth 1-2 Rotherham
03.11.1962 Rotherham 0-0 Portsmouth
25.02.1961 Rotherham 1-0 Portsmouth
08.10.1960 Portsmouth 2-2 Rotherham
09.04.1960 Portsmouth 2-0 Rotherham
21.11.1959 Rotherham 2-1 Portsmouth

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