Date: 26th February 2021 at 8:48am
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Rotherham United welcome Reading for what will be their fifth visit to the New York Stadium the last one being in December 2018. The Royals who were managerless after sacking Paul Clement a week before, took the lead on nine minutes through Sam Baldock with Reading dominating the first half. The Millers came out better in the second half and Reading ‘keeper Anssi Jaakkola kept out shots from Richie Towell and Clark Robertson before Will Vaulks had a shot hacked off the line. With it looking like three lost points for the hosts Joe Mattock stabbed home the ball on the stroke of full-time to give his side a point.

The pair also met on Rotherham soil back in October 2016, which was Kenny Jacket’s first game in charge, with the only goal of the game coming four minutes from time from Paul McShane to give the visitors all three points. That day Lee Camp in the Millers goal saved a Garath McCleary penalty.

On a Tuesday night in October 2015 the Millers and Rotherham met at the New York Stadium when the game ended in a one-all draw. Nick Blackman opened the scoring for the visitors on twenty-six minutes with the equaliser coming from Danny Collins three minutes into the second half. Collins and Harry Toffolo were yellow carded on the night plus Andy Taylor from Reading.

The time before that the Millers met Reading at the NYS was in April 2015. Matt Derbyshire opened the scoring for the hosts on fifty-two minutes with Lee Frecklington doubling the score six minutes later. Oliver Norwood got a consolation for the visitors. The only booking of the day was for Derbyshire.

Another Tuesday night game between the two was at Millmoor in March 2005 when it looked like the game would end goalless. But a free-kick to the hosts in injury time was headed on to Paul Warne who scored from close range giving the managerless Millers just their second home win of the season.

The season before goals from Michael Proctor (2), Andy Monkhouse, Martin Butler and Richie Barker gave the Millers a five-one home win against Reading in League One. Former Miller Shaun Goater had opened the scoring on twenty minutes from the penalty spot for the visitors at Millmoor.

The first time the sides met at Millmoor was in March 1969 which was a four-one win for the Millers with two goals coming from Graham Leggett and one each from Johnny Mullen and Dave Watson.

The game at the Madejski Stadium in October saw a Yakou Meite double plus a Lucas Joao penalty helped the hosts move five points clear at the top of the Championship for Paul Warne’s first game back in the dugout after having to self-isolate.

League Games – Rotherham v Reading
24.10.2020 Reading 3-0 Rotherham
17.04.2017 Reading 2-1 Rotherham
22.10.2016 Rotherham 0-1 Reading
23.02.2016 Reading 1-0 Rotherham
20.10.2015 Rotherham 1-1 Reading
28.04.2015 Rotherham 2-1 Reading
04.11.2014 Reading 3-0 Rotherham
15.03.2005 Rotherham 1-0 Reading
21.08.2004 Reading 1-0 Rotherham

League One
07.02.2004 Rotherham 5-1 Reading
25.08.2003 Reading 0-0 Rotherham
22.02.2003 Reading 3-0 Rotherham
07.09.2002 Rotherham 0-0 Reading

League Two
03.03.2001 Reading 2-0 Rotherham
20.09.2000 Rotherham 1-3 Reading
16.04.1994 Reading 0-0 Rotherham
02.11.1993 Rotherham 2-2 Reading
09.01.1993 Rotherham 3-2 Reading
16.09.1992 Reading 3-1 Rotherham

Division Three (Old)
16.03.1991 Reading 2-0 Rotherham
29.09.1990 Rotherham 0-2 Reading
24.03.1990 Rotherham 1-1 Reading
30.12.1989 Reading 3-2 Rotherham
19.03.1986 Reading 2-1 Rotherham
14.091985 Rotherham 1-2 Reading
26.03.1985 Rotherham 3-0 Reading
25.08.1984 Reading 1-0 Rotherham
28.02.1981 Reading 1-1 Rotherham
20.09.1980 Rotherham 2-0 Reading
11.05.1977 Reading 0-3 Rotherham
03.05.1977 Rotherham 1-2 Reading

Division Four (Old)
23.04.1975 Reading 1-1 Rotherham
24.08.1974 Rotherham 2-1 Reading
13.04.1974 Rotherham 1-1 Reading
17.11.1973 Reading 1-0 Rotherham

Division Three (Old)
30.01.1971 Reading 4-2 Rotherham
28.11.1970 Rotherham 2-1 Reading
21.02.1970 Rotherham 1-1 Reading
25.10.1969 Reading 1-1 Rotherham
24.03.1969 Reading 1-0 Rotherham
04.03.1969 Rotherham 4-1 Reading

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