Head to Head

Head-to-Head – Millers v Sunderland


Rotherham United welcome Sunderland for their first league visit to the New York Stadium.

The pair last met in the league on Rotherham soil, at Millmoor, in October 2004. The only goal of the game came just after the hour mark when, after a period of pressure, Dean Whitehead scored the only goal of the game which went the visitors way. In the opening ten minutes of the game Rotherham had a few chances which Sunderland managed to snuff out but it was Millers’ ‘keeper Mike Pollitt who did well to stop Marcus Stewart opening the scoring. Visiting ‘keeper Thomas Myhre was in action early in the second half keeping out Shaun Barker and Martin McIntosh while Pollitt again had to be on his toes to keep out Julio Arca before the goal.

December 2003 saw a League One game between the two at Millmoor also end in a Sunderland win with Marcus Stewart heading home after half-an-hour followed by another from the spot, after Guy Branston had tripped Tommy Smith in the area, four minutes before half-time.

The Millers have only beaten Sunderland twice in the league, both ties at Millmoor. The first time was in March 1960 when Roy Lambert got the only goal of the game with the second time being in
1962, which was a four-two scoreline, with the host’s goals coming from Albert Bennett (2), Ken Houghton and Alan Kirkman.

Sunderland have played here before in a pre-season friendly in 2016. The actual game was a bit overlooked by the fact that all the cameramen in the stadium were pointing at Sunderland manager David Moyes who had signed a deal that morning. The visitors went in front with a goal from Fabio Borini which squirmed under the body of Millers’ ‘keeper Lee Camp with Jerry Yates equalising for the hosts in the second half. With five minutes to go French International Charles N’Zogbia shot from eighteen yards out and saw it go into the net to give Sunderland the pre-season win.

League Games
League One
17.09.2019 Sunderland 1-1 Rotherham
22.02.2005 Sunderland 4-1 Rotherham
25.10.2004 Rotherham 0-1 Sunderland
Division One
28.12.2003 Rotherham 0-2 Sunderland
21.10.2003 Sunderland 0-0 Rotherham
Division Three
07.04.1988 Rotherham 1-4 Sunderland
20.12.1987 Sunderland 3-0 Rotherham
Division Two
20.03.1964 Rotherham 2-2 Sunderland
27.03.1964 Sunderland 2-0 Rotherham
11.09.1962 Rotherham 4-2 Sunderland
05.09.1962 Sunderland 2-0 Rotherham
24.04.1962 Rotherham 0-3 Sunderland
23.04.1962 Sunderland 4-0 Rotherham
11.03.1961 Rotherham 0-0 Sunderland
22.10.1960 Sunderland 1-1 Rotherham
19.03.1960 Rotherham 1-0 Sunderland
28.11.1959 Sunderland 1-2 Rotherham
11.04.1959 Sunderland 1-1 Rotherham
22.11.1958 Rotherham 0-4 Sunderland

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