Date: 29th April 2021 at 9:00am
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Rotherham United welcome Blackburn Rovers to the New York Stadium for what will be their sixth visit with the game in March 2019 seeing five goals and giving the Millers a first win after five consecutive draws. A long throw from Will Vaulks on two minutes found Semi Ajayi who headed home with Rovers getting an equaliser six minutes into the second half from Amari’i Bell. Six minutes later Ryan Williams put the Millers back in front with Ajayi and Vaulks working well again for the tall Nigerian to get his second and the Millers third. Three minutes into time added on  Michael Ihiekwe gave away a penalty which Charlie Mulgrew put away to make it three-two and an uncomfortable last couple of minutes for the home fans.

The first time the pair met at the New York Stadium was at the end of September 2014. Kari Arnason opened the scoring on five minutes with Luciano Becchio making it two just after the half hour mark which gave all three points to the hosts. Booked that day for the Millers was Lee Frecklington with Rovers having Grant Hanley, Shane Duffy and Cory Evans booked.

The last time the Millers and Rovers met at Millmoor was in Division Two in May 1983 at when a hat-trick from John Seasman gave the Millers a three-one victory.

The pair have met thirty-eight times before in the past with Rovers winning nineteen of those to Rotherham’s twelve.

The game in December at Ewood Park was a two-one win for Blackburn. A goal just after the hour mark from Michael Smith gave the Millers the lead but goals in the last ten minutes of the game from Harvey Elliott and Adam Armstrong gave Rovers all three points.

League Games – Millers v Rovers
16.12.2020 Blackburn 2-1 Rotherham
02.03.2019 Rotherham 3-2 Blackburn
10.11.2018 Blackburn 1-1 Rotherham

League One
01.01.2018 Rotherham 1-1 Blackburn
26.09.2017 Blackburn 2-0 Rotherham

11.02.2017 Rotherham 1-1 Blackburn
17.09.2016 Blackburn 4-2 Rotherham
30.04.2016 Rotherham 0-1 Blackburn
11.12.2015 Blackburn 1-0 Rotherham
10.02.2015 Blackburn 2-1 Rotherham
30.09.2014 Rotherham 2-0 Blackburn

Division Two
07.05.1983 Rotherham 3-1 Blackburn
18.12.1982 Blackburn 3-0 Rotherham
08.05.1982 Rotherham 4-1 Blackburn
23.01.1982 Blackburn 2-0 Rotherham

Division Three
05.02.1980 Rotherham 1-3 Blackburn
29.09.1979 Blackburn 0-3 Rotherham
20.04.1973 Blackburn 2-1 Rotherham
23.12.1972 Rotherham 1-1 Blackburn
16.10.1971 Rotherham 2-1 Blackburn
14.08.1971 Blackburn 2-1 Rotherham

Division Two
04.05.1968 Rotherham 1-0 Blackburn
09.12.1967 Blackburn 3-1 Rotherham
06.04.1967 Blackburn 1-1 Rotherham
10.12.1966 Rotherham 2-1 Blackburn
05.04.1958 Blackburn 5-0 Rotherham
12.10.1957 Rotherham 1-2 Blackburn
29.12.1956 Blackburn 3-2 Rotherham
01.09.1956 Rotherham 0-2 Blackburn
30.04.1956 Blackburn 3-1 Rotherham
19.11.1955 Rotherham 3-2 Blackburn
12.03.1955 Rotherham 5-1 Blackburn
23.10.1954 Blackburn 4-1 Rotherham
12.12.1953 Blackburn 3-0 Rotherham
20.08.1953 Rotherham 1-4 Blackburn
14.03.1953 Rotherham 0-0 Blackburn
25.09.1952 Blackburn 0-1 Rotherham
22.03.1952 Blackburn 1-1 Rotherham
03.11.1951 Rotherham 3-0 Blackburn 

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