Rotherham United take the short trip to Sheffield 6 to take on Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.
The Millers were last at Hillsborough in the Championship in December 2016. The game looked to be heading for a goalless draw until the fourth minute of time added on when Richard Wood was adjudged to have fouled Lucas Joao in the area and, much to everyone’s surprise, saw a red card – this was later rescinded. Steven Fletcher scored the spot-kick giving the Owls bragging rights on the day.
The season before at Hillsborough Matt Derbyshire scored the only goal of the game at Hillsborough on the twenty-first minute to give the Millers all three much needed points. The season before was a goalless draw.
Before the two met in the Championship in the last couple of years the last time they met in the league was in League One in August 2002. The hosts went in front with a goal from Craig Armstrong on just eight minutes. Just before the half-hour mark a poor tackle saw Paul Warne bungled over in the penalty area with Alan Lee stepping up and sending Kevin Pressman the wrong way which levelled the scores up. Pressman made amends by making some superb saves in the second half but in the final minute of the game a fantastic strike from Darren Garner, who had replaced Stewart Talbot just over twenty minutes earlier, literally flew into the net to send the travelling Millers fans wild.
Teams That Day
Subs not used – Evans, Soltvedt, Donnelly, Crane
Subs not used – Gray, Beech
The season before this, strangely enough, the score was the same – a two-one win for the Millers at Hillsborough. This time an Alan Lee goal opened the scoring on fifty minutes with Shefki Kuqi climbing highest to equalise twenty minutes later. With it look like it was going to be a point a piece up a free-kick in the final minute of the game was met by Richie Barker, who had come on for Mark Robins on the sixty-eighth minute, and he headed the ball past Kevin Pressman into the net for the winning goal.
The first time that Rotherham beat Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough was in September 1951 when there were eight goals in the game. The score was five-three to the visitors with Jack Shaw getting two goals and Jack Grainger, Charlie Tomlinson and Peter Wragg, with his first ever league goal, scoring too.
The two first met at Hillsborough in March 1921 when it was a two-nil win for the Owls.
League Games – Millers v Owls
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
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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