Date: 8th February 2019 at 2:54pm
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Rotherham United’s next visitors to the New York Stadium are Wigan Athletic which will be the twenty-seventh league meeting between the pair.

Wigan’s last visit to the New York Stadium was in November last year when Will Grigg fired them ahead just prior to the quarter-of-an-hour spot. A curling shot from David Ball two minutes later got the hosts level but Alex Bruce, with his back to goal, put the Latics back in front on twenty-eight minutes and Michael Jacobs made it three-one on the hour mark.

The Millers didn’t get many wins during the 2016/17 season but Boxing Day 2016 was one of those rare occasions. Going into half-time Rotherham found themselves three up with goals from Aimen Belaid, Danny Ward and a Dan Burn own goal. Yanic Wildschut pulled one back on fifty-one minutes and when a second Wigan goal from Jordi Gomez went in on seventy-nine minutes it made the last ten minutes of the game a little uncomfortable for the Millers fans!

The season before two goals from Jermaine Pennant in five first-half minutes saw the visitors two-up in thirty-six minutes. Matt Derbyshire pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time but Wigan managed to hold onto their lead to get all three points. Kirk Broadfoot of the Millers and Wigan’s James McClean were booked on the day.

The last time the two met at Millmoor was in the Championship in January 2005. A goal on seventy minutes from Gary Teale gave the visitors the lead with a Jason Roberts goal on the stroke of full-time doubling the score and giving all three points to Wigan.

In September 1990 Rotherham beat Wigan at Millmoor in the Old Division Three. The score was 5-1 with Stewart Evans getting two of the goals that afternoon and Des Hazel and Clive Mendonca also scoring plus an own goal.

The first time the teams met in Rotherham was at Millmoor in May 1984 which was a four-one win for the Millers with two goals from Tony Simmons and one each from Alan Birch and John Dungworth which was in the Old Division Three league.

The game at the DW Stadium earlier in the season saw James Vaughan score the only goal of the game on seventy-three minutes to give the hosts all three points.

League Games – Millers v Latics
Championship
01.09.2018 Wigan 1-0 Rotherham
14.04.2018 Wigan 0-0 Rotherham
25.11.2017 Rotherham 1-3 Wigan
08.04.2017 Wigan 3-2 Rotherham
26.12.2016 Rotherham 3-2 Wigan
14.03.2015 Rotherham 1-2 Wigan
20.12.2014 Wigan 1-2 Rotherham
15.01.2005 Rotherham 0-2 Wigan
02.10.2004 Wigan 2-0 Rotherham

League One
26.12.2003 Wigan 1-2 Rotherham
20.08.2003 Rotherham 0-3 Wigan

League Two
21.04.2001 Wigan 0-2 Rotherham
04.11.2000 Rotherham 1-1 Wigan
13.02.1993 Wigan 1-1 Rotherham
05.09.1992 Rotherham 2-3 Wigan

Division Three (Old)
26.03.1991 Wigan 2-0 Rotherham
15.09.1990 Rotherham 5-1 Wigan
13.01.1990 Rotherham 1-2 Wigan
26.08.1989 Wigan 0-3 Rotherham
19.03.1988 Rotherham 1-1 Wigan
31.10.1987 Wigan 3-0 Rotherham
28.02.1987 Wigan 2-1 Rotherham
30.09.1986 Rotherham 0-2 Wigan
12.04.1986 Rotherham 0-0 Wigan
09.11.1985 Wigan 2-0 Rotherham
11.05.1985 Wigan 2-1 Rotherham
22.12.1984 Rotherham 3-3 Wigan
07.05.1984 Rotherham 4-1 Wigan
31.12.1983 Wigan 2-1 Rotherham

 

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