Date: 20th June 2019 at 7:14pm
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Rotherham United start their League (Carabao) Cup campaign away at Shrewsbury Town with the game taking place the week commencing 12th August.

The Millers and the Shrews have met three times in this competition in the past, the first time in the 1960/1 season.

The pair met in the semi-finals of the first ever League Cup competition the first leg at Gay Meadow with the Millers getting the better of a five goal game. Brian Sawyer scored twice with Alan Kirkman getting the other goal.

The game at Millmoor was a one-all draw, Don Weston getting the Millers goal sending them into the first ever League Cup Final against Aston Villa.

The next time the two met in this competition was in October 1965 at Gay Meadow. The Millers won the game five-two with John Galley scoring twice and further goals from Frank Casper, Les Chappell and Robin Hardy. The Millers went on to meet West Ham United in the third round.

February 2018 the game at the New York Stadium was a two-one win for the visitors, despite them going down to ten men eight minutes into the second half. The hosts had a chance to go in front when Toto Nsiala fouled Richie Towell in the penalty area but a stunning save from Dean Henderson stopped Kieffer Moore getting his fourteenth goal of the season. Two minutes later Jon Nolan opened the scoring for the Shrews with Towell equalising on seventy-six minutes after Abu Ogogo had been sent off for a wild challenge on Shaun Cummings. With it look like it would be a point apiece Stefan Payne got the winner for Shrewsbury four minutes into time added on.

The Millers and the Shrews have met three times in this competition in the past, the first time in the 1960/1 season.

The pair met in the semi-finals of the first ever League Cup competition the first leg at Gay Meadow with the Millers getting the better of a five goal game. Brian Sawyer scored twice with Alan Kirkman getting the other goal.

The game at Millmoor was a one-all draw, Don Weston getting the Millers goal sending them into the first ever League Cup Final against Aston Villa.

The next time the two met in this competition was in October 1965 at Gay Meadow. The Millers won the game five-two with John Galley scoring twice and further goals from Frank Casper, Les Chappell and Robin Hardy. The Millers went on to meet West Ham United in the third round.

The last time the Millers went to the New Meadow was in February 2018 last season. A minute before the interval Richard Wood was in the right place at the right time from a corner to score the only goal of the game to give the visitors their thirteenth game without defeat.

Last season saw the Millers get through to the second round after a three-one home win over Wigan Athletic which saw them get a trip to Premier League side Everton. Gylfi Sigurdsson opened the scoring for the Toffees on twenty-eight minutes with Dominic Calvert-Lewis making it two just after the hour mark. Will Vaulks made it two-one with a goal followed by his trademark back flip goal celebration but Calvert-Lewis made it three-one to Everton and a home game against Southampton who won the tie on penalties.

 
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