Date: 2nd April 2015 at 2:16pm
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A few facts and figures of previous games between the Millers and The Blues

Rotherham United travel on Good Friday to take on Birmingham City at St Andrew’s which will be the twenty-eighth League meeting between the sides.

The first meeting on Birmingham soil between the two was in the Old Division Two league in November 1919. The game ended two-all with the Millers goals coming from Cawley and Glennon.

Strangely the last time that the Blues and Millers met in Birmingham the scoreline was also two-two. Live on TV the game was an early evening Sunday kick-off on 4th November 2001. After taking a sixteenth minute lead thanks to Alan Lee the Millers found themselves two-one down in the space of six minutes when a corner fell to Michael Johnson whose shot flew into the back of the net off Millers defender Guy Branston on the stroke of half-time with their second goal coming from Geoff Horsfield not long into the second half. But just four minutes later the Millers equalised when Chris Swailes rose above everyone else to get his head to an Andy Monkhouse corner and saw the ball go past Vaesen in the Blues’ goal.

Teams That Day
City
Vaesen
Eaden
Purse
Grainger
M Johnson
Sonner
Lazaridis
O’Connor
Woodhouse (Luntala)
Horsfield
A Johnson (Ferrari)

Subs not used – Bennett, Hutchinson, Burrows

Millers
Pollitt
Scott
Hurst
Swailes
Branston
Sedgwick
Mullin
Monkhouse
Talbot
Lee
Robins (Warne)

Subs not used – Gray, Beech, Daws, Barker

The last time the Millers won at Birmingham was when both sides were in the Old Division Two league in September 1966. The game ended three-two to Rotherham with Frank Casper, Les Chappell and Barry Lyons scoring the goals.

The game at the New York Stadium earlier this season was a win for City with Clayton Donaldson getting the only goal of the match.

Of the twenty-seven league games between the two Birmingham have won fourteen to the Millers five.

League Games – Rotherham United v Birmingham City
Championship
22.11.2014 Rotherham 0-1 Birmingham
League One
13.04.2002 Rotherham 2-2 Birmingham
04.11.2001 Birmingham 2-2 Rotherham
League Two
01.04.1995 Birmingham 2-1 Rotherham
13,09.1994 Rotherham 1-1 Birmingham
Division Three (Old)
09.05.1991 Rotherham 1-1 Birmingham
15.12.1990 Birmingham 2-1 Rotherham
17.03.1990 Birmingham 4-1 Rotherham
07.10.1989 Rotherham 5-1 Birmingham
Division Two (Old)
23.03.1968 Rotherham 1-1 Birmingham
28.10.1967 Birmingham 4-1 Rotherham
04.02.1967 Rotherham 3-2 Birmingham
24.09.1966 Birmingham 2-3 Rotherham
07.05.1966 Birmingham 3-0 Rotherham
11.12.1965 Rotherham 3-4 Birmingham
01.01.1955 Rotherham 0-2 Birmingham
28.08.1954 Birmingham 3-1 Rotherham
02.01.1954 Birmingham 2-3 Rotherham
29.08.1954 Rotherham 1-0 Birmingham
20.12.1952 Birmingham 4-0 Rotherham
23.08.1952 Rotherham 1-1 Birmingham
26.12.1951 Rotherham 1-2 Birmingham
25.12.1951 Birmingham 4-0 Rotherham
– As Rotherham County –
30.04.1921 Rotherham 1-1 Birmingham
23.04.1921 Birmingham 3-2 Rotherham
29.11.1919 Rotherham 3-0 Birmingham
22.11.1919 Birmingham 2-2 Rotherham

 
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