A few facts and figures of previous games between the Millers and Rovers
Rotherham United make this Tuesday night trip to Ewood Park to take on Blackburn Rovers which will be the thirty-fifth league meeting between the two.
Last time out at Ewood Park the game saw six goals. Danny Ward slotted home on twelve minutes to put the Millers in front but before half-time Rovers were two-one up with goals from Craig Conway and Marvin Emnes. A minute into the second half Ben Marshall made it three-one for the hosts with Ward making things interesting on eighty-three minutes scoring his and the Millers second. But a Sam Gallagher goal in time added on made it four-two to Blackburn giving them all three points.
It was following this defeat that Millers Chairman Tony Stewart decided enough was enough and Alan Stubbs was shown the door.
A cold Friday night in December 2015 saw the pair meet the season before at Blackburn when a very good header from Millers loanee Luke Hyam was the only goal of the game – unfortunately he headed past his own ‘keeper to give Rovers all three points. Kirk Broadfoot was the only yellow card shown that night.
Before that the Millers last visit to Ewood Park was another cold Tuesday night this time in February 2015 when the hosts, again, got all three points. Craig Conway put Rovers ahead four minutes before half-time but a Matt Derbyshire goal on seventy-two minutes gave the Millers an equaliser. Four minutes before the end of the game Jordan Rhodes got the winner for Blackburn. This was the game in which a definite penalty for the Millers was ignored and the visiting Millers fans were counting out ten yards for referee Eltringham who obviously was incapable of doing that himself – although an apology was issued later from the Football League Chief for the poor decisions.
The time before that when the two met at Ewood Park was Division Two in December 1982. The game ended with a three-nil victory to Rovers with Blackburn finishing the season in mid-table while the Millers were relegated in twentieth place.
The last time Rotherham won on Birmingham soil was in September 1979 when both sides were in Division Three. Dave Gwyther scored two with another goal coming from Richard Finney giving the Millers a three-nil win.
Of the thirty-four times the two have met in the league Blackburn have won eighteen times to Rotherham`s eleven.
League Games – Millers v Rovers
11.02.2017 Rotherham 1-1 Blackburn
17.09.2016 Blackburn 4-2 Rotherham
30.04.2016 Rotherham 0-1 Blackburn
01.12.2015 Blackburn 1-0 Rotherham
10.02.2015 Blackburn 2-1 Rotherham
30.09.2014 Rotherham 2-0 Blackburn
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
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
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