A few facts and figures of previous games between the Millers and the Tractor Boys
Ipswich Town make their third visit to the New York Stadium on Saturday which will be the thirtieth league meeting between the sides.
This fixture last season saw seven goals. Brett Pitman, Jonathon Douglas and Daryl Murphy gave the visitors a three-nil lead going into the half-time break and it got worse four minutes into the second half when Murphy scored again. Brandon Barker and Matt Derbyshire halved the deficit but Murphy got his hat-trick on seventy-two minutes to make it five-two to Ipswich. The only card of the game went to Harry Toffolo for the Millers.
In February 2015 Ipswich came to the New York Stadium when the Millers were in twentieth place in the Championship and the Tractor Boys in fourth. Matt Derbyshire opened the scoring on thirty-eight minutes and Conor Salmon made it two against his former club in the second half to give the hosts all three points. Two yellow cards were shown that day – to Town`s Cole Skuse and to Zeki Fryers of the Millers.
August 2004 was the last time before that game that Ipswich were on Rotherham soil at Millmoor. The game was a two-nil win for the Tractor Boys with Shefki Kuqi scoring two minutes before half-time and two minutes after half-time.
The last time the Millers beat Ipswich at Millmoor was when both sides were in League One in April 2003. The visitors went ahead just after the half-hour mark with a goal from Pablo Counago but goals in the last five minutes from John Mullin and Mark Robins gave the hosts all three points.
Teams That Day
Subs not used – Talbot, Hudson, Warne, R Barker
Subs not used – Pullen, Abidallah, Armstrong
The only other time the Millers beat Ipswich at home was in the old Division Two in the first game of the 1954/5 season. The score was three-two to the Millers with Jack Grainger scoring twice and Ron Burke scoring the other.
Of the twenty-nine league games the two have played each other Ipswich have won fourteen to the Millers seven.
The game earlier this season at Portman Road was a two-all draw. On three minutes Freddie Sears opened the scoring for the home side with Danny Ward equalising three minutes later. Just after the start of the second half Ward put the Millers in front but a goal on the stroke of half-time from David McGoldrick gave the hosts a point.
League Games – Rotherham v Ipswich
29.10.2016 Ipswich 2-2 Rotherham
19.03.2016 Ipswich 0-1 Rotherham
07.11.2015 Rotherham 2-5 Ipswich
07.02.2015 Rotherham 2-0 Ipswich
27.09.2014 Ipswich 2-0 Rotherham
05.05.2005 Ipswich 4-3 Rotherham
28.08.2004 Rotherham 0-2 Ipswich
10.04.2004 Rotherham 1-3 Ipswich
04.10.2003 Ipswich 2-1 Rotherham
21.04.2003 Rotherham 2-1 Ipswich
07.12.2002 Ipswich 1-2 Rotherham
Division Two (Old)
13.04.1968 Ipswich 2-0 Rotherham
18.11.1967 Rotherham 1-3 Ipswich
15.04.1967 Rotherham 0-2 Ipswich
19.11.1966 Ipswich 3-2 Rotherham
30.04.1966 Rotherham 0-0 Ipswich
04.12.1965 Ipswich 0-0 Rotherham
20.02.1964 Rotherham 2-2 Ipswich
10.10.1964 Ipswich 4-4 Rotherham
04.02.1961 Ipswich 1-1 Rotherham
17.09.1960 Rotherham 1-1 Ipswich
05.03.1960 Rotherham 1-4 Ipswich
17.10.1959 Ipswich 2-3 Rotherham
23.04.1959 Rotherham 1-2 Ipswich
13.12.1958 Ipswich 1-0 Rotherham
28.12.1957 Rotherham 1-4 Ipswich
31.08.1957 Ipswich 1-2 Rotherham
18.12.1954 Ipswich 2-2 Rotherham
21.08.1954 Rotherham 3-2 Ipswich