A few facts and figures of previous games between the Millers and the Canaries
Rotherham United welcome Norwich City to the New York Stadium as we go into the last few weeks of the season.
The Millers and Canaries have met twenty-five times in the league in the past with Norwich just shading the wins with nine to Rotherham’s eight.
The last time Norwich were in Rotherham for a league game was in January 2004 when Millmoor saw eight goals, a hat-trick and a sending off. City came to town as league leaders but it was the hosts who went ahead on twenty-eight minutes after a long throw from Sean Barker found Martin Butler in the area and the striker turned and shot across goal into the net. Just a minute later Norwich hit back with a goal from Iwan Roberts with a headed goal from Leon McKenzie making it two-one to the visitors on thirty-three minutes. On forty-two minutes a floated in pass from Chris Sedgwick found the head of Butler who got his and the Millers second of the afternoon. But on the stroke of half-time Sean Barker tracked Darren Huckerby into the box and when the City forward fell to the floor referee Mike Jones pointed to the spot. Guy Branston appeared from nowhere and decided to tell Huckerby what he thought of him, aided and abetted by Millers’ ‘keeper Mike Pollitt and Martin Butler who got a yellow for his trouble. Huckerby scored from the spot to make it three-two to Norwich. As the whistle went for half-time mayhem began with Rotherham Boss Ronnie Moore rushing on the pitch to have words with Huckerby while Guy Branston took umbrage (and rightly so) as the players trooped off when a Norwich player spat at him, punches were thrown and the teams spilled back out of the tunnel onto the pitch before the stewards finally managed to restore order. Branston was issued with a red card in the dressing room and Ronnie Moore was banished to the stands. The sixty-fifth minute saw more controversy when a Millers forward run saw Butler appear to grab hold of Robert Green in the visitors goal and as he went to ground the ball fell to the Millers striker who hit it into the back of the net to make it three-three, much to City’s disgust. Ten minutes later a good cross into the box from Darren Byfield for Butler saw City ‘keeper Green pull the Millers striker down but John Mullin came charging in and slammed the ball into the back of the net to give the Millers a four-three lead. In the final minute of the game the visitors got a corner which eventually fell to Damien Francis who hit the ball past everyone in the crowded area including Mike Pollitt to make it four-all.
Teams That Day
Subs not used – Montgomery, Talbot, Warne, R Barker
Subs not used – Crichton, Brennan, Mulryne
The last time Rotherham beat Norwich at Millmoor was in August 1981. Goals from Ronnie Moore, John Seasman and two from Rod Fern gave the Millers a four-one win on the day.
City’s last actual win on Rotherham soil was in the Carling Cup in September 2006. Peter Thorn opened the scoring for the visitors but a goal from Michael Keane followed by a forty-ninth penalty from Lee Williamson put the Millers in front. Ryan Jarvis equalised on the fifty-third minute followed by a Craig Fleming goal a minute later. In the final minute of the game Jarvis got his second and the Carnaries fourth.
Earlier this season at Carrow Road a Paul Green penalty a minute from half-time gave the Millers the lead but on seventy-seven minutes Norwich equalised with a goal from Cameron Jerome. City goalkeeper John Ruddy and Millers’ Frazer Richardson saw yellow cards that day.
League Games – Millers v Canaries
04.10.2014 Norwich 1-1 Rotherham
17.01.2004 Rotherham 4-4 Norwich
16.08.2003 Norwich 2-0 Rotherham
11.01.2003 Norwich 1-1 Rotherham
13.08.2002 Rotherham 1-1 Norwich
05.03.2002 Norwich 0-0 Rotherham
15.09.2001 Rotherham 1-1 Norwich
Division Two (Old)
10.02.1968 Norwich 2-2 Rotherham
30.09.1967 Rotherham 1-3 Norwich
11.02.1967 Norwich 1-0 Rotherham
01.10.1966 Rotherham 2-1 Norwich
12.04.1966 Rotherham 2-1 Norwich
11.04.1966 Norwich 1-2 Rotherham
19.12.1964 Norwich 3-0 Rotherham
29.08.1964 Rotherham 4-0 Norwich
01.02.1964 Rotherham 4-0 Norwich
21.09.1963 Norwich 2-2 Rotherham
23.02.1963 Norwich 4-2 Rotherham
05.10.1962 Rotherham 0-3 Norwich
20.01.1962 Norwich 0-1 Rotherham
09.09.1961 Rotherham 3-1 Norwich
25.03.1961 Rotherham 0-2 Norwich
05.11.1960 Norwich 3-1 Rotherham