A few facts and figures from previous games between the Millers and the Royals
Rotherham United welcome Reading to the New York Stadium tomorrow evening which will be the thirty-ninth league meeting between the two sides.
The last time the Millers met Reading at the NYS was in April. Matt Derbyshire opened the scoring for the hosts on fifty-two minutes with Lee Frecklington doubling the score six minutes later. Oliver Norwood got a consolation for the visitors. The only booking of the day was for Derbyshire.
The time before that that the sides met on Rotherham soil was at Millmoor on a Tuesday night in March 2005. The game looked like it was going to end goalless until a free-kick to the hosts in injury time was headed on to Paul Warne who scored from close range giving the managerless Millers just their second home win of the season.
Teams That Day
Subs not used – Montgomery, Griffit, Vernazza, Newsham
Subs not used – Young, Keown, Harper, Brooker
The season before goals from Michael Proctor (2), Andy Monkhouse, Martin Butler and Richie Barker gave the Millers a five-one home win against Reading in League One. Former Miller Shaun Goater had opened the scoring on twenty minutes from the penalty spot for the visitors at Millmoor.
The last time Reading won at Millmoor was when both were in Division Two in the 2000/1 season. Martin Butler (who was later to play for the Millers) scored on six minutes but after a tug from a Reading player the referee awarded the hosts a penalty which Mark Robins (formerly of Reading) placed, took and scored to make it one-one. But second half goals from Jamie Cureton and Jim McIntyre gave the visitors a three-one win.
The first time the sides met at Millmoor was in March 1969 which was a four-one win for the Millers with two goals coming from Graham Leggett and one each from Johnny Mullen and Dave Watson.
Earlier this season at the Madejski Stadium a goal from Jamie Mackie and two from Simon Cox gave Reading a three-nil win.
Of the thirty-eight previous league games Reading have won sixteen to the Millers ten.
League Games – Rotherham v Reading
28.04.2015 Rotherham 2-1 Reading
04.11.2014 Reading 3-0 Rotherham
15.03.2005 Rotherham 1-0 Reading
21.08.2004 Reading 1-0 Rotherham
07.02.2004 Rotherham 5-1 Reading
25.08.2003 Reading 0-0 Rotherham
22.02.2003 Reading 3-0 Rotherham
07.09.2002 Rotherham 0-0 Reading
03.03.2001 Reading 2-0 Rotherham
20.09.2000 Rotherham 1-3 Reading
16.04.1994 Reading 0-0 Rotherham
02.11.1993 Rotherham 2-2 Reading
09.01.1993 Rotherham 3-2 Reading
16.09.1992 Reading 3-1 Rotherham
Division Three (Old)
16.03.1991 Reading 2-0 Rotherham
29.09.1990 Rotherham 0-2 Reading
24.03.1990 Rotherham 1-1 Reading
30.12.1989 Reading 3-2 Rotherham
19.03.1986 Reading 2-1 Rotherham
14.091985 Rotherham 1-2 Reading
26.03.1985 Rotherham 3-0 Reading
25.08.1984 Reading 1-0 Rotherham
28.02.1981 Reading 1-1 Rotherham
20.09.1980 Rotherham 2-0 Reading
11.05.1977 Reading 0-3 Rotherham
03.05.1977 Rotherham 1-2 Reading
Division Four (Old)
23.04.1975 Reading 1-1 Rotherham
24.08.1974 Rotherham 2-1 Reading
13.04.1974 Rotherham 1-1 Reading
17.11.1973 Reading 1-0 Rotherham
Division Three (Old)
30.01.1971 Reading 4-2 Rotherham
28.11.1970 Rotherham 2-1 Reading
21.02.1970 Rotherham 1-1 Reading
25.10.1969 Reading 1-1 Rotherham
24.03.1969 Reading 1-0 Rotherham
04.03.1969 Rotherham 4-1 Reading