Zipadeedoodah has been looking through his stats again before our game on Tuesday…
Rotherham United travel to the Britannia Stadium, home of Premier League Stoke City on Tuesday looking for a place in the Carling Cup quarter-finals, here’s a look at the history of this fixture.
The Millers make their 5th visit to the Britannia Stadium, Stoke, on Tuesday for the Carling Cup 4th round fixture.
The 4 previous meetings at the new ground saw Rotherham win twice and draw once.
The victories came in 2004, as goals in each half from Jody Morris and Martin Butler gave the Millers a 2-0 win, and in 2005, when Martin Butler netted against the Potters again to give the Millers a first half lead before a very eventful finish to the game.
Gifton Noel-Williams equalised for Stoke on 83 minutes, before deflecting a Paul McLaren shot into his own net on 90 minutes to send Rotherham home with all 3 points.
To add insult to injury, Stoke’s Michael Duberry was sent off in the last minute for a second bookable offence.
The draw came in the first meeting at the Britannia in September 2000.
Rotherham born centre-half David Artell opened the scoring for his home town club in only his 2nd full appearence after 26 minutes, before Peter Thorne equalised for the Potters with just 9 minutes remaining.
The game also saw Millers legend Alan Lee make his Rotherham debut.
The other meeting came in 2003 as first half goals from Paul Warhurst and Andy Cooke gave Stoke the points.
The 2 teams have met 3 times before in cup meetings, all 3 in the League Cup.
The first time was in a 5th round meeting on December 16th 1963.
The competition was only in it’s 4th season, but Rotherham already had a good League Cup pedigree after reaching the Final in 1961, the 5th round in 62 and the 4th round in 63.
Stoke were newly promoted to the first division while Rotherham were in Division 2, but the Millers nearly pulled off a giant killing before going down 3-2 at Stoke’s old Victoria Ground.
Brian Tiler and Brian Jackson netting for the Millers and John Ritchie (2) plus George Kinnell replying for the Potters in front of 12,988.
Stoke reached the final later that season before losing to Leicester over 2 legs.
1. LAWRIE LESLIE
2. BILL ASPREY
3. TONY ALLEN
4. CALVIN PALMER
5. EDDIE STUART
6. ERIC SKEELS
7. DENNIS VIOLETT
8. GEORGE KINNELL
9. JOHN RITCHIE
10. PETER DOBING
11. GERRY BRIDGEWOOD
1. ROY IRONSIDE
2. DAVID CARVER
3. LOL MORGAN
4. ROY LAMBERT
5. PETER MADDEN
6. BRIAN JACKSON
7. BARRY LYONS
8. ALBERT BENNETT
9. BRIAN TILER
10. KEN HOUGHTON
11. IAN BUTLER
The other League Cup meetings came over 2 legs in a 2nd round tie in 1984-85.
The Millers had reached the quarter-finals the previous season before going out 4-2 to Walsall at Millmoor, and fancied their chances against a Stoke City side struggling near the bottom of Division 1, and after this tie Stoke went on a run of 10 straight league defeats.
The first leg was played at the Victoria Ground and a goal in each half from Alan Birch and Tony Simmons helped the Millers to a 2-1 first leg lead, with Stoke’s reply coming from Carl Saunders in front of 8,221.
In the second leg at Millmoor, the game was levelled 2-2 on aggregate by a first half goal from Stoke’s right winger Ian Painter, but future Arsenal player Steve Bould put through his own net after the break to put Rotherham through to a 3rd round tie with Grimsby.
6,898 saw the game.
1. BOBBY MIMMS
2. GERRY FORREST
3. BOBBY MITCHELL
4. MIKE TRUSSON
5. NIGEL JOHNSON
6. MIKE PICKERING
7. ALAN BIRCH
8. MICK GOODING
9. JOHN DUNGWORTH
10. TONY SIMMONS
11. KEVIN KILMORE
1. PETER FOX
2. STEVE BOULD
3. CHRIS MASKERY
4. ROBBIE JAMES
5. PAUL DYSON
6. BRENDAN O’CALLAGHAN
7. IAN PAINTER
8. WAYNE EBANKS
9. CARL SAUNDERS
10. ALAN HUDSON
11. MARK CHAMBERLAIN
SECOND LEG CHANGES
STOKE…DEREK PARKIN AND CHRIS HEMMING REPLACED ALAN HUDSON AND CHRIS MASKERY.
ADRIAN HEATH ON AS SUB FOR SAUNDERS
ROTHERHAM…MARK RHODES ON AS SUB FOR JOHNSON
Home…..P 20 W 6 D 8 L 6 GOALS 24-20
Away….P 20 W 6 D 3 L 11 GOALS 22-42
Cups….P 3 W 1 D 1 L 1 GOALS 5-5
Total…P 43 W 13 D 12 L 18 GOALS 51-67
English League Championship
02.04.2005 Stoke City 1-2 Rotherham United
14.08.2004 Rotherham United 1-1 Stoke City
English Division One
12.04.2004 Stoke City 0-2 Rotherham United
30.09.2003 Rotherham United 3-0 Stoke City
09.04.2003 Stoke City 2-0 Rotherham United
26.10.2002 Rotherham United 4-0 Stoke City
English Division Two
24.02.2001 Rotherham United 2-1 Stoke City
23.09.2000 Stoke City 1-1 Rotherham United
12.04.1993 Rotherham United 0-2 Stoke City
28.12.1992 Stoke City 2-0 Rotherham United
English Division Three
19.01.1991 Rotherham United 0-0 Stoke City
25.08.1990 Stoke City 3-1 Rotherham United
English Division Two
01.04.1963 Stoke City 3-1 Rotherham United
26.12.1962 Rotherham United 1-2 Stoke City
16.12.1961 Rotherham United 1-2 Stoke City
19.08.1961 Stoke City 1-2 Rotherham United
01.04.1961 Stoke City 1-4 Rotherham United
26.11.1960 Rotherham United 0-0 Stoke City
02.04.1960 Rotherham United 3-0 Stoke City
14.11.1959 Stoke City 2-3 Rotherham United
04.04.1959 Rotherham United 0-0 Stoke City
15.11.1958 Stoke City 3-0 Rotherham United
01.02.1958 Rotherham United 0-2 Stoke City
21.09.1957 Stoke City 4-1 Rotherham United
16.02.1957 Rotherham United 1-0 Stoke City
06.10.1956 Stoke City 6-0 Rotherham United
28.04.1956 Rotherham United 0-1 Stoke City
15.10.1955 Stoke City 1-0 Rotherham United
18.04.1955 Rotherham United 2-1 Stoke City
11.09.1954 Stoke City 1-2 Rotherham United
19.04.1954 Stoke City 1-1 Rotherham United
21.09.1953 Rotherham United 2-2 Stoke City
English Division Three (North)
27.12.1926 Rotherham United 2-2 Stoke City
25.12.1926 Stoke City 4-1 Rotherham United
English Division Two
24.12.1921 Stoke City 1-1 Rotherham United
17.12.1921 Rotherham United 0-0 Stoke City
06.09.1920 Rotherham United 1-1 Stoke City
30.08.1920 Stoke City 2-0 Rotherham United
01.11.1919 Rotherham United 1-3 Stoke City
25.10.1919 Stoke City 3-0 Rotherham United
English League Cup
09.10.1984 r2-2 Rotherham United 1-1 Stoke City (3-2 agg)
26.09.1984 r2-1 Stoke City 1-2 Rotherham United
16.12.1963 r5 Stoke City 3-2 Rotherham United
Thanks to Zipadeedoodah for this article