A few facts and figures of previous games between the Millers and the Owls
Rotherham United welcome Sheffield Wednesday to the New York Stadium with the South Yorkshire derby being shown live on TV.
The Millers and Owls have played thirty-five league games in the past with Wednesday winning nineteen to Rotherham’s ten.
Last season this fixture took place on a Friday night at the New York Stadium which saw the Owls take all three points. Lucas Joao scored straight after half-time and four minutes later Fernando Forestieri doubled the score. On the stroke of full-time Tom Thorpe scored a consolation for the hosts.
March 2015 at the New York Stadium the first half ended goalless but Ben Pringle put the hosts in front on fifty-seven minutes. Then it was a real frantic finish to the game when Caolan Lavery equalised on eighty-six minutes only for Jordan Bowery, who had only been on the pitch a couple of minutes, to put the Millers back in front a minute later. The Fourth Official put the board up that unbelievably said ‘seven minutes’ just as Steve Evans sent on Rob Milsom for Matt Derbyshire in a hope, we presume, to make things solid at the back. Well that didn’t work. On the ninety-second minute Jack Hunt saw yellow for, what looked like a fair challenge, on Chris Maguire with Lewis McGugan taking the resulting free kick and finding Atdhe Nuhiu’s head he made it two-all. On ninety-eight of those added seven minutes (hmm) Stevie May put the ball into the box finding Kieran Lee who slotted home for an Owls win.
The time before that the two met on Rotherham soil in the league was on New Years Day in 2003 at Millmoor when second-half goals from Shefki Kuqi and Adam Proudlock gave the visitors all three points. That day yellow cards were shown to the Millers’ Paul Hurst, John Mullin and Darren Garner and Tony Crane of the Owls.
The last time the Millers beat their near neighbours at Millmoor was in March 1976 when Dick Habbin scored the only goal of the game in front of 13, 567 fans.
November 1920 saw the first Millmoor meeting between the sides with the hosts going away with all the points when two goals from Pape gave them a two-nil win.
The game at Hillsborough in December saw Richard Wood sent off on the ninetieth minute after giving a penalty away. Steven Fletcher scored from the spot-kick to give the Owls all three points. Wood had the red card rescinded after an appeal from the Millers.
League Games – Millers v Owls
17.12.2016 Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Rotherham
06.03.2016 Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Rotherham
23.10.2015 Rotherham 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday
21.03.2015 Rotherham 2-3 Sheffield Wednesday
08.11.2014 Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Rotherham
01.01.2003 Rotherham 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday
24.08.2002 Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Rotherham
23.02.2002 Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Rotherham
25.09.2001 Rotherham 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Division Two (Old)
02.04.1983 Rotherham 0-3 Sheffield Wednesday
28.12.1982 Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Rotherham
04.05.1982 Rotherham 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday
08.09.1981 Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Rotherham
Division Three (Old)
23.02.1980 Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 Rotherham
13.10.1979 Rotherham 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday
07.05.1979 Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Rotherham
07.10.1978 Rotherham 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday
25.03.1978 Rotherham 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday
27.12.1977 Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Rotherham
12.04.1977 Rotherham 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday
02.11.1976 Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 Rotherham
20.03.1976 Rotherham 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday
29.11.1975 Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Rotherham
Division Two (Old)
21.03.1959 Rotherham 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday
01.11.1958 Sheffield Wednesday 5-0 Rotherham
10.03.1956 Rotherham 2-3 Sheffield Wednesday
10.12.1955 Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 Rotherham
26.01.1952 Rotherham 3-3 Sheffield Wednesday
22.09.1951 Sheffield Wednesday 3-5 Rotherham
02.09.1922 Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Rotherham
26.08.1922 Rotherham 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday
15.10.1921 Rotherham 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday
08.10.1921 Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Rotherham
28.03.1921 Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Rotherham
01.11.1920 Rotherham 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday