Date: 6th April 2017 at 6:05pm
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A few facts and figures of previous games between the Millers and Wigan

Rotherham United travel to the DW Stadium for the next game to take on Wigan Athletic.

Of the twenty-five league games the teams have played together Wigan have won seventeen to the Millers seven.

The last time the pair met in Wigan was in December 2014. Tom Lawrence put the Millers in front five minutes before half-time with Ben Watson equalising on sixty-four minutes. But just a minute later Alex Revell was there to give the visitors back the lead and a two-one win.

October 2004 was the time before that we saw the two sides meet at the DW Stadium although it was called the JBB Stadium then when it was a two-nil win for the hosts. Jason Roberts opened the scoring on eleven minutes with a goal from Alan Mahon in the second half. Referee Kevin Wright booked three Millers players that day – Paul Hurst, Shaun Barker and Robbie Stockdale.

Boxing Day 2003 saw Rotherham win away at Wigan. The game looked like it was heading for a goalless draw until Will Hoskins, twenty minutes off the bench, scored on the eighty-first minute and two minutes later sent the travelling Millers wild when he scored a second. A last minute goal from Nathan Ellington for the Latics didn’t spoil the Millers post-Christmas as they took home all three points.

Teams That Day
De Vos
Baines (Roberts)
Flynn (Kennedy)

Subs not used – Walsh, Mitchell,Vieira

Butler (Hoskins)
Byfield (Barker)

Subs not used – Montgomery, Minto, Daws

In the Old Division Three the pair met at Springfield Park in the first month of the 1989/90 season with the Millers winning three-nil. John Buckley, Clive Mendonca and Bobby Williamson were the scorers that day.

The first time the Millers visited Wigan in the league was on New Years Eve 1983. Wigan won the game two-one with Nigel Johnson scoring the Millers goal.

The game on Boxing Day at the New York Stadium was a three-two win for the Millers. The Millers went in at half-time three up with goals from Aimen Belaid, Danny Ward and an og from Dan Burn. But it was a nail biting second half for the Rotherham fans when Yanic Wildschut and Jordi Gomez pulled two back for the visitors.

League Games – Millers v Latics

26.12.2016 Rotherham 3-2 Wigan
14.03.2015 Rotherham 1-2 Wigan
20.12.2014 Wigan 1-2 Rotherham
15.01.2005 Rotherham 0-2 Wigan
02.10.2004 Wigan 2-0 Rotherham

League One
26.12.2003 Wigan 1-2 Rotherham
20.08.2003 Rotherham 0-3 Wigan

League Two
21.04.2001 Wigan 0-2 Rotherham
04.11.2000 Rotherham 1-1 Wigan
13.02.1993 Wigan 1-1 Rotherham
05.09.1992 Rotherham 2-3 Wigan

Division Three (Old)
26.03.1991 Wigan 2-0 Rotherham
15.09.1990 Rotherham 5-1 Wigan
13.01.1990 Rotherham 1-2 Wigan
26.08.1989 Wigan 0-3 Rotherham
19.03.1988 Rotherham 1-1 Wigan
31.10.1987 Wigan 3-0 Rotherham
28.02.1987 Wigan 2-1 Rotherham
30.09.1986 Rotherham 0-2 Wigan
12.04.1986 Rotherham 0-0 Wigan
09.11.1985 Wigan 2-0 Rotherham
11.05.1985 Wigan 2-1 Rotherham
22.12.1984 Rotherham 3-3 Wigan
07.05.1984 Rotherham 4-1 Wigan
31.12.1983 Wigan 2-1 Rotherham