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RUFC- Head-to-Head v Derby County
Rotherham United welcome Derby County to the New York Stadium this weekend for the last game of the 2016/17 season.

The game at the New York Stadium last season saw six goals after a goalless first half. Tom Ince scored in the fifty-fifth minute with Chris Martin making it two eight minutes later. Just two minutes after that a lot of Millers fans started to drift away from the stadium when Ince got his second and Derby's third. With seven minutes to go Danny Ward made it three-one with substitute Leon Best scoring on eighty-five and ninety minutes to send the fans still in the stadium wild and give the Millers a point.

The season before also saw six goals. Paul Green opened the scoring for the Millers on the thirty-eighth minute but a minute later Tom Ince made it one-one. Four minutes into the second half Richie Smallwood regained the lead for the hosts with Matt Derbyshire making it three-one on the fifty-fourth minute. Tom Ince pulled one back for the visitors with a goal on eighty-three minutes from Darren Bent giving Derby a point. Kari Arnason was the only player booked that day.

The last time the Millers met the Rams at Millmoor was in February 2005 in the snow. After Derby had dominated the game the Millers got a rare corner which Tom Huddleston handled in the box and, from the resulting spot-kick, Martin Butler sent a certain Lee Camp the wrong way to make it one-nil. Just after the half-hour mark Derby were level after Jeff Kenna found Grzegorz Rasiak in the box who slipped the ball under Mike Pollitt in the Millers' goal. Two minutes into the second half Marcus Tudgay put the Rams ahead and on the seventy-seventh minute Phil Gilchrist brought Adam Bolder down in the area and Inigo Idiakez scored the visitors third from the penalty spot.

The last time that the Millers beat the Rams on Rotherham soil was when both sides were in League One in August 2002. Branko Strupar put the visitors in front just after half-time but two goals from Alan Lee gave Rotherham the win.

Teams that day

Rotherham
Pollitt
Scott
Hurst
McIntosh
Swailes
Mullin
Warne
Garner
Sedgwick
Byfield (Barker)
Lee

Subs not used - Gray, Beech, Daws, Monkhouse

Derby
Oakes
Barton
Grenet (Twigg)
Higginbottom
Evatt
Bolder
Lee (Murray)
Boertien
Strupar
Morris
Christie

Subs not used - Grant, Jackson, Tudgay

The first time the pair met at Millmoor was in Division Two in May 1922 when the Millers went under Rotherham County. Goals from Bell and Pape gave the Millers a two-nil win.

Derby and Rotherham did meet when the Millers were in their temporary home of Don Valley Stadium in August 2009 in the Carling Cup. Gary Teale scored for the Rams on eleven minutes but a goal just before half-time from Paul Warne and then another from Kevin Ellison in the second half gave the Millers the win and a second round tie away at West Brom.

The game at Pride Park earlier this season was a victory for the Rams with the only goal of the game coming from Jeff Hendrick eight minutes from time.

Of the forty-seven league games the teams have played before Derby have won eighteen to Rotherham's fourteen.

The game earlier this season at the IPro Stadium was a three-nil win for the hosts with goals from Tom Ince (2) and Darren Bent.

League Results - Millers v Rams
English League Championship
19.11.2016 Derby County 3-0 Rotherham United
12.03.2016 Rotherham United 3-3 Derby County
31.10.2015 Derby County 3-0 Rotherham United
17.02.2015 Rotherham United 3-3 Derby County
09.08.2104 Derby County 1-0 Rotherham United
19.02.2005 Rotherham United 1-3 Derby County
30.10.2004 Derby County 3-2 Rotherham United

English Division One
13.03.2004 Derby County 1-0 Rotherham United
13.12.2003 Rotherham United 0-0 Derby County
01.02.2003 Derby County 3-0 Rotherham United
26.08.2002 Rotherham United 2-1 Derby County

English Division Three
09.05.1986 Derby County 2-1 Rotherham United
02.11.1985 Rotherham United 1-1 Derby County
02.03.1985 Derby County 1-1 Rotherham United
27.10.1984 Rotherham United 2-0 Derby County

English Division Two
23.04.1983 Rotherham United 1-1 Derby County
04.12.1982 Derby County 3-0 Rotherham United
12.04.1982 Derby County 3-1 Rotherham United
02.02.1982 Rotherham United 2-1 Derby County
27.09.1967 Derby County 4-1 Rotherham United
28.08.1967 Rotherham United 1-3 Derby County
25.03.1967 Derby County 2-0 Rotherham United
15.10.1966 Rotherham United 0-0 Derby County
12.03.1966 Rotherham United 3-0 Derby County
18.09.1965 Derby County 1-3 Rotherham United
24.03.1965 Derby County 2-2 Rotherham United
28.12.1964 Rotherham United 1-1 Derby County
18.04.1964 Rotherham United 2-0 Derby County
07.12.1963 Derby County 1-4 Rotherham United
20.04.1963 Derby County 3-2 Rotherham United
30.11.1962 Rotherham United 2-2 Derby County
03.03.1962 Derby County 1-1 Rotherham United
14.10.1961 Rotherham United 2-2 Derby County
04.04.1961 Rotherham United 1-1 Derby County
03.04.1961 Derby County 3-0 Rotherham United
31.08.1959 Rotherham United 1-2 Derby County
26.08.1959 Derby County 1-1 Rotherham United
07.03.1959 Rotherham United 3-0 Derby County
18.10.1958 Derby County 1-1 Rotherham United
22.02.1958 Derby County 3-4 Rotherham United
23.11.1957 Rotherham United 0-2 Derby County
09.04.1955 Rotherham United 2-1 Derby County
20.11.1954 Derby County 2-3 Rotherham United
24.04.1954 Derby County 1-1 Rotherham United
05.12.1953 Rotherham United 5-2 Derby County
26.03.1923 Rotherham County 3-0 Derby County
17.03.1923 Derby County 1-0 Rotherham County
06.05.1922 Rotherham County 2-0 Derby County
29.04.1922 Derby County 4-0 Rotherham County




Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Thursday May 4 2017
Time: 9:20AM

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