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Top 10 greatest wins of Paul Warne's reign at Rotherham United so far

In four years, Paul Warne has led Rotherham United to some fantastic moments... here is a list counting down the best games of his reign so far!

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Honourable Mentions...

Honourable Mentions...

• RUFC 1-0 QPR: Warne’s first win (Dec 2016)
• RUFC 6-1 Bolton (Sep 2019)
• Ipswich 0-2 RUFC (Oct 2019)
• Solihull Moors 3-4 RUFC (Dec 2019)
• RUFC 2-0 Bristol City (Dec 2020)

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10. Rotherham 5-0 Southend (League One - Aug 2017)

10. Rotherham 5-0 Southend (League One - Aug 2017)

Paul Warne's first full season in charge started with a disappointing 2-0 away defeat to Fleetwood. Their first home of the campaign was against Southend United. The Millers toyed with a team that included Anton Ferdinand, Michael Kightly and Marc Antoine Fortune.

Kieffer Moore netted a hat-trick in a fine display, while Joe Newell and Ryan Williams also got on the scoresheet. Soon after, Warne's men followed this convincing win up with 5-1 hammerings over Walsall and Oldham, which set the tone for what proved to be a superb season for the club.

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9. QPR 1-2 Rotherham (Championship - Mar 2019)

9. QPR 1-2 Rotherham (Championship - Mar 2019)

In recent years in the second tier, Rotherham have really struggled away from home. Leading into this trip to QPR, the Millers were fighting for their lives and they were still without a single away league victory. But this game at Loftus Road proved to be a special night for the club.

Semi Ajayi put Rotherham in front in the 71st minute, only for Bright Osayi-Samuel to seemingly break Millers hearts with an equaliser in the 85th minute. But the drama was not done there, as Ajayi struck again in the 95th minute to secure Rotherham a rare away Championship victory on a memorable night for Warne, his staff, the players and the fans lucky enough to have been there.

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8. MK Dons 2-3 Rotherham (League One - Nov 2019)

8. MK Dons 2-3 Rotherham (League One - Nov 2019)

Rotherham had won three out of their last four games leading into this away trip to Stadium MK. This placed the Millers sixth in League One and a win over MK Dons could have potentially moved up to third. Unfortunately, Warne's men made a shocking start as they were 2-0 down inside 15 minutes via goals from Alex Gilbey and Joe Mason. That was how it remained at half time as Rotherham were left with plenty to do.

But as you know with this Rotherham team, they never give in. Freddie Ladapo was brought on at half time and he proved to be the match winner. The summer signing netted a brace after Dan Barlaser got the away side's first. Ladapo's winner came in the 86th minute which set off jubilant scenes in the away end.

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7. Rotherham 4-0 Coventry (League One - Oct 2019)

7. Rotherham 4-0 Coventry (League One - Oct 2019)

Leading into this one, Rotherham were 13th after three wins, three draws and three defeats. Coventry were unbeaten from their 10 outings with five victories. Despite this, the Millers outclassed their in-form promotion rivals.

Matt Crooks netted twice either side of two spot kicks from Michael Smith to secure the hosts a huge 4-0 victory at the New York Stadium. The Millers had made an inconsistent start to the campaign, but this victory kicked them into another gear. Rotherham rose up the table from this point, as Warne's men would go onto win six out of their next ten League One games.

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6. Oxford United 1-3 Rotherham (League One - Jan 2020)

6. Oxford United 1-3 Rotherham (League One - Jan 2020)

This was a massive game as the promotion run-in was just starting. Rotherham were 2nd on 41 points, but Oxford were just two points behind on 39. Oxford were looking like a real force in League One, especially at home. They had not been defeated at home since August 2019.

This did not bother Rotherham, though. The visitors blew Oxford away with a scintillating first-half display. The Millers were three nil ahead at the break thanks to an excellent Kyle Vassell brace and a goal from Richard Wood before the break. Oxford got one back but it finished 3-1 in what was one of Rotherham's best performances of the season. This win was made all the more important as it saw Warne's men overtake Wycombe to go top of League One.

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5. Rotherham 4-0 Peterborough (League One - Dec 2019)

5. Rotherham 4-0 Peterborough (League One - Dec 2019)

This was Rotherham's final game of 2019 and heading into it they were a point and a place behind Peterborough, who were fourth in League One. The two sides were considered to be two of the division's prime promotion contenders and this game at the New York Stadium was really important.

The first half was tight but Rotherham were on fire in the second half, as they netted four goals to ultimately win it 4-0. Richard Wood put the Millers ahead shortly before two own-goals asserted their dominance further. An acrobatic effort from Kyle Vassell rounded off a brilliant victory. It was another terrific display that came at the start of a vital run of form that included just one league defeat from 15 games. It was this form that would propel Warne's side to yet another promotion...

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4. Rotherham 2-1 Doncaster (League One - Feb 2018)

4. Rotherham 2-1 Doncaster (League One - Feb 2018)

Rotherham were well in the promotion mix ahead of this game. Warne's men were fourth, while their local rivals were down in 14th. The Millers were also on a superb run of form, as they were unbeaten in 13 League One games. Although, it looked for much of the game that this run would be come to an end at the hands of Doncaster. The visitors went ahead in the first half via an effort from John Marquis.

The score remained 1-0 until the 93rd minute as Michael Smith headed in an equaliser. The tension was building around the ground as the game continued for ten more minutes. The Millers earned a penalty in the final few seconds, which was calmly converted by Joe Newell. This was the most unlikeliest of victories, but Rotherham somehow pulled it off. The home fans were overjoyed as this win produced some of the best post-match scenes witnessed at the new stadium.

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3. Rotherham 2-0 Scunthorpe United (League One Play-Offs - May 2018)

3. Rotherham 2-0 Scunthorpe United (League One Play-Offs - May 2018)

Warne's men picked up a valuable 2-2 draw in the first-leg of their play-off semi-final against Scunthorpe United. This set the Millers up brilliantly for a huge game in front of their own fans in the return leg. Rotherham were clearly the better side and they showed their experience as they won the game 2-0 to earn a spot at Wembley via a 4-2 aggregate victory.

Richard Wood netted before half time to settle some nerves, before Will Vaulks added the second to all-but secure the win in the 63rd minute. Scunthorpe's woes were compounded in the 77th minute as Rory McArdle was sent off for two bookings. Rotherham showed great character here as they ensured that this night will go down as one of the greatest ever at the New York Stadium.

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2. Rotherham 3-0 Sheff Wed (Championship - Oct 2020)

2. Rotherham 3-0 Sheff Wed (Championship - Oct 2020)

For our second placed entry we jump forward a few years to this season. Before this game, with Sheff Wed being handed a points deduction, they were rock bottom of the Championship, while Rotherham were up in 19th. But the Millers had not beat the Owls at home in the league since 1976. They had defeated their rivals under Steve Evans in the League Cup at the NYS. But this game had a lot on it, with Rotherham hoping to make Wednesday's current struggles even worse via a derby defeat.

The game was interrupted by a drone, but this did not disrupt the Millers. A superb first half display placed them three goals in front at the break, with Sheff Weds also down to 10-man. Rotherham took it easy in the second half as a mammoth victory over their arch rivals was already secured. It finished 3-0, which is Rotherham's biggest ever win over the Owls - it is just a shame that the fans were not there to witness what was a great night for Rotherham United.

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1. Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury (Play-Off Final - May 2018)

1. Rotherham 2-1 Shrewsbury (Play-Off Final - May 2018)

It just had to be, didn't it?

Rotherham United enjoyed a fantastic season during Warne's first full year in charge. They finished fourth in League One, and as we mentioned earlier, they secured a place at Wembley by beating Scunthorpe.

The Millers faced Shrewsbury in the final, who were that season's surprise package as they finished third despite being among the early-season favourites to go down. Rotherham had played at Wembley quite recently, and that experience clearly made a huge difference, as they were far superior to Shrewsbury on the day. But the game was forced into extra-time as Alex Rodman finished off a well-worked set-piece to cancel out Richard Wood's opener.

The Magic Man proved to be the hero on the day, though. He struck again in the 103rd minute as he got on the end of a Joe Newell cross to earn himself an unlikely brace at the famous stadium.

This was vindication for Warne, though. Now over a year into his reign, he had transformed himself into a manager who had led the club he loves to immense success. He has now passed four years as boss. There have been ups and downs along the way, but thanks to his strong leadership, the Millers are in a stable state off the pitch and they are back playing in the Championship. Yet this afternoon at Wembley is still his greatest day as a manager so far, and what a day it was...