Millers fans - and there would have been many amongst the 5,000 following who would have been seeing them for the first time away from home - were left feeling incredibly let down by their team’s non-performance on Tuesday night.
What will hurt too is that Blades fans for the rest of this season, and no doubt beyond, will say their reserves beat them!
Eight regulars who can expect to figure in tomorrow’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, weren’t playing. What’s more they started with one Academy player and stuck two others on before the end.
What will hurt too is that Rotherham showed very little of the football they can play and have played so often.
Blades fans will have gone away thinking that all Rotherham had to offer was a high ball aimed towards Alex Revell. The fact that he was able to win so few headers made it look worse.
It also highlighted the immense value of Lee Frecklington to the side. How they so missed what he brings to the team in all areas of midfield.