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Rotherham v Ipswich Town nostalgia: Shefki at the double back in 2004

PUBLISHED: 05:00 11 August 2018

Ipswich Town players celebrate one of Shefki Kuqi's goals as Town beat Rotherham 2-0 on 28 August 2004. Picture: PA SPORT

Ipswich Town players celebrate one of Shefki Kuqi's goals as Town beat Rotherham 2-0 on 28 August 2004. Picture: PA SPORT

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In this week’s Ipswich Town nostalgia, we look back to August 28 2004, when Shefki Kuqi scored twice as the Blues beat Rotherham 2-0 at Millmoor.

Ipswich Town forward Shefki Kuqi battles for the ball during Town's 2-0 win at Rotherham back in 2004Ipswich Town forward Shefki Kuqi battles for the ball during Town's 2-0 win at Rotherham back in 2004

Shefki Kuqi’s brace earned Ipswich a 2-0 win at Rotherham on August 28 2004, as the Blues made it three wins in five league games at the start of the 2004-05 season.

Jason de Vos battles for the ball during Town's 2-0 win at Rotherham in 2004Jason de Vos battles for the ball during Town's 2-0 win at Rotherham in 2004

The hosts were comfortably the better side in the first half, but Town broke the deadlock on the 43rd minute.

Rotherham goalkeeper Mike Pollitt is beaten by the cross of  Ipswich's Darren Bent to set up goal number two for Shefki KuqiRotherham goalkeeper Mike Pollitt is beaten by the cross of Ipswich's Darren Bent to set up goal number two for Shefki Kuqi

Kuqi opened the scoring with a remarkable 25-yard strike that stunned the Millmoor faithful into silence, a textbook volley which was destined for the back of the net as soon as the ball left his foot.

Shefki Kuqi scoring one of his goals at Rotherham in 2004Shefki Kuqi scoring one of his goals at Rotherham in 2004

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Shefki Kuqi celebrates one of his two goals in the 2-0 win at Rotherham on 28 August 2004Shefki Kuqi celebrates one of his two goals in the 2-0 win at Rotherham on 28 August 2004

Town doubled their lead two minutes after the restart when Kuqi doubled his tally for the afternoon.

Darren Bent was given too much time on the edge of the Rotherham penalty area and threaded a neat ball through to the Finland international, who made no mistake from close range to beat Rotherham keeper Mike Pollit.

And the Blues played out the match with minimum fuss to come away with all three points.

Town XI: Davis, Wilnis, de Vos, Diallo, Naylor, Magilton, Miller, Horlock, Westlake, Kuqi, Bent.

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