Millwall 0-2 Blackburn Rovers, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 4-4-2



Blackburn Rovers 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 0 - 0 The Den ( Attendance: 13,862 (983) )
1 min

Millwall’s four-match winning run came to an end as two goals in a minute saw Blackburn steal all three points in a dull Championship encounter.

With the game heading towards stalemate, Rovers’ broke the deadlock in the 86th minute when Adam Armstrong raced to the byline and crossed for Joe Nuttall to bundle the ball home.

Armstrong then sealed the win a minute later, firing in off the post to give the visitors the unlikeliest of victories in a contest lacking any real quality throughout.

In a first-half that saw just one effort on either goal, Millwall were dealt an early blow when Tom Elliott was forced off with a dislocated shoulder after an aerial challenge with Darragh Lenihan.

Both sides continued to struggle to create chances in the second period; Ryan Leonard’s strike from distance on the hour mark the closest for Millwall while Jack Rodwell glanced a header over the bar at the other end.

That was until Blackburn’s quick-fire double which left Millwall stunned and now sees the Lions drop to 20th in the table, just five points off the drop.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Substitute Adam Armstrong’s late burst assisting the first goal to turn the game in Rovers’ favour.

Moan of the Match

Without any doubt, the first 45 minutes were extremely poor from both sides and it’s a struggle to pick a single highlight.

Talking Point

Tom Elliot was the unluckiest man inside The Den, dislocating his shoulder after jumping for a header straight from kick-off.

Man of the Match

Adam Armstrong – he won the game for Blackburn with a sharp interchange for the opener before scoring a finely struck second himself.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Robert Jones (Merseyside) – Some dubious decisions before being forced off due to injury halfway through the first half. His replacement Gavin Ward wasn’t much better.


A lengthy spell of encouragement from both sets of fans in the second-half livened proceedings after audible frustration for the large majority.


A lifeless affair sparking into life in the last five minutes to hand Blackburn a smash and grab three points.

Line Ups

Millwall 4-4-2

Archer; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, Meredith (Williams, 86); J. Wallace, Leonard, Tunnicliffe, Ferguson; O’Brien (Gregory, 68), Elliott (Morison, 2)

Subs not used:

Martin, Thompson, Pearce, M.Wallace

Blackburn Rovers 4-2-3-1

Raya; Bennett, Lenihan, Rodwell, Bell; Travis, Evans (Nyambe, 46); Reed, Dack (Armstrong, 74), Conway (Graham, 64); Nuttall

Subs not used:

Leutwiler, Rothwell, Brereton, Butterworth

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