Swansea City 1-0 Millwall, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Swansea City 4-3-3



Millwall 4-3-3

Half Time: 1 - 0 The Liberty Stadium ( Attendance: 18,650 (1,075) )
1 min

George Byers’ 43rd-minute strike paved the way for Swansea City to complete a first league double over Millwall since 1929-30.

It was a well-taken strike from the midfielder who fired into the top corner after seeing an initial effort blocked by Shaun Hutchinson.

Millwall created half-chances of their own in the opening period but failed to convert; Shaun Hutchinson heading a free-kick across goal while Jed Wallace saw his volley saved in the second period.

The hosts could have had a penalty late on for a potential foul by Jake Cooper on Oliver McBurnie before Millwall keeper Jordan Archer was lucky not to see red after fouling Daniel James.

And as Millwall searched for an equaliser, Cooper put a stoppage-time effort wide from close range meaning the Lions’ winless run now stretches to four league games.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Swansea’s goal coming just before the interval changed both managers’ team talks.

Moan of the Match

Millwall’s crossing was not at its best and they shouldn’t play as many long balls to an isolated Lee Gregory upfront.

Talking Point

Should Jordan Archer have seen red for his challenge on Daniel James?

Man of the Match

Bersant Celina – constantly caused the Lions defence problems with his trickery and passing.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Kevin Friend (Leicestershire) – Generally looked to let the play flow and didn’t have a bad game.


Millwall fans made all the noise early on and, bar one section of the Swansea crowd, the home fans were quiet.


The Lions, despite their possession, failed to do well enough and their lack of cutting edge once again proved their downfall.

Line Ups

Swansea City 4-3-3

Mulder; Roberts, van der Hoorn, Carter-Vickers, John (Naughton 60’); Byers, Grimes, Celina; James, Baker-Richardson (McBurnie 70’), Routledge (Fulton 90+’)

Subs not used:

Nordfelt, Dyer, Asoro, McKay

Millwall 4-3-3

Archer; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, M. Wallace (Ferguson 45’); Thompson, Williams (Morison 74’), Leonard; J. Wallace, Gregory, Marshall (O’Brien 84’)

Subs not used:

Martin, Pearce, Tunnicliffe, Onyedinma


Marshall, Archer

Hire Us

Like what we do? Get in touch and see what we can do for you!

Support Us on Patreon

Find out more about us here and if you like our articles please check out our Patreon page.