Millwall 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 4-4-2



Sheffield Wednesday 4-4-2

Half Time: 0 - 0 The Den ( Attendance: 11,828 (1,177) )
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Millwall’s winless run was extended to five league games as they drew 0-0 with Sheffield Wednesday at The Den.

The Lions were the better side in the opening 45 minutes and had Ben Marshall’s header cleared off the line in the 8th minute.

Although the Owls struggled creatively in the first period, they were sparked into life by the introduction of George Boyd after the interval with Millwall keeper Jordan Archer forced into an excellent save by Lucas Joao.

Aiden O’Brien was then denied by Keiren Westwood at the other end and with the game petering out, Neil Harris threw on reinforcements Steve Morison, Shane Ferguson and Fred Onyedinma in search of a winner.

And Morison’s introduction nearly proved decisive, firing over from the edge of the box before teeing up Marshall for a header which was again cleared off the line by a Wednesday player.

Wednesday forward Steven Fletcher also spurned an excellent chance in injury time but in the end both sides were forced to settle for a point.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Jordan Thorniley’s clearance off the line to deny Marshall in the second-half secured a point for Wednesday.

Moan of the Match

Westwood’s time-wasting in the Owls’ goal continually disrupted the flow of the game

Talking Point

Should Onyedinma feel aggrieved to feature so sporadically given the Lions’ current attacking struggles?

Man of the Match

Shaun Hutchinson – looking more like last season’s Player of the Year winner of late and impressed again as he dominated counterpart Steven Fletcher.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Tim Robinson (West Sussex) – disrupted the flow of the game by blowing the whistle too much and was also unwilling – for large periods – to warn Westwood for timewasting.


The stadium – as a whole – was fairly quiet, picking up in the second-half as the Lions pushed forward before the frustration was clear for all to hear at full-time.


Millwall are offering very little in an attacking sense and may come to regret not signing a striker last month while Wednesday got exactly what they came for.

Line Ups

Millwall 4-4-2

Archer; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, M. Wallace; J. Wallace, Leonard, Williams, Marshall (Ferguson, 82’); Gregory (Onyedinma, 82’), O’Brien (Morison, 71’)

Subs not used:

Martin, Pearce, Tunnicliffe, Thompson



Sheffield Wednesday 4-4-2

Westwood; Palmer, Hector, Thorniley, Fox; Reach, Hutchinson, Bannan, Pelupessy (Boyd, 45’); Fletcher, Joao (Forestieri, 77’)

Subs not used:

Dawson, Lazaar, Iorfa, Aarons, Nuhiu


Bannan, Fletcher

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