Millwall 1-3 Norwich City, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 4-4-2



Norwich City 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 1 - 1 The Den ( Attendance: 16,478 (3,240) )
1 min

Millwall’s slide towards the drop zone continued as table-toppers Norwich City cruised to a 3-1 victory at The Den.

The Canaries took the lead in the 16th minute when Marco Stiepermann fired home a rebound after a fine Jordan Archer save.

However parity was restored on the stroke of half-time as Shaun Williams headed in off the upright after Steve Morison’s clever flick on from a corner.

Norwich regained the lead through Christoph Zimmermann’s bullet header in the 69th minute before Teemu Pukki put the game out of reach 10 minutes later.

The Lions should have halved the deficit as Steve Morison and Mahlon Romeo were both thwarted by a fine double save from Tim Krul while at the other end Archer denied Pukki a second and Norwich fourth.

The defeat means Millwall not only record back-to-back home defeats for the first time since October 2016 but are now just one point above the drop zone.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Teemu Pukki’s 79th minute strike ended any hopes of a Millwall fightback.

Moan of the Match

Millwall needed to make more use of Steve Morison’s aerial strength rather than playing long balls up to Lee Gregory.

Talking Point

With Lee Gregory having some success getting in behind Norwich’s backline, should the Lions have made use of Fred Onyedinma’s pace?

Man of the Match

Teemu Pukki – the Championship goal scoring menace provided a constant problem for Shaun Hutchinson and Jake Cooper.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

David Webb (County Durham) – excellent throughout and looked to play advantage wherever possible.


Norwich City’s fans made a lot of noise and the Lions fans were as passionate as ever.


Millwall struggle to find goals and struggled once again against a side surely destined for promotion.

Line Ups

Millwall 4-4-2

Archer; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, Meredith (O’Brien, 74); J. Wallace, Thompson, Williams (Elliott, 84), Ferguson; Morison, Gregory

Subs not used:

Martin, Pearce, Tunnicliffe, Leonard, Onyedinma


Meredith, Thompson

Norwich City 4-2-3-1

Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Lewis (Klose, 88); Trybull, McLean; Buendia (Leitner, 84), Stiepermann, Hernandez (Vrancic, 87); Pukki

Subs not used:

Oxborough, Rhodes, Tettey, Hanley

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