Millwall 1-2 Bristol City, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 4-4-2



Bristol City 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 1 - 0 The Den ( Attendance: )
1 min

Millwall were beaten 2-1 at The Den by a plucky Bristol City side on a frustrating evening in SE16.

A poor first-half sparked into life in the 41st minute when a long ball forward to Steve Morison was headed down to Lee Gregory who expertly volleyed past Bristol City keeper Max O’Leary.

The Lions came close to doubling their advantage early in the second period as Jake Cooper headed a corner onto the post before Ryan Tunnicliffe forced a smart save from O’Leary.

Shaun Williams then had a glorious opportunity to seal the victory from the penalty spot in the 72nd minute only to see his tame effort easily saved by O’Leary.

That buoyed the visitors into action with Jamie Paterson striking an excellent free-kick four minutes later before Diedhiou fired home after a lovely one-touch move to make it 2-1 (81).

Despite their late advances, the Lions were unable to find an equaliser and, although assured of their Championship status for another season, remain 21st in the table.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

A tepid first-half was brought to life by Lee Gregory’s excellent turn and shot to ensure a much livelier second period.

Moan of the Match

Shaun Williams’ frustratingly tame 73rd minute penalty – had the Irishman converted the Lions would surely have been looking at victory and not a defeat.

Talking Point

Having limped over the line to Championship safety, how can Neil Harris add real depth to his struggling squad on a limited budget over the course of the summer?

Man of the Match

Lee Gregory – a menace throughout who constantly looked to bring team-mates into play at every opportunity as well.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire) – a relatively quiet night for the man in the middle.


Considering the game was effectively a dead rubber, there was a decent noise from the home crowd with the travelling mid-week away support also impressive.


The final home game of the campaign summed up Millwall’s entire season – at times meandering with a few flashes of brilliance but eventually leading to disappointment.

Line Ups

Millwall 4-4-2

Martin; Romeo, Pearce, Cooper, Meredith (McLaughlin, 78); Tunnicliffe, Williams (Elliott, 87), Leonard, Ferguson; Morison, Gregory

Subs not used:

Amos, Skalak, Debrah, Mitchell, Alexander

Bristol City 4-2-3-1

O’Leary; Hunt (Pisano,30) (Taylor, 62) , Kalas, Webster, Kelly; Walsh (Palmer, 46), Pack; Weimann, Brownhill, Paterson; Diedhiou

Subs not used:

Dasilva, Wright, Eliasson, Eisa


Brownhill, Walsh, Palmer

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