Millwall 2-1 Leeds United, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 4-4-1-1



Leeds United 4-1-4-1

Half Time: 2 - 0 The Den ( Attendance: 16,311 (2,212) )
1 min

Tom Bradshaw netted for the first time at The Den as managerless Millwall beat promotion chasers Leeds United 2-1.

After an even start, the visitors found themselves down to 10-men in the 14th minute as Gaetano Berardi picked up a straight red for a foul on Bradshaw in the area.

Jed Wallace made no mistake from the resultant spot-kick to score his third goal of the season, firing past Kiko Casilla into the top corner.

Bradshaw then turned scorer for Millwall’s second on the stroke of half-time after superb play from Ben Thompson allowed Shane Ferguson to cross for the former Barnsley man’s neat back heel.

A standing ovation was given at the interval, but Marcelo Bielsa’s side pulled one back less than sixty seconds into the second half as Ezgjan Alioski bundled home from close range.

It set the tone for the second period with the Lions sitting back for long periods but eventually holding on to take all three points and move 15th in the table.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Gaetano Berardi’s red card gave Millwall a man advantage and the impetus to take control of the game with the resultant penalty.

Moan of the Match

Millwall gave ten-man Leeds far too much time and respect in the second-half.

Talking Point

With fluent attacking play today, how is this the first time in eighteen league games the Lions have netted more than once?

Man of the Match

Tom Bradshaw – did not stop running up front and took his goal well.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

James Linington (Newport) – quite fair overall, although the penalty call and red card for Berardi were contentious decisions.


The Den was lively with the atmosphere enhanced by the noise of the travelling Leeds fans. 


Millwall set up well under caretaker boss Adam Barrett and thoroughly deserved all three points.

Line Ups

Millwall 4-4-1-1

Bialkowski; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, M. Wallace; J. Wallace, Leonard (Williams, 28), Molumby, Ferguson; Thompson (Bodvarsson, 80); Bradshaw

Subs not used:

Sandford, Pearce, Mahoney, O’Brien, Smith


Molumby, M. Wallace, Bialkowski, Ferguson

Leeds United 4-1-4-1

Casilla; Ayling, Berardi, White, Alioski; Phillips (Roberts, 76); Costa (Douglas, 46), Klich, Dallas, Harrison; Bamford (Nketiah, 62)

Subs not used:

Miazek, Gotts, Davis, Clarke



Sent Off


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