Millwall 2-2 Wigan Athletic, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 4-4-1-1



Wigan Athletic 4-4-2

Half Time: 1 - 1 The Den ( Attendance: 10,021 (165) )
1 min

Millwall twice came from behind to claim a 2-2 draw against Wigan Athletic at The Den on Tuesday night.

The Latics, aiming to pick up their first win on the road this season, took the lead after just three minutes through Anthony Pilkington’s low strike following a Kieffer Moore knock down. 

Wigan could have found themselves further ahead but a lack of cutting edge allowed the Lions back into the game – Shaun Hutchinson equalising in the 24th minute with a bullet header from a Jed Wallace corner.

Millwall started the second-half slowly with Wigan’s Joe Garner afforded time to pick out Antonee Robinson, who fired past Bartosz Bialkowski to make it 2-1.

However, the lead was short-lived as second-half substitute Matt Smith headed past Wigan stopper David Marshall from Shaun Williams’ cross.

Wigan could have snatched the win late on with Garner missing a good chance and Hutchinson heading Jamal Lowe’s cross off the line but in the end it was honours even.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Matt Smith’s half-time introduction gave Millwall more impetus with the former QPR man grabbing the equaliser on the hour mark.

Moan of the Match

Millwall started slowly and Wigan could have been out of sight if they had taken their opportunities.

Talking Point

Can Gary Rowett help Connor Mahoney re-discover his early season form?

Man of the Match

Shaun Hutchinson – scored Millwall’s first goal and made a number of crucial interventions to stop Wigan at the other end.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Dean Whitestone (Northamptonshire) – fair throughout, although Lewis Macleod was perhaps lucky not to pick up a second yellow card.


Lively given the low attendance with Lions fans trying to fire up their players after a poor start.


Millwall failed to follow-up their impressive away win against Swansea City with a strong home performance and will be disappointed with their overall display.

Line Ups

Millwall 4-4-1-1

Bialkowski; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, M.Wallace; J. Wallace, Molumby, Williams, Mahoney (Smith, 46); Thompson (Skalak, 79), Bradshaw (O’Brien, 86)

Subs not used:

Steele, Pearce, Brown, Bodvarsson


Hutchinson, Romeo

Wigan Athletic 4-4-2

Marshall; Sterling, Dunkley, Mulgrew, Robinson; Pilkington (Kipre, 67), Macleod, Morsy, Lowe; Moore (Massey, 76), Garner (Windass, 86)

Subs not used:

Jacobs, Jones, Naismith, Gelhardt



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