Millwall 2-2 Nottingham Forest, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 4-4-1-1



Nottingham Forest 3-5-2

Half Time: 1 - 0 The Den ( Attendance: 12,976 (1,267) )
1 min

Millwall’s unbeaten home run under new boss Gary Rowett continued with an enthralling 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest.

The Lions dominated the first-half and should have been further ahead than just Shaun Williams’ header from a 15th minute Jed Wallace corner.

Forest came out firing after the interval and soon had an equaliser through former Lions striker Lewis Grabban after Joe Worrall’s header back across goal.

However, Millwall rallied and could have had a penalty when Sammy Ameobi appeared to foul Tom Bradshaw in the box while Jake Cooper saw Ameobi clear his header off the line.

And their failure to take their chances appeared to cost the Lions as Grabban netted his second goal of the game in the 88th minute.

But when Nottingham Forest stopper Brice Samba failed to hold Shaun Williams’ long range effort in stoppage time, Aiden O’Brien tapped home to ensure the two sides shared the points.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

O’Brien’s first Championship goal of the season ensured the Lions got at least the point they deserved.

Moan of the Match

Millwall failed to take their chances and put the game out of sight in the first-half, allowing Forest back into the game.

Talking Point

Just how good was Jed Wallace? But will his impressive form alert bigger clubs to his talents in January?

Man of the Match

Jed Wallace – the winger caused Forest’s backline all sorts of problems throughout the game, although his final ball was slightly disappointing.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

John Brooks (Leicestershire) – waved away Millwall’s penalty appeals when Ameobi appeared to foul Bradshaw, but other than that had no major decisions to make.


Slightly quieter than the usual Friday night at The Den, but understandable with Christmas around the corner.


The Lions will rightly be disappointed not to have made the most of their dominance in both the opening period and after Forest’s equaliser.

Line Ups

Millwall 4-4-1-1

Bialkowski; Romeo, Pearce, Cooper, M. Wallace; J. Wallace, Molumby, Williams, Skalak (O’Brien, 78); Thompson (Mahoney, 83); Smith (Bradshaw, 61)

Subs not used:

Sandford, Hutchinson, Brown, Bodvarsson



Nottingham Forest 3-5-2

Samba; Figueiredo (Lolley, 57), Dawson, Worrall; Cash, Silva, Watson, Semedo (Admoah, 80), Robinson; Ameobi, Mir (Grabban, 62)

Subs not used:

Muric, Chema, Bostock, Carvalho


Cash, Silva

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