Leeds United 3-2 Millwall, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Leeds United 4-1-4-1



Millwall 5-3-2

Half Time: 0 - 2 Elland Road ( Attendance: 34,006 (471) )
1 min

Millwall were on the wrong side of a remarkable second-half turnaround at Elland Road, losing 3-2 to Leeds United after taking an early 2-0 lead.

Two goals from Leeds’ Patrick Bamford either side of a Pablo Hernandez strike wrote off earlier goals from Shaun Hutchinson and Jed Wallace.

Hutchinson opened the scoring from a corner in the opening five minutes before Wallace converted from the penalty spot following Jon Dadi Bodvarsson’s good work down the left. 

However, the hosts were dominant after the interval with Millwall barely able to escape their own half. 

Leeds’ fightback began three minutes after the break as Bamford netted a rebound after Lions keeper Bartosz Bialkowski superbly denied Luke Ayling’s effort from a corner.

Hernandez then beat the Polish shot-stopper from outside the box in the 62nd minute to make it 2-2 before Bamford completed the comeback just four minutes later, heading past Bialkowski from close range.

The result means Millwall drop to ninth in the table and will rue an evening when earlier they were firmly entrenched in the top six.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Patrick Bamford’s second and Leeds’ third completed an impressive turnaround for the hosts.

Moan of the Match

Millwall gave Leeds far too many chances, forcing Bartosz Bialkowski to be a lot busier than he should have been.

Talking Point

Will the psychological impact of this defeat on the Lions have a lasting effect on their play-off push?

Man of the Match

Bartosz Bialkowski – stopped Leeds from scoring earlier and then adding to their lead once Bielsa’s men had the advantage.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Darren England (South Yorkshire) – fair throughout, although there were question marks as to whether the ball went out of play before Millwall won the penalty for their second goal.


Lively as both sets of fans, with their animosity toward each other, sought to push their team on to victory.


Millwall will be incredibly disappointed not to get anything from the game having taken an early lead.

Line Ups

Leeds United 4-1-4-1

Casilla; Ayling, White, Cooper, Alioski; Klich; Costa, Dallas, Hernandez (Shackleton, 90+4), Harrison; Bamford

Subs not used:

Meslier, Roberts, Stevens, Casey, Struijk, Poveda


Hernandez, Bamford

Millwall 5-3-2

Bialkowski; Romeo, Hutchinson, Pearce (Ferguson, 72), Cooper, M. Wallace; Molumby, Woods, J. Wallace; Bradshaw (Smith, 83), Bodvarsson (Mahoney, 72)

Subs not used:

Sandford, O’Brien, Skalak, Mitchell



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