Millwall 1-1 Fulham, Championship: report, ratings and verdict
Half Time: 1 - 1 The Den ( Attendance: 12,870 (1,919) )
Jed Wallace missed a first-half penalty as Millwall drew 1-1 with Fulham to keep their faint Play-Off hopes alive at The Den.
Despite now being five games without a win, the Lions went toe-to-toe and stayed strong against automatic promotion hopefuls Fulham to stay seven points behind sixth-placed Preston.
The Cottagers were ahead after just two minutes with Alexander Mitrovic poking in from Joe Bryan’s cross to place himself as the league’s top scorer.
But luck went in the Lions favour as Jon Dadi Bodvarsson latched onto a stray ball to level the scores just six minutes later, despite being offside.
Jed Wallace then wasted a chance to turn the game around with a reckless penalty which struck the top of the bar as Millwall began to impose themselves on the game.
Fulham ramped up the pressure in the second period and after struggling to create chances, Neeskens Kebano’s last minute near post header almost stole the points.
Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…
The eighth minute equaliser clearly showed Bodvarsson in an offside position, but the goal lifted Millwall’s confidence and gave them the belief they needed to claim a point.
Moan of the Match
After the Lions showed such endeavour to earn a penalty, Jed Wallace completely lost his cool, blazing onto the crossbar from the spot.
Pressing high, believing in their quality and staying resolute until the end – how far are Millwall from getting points against the best sides in the division?
Man of the Match
Shaun Hutchinson – absolutely solid in defence, setting an example of how a defender should lead a team from the back.
Tweet of the Match
Andy Madley (West Yorkshire) – a disappointing showing after conversations with assistant referee Daniel Dobathan led to wrongly awarding the Millwall equaliser.
Contrary to Saturday, the home crowd was in high spirits, especially when they pressed in numbers against the high-flying Cottagers.
Millwall will rue the missed penalty, but a definite improvement from the weekend and deserved to take a point.
Bialkowski; Hutchinson, Pearce (Smith, 86), Cooper; Romeo, Molumby, Woods (Skalak, 86), M. Wallace; J. Wallace, Bradshaw (Leonard, 77), Bodvarsson
Subs not used:
Steele, Ferguson, Mahoney, O’Brien
Rodak; Odoi, Hector, Ream, Bryan; Cairney, Arter (Kebano, 88); Kamara (Cavaleiro, 70), Onomah, Reid; Mitrovic
Subs not used:
Bettinelli, Christie, Sessegnon, McDonald, Johansen