Millwall 0-0 Birmingham City, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 3-4-3



Birmingham City 4-4-2

Half Time: 0 - 0 The Den ( Attendance: 11,209 (1,077) )
1 min

Millwall missed the chance to move within touching distance of the Championship Play-Offs with a goalless draw against Birmingham City at The Den.

A low key first-half saw just one real chance for either side as Scott Hogan poked wide early on for the visitors while Jed Wallace saw an effort clawed away by Lee Camp.

The start of the second period saw Birmingham have a goal disallowed for a foul in the build-up before a tactical switch by boss Gary Rowett saw the tide turn in the Lions’ favour.

With Wallace now more involved, he linked up well with Mahlon Romeo with the latter firing a low cross across the six yard box only to see it narrowly evade the outstretched Tom Bradshaw. 

The draw sees Millwall move up to 10th, with the Lions now surely needing a win on Saturday against Bristol City to keep any slim play-off hopes alive.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Tom Bradshaw and Matt Smith’s second-half introductions saw the Lions switch to a 4-4-2 and allow them to push Birmingham back into their own half.

Moan of the Match

Millwall are a physically big side and therefore need to make more of their opportunities from set pieces.

Talking Point

Can Millwall afford to drop too many points in the coming weeks if they are to harbour ambitions of the Play-Offs?

Man of the Match

Mahlon Romeo  – defended well when questions were posed, whilst contributing to the attacking phases well.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

David Webb (County Durham) – consistently poor by missing lots of tight calls, but did make the right one in disallowing Birmingham’s goal.


Fairly quiet by the Lions’ standards but understandable after a poor showing at Wigan on Saturday and considering the game was on TV.


Millwall will be disappointed with the lack of quality chances created and that needs to be addressed if they are to end the season strongly.

Line Ups

Millwall 3-4-3

Bialkowski; Hutchinson, Pearce (Smith, 63), Cooper; Romeo, Molumby, Woods, M. Wallace; J. Wallace, Bodvarsson (Mahoney, 80), Bennett (Bradshaw, 63)

Subs not used:

Steele, Ferguson, O’Brien, Mitchell



Birmingham City 4-4-2

Camp; Colin, Roberts, Dean, Pedersen; Bela (Crowley, 66), Gardner, Sunjic, Bellingham (Kieftenbeld, 72); Jutkiewicz, Hogan

Subs not used:

Harding, Clarke-Salter, Montero, Trueman, Boyd-Munce

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