Millwall 1-1 Swansea City, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 3-4-3



Swansea City 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 1 - 0 The Den ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

Millwall’s Championship Play-Off hopes are all but over as they drew 1-1 with fellow promotion rivals Swansea City at The Den.

Bartosz Bialkowski’s 66th minute own goal cancelled out Mason Bennett’s 21st minute opener as the Lions couldn’t make their dominance pay.

Barring their fortuitous equaliser which saw Rhian Brewster’s free-kick go in via Millwall keeper Bialkowski, Swansea offered very little in attack.

Murray Wallace had the Lions’ best chance to regain the lead in the 75th minute, heading wide from a Jed Wallace corner.

And despite concerted pressure in the dying stages, Millwall were restricted to set-piece efforts while Matt Smith also had a penalty appeal waved away late into stoppage time.

The draw leaves Millwall five points off the top six with any Play-Off push very much dependent on results elsewhere now as well as their own.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Bartosz Bialkowski’s own goal ensured Swansea came away with a share of the spoils.

Moan of the Match

Millwall dominated for large periods but failed to create enough clear cut chances.

Talking Point

Should Ben Wilmot have seen red for a foul on Tom Bradshaw as the Lions striker was clean through on goal?

Man of the Match

Ryan Woods – an excellent, tenacious midfield display alongside the equally impressive Shaun Williams.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

James Linington (Isle of Wight) – poor throughout, missing a number of obvious fouls from both sides and failed to play advantages on more than one occasion.


No crowd noise was played through The Den’s speakers this time out, so eerily only the players’ conversations could be heard.


A draw does neither side any favours and both now look unlikely to be able to reach the top six.

Line Ups

Millwall 3-4-3

Bialkowski; Hutchinson, Cooper, M. Wallace; Romeo, Woods, Williams, Ferguson; J. Wallace, Bradshaw (Smith, 85), Bennett (Mahoney, 46)

Subs not used:

Steele, Pearce, Mitchell, Molumby, Thompson, Skalak, Leonard


Hutchinson, M. Wallace

Swansea City 4-2-3-1

Woodman; Naughton, Wilmot (Guehi, 83), Cabango, Bidwell; Byers, Grimes; Ayew, Gallagher, Dhanda (Celina, 59), Brewster

Subs not used:

Mulder, Roberts, Fulton, Kalulu, Dyer, Routledge, Cullen



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