Millwall 1-1 Brentford, Championship: report, ratings and verdict
Half Time: 1 - 1 The Den ( Attendance: NA )
Millwall and Brentford played out an entertaining 1-1 Championship draw at The Den courtesy of goals from Jed Wallace and Ivan Toney.
The Lions were the better side in the opening exchanges and deservedly took the lead after just four minutes following a good move down the left.
Scott Malone found Mason Bennett who weaved his way around Pontus Jansson before crossing for Wallace to head past Brentford keeper Luke Daniels.
The lead didn’t last too long though as Thomas Frank’s side grew into the game, causing Millwall’s backline problems before Ivan Toney won a penalty which he duly converted after 21 minutes.
Toney was a constant thorn in Millwall’s side and were it not for a number of crucial interventions by Alex Pearce arguably could have scored more on the day.
However, the Bees struggled to force too many clear cut chances and Millwall perhaps had the best chance to win it in the 71st minute when Tom Bradshaw fired wide from Bennett’s superb flick.
Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…
Ivan Toney’s equaliser confirmed a point apiece in what was ultimately a fair result for both sides.
Moan of the Match
Both sides’ set-pieces left a lot to be desired – it will surely mean plenty of work on the training ground this coming week.
Said Benrahma made his first appearance of the season – does this suggest he could actually be staying at Brentford?
Man of the Match
Alex Pearce – superb in his own defensive duties as well as marshalling the rest of the team.
Tweet of the Match
David Coote (Nottinghamshire) – quick to his whistle on too many occasions while Mahlon Romeo was perhaps lucky to escape a second booking in the first-half.
Both players were very much up for this one and the passion was there for all to see in both dugouts as well.
It’s a well-earned point for both teams in an exciting game neither side deserved to lose.
Bialkowski; Romeo, Hutchinson, Pearce, Cooper, Malone (M. Wallace, 90 +3); Woods, Leonard; J. Wallace, Bradshaw (Mahoney, 79), Bennett (Bodvarsson, 79)
Subs not used:
Fielding, Williams, Thompson, Smith
Romeo, Hutchinson, Leonard
Daniels; Dalsgaard, Jansson, Pinnock, Henry (Thompson, 3); Marcondes, Norgaard, Dasilva (Jensen, 79); Mbuemo, Toney, Canos (Benrahma, 73)
Subs not used:
Raya, Goode, Forss, Fosu