Preston North End 0-2 Millwall, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Preston North End 4-2-3-1



Millwall 5-2-3

Half Time: 0 - 0 Deepdale ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

Millwall moved up to fourth in the Championship table with a 2-0 win at Preston North End, courtesy of Kenneth Zohore’s first goal for the club and a Jed Wallace penalty.

The first-half was a quiet affair with chances few and far between, giving the Lions a platform to build on in the second period.

And they did just that when a slick 54th minute counter attack saw Mason Bennett brilliantly release Wallace, with the winger finding Zohore for an easy finish from close range to give them the lead.

Preston then had a chance to equalise when Dan Johnson released substitute Tom Barkhuizen in the 66th minute but Bartosz Bialkowski saved well.

The Lions defended well in their shape and didn’t concede any clear cut chances, before a set-piece saw centre back Murray Wallace fouled to give namesake Jed the chance to double the advantage

The wideman made no mistake from the spot with just six minutes left to play as Millwall extended their unbeaten run to four matches.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Jed Wallace’s penalty scuppered any chances of a late comeback for Alex Neil’s Preston.

Moan of the Match

Kenneth Zohore came off injured after good display leading the line, which is far from ideal for the Lions given Troy Parrott isn’t fit yet.

Talking Point

Having been notoriously slow starters in previous seasons, just how far up the table can this impressive beginning take Millwall?

Man of the Match

Ryan Woods – expertly dictated play from in front of the Lions’ back four.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Darren Bond (Lancashire) – had just one major decision to make and got it right in awarding Millwall an 83rd minute penalty for the foul on Murray Wallace.


A passionate affair with a few strong challenges with both sides helping to create a good game despite the lack of a crowd.


An impressive Millwall display provided them with a deserved three points against another side likely to be looking to reach the top six this season.

Line Ups

Preston North End 4-2-3-1

Rudd; Rafferty, Bauer (Huntington, 46), Storey, Hughes; Browne Ledson (Barkhuizen, 64); Sinclair, Johnson, Potts (Harrop, 55) ; Riis Jakobsen

Subs not used:

Ripley, Earl, Stockley, Maguire


Johnson, Browne

Millwall 5-2-3

Bialkowski; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, M. Wallace, Malone; Leonard, Woods; J. Wallace (Ferguson, 90+2), Bennett (Bodvarsson, 72), Zohore (Bradshaw, 75)

Subs not used:

Fielding, Thompson, Mahoney, Smith

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