Millwall 1-1 Nottingham Forest, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 4-2-3-1



Nottingham Forest 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 0 - 0 The Den ( Attendance: NA )
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Millwall’s poor home form continued as they drew 1-1 with Championship strugglers Nottingham Forest at The Den.

The Lions could have had a penalty just minutes into the game when Jed Wallace’s strike appeared to hit the arm of Loic Mbe Soh but their appeals were waved away.

The rest of the half was relatively quiet except for a Bartosz Bialkowski save which denied Ryan Yates from a tough angle just past the half-hour mark.

However, the second-half sprung into life after just two minutes as Jon Dadi Bodvarsson burst into the box and cut back for Tom Bradshaw to give Millwall the lead.

The visitors were level soon after though – on 49 minutes – as a long, hopeful ball down the middle evaded everyone but Alex Mighten, who fired past Bialkowski from close range.

Millwall could have immediately restored the lead had Wallace converted from a wonderful defence-splitting pass from Bodvarsson, but he was caught in two minds whether to pass or shoot and ended up putting his effort wide.

Both sides continued to push for a winner but, despite Ryan Leonard’s long-range effort in injury time, had to settle for a share of the points.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Jed Wallace’s chance early in the second-half to make it 2-1 could have won the Lions the three points.

Moan of the Match

Millwall were largely the better side but were yet again frustrated at home as their search for a second league win of the season in SE16 goes on.

Talking Point

Should Millwall have had an early penalty for handball against Loic Mbe Soh?

Man of the Match

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson – led the line well with pressing intensity and excellently linked play up, providing the assist for Tom Bradshaw’s goal.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Oliver Langford (West Midlands) – didn’t let the game flow from the first whistle, missed a clear handball penalty appeal and brandished harsh yellow cards.


The poor refereeing performance further ignited the players’ passion and appeared to make for a better game despite their frustrations.


Both sides looked more confident after midweek wins, and Millwall arguably put in their best home display since their last win at The Den on October 20th.

Line Ups

Millwall 4-2-3-1

Bialkowski; Romeo, Hutchinson, Cooper, M. Wallace; Leonard, Williams (Thompson, 90); J. Wallace (Burey, 90), Bradshaw (Parrott, 72), Bennett (M. Smith, 72); Bodvarsson (Skalak, 84)

Subs not used:

Fielding, Pearce, Muller, Tiensia


Leonard, Romeo

Nottingham Forest 4-2-3-1

Samba; Christie, Mbe Soh, Worrall, Ribeiro; Sow, Yates; Ameobi, Cafu, Mighten (Knockaert, 74); Grabban (Taylor, 69)

Subs not used:

J. Smith, Figueiredo, Bong, Jenkinson, Guerrero, Lolley, Arter


Cafu, Ribeiro, Ameobi, Sow

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