Millwall 1-2 Coventry City, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 4-2-3-1



Coventry City 3-4-2-1

Half Time: 0 - 2 The Den ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

Millwall’s poor home record continued into 2021 with a 2-1 defeat to Coventry City at The Den.

Having not played for a fortnight due to a coronavirus outbreak, the Lions looked like strangers as they struggled to find any fluidity in the opening 45 minutes.

Coventry capitalised on Millwall’s dismal first-half showing, opening the scoring after 20 minutes as Jake Cooper turned into his own net after Jordan Shipley’s effort rebounded off the post.

And the Sky Blues made it two six minutes later, Gustavo Hamer’s free-kick initially hitting the wall before making sure with the rebound which deflected off Cooper and past a static Bart Bialkowski.

Millwall improved in the second period but still lacked creativity before Jed Wallace’s 74th minute penalty gave them a lifeline after Troy Parrott was fouled in the box.

However, any hopes of a revival were further shattered as Murray Wallace was sent-off for a second bookable offence in stoppage time.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Some terribly sloppy play from Millwall let Coventry in for their opener and set the tone for the rest of the Lions’ performance.

Moan of the Match

Millwall looked like a team that enjoyed their enforced Christmas break too much – sluggish and lacking any real cohesion.

Talking Point

The lack of energy in Millwall’s midfield was startling – Ryan Woods and Shaun Williams are not a combination that works.

Man of the Match

Troy Parrott – the youngster’s half-time introduction gave Millwall some much needed forward thrust.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

James Linington (Newport) – a faultless performance which even Millwall fans would be struggling to blame this defeat on.


There won’t be too many happy Millwall faces after this display – had fans been allowed in the ground it could have turned toxic.


A genuinely awful display that will worry Millwall fans; January signings are a must if Gary Rowett’s side want to avoid getting dragged into a relegation battle.

Line Ups

Millwall 4-2-3-1

Bialkowski; Romeo (Burey, 86), Hutchinson, Cooper, M. Wallace; Woods, Williams (Smith, 86); J. Wallace, Bradshaw (Zohore, 68), Bennett (Malone, 46); Bodvarsson (Parrott, 46)

Subs not used:

Fielding, Ferguson, Leonard, B. Thompson


Woods, M. Wallace

Sent Off

M. Wallace

Coventry City 3-4-2-1

Wilson; Ostigard, McFadzean, Hyam; Dabo, Hamer, Sheaf, McCallum; O’Hare, Shipley (Giles, 67); Godden (Biamou, 15)

Subs not used:

Camp, Allen, Bakayoko, Bapaga, Da Costa, Hilssner, J. Thompson



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