Luton Town 1-1 Millwall, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Luton Town 5-3-2



Millwall 5-2-1-2

Half Time: 0 - 0 Kenilworth Road ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

Millwall saw their unbeaten run extend to nine Championship games as a late equaliser earned them a point in a 1-1 draw against Luton Town.

George Evans and Tom Bradshaw squandered early chances for the Lions while at the other end Jordan Clark forced Bartosz Bialkowski into a firm save.

Ryan Tunnicliffe was then fortunate not to be shown a red card early in the second-half for a studs up challenge on Ben Thompson.

And less than ten minutes later he provided the perfect cross for Elijah Adebayo’s miss hit effort to beat Bialkowski and give Luton the lead.

Adebayo could have doubled Luton’s lead soon after as he headed a Clark cross over before Millwall began to turn up the pressure.

Mason Bennett linked up well with Jed Wallace to force Simon Sluga into a save from close range before Wallace’s free-kick was impressively tipped past the post moments later.

But the pressure eventually told deep into stoppage time as Matt Smith headed a cross down for Evans, who beat Sluga with a well-placed header.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

George Evans’ first Lions goal ensured their unbeaten run continued.

Moan of the Match

Millwall’s lack of natural width in the 5-2-1-2 system going forward severely limited their attacking options before they switched to a 4-4-2 in the second-half.

Talking Point

How can Millwall strike a better balance with their defence and attack without switching formations with substitutes midway through games?

Man of the Match

Alex Pearce – dominant aerially and generally dealt with everything that came his way. 

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Graham Scott (Oxfordshire) – consistent and looked to play advantage wherever possible but arguably could have shown Ryan Tunnicliffe a red for a foul on Ben Thompson.


A scrappy affair would’ve spurred both sets of supporters on if they were in attendance, which could’ve added more quality.


Millwall will be delighted after their late pressure paid off, although they didn’t play with enough quality for long spells to warrant anything more than a draw.

Line Ups

Luton Town 5-3-2

Sluga; Clark, Cranie, Bradley, Potts, Naismith; Tunnicliffe (Berry, 83), Morrell (Rea, 64), Dewsbury-Hall (Cornick, 84); Ince (Mpanzu, 75), Adebayo (Collins, 84)

Subs not used:

Shea, Hylton, Moncur, Bree


Tunnicliffe, Sluga

Millwall 5-2-1-2

Bialkowski; Romeo, Hutchinson, Pearce, Evans, Malone; Woods (Williams, 75), Thompson (Bennett, 61); J. Wallace; Bodvarsson (Burey, 75), Bradshaw (Smith, 61)

Subs not used:

Fielding, Tiensia, McNamara, Mitchell



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