Millwall 0-3 Swansea City, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 5-3-2



Swansea City 4-3-3

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

Millwall fell to a humbling 3-0 Championship defeat against Swansea courtesy of goals from Andre Ayew and a Jamal Lowe brace.

Gary Rowett’s side could have taken the lead inside five minutes when Jake Cooper squandered a great chance by heading a set-piece delivery wide.

Lowe then saw a shot well-saved by Bartosz Bialkowski just before the half-hour mark, but the keeper could do nothing from Ayew’s curled effort in first-half injury time.

Cooper again had a great chance to score early in the second period, but this time hit the post before Swansea began to dominate the game.

Wayne Routledge forced Bialkowski to parry an effort just over before the Swans doubled their lead through Lowe in the 76th minute as the winger capped off a fine run by smashing an effort low into the corner.

The Lions almost halved the deficit late on when Kenneth Zohore’s powerful effort was brilliantly tipped wide by Freddie Woodman but it was Lowe who added a third for Swansea with five minutes left to play.

The result means Swansea have won two from the last three Den visits with Millwall’s Play-Off hopes all but over with five games remaining.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Jake Cooper’s header against the post early in the second half – if it had gone in the game could have had a very different complexion.

Moan of the Match

Awful defending from the Lions gifted the visitors all three goals, with Swansea not having scored in over eight hours prior to Andre Ayew’s strike.

Talking Point

Millwall looked like they lacked belief despite winning their last three – why can they so rarely capitalise when they head into a game as the form side?

Man of the Match

Jamal Lowe – the winger drove the visiting side forward throughout and took both of his goals well.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Robert Jones (Merseyside) – didn’t let the game flow as much as he could have done and got a lot of minor calls wrong.


Millwall’s supporters would have made this a much tougher afternoon for their visitors and their performance certainly would not have been allowed to be so lethargic.


Gary Rowett’s side failed to deal with the weight of expectation to see their slim Play-Off hopes end after a very poor performance.

Line Ups

Millwall 5-3-2

Bialkowski; McNamara (Romeo, 62), M. Wallace, Pearce (Zohore, 62), Cooper, Malone; Kieftenbeld (Mahoney, 62), Mitchell (Williams, 77), Evans; J. Wallace, M. Bennett (Bodvarsson, 78)

Subs not used:

Fielding, Ferguson, Woods, Bradshaw

Swansea City 4-3-3

Woodman; Naughton, R. Bennett, Guehi, Manning; Fulton, Grimes, Hourihane; Ayew (Whittaker, 90+3),Routledge (Roberts, 77), Lowe (O. Cooper, 90+2)

Subs not used:

Hamer, Smith, Dhanda, Latibeaudiere, Bidwell, Cabango

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