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


Swansea City 3-4-2-1



Millwall 5-2-3

Half Time: 0 - 0 The Liberty Stadium ( Attendance: 16,007 )
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Millwall’s slow start to the Championship season continued with a goalless draw against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

A lethargic opening 45 minutes sprang into life in the final few minutes when Jamie Paterson squandered a gilt-edged chance from close range before Daniel Ballard fired over from a low Jed Wallace cross.

Wallace himself then had a half-chance just after the restart but could only strike over from just inside the box.

At the other end, Joel Piroe forced Bartosz Bialkowski into a good save after link-up play found him in space in the box before Michael Obafemi missed the best chance of the game when he slid an effort wide.

However, Millwall looked the more likely to score late on as Tom Bradshaw had an effort saved from a Scott Malone cross before Wallace forced a strong stop from Swansea keeper Ben Hamer.

Swansea had one final chance themselves to win the game at the death as Bialkowski dived brilliantly to his left to stop Liam Walsh’s free-kick but in the end both sides had to settle for a point apiece.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Substitute Michael Obafemi squandered possibly the best chance of the game from close range with just over 15 minutes left to play.

Moan of the Match

Swansea appeared to try to bore Millwall’s defence into submission, rather than play any actual penetrative football.

Talking Point

Millwall have slowly improved as players have returned from injury but still lack a cutting edge at times, how do they solve that without jeopardising their defensive stability?

Man of the Match

Jed Wallace – provided an attacking bright spark for the Lions as he drove at the Swans defence time after time, making it an uncomfortable evening for their back three.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

John Busby (Oxfordshire) – generally fair throughout and tried to let the game flow.


Quiet throughout and rather uninspiring for the home players when the game really needed an injection of excitement.


Millwall were arguably the better side for long spells but much like Saturday’s draw against West Bromwich Albion, were unable to find that crucial cutting edge.

Line Ups

Swansea City 3-4-2-1

Hamer; R. Bennett, Naughton, Cabango; Laird, Downes, Grimes, Manning; Ntcham (Obafemi, 63), Paterson (Walsh, 69); Piroe (Cullen, 80)

Subs not used:

Benda, Fulton, Latibeaudiere, Bidwell


R. Bennett, Downes

Millwall 5-2-3

Bialkowski; Mitchell, Ballard (Leonard, 70), M. Wallace, Cooper, Malone; Kieftenbeld, Saville; J. Wallace, Bradshaw (Smith, 86), M. Bennett (Mahoney, 62)

Subs not used:

Long, Pearce, Thompson, Bodvarsson


Bradshaw, M. Wallace, Saville

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