Millwall 0-2 Leicester City, Carabao Cup Third Round: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 5-2-3



Leicester City 3-5-2

Half Time: 0 - 0 The Den ( Attendance: 9,985 (1,375) )
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Millwall crashed out of the Carabao Cup as Premier League side Leicester City eased to a comfortable 2-0 victory at The Den.

The Lions had the better of the first-half chances with Ryan Leonard and Connor Mahoney both going close early on, the latter testing Leicester keeper Danny Ward with a driven effort from outside the box.

In comparison, Leicester’s only sight of goal came through a Youri Tielemans free-kick in the 38th minute which never looked like truly testing George Long.

Millwall boss Gary Rowett would have wanted more of the same from his side in the second- half but instead they gifted Leicester a goal just five minutes after the break.

Ryan Leonard’s throw infield put Jake Cooper in a tricky situation, allowing Kelechi Iheanacho through on goal and although Long denied the forward, Ademola Lookman was on hand to put away the rebound.

Despite attacking changes in search of an equaliser, Millwall failed to test Ward for the remainder of the game with Iheanacho making sure of the win two minutes from time.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Ryan Leonard’s poor throw undid all of Millwall’s hard work from the opening 45 minutes. You could tell once it left his hands that the Lions were in trouble.

Moan of the Match

Millwall defended solidly throughout, but a silly mistake gave Leicester a chance which they were never going to refuse and it was an uphill struggle from then on.

Talking Point

Could Rowett have gone with a more attacking line-up? His team selection suggested that the cup was not a priority.

Man of the Match

Billy Mitchell – the youngster competed brilliantly against a quality midfield in Youri Tielemans and Wilfred Ndidi.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire) – not much for the ref to do in this one. A well tempered game that both sides seemed to use as a fitness builder.


Lively at times, but even against Premier League opposition, this was never going to be a cup classic.


A very familiar story for Millwall – defended well, threatened to look dangerous and conceded a soft goal due to a defensive error.

Line Ups

Millwall 5-2-3

Long; Leonard, Hutchinson (Ballard, 65), Pearce (Afobe, 72), Cooper, M. Wallace; Mitchell, G. Evans; Thompson (Smith, 72), Bradshaw, Mahoney

Subs not used:

Bialkowski, Malone, Saville, Bodvarsson

Leicester City 3-5-2

Ward; Amartey, Soyuncu, J. Evans; Albrighton (Vestergaard, 72), Tielemans, Ndidi, Dewsbury-Hall, Thomas; Iheanacho, Lookman (Daka, 69)

Subs not used:

Jakupovic, Barnes, Maddison, Castagne, Soumare

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