Millwall 2-0 QPR, Championship: report, ratings and verdict
Half Time: 0 - 0 The Den ( Attendance: NA )
Millwall secured back-to-back wins for the first time since October with a dominant 2-0 victory over Play-Off chasing QPR at The Den.
The Lions almost took the lead in the opening minute when the ball broke to Danny McNamara six yards out, only for the youngster’s finish to lack control and sail high over the bar.
Jed Wallace was the first to test David Marshall on 22 minutes when his whipped effort was kept out by the fingertips of the QPR keeper.
Millwall continued to pile on the pressure as both Jake Cooper and Murray Wallace had headers from set-pieces well saved.
But they finally made their dominance count three minutes into the second-half as Mason Bennett tapped home Scott Malone’s low cross, after the wing-back was picked out by an excellent crossfield ball from Jed Wallace.
The home side then doubled their lead in the 64th minute as substitute Tyler Burey claimed his first senior goal with a cool finish – Jed Wallace once again the chief architect.
And despite Millwall taking their foot off the gas, QPR failed to make Millwall keeper Bartosz Bialkowski work as they fell to back-to-back defeats for the first time since September.
Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…
Millwall’s early second-half goal settled the home crowds’ nerves and prevented QPR from getting their hopes up after a one-sided opening period.
Moan of the Match
Injury problems keep coming for Millwall as new signing Oliver Burke looks set for a spell on the sidelines with a possible hamstring injury.
Tyler Burey’s first Millwall goal will delight the home crowd. Will the promising youngster get more chances to shine with the injuries mounting?
Man of the Match
Jed Wallace – he may still be finding his form but Millwall have missed their talisman with the player integral in both goals.
Tweet of the Match
James Linington (Newport) – slowed the game down at times for no apparent reason, both sides would argue he was against them.
The sizable QPR following were given nothing to shout about, while a small home crowd were treated to some rare entertainment from their side.
Millwall looked more like a side chasing a Play-Off spot than QPR. Hoops fans will be concerned with this performance as the business end of the season approaches.
Bialkowski; McNamara, Hutchinson, Cooper, M.Wallace, Malone (Pearce, 82); Kieftenbeld, Mitchell; Burke (Burey, 28), Bennett (Saville, 89), J. Wallace
Subs not used:
Long, Mahoney, Evans, Lovelace
J. Wallace, Burey
Marshall; Dickie, Dunne, Barbet; Adomah (Amos, 76), Johansen (Austin, 76), Field, L. Wallace (Odubajo, 21); Willock; Dykes, Chair
Subs not used:
Dieng, Gray, Hendrick, Sanderson