Millwall 2-0 Huddersfield Town, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 5-2-3



Huddersfield Town 3-5-2

Half Time: 1 - 0 The Den ( Attendance: 10,792 (535) )
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Millwall extended their unbeaten run to eight league games and boosted their Play-Off credentials with an impressive 2-0 victory over fellow promotion hopefuls Huddersfield Town at The Den.

The Lions dominated the early exchanges with Benik Afobe a constant thorn in the paw of the Terriers.

And the forward opened the scoring after 27 minutes when Jonathan Hogg’s loose pass was capitalised on by Jed Wallace with the ball ending up at his feet to coolly curl past Lee Nicholls.

Afobe should then have doubled his tally on 55 minutes, only for his finish to be tame from Mason Bennett’s cut back.

But the striker made amends two minutes later, smashing home a loose ball after Huddersfield failed to clear a Millwall free-kick.

There was little sign of a Huddersfield comeback too as Afobe was denied a hat-trick by the crossbar after a header from a corner while Daniel Ballard’s follow up was superbly denied by Nicholls.

Afobe once again came close to a third late on when his flicked header was denied by the post as a rampant Millwall moved to within two points of the top six.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Benik Afobe’s sublime second goal settled Millwall nerves, minutes after he wasted a golden opportunity.

Moan of the Match

Hard to moan after a Millwall performance like this – although many were unimpressed with Huddersfield’s away kits, which were far from colour-blind friendly.

Talking Point

Does this win signal that Millwall are genuine Play-Off contenders?

Man of the Match

Benik Afobe – a brilliant striker’s performance, so unlucky not to have scored a hat-trick.

Tweet of the Match


Referee Watch

James Linington (Isle of Wight) – boos throughout by the home fans for a questionable early decision but all in all a quiet game for the official.


Not the bumper crowd that saw Saturday’s draw against Middlesbrough, but those in attendance enjoyed the spectacle.


A superb victory for Millwall which surely launches them into Play-Off contention; a truly dominant display against the Championship’s form side.

Line Ups

Millwall 5-2-3

Bialkowski; McNamara, Ballard, Cooper, M.Wallace, Malone; Mitchell, Saville; J. Wallace, Afobe, Bennett (Burey, 80)

Subs not used:

Long, Ojo, Pearce, Mahoney, Muller, Topalloj


Bennett, J. Wallace

Huddersfield Town 3-5-2

Nicholls; Pearson (Turton, 57), Lees, Colwill; Thomas (Anjorin, 70), Russell, Hogg (Sinani, 46), O’Brien, Toffolo; Holmes, Ward

Subs not used:

Blackman, Pipa, Rhodes, Koroma

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