Millwall 2-1 Hull City, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 5-2-3



Hull City 3-4-2-1

Half Time: 0 - 0 The Den ( Attendance: 12,776 )
1 min

Millwall kept their Championship Play-Off hopes alive with a comfortable 2-1 win over Hull City at The Den.

Hull had the first effort on goal as Alfie Jones’ 10th minute shot was denied by Millwall keeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

At the other end, Tyler Burey almost capitalised on a poor Callum Elder backpass but the Hull City defender recovered well before the forward could get a shot away. 

And it took until the 40th minute for Millwall to have a real effort on goal as Scott Malone’s cushioned effort from a Tom Bradshaw knockdown was tipped around the post by Hull keeper Nathan Baxter.

However, after a frantic start to the second period which saw Bialkowski save on the line, Millwall broke the deadlock in the 51st minute through Malone’s bizarre deflected block from outside the area.

Four minutes later it was two, Benik Afobe combining well with Tom Bradshaw before the latter curled an effort past Baxter.

Burey and Murray Wallace had chances to further extend Millwall’s lead before Hull grabbed a late consolation through Tom Eaves.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Millwall’s opener was more than a little fortunate – but it’s about time they had some luck of their own this campaign.

Moan of the Match

The home crowd weren’t happy with the first-half display – the Lions really need to start games quicker as the end of the season pressure continues to build.

Talking Point

How important was Bartosz Bialkowski’s save on the line, just moments before Millwall’s opener?

Man of the Match

Tyler Burey – after a quiet first-half, the youngster proved instrumental in Millwall’s attacking play.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Dean Whitestone (Northamptonshire) – a bit quick to the whistle at times, but generally kept the game flowing well.


There was an undeniable sense of nervousness and frustration among the home crowd which quickly turned into a party atmosphere once Millwall’s second-half goals flew in.


A huge win for Millwall and with results elsewhere going their way, there is a real chance of a top-six finish.

Line Ups

Millwall 5-2-3

Bialkowski; McNamara, Ballard, Cooper, M.Wallace, Malone (Hutchinson, 63); Mitchell, Saville; Burey (Burke, 79), Bradshaw, Afobe (Leonard, 90)

Subs not used:

Long, Kieftenbeld, Ojo, Evans


Ballard, Bialkowski

Hull City 3-4-2-1

Baxter; Jones, McLoughlin, Greaves; Longman, Slater (Eaves, 72), Smallwood, Elder (Coyle, 86); Honeyman, Lewis-Potter; Sayyadmanesh (Forss, 72)

Subs not used:

Ingram, Docherty, Huddlestone, Bernard

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