New Huddersfield signing Nahki Wells scored a last-minute winner to condemn Ian Holloway to defeat in his first game in charge of Millwall.

The 23-year-old found the net from a tight angle 24 hours after his club-record transfer from Bradford.

Millwall's Scott McDonald hit the post from 18 yards while Steve Morison had a header well saved by Alex Smithies.

But Holloway's side remain in danger, one point above the relegation zone after a fifth defeat in six games.

Nahki Wells' fine season

The Bermuda international scored three times during Bradford's run to the final of the Capital One Cup final last season plus a further four goals in the play-offs to help the Bantams win promotion.

Huddersfield are up to 12th in the Championship table, five points off the play-offs after a second win in three games.

Wells was signed by the Terriers on Friday after scoring 15 goals for League One Bradford this campaign.

He technically joined on loan so he could face Millwall and will make his permanent move on Monday.

And he did not require long to endear himself to Huddersfield's fans, scoring 34 minutes after coming on as a 56th-minute substitute.

There were positives for former Crystal Palace and Blackpool manager Holloway, who took charge of Millwall earlier in the week.

Morison, on loan from Leeds, was denied by a fine save from keeper Smithies following an error by Oliver Norwood before the interval.

The Lions had shipped 49 goals, the worst tally in the league before the match, but Huddersfield could not find a way through until right at the end.

Wells showed just why Huddersfield invested over £1.2m in him when he connected with a hopeful long ball from Adam Clayton and beat David Forde from 10 yards.

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"We have heard people question why he [Wells] has signed for Huddersfield, saying it is tantamount to lacking ambition.

"That's ignorant.

"These comments come from people who have no idea what's going on here, but that's fine."

Millwall manager Ian Holloway:

"It was a performance that deserved a point, but welcome to the Championship!

"There was not a lot of confidence and when you have been losing it is hard.

"I want to make the players feel my pride and passion."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Huddersfield Town

  • 01 Smithies
  • 12 Hammill
  • 03 Dixon
  • 15 Wallace
  • 39 Gerrard
  • 27 Smith
  • 06 Hogg (Holmes - 56' )
  • 08 Clayton
  • 11 Ward (Wells - 56' )
  • 17 Paterson (Scannell - 87' )
  • 04 Norwood

Substitutes

  • 02 Woods
  • 07 Scannell
  • 10 Gobern
  • 13 Bennett
  • 16 Southern
  • 21 Wells
  • 38 Holmes

Millwall

  • 01 Forde
  • 02 Dunne
  • 12 Lowry Booked
  • 10 Bailey Booked
  • 21 Smith Booked
  • 03 Shittu
  • 26 Abdou (Trotter - 72' )
  • 18 Chaplow
  • 09 Morison
  • 27 McDonald (Keogh - 64' )
  • 13 Martin (Woolford - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Wright
  • 06 Trotter
  • 11 Woolford
  • 16 Beevers
  • 20 Keogh
  • 32 Marquis
  • 43 Bywater
Ref: Paul Tierney
Att: 12,651

Match Stats

Shots

17 10

On target

5 3

Corners

5 5

Fouls

5 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Millwall 0.

90:00 +3:38 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Millwall 0.

89:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Millwall 0. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner.

89:02

Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Hammill.

87:34

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Alan Dunne.

86:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell replaces Martin Paterson.

86:17

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:17

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

84:50

Attempt blocked. Liam Trotter (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

80:41

Attempt missed. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Hammill following a corner.

80:22

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jack Smith.

77:42

Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:42

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

76:04

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Oliver Norwood.

75:42

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

74:03

Attempt missed. Liam Trotter (Millwall) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Richard Chaplow.

73:22

Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:22

Foul by Andrew Keogh (Millwall).

71:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Liam Trotter replaces Nadjim Abdou.

71:19

Offside, Millwall. Richard Chaplow tries a through ball, but Andrew Keogh is caught offside.

69:27

Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Hammill following a corner.

69:01

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Martyn Woolford.

67:10

Attempt missed. Andrew Keogh (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Steve Morison with a headed pass.

66:03

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town).

66:03

Danny Shittu (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:30

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jack Smith.

65:12

Attempt saved. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Steve Morison.

64:34

Foul by Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town).

64:34

Steve Morison (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Andrew Keogh replaces Scott McDonald.

61:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Martyn Woolford replaces Lee Martin.

60:56

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:56

Foul by Lee Martin (Millwall).

57:47

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

55:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Nahki Wells replaces Daniel Ward.

55:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Duane Holmes replaces Jonathan Hogg.

52:49

Offside, Millwall. Alan Dunne tries a through ball, but Scott McDonald is caught offside.

52:15 Booking

Booking Jack Smith (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

51:24

Murray Wallace (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:24

Foul by Scott McDonald (Millwall).

50:49

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Martin Paterson.

47:01

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

47:01

Richard Chaplow (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:56

Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:56

Foul by Alan Dunne (Millwall).

45:00

Second Half begins Huddersfield Town 0, Millwall 0.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Millwall 0.

45:00 +2:02

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Hammill.

45:00 +1:23

Anthony Gerrard (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:23

Foul by Nadjim Abdou (Millwall).

43:07

Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Richard Chaplow with a cross.

43:02

Scott McDonald (Millwall) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

42:33

Attempt saved. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

40:18

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alan Dunne with a cross.

37:30

Foul by Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town).

37:30

Shane Lowry (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:50

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

34:47

Attempt saved. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Clayton with a through ball.

33:05

Attempt blocked. Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

31:36

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

30:52

Delay in match David Forde (Millwall) because of an injury.

30:28

Attempt missed. Adam Clayton (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

30:19

Attempt saved. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg with a headed pass.

29:09 Booking

Booking Nicky Bailey (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

29:01

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:01

Foul by Nicky Bailey (Millwall).

28:19

Attempt missed. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg with a cross.

21:53

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Shane Lowry.

21:07

Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

20:30

Alex Smithies (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:30

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

19:58

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Jonathan Hogg.

19:15

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

19:15

Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:34

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

14:31

Attempt blocked. Richard Chaplow (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan Dunne.

12:44 Booking

Booking Shane Lowry (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

12:23

Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

12:23

Foul by Jack Smith (Millwall).

9:16

Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:16

Foul by Danny Shittu (Millwall).

7:51

Attempt missed. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Martin Paterson.

5:36

Attempt blocked. Richard Chaplow (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Steve Morison.

5:02

Hand ball by Scott McDonald (Millwall).

4:11

Attempt saved. Daniel Ward (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Hogg.

2:55

Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Hammill.

0:09

Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:09

Foul by Scott McDonald (Millwall).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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