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Millwall 1-0 Ipswich Town

New Millwall loan signing Ryan Fredericks marked his debut with the winner against Ipswich.

The right-back joined from Tottenham on Friday and scored the eventual winner in fortunate fashion when his cross floated past goalkeeper Dean Gerken.

Tommy Smith almost equalised just after the break but his header was cleared off the line.

Lee Martin missed a late Millwall chance but his side held on for manager Ian Holloway's first win in charge.

The defeat leaves Ipswich, who have not won since Boxing Day, five points off the play-off zone.

Millwall, who had lost six of their last seven games before the match, had an early chance when Liam Trotter curled a shot just wide.

Martin, an Ipswich player last season, wasted a great opportunity for the Lions when he fired tamely at Gerken.

The Town goalkeeper was then helpless to prevent Fredericks from scoring with an overhit cross.

Early in the second half, Smith met Ryan Tunnicliffe's corner with a powerful header, but Martin was well placed to nod the Ipswich defender's effort off the goal-line.

Martin should have made the points safe for the home side late on but he smashed over from 10 yards, having cut inside of Christophe Berra.

Millwall manager Ian Holloway:

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Post-match: Millwall boss Holloway

"The lads deserved it, we were fantastic. We were up for a fight and we were ready for it. My question to the players is 'where has that been?'

"It was a fluke goal. Ryan didn't mean to do that but I'm just delighted that we held on.

"What I asked for they gave me, and this is the bare minimum."

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy:

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Post-match: Ipswich boss McCarthy

"We deserved to lose because they played better and we played badly. They played very well to be honest and they have got a very good squad of players.

"The goal came out of the blue and completely changed the complexion of the game.

"Despite everything else, if you let one of them in you aren't going to win. He [Gerken] has just misread the flight of it; he obviously thought it was going over the bar."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1FordeSubstituted forBywaterat 45'minutes
  • 14Fredericks
  • 28MaloneBooked at 45mins
  • 6TrotterSubstituted forAbdouat 69'minutes
  • 3Shittu
  • 12Lowry
  • 20Keogh
  • 10BaileySubstituted forWrightat 61'minutes
  • 9Morison
  • 27McDonald
  • 13L Martin

Substitutes

  • 4Wright
  • 7Feeney
  • 11Woolford
  • 16Beevers
  • 26Abdou
  • 32Marquis
  • 43Bywater

Ipswich

  • 22Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 3Cresswell
  • 8Skuse
  • 6Berra
  • 5Smith
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 45minsSubstituted forTaylorat 62'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 19HyamSubstituted forTabbat 12'minutesSubstituted forNoubleat 73'minutes
  • 9Murphy
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 16Tunnicliffe

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 11Anderson
  • 12Hunt
  • 15Mings
  • 18Tabb
  • 26Taylor
  • 35Nouble
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
12,125

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 1, Ipswich Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Ipswich Town 0.
Danny Shittu (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).
Attempt blocked. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Christophe Berra.
Attempt missed. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.
Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Danny Shittu.
Foul by Andrew Keogh (Millwall).
Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.
Ryan Fredericks (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Danny Shittu (Millwall) because of an injury.
Attempt blocked. Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.
Attempt saved. Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.
Attempt missed. Josh Wright (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Martin.
Shane Lowry (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).
Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.
Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).
Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Scott McDonald (Millwall).
Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frank Nouble replaces Jay Tabb.
Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Lee Martin (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Scott McDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Nadjim Abdou replaces Liam Trotter.
Offside, Millwall. Josh Wright tries a through ball, but Lee Martin is caught offside.
Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).
Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Millwall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Taylor replaces Carlos Edwards.
Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Josh Wright replaces Nicky Bailey.
Attempt blocked. Nicky Bailey (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Trotter.
Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Luke Chambers.
Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.
Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Danny Shittu.
Danny Shittu (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).
Offside, Millwall. Danny Shittu tries a through ball, but Lee Martin is caught offside.
Foul by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town).
Scott Malone (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Shane Lowry.
Foul by Andrew Keogh (Millwall).
Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott McDonald.
Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).
Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Millwall 1, Ipswich Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Millwall 1, Ipswich Town 0.
Attempt missed. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Scott Malone (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Nicky Bailey (Millwall).
Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
goal

As It Stood

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2QPR2615741552
3Burnley2614931951
4Derby2614571647
5Nottm Forest26111141344
6Reading261187941
7Brighton261097739
8Blackburn261079037
9Middlesbrough26998836
10Ipswich26998636
11Wigan251069236
12Leeds2610511035
13Huddersfield269710434
14Blackpool268810-832
15Watford257108531
16Bournemouth268711-1331
17Birmingham267811-229
18Bolton2661010-1128
19Sheff Wed255119-126
20Millwall266713-2325
21Charlton255911-924
22Doncaster266614-2124
23Yeovil255515-1720
24Barnsley254813-1920
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