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Millwall 2-3 Brentford

Brentford celebrate their opener
Brentford's Andre Gray scored his third and fourth goals in his last three games

A Danny Shittu own goal gave Brentford their third straight league win after Millwall had recovered from 2-0 down.

Striker Andre Gray latched on to through balls either side of the break, finishing both times with a low shot, to put the visitors into a 2-0 lead.

Millwall got back into the game when defender Shittu headed in before Alan Dunne's drive levelled.

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Warburton on Millwall v Brentford

But Gray turned provider for the winner as his cross was diverted in by Shittu, although Dunne headed wide late on.

Millwall wore a special camouflage-style shirt for this London derby to commemorate Remembrance weekend.

But Ian Holloway's side have now won just once in their last 12 matches.

Gray threatened early on for the away side with a shot that went narrowly wide, and he was denied by a last-ditch tackle by Lions defender Mark Beevers soon after.

Millwall slide down the table
After taking 10 points from their opening five games, Millwall have now won just once in their last 12 games - a 1-0 win at home to Cardiff on 25 October

But the 23-year-old got his third goal in three games when he ran on to Alex Pritchard's through ball and finished underneath Millwall keeper David Forde to give Brentford a half-time lead.

And Gray scored his seventh of the season, after being played in by Alan Judge, with a composed finish 10 minutes after the interval.

But Holloway's Millwall, who came from two goals down to earn a point against Blackburn in midweek, threatened a repeat when Shittu headed in from the corner of the penalty area.

The home side equalised a minute later when captain Dunne's shot from outside the area found the bottom left-hand corner.

But Shittu inadvertently scored the winner for the visitors 25 minutes from time when he got the final touch on Gray's ball into the box.

Millwall missed a great chance to equalise 12 minutes from time as Dunne headed wide from Lee Martin's set-piece delivery.

But the win moves Mark Warburton's Bees into the Championship play-off places, while Millwall fall to 18th.

Millwall manager Ian Holloway:

"Fair play to them, I knew how good they were. I knew what they would do to us.

"They came here and I knew they were going to pick our pockets. Without Scott McDonald we didn't know how to press.

"I think that's the only team who actually deserved to beat us this season. They certainly aren't little Brentford anymore.

"At the minute I've got a massive problem because not all of my boys are as fit as they need to be.

"I know the mountain in front of me but I can't wait to climb it."

Brentford manager Mark Warburton:

"He [Gray] has terrorised them. He's raw, he's hungry, he's quick, he wants to learn, he's just turned 23 and there's loads more to come from Andre Gray.

"When you think he was playing Conference football last year it speaks volumes for his character. He can go to the Premier League, I've got no doubts about that.

"At the beginning of the season, half the team just lacked self-belief. It was the obvious question: 'Do we belong at this level? Can we handle this level?'

"Hopefully you've seen that they can and this week has been very pleasing."

Alan Dunne shoots for the second Millwall goal
Alan Dunne's equaliser threatened a repeat of Millwall's heroics against Blackburn in midweek
Andre Gray scores his first goal of the game
Andre Gray's two goals moved him to seven for the season
Millwall observe the minute's silence before kick-off
Millwall wore a commemorative camouflage-style shirt to mark Remembrance weekend
Alan Dunne celebrates Millwall's second goal
Millwall came from two goals behind again but they have won just one of their last 12 games

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 2DunneBooked at 2mins
  • 3Shittu
  • 16BeeversSubstituted forRanegieat 67'minutes
  • 14BriggsBooked at 79mins
  • 30ChaplowSubstituted forUpsonat 82'minutes
  • 6Williams
  • 18GueyeSubstituted forMcDonaldat 57'minutes
  • 9Gregory
  • 7MartinBooked at 31mins
  • 19Fuller

Substitutes

  • 11Woolford
  • 15Upson
  • 17Webster
  • 21Ranegie
  • 26Abdou
  • 27McDonald
  • 41King

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 10Odubajo
  • 6Dean
  • 5Craig
  • 3BidwellBooked at 37mins
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 23JotaSubstituted forDallasat 66'minutes
  • 18Judge
  • 21PritchardSubstituted forSmithat 76'minutes
  • 17ToralSubstituted forSaundersat 76'minutes
  • 19GrayBooked at 62mins

Substitutes

  • 7Saunders
  • 15Dallas
  • 16Bonham
  • 24Smith
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 28Yennaris
  • 39Proschwitz
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
13,048

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 2, Brentford 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 2, Brentford 3.

Foul by Ed Upson (Millwall).

Sam Saunders (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Moses Odubajo.

Offside, Brentford. Sam Saunders tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Bidwell.

Moses Odubajo (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

Offside, Brentford. Tommy Smith tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Mathias Ranégie (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Tommy Smith (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alan Judge.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Ed Upson replaces Richard Chaplow.

Foul by Andre Gray (Brentford).

Matthew Briggs (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sam Saunders (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Millwall).

Attempt saved. Mathias Ranégie (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Dunne with a cross.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Booking

Matthew Briggs (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tommy Smith.

Attempt missed. Alan Dunne (Millwall) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Martin with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Stuart Dallas (Brentford).

Alan Dunne (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Lee Martin (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Tommy Smith replaces Alex Pritchard.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sam Saunders replaces Jon-Miquel Toral because of an injury.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

Mathias Ranégie (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Millwall. Alan Dunne tries a through ball, but Ricardo Fuller is caught offside.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Foul by Stuart Dallas (Brentford).

Lee Martin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by David Button.

Attempt saved. Ricardo Fuller (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Martin with a through ball.

Attempt saved. Mathias Ranégie (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Lee Gregory.

Foul by Andre Gray (Brentford).

goal

As It Stood

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2Bournemouth1794433161731
3Middlesbrough1794426121431
4Ipswich178632517830
5Watford1785430191129
6Brentford178452423128
7Blackburn177642724327
8Charlton176922018227
9Wolves177642222027
10Norwich177552519626
11Nottm Forest176742623325
12Cardiff176562121023
13Sheff Wed174941214-221
14Reading176382227-521
15Leeds175572024-420
16Huddersfield175572531-620
17Fulham175482731-419
18Millwall174671924-518
19Rotherham174671524-918
20Brighton173861720-317
21Bolton1752102027-717
22Wigan173771822-416
23Birmingham173771429-1516
24Blackpool1714121129-187
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