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Brentford 2-2 Millwall

Moses Odubajo
Moses Odubajo's late equaliser was his first goal for Brentford since 13 September

Moses Odubajo scored a last-minute equaliser to earn Brentford a point as Millwall let a two-goal lead slip.

Lee Gregory rounded Bees keeper David Button to open the scoring for the Lions before Aiden O'Brien headed in his first senior goal after half time.

The Bees pulled one back on 85 minutes when Alex Pritchard scored a penalty after Alan Judge was fouled in the box.

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Harris on Brentford v Millwall

And the Lions' relegation worries were intensified as Odubajo blasted home in the final minute.

The result means Millwall's slim hopes of Championship survival look even more remote - the result left the Lions seven points from safety and they have not won since on 10 February.

Despite being the underdogs against play-off chasers before kick-off, it was the Lions that started the stronger as Ed Upson forced a good save from Button in the second minute and Aiden O'Brien had the rebound blocked.

The Bees could have taken the lead when Jota glanced a header off the bar from Alex Pritchard's contentiously-given corner.

Neil Harris (left) and Lee Gregory
Lee Gregory scored the first goal for Millwall since Neil Harris took temporary charge

That decision was one of the final ones for referee Fred Graham, who was forced off with an 18th-minute injury and replaced in the middle by fourth official Gavin Ward.

Gregory then gave the Lions the lead with his sixth of the season as he coolly rounded Button and side-footed home after Upson had threaded a delightful ball, and the same combination almost doubled the lead six minutes later, but Gregory curled his first-time effort just over the bar.

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Warburton on Brentford v Millwall

That miss seemed to galvanise the Bees, who forced visiting goalkeeper David Forde to make good saves from Stuart Dallas, Jonathan Douglas and Alex Pritchard.

But it was Millwall who struck again as 21-year-old O'Brien calmly nodded in Martyn Woolford's cross at the far post.

Brentford applied more pressure, as Judge's cross flashed across the face of goal but failed to get a decisive touch, while Jota had an effort well saved by Forde.

With five minutes left that pressure told as Judge was fouled by Woolford in the penalty area and Pritchard sent Forde the wrong way from the spot.

And Mark Warburton's side ensured they did not suffer a first home loss to Millwall since Boxing Day 2006 when Odubajo fired in from 10 yards out after being in the right place to stop Sid Nelson's clearance.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher almost secured all three points for Millwall in the final seconds of stoppage time, but his effort flashed wide of Button's post.

Brentford boss Mark Warburton: "It could be a valuable point at the end of the season. We were below our best but we have no divine right to turn up at Griffin Park and pick up three points.

"We know Millwall are scrapping hard and we knew it would be a tough test but we never showed our quality in the first half. All round we were below our standards but we showed great character to come back and get something out of it at the end."

Millwall caretaker boss Neil Harris: "I'm gutted for the players, I thought they were outstanding. At 2-0 up with five or six minutes to go you expect to see the game out, but it shows where we are as a club at the moment.

"We're down but we will pick ourselves up. And the positives were there for all to see. All I've asked the players is to give me everything they have got. In the three games I've been in charge so far they have done that and I can't ask for any more."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 10Odubajo
  • 6DeanSubstituted forSmithat 71'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 3BidwellBooked at 76mins
  • 8Douglas
  • 23Jota
  • 21Pritchard
  • 20DiagouragaSubstituted forToralat 71'minutes
  • 15DallasSubstituted forJudgeat 60'minutes
  • 19Gray

Substitutes

  • 5Craig
  • 12McCormack
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Toral
  • 18Judge
  • 24Smith
  • 31Long

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 4Cummings
  • 35NelsonBooked at 27mins
  • 5Hooiveld
  • 21Harding
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forTaylor-Fletcherat 77'minutes
  • 6Williams
  • 26Abdou
  • 15UpsonBooked at 45mins
  • 11WoolfordBooked at 12mins
  • 9GregoryBooked at 39mins

Substitutes

  • 8Fabbrini
  • 16Beevers
  • 18Gueye
  • 27Archer
  • 29Taylor-Fletcher
  • 42Maierhofer
  • 45Philpot
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
10,179

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home24
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home4
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 2, Millwall 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 2, Millwall 2.

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

Attempt missed. Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Shaun Cummings.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 2, Millwall 2. Moses Odubajo (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jota.

Attempt saved. Andre Gray (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Douglas.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Moses Odubajo.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 1, Millwall 2. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty Brentford. Alan Judge draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Martyn Woolford (Millwall) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jos Hooiveld.

Attempt blocked. Jota (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.

Alex Pritchard (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Cummings (Millwall).

Attempt blocked. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jota (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Douglas.

Offside, Millwall. Lee Gregory tries a through ball, but Gary Taylor-Fletcher is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Jota (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jon-Miquel Toral.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Gary Taylor-Fletcher replaces Aiden O'Brien.

Booking

Jake Bidwell (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).

Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Tommy Smith (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Tommy Smith (Brentford) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Jon-Miquel Toral replaces Toumani Diagouraga.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Tommy Smith replaces Harlee Dean.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 0, Millwall 2. Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Martyn Woolford with a cross.

Alex Pritchard (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Alan Judge replaces Stuart Dallas.

Attempt missed. Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Gregory with a headed pass.

Offside, Millwall. Aiden O'Brien tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jos Hooiveld (Millwall).

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Moses Odubajo.

Attempt blocked. Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Gregory.

Attempt blocked. Jota (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross.

Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.

Hand ball by Martyn Woolford (Millwall).

goal

As It Stood

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3Middlesbrough39219959302972
4Norwich392010976433370
5Derby3919101069432667
6Ipswich3919101059431667
7Brentford392061364521266
8Wolves3918111056451165
9Nottm Forest391512126254857
10Blackburn391412135150154
11Charlton391315114850-254
12Sheff Wed391314123640-453
13Leeds391410154347-452
14Cardiff391312144850-251
15Birmingham381114134355-1247
16Brighton391015144346-345
17Bolton39129184657-1145
18Huddersfield391111174867-1944
19Reading38128184261-1944
20Fulham39127205068-1843
21Rotherham39913174060-2040
22Wigan39811203552-1735
23Millwall39712203364-3133
24Blackpool39411243078-4823
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