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Millwall 3-3 Derby County

Jeff Hendrick
Jeff Hendrick's equaliser means Derby will reach the play-offs if they win their final game of the season

Millwall's hopes of Championship survival hang in the balance as they let a 3-1 lead slip to draw with Derby.

Lee Gregory scored twice, the second a penalty, to put Millwall 2-0 up but Tom Ince's free-kick reduced the deficit.

Gregory's second spot-kick of the afternoon, after Jeff Hendrick's foul, completed the striker's hat-trick.

But Chris Martin scored from the spot after Ince was fouled by Aiden O'Brien and Hendrick's superb volley sealed a point for Derby, who are sixth.

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McClaren on Millwall v Derby

Steve McClaren's side will confirm a play-off place if they beat Reading in their final game, while Millwall will be relegated if Rotherham beat the Royals on Tuesday.

If Rotherham fail to pick up three points in midweek, a Millwall win at Wolves on 2 May could be enough to see the Lions safe.

Millwall went in front when Derby goalkeeper Lee Grant sliced a clearance to Gregory, who ran unopposed into the box and fired home.

And Gregory added a second from the spot when Derby defender Richard Keogh handled in the box.

However, on-loan winger Ince ensured Derby halved Millwall's lead just before half-time when he curled home a set-piece.

Hendrick's foul on Nicky Bailey allowed Gregory to complete his treble but, just as Millwall appeared to have their fate in their own hands, Derby fought back.

O'Brien brought down Ince in the box and Scotland striker Martin fired in the resulting penalty, and the Rams took home a point when Ince pulled the ball back to Hendrick, who volleyed into the top corner.

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"I can't pick the players up at the moment. They will come in on Monday morning and pick themselves up, and we have to sit and wait to see how Rotherham go on Tuesday.

"It's really simple: if Rotherham get the win on Tuesday we're relegated. I won't be watching the game."

Derby County manager Steve McClaren:

"We're making hard work of everything. You expect to score three and four away from home and win games.

"We're not even thinking ahead of next week. We've got a job to do and we need to keep character."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 2DunneBooked at 51mins
  • 35Nelson
  • 5Hooiveld
  • 21Harding
  • 7MartinSubstituted forGueyeat 90'minutes
  • 26AbdouBooked at 40mins
  • 10Bailey
  • 11Woolford
  • 9GregorySubstituted forFullerat 79'minutes
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 18Gueye
  • 19Fuller
  • 23Powell
  • 27Archer
  • 29Taylor-Fletcher
  • 34Thompson

Derby

  • 1Grant
  • 32Shotton
  • 6Keogh
  • 3Forsyth
  • 37WarnockSubstituted forAlbentosaat 64'minutes
  • 8HendrickBooked at 49mins
  • 7DawkinsSubstituted forMartinat 64'minutes
  • 19Hughes
  • 23Ince
  • 18Sammon
  • 16LingardSubstituted forRussellat 45'minutesBooked at 54mins

Substitutes

  • 2Christie
  • 9Martin
  • 10Ward
  • 11Russell
  • 12Naylor
  • 21Roos
  • 36Albentosa
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
12,571

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home22
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 3, Derby County 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 3, Derby County 3.

Attempt blocked. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martyn Woolford (Millwall).

Raúl Albentosa (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paris Cowan-Hall (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Aiden O'Brien.

Attempt missed. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Grant following a fast break.

Foul by Johnny Russell (Derby County).

Magaye Gueye (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Magaye Gueye replaces Lee Martin.

Attempt saved. Ricardo Fuller (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alan Dunne with a cross.

Raúl Albentosa (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Millwall).

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 3, Derby County 3. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tom Ince with a headed pass.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Nicky Bailey (Millwall) because of an injury.

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nicky Bailey (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Ricardo Fuller replaces Lee Gregory.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sid Nelson (Millwall).

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Lee Grant.

Attempt saved. Lee Gregory (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Martin with a cross.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Lee Grant.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Lee Grant.

Attempt saved. Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Martyn Woolford.

Attempt saved. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Will Hughes.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 3, Derby County 2. Chris Martin (Derby County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty Derby County. Tom Ince draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Alan Dunne.

Hand ball by Conor Sammon (Derby County).

Foul by Conor Sammon (Derby County).

Alan Dunne (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Chris Martin replaces Simon Dawkins.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Raúl Albentosa replaces Stephen Warnock.

Attempt saved. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Simon Dawkins.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Watford452771190494188
2Bournemouth442412892454784
3Middlesbrough452591168373184
4Norwich4524111084463883
5Ipswich4522121170511978
6Derby4521141085533277
7Brentford452291475591675
8Wolves4521121266541275
9Blackburn451616136357664
10Charlton451418135457-360
11Birmingham451515155364-1160
12Nottm Forest451514167067359
13Cardiff451514165560-559
14Sheff Wed451417144248-659
15Leeds451510205061-1155
16Huddersfield451315175875-1754
17Fulham451410216079-1952
18Bolton441312195463-951
19Reading441211214467-2347
20Brighton451016194454-1046
21Rotherham441015194466-2242
22Millwall45914224072-3241
23Wigan45912243961-2239
24Blackpool45413283691-5525
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