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Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-2 Millwall

Nouha Dicko
Nouha Dicko's first-half goal put Wolves in front and, at the time, into a play-off spot

Wolves beat already relegated Millwall but missed out on the Championship play-offs on goal difference.

Despite two Nouha Dicko goals, Kenny Jackett's side failed to capitalise on slip-ups by Ipswich and Derby.

Millwall netted through Aiden O'Brien and debutant Jamie Philpot, either side of Wolves' third goal from defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Bakary Sako then scored in injury time, but Wolves were left seventh in the table on 78 points.

Wolves had already gone close several times, most notably when visiting goalkeeper David Forde saved at close range from Rajiv van La Parra, when they finally took the lead on 20 minutes.

Sako's mazy run into the box was thwarted but Dicko pounced on the loose ball to score from eight yards.

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Harris on Wolves v Millwall

A 1-0 half-time lead was not enough for the home side, knowing that they would need at least for goals to catch either Ipswich or Brentford above them.

It looked more promising when Dicko's solo run on the edge of the Millwall box led to him cutting square to his right before blasting in a stunning right-foot shot from 18 yards.

But, within two minutes, O'Brien had pulled one back from close range.

Ebanks-Landell restored Wolves' two-goal lead after Forde had spilled Sako's free kick, but Philpot then struck on his debut for 3-2.

In stoppage time, Sako cut in to drill home from a tight angle on the right, but it was not quite enough.

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett: "Before the game we knew that getting into the top six looked possible, not probable. We needed quite a number of teams to slip up and we knew that it would be a long shot.

"But we had to keep our eye on the ball and win the game, and it was a good performance. I was very pleased with the players.

"Things didn't work out for us but we wanted to send the fans home optimistic for next year."

Millwall manager Neil Harris: "There will be discussions with players regarding contract situations.

"We have got over 20 players out of contract and there might be a couple that will be in my thoughts for next year, but there will be a hell of a lot that won't be.

"The biggest thing is we are not accepting what has happened this year and saying we will go down, rebuild and go again."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 29Kuszczak
  • 33Iorfa
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 5Stearman
  • 3Golbourne
  • 17van La ParraSubstituted forPriceat 64'minutes
  • 11McDonald
  • 4Edwards
  • 10Sako
  • 12Afobe
  • 40Dicko

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 7Henry
  • 16Doyle
  • 19Price
  • 27Jacobs
  • 30Hause
  • 31Flatt

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 2Dunne
  • 35NelsonBooked at 50mins
  • 16Beevers
  • 21HardingBooked at 69mins
  • 7MartinSubstituted forPhilpotat 80'minutesSubstituted forPaveyat 89'minutes
  • 23PowellSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 72'minutes
  • 26Abdou
  • 15Upson
  • 9Gregory
  • 22O'Brien

Substitutes

  • 4Cummings
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 18Gueye
  • 27Archer
  • 34Thompson
  • 39Pavey
  • 45Philpot
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
24,480

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home20
Away18
Shots on Target
Home11
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4, Millwall 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4, Millwall 2.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Sid Nelson.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

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

Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall).

Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ed Upson (Millwall).

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 4, Millwall 2. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Benik Afobe following a corner.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Dan Harding.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Alfie Pavey replaces Jamie Philpot because of an injury.

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

Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt saved. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Golbourne.

Attempt saved. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jamie Philpot (Millwall) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Mark Beevers (Millwall) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paris Cowan-Hall with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

Attempt blocked. Dan Harding (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Philpot.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Philpot (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paris Cowan-Hall.

Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dave Edwards.

Attempt saved. Paris Cowan-Hall (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nadjim Abdou.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Millwall 2. Jamie Philpot (Millwall) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ed Upson.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Nadjim Abdou.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Jamie Philpot replaces Lee Martin.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nouha Dicko tries a through ball, but Dave Edwards is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Dave Edwards with a cross.

Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

Attempt blocked. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

Attempt missed. Ed Upson (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Paris Cowan-Hall.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Jack Powell.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Millwall 1. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

Booking

Dan Harding (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Dan Harding (Millwall).

Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Martin (Millwall).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth462612898455390
2Watford462781191504189
3Norwich4625111088484086
4Middlesbrough4625101168373185
5Brentford462391478591978
6Ipswich4622121272541878
7Wolves4622121270561478
8Derby4621141185562977
9Blackburn461716136659767
10Birmingham461615155464-1063
11Cardiff461614165761-462
12Charlton461418145460-660
13Sheff Wed461418144349-660
14Nottm Forest461514177169259
15Leeds461511205061-1156
16Huddersfield451315175875-1754
17Fulham461410226283-2152
18Bolton461312215467-1351
19Reading461311224869-2150
20Brighton461017194454-1047
21Rotherham461116194667-2146
22Millwall46914234276-3441
23Wigan46912253964-2539
24Blackpool45413283691-5525
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