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Millwall 3-1 Rochdale

Millwall secured their first League One home win of the season with victory over Rochdale.

The Lions led within four minutes when Jimmy Abdou converted Aiden O'Brien's cross.

Peter Vincenti levelled with a header in the 43rd minute but Shaun Williams scored from close range before the break to restore Millwall's lead.

And Steve Morison sealed it on the hour mark by lifting the ball over oncoming keeper Josh Lillis.

Millwall manager Neil Harris told BBC London 94.9:

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Harris post Rochdale

"I'm absolutely delighted. My players were outstanding, we scored three high quality goals. That's four wins in five for us so confidence is high.

"As a group we've not felt pressurised that we've not won at home. We knew it was coming and I must admit it was a bit of a relief to get it today.

"What we can't do now is take two steps backwards, we've got to go on against Wigan and take the game to them."

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Hill on Scunthorpe v Rochdale

"We get ourselves an equaliser, we're going into three minutes prior to half-time in what I consider to be good shape and then it's a catalogue of mistakes for the second goal.

"We started the second half really positively, there was a bit of anxiety because they haven't won at home up until today but then we shoot ourselves in the foot again.

"Elementary mistakes have cost us here today."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 13Archer
  • 4Edwards
  • 17Webster
  • 16Beevers
  • 5Craig
  • 10OnyedinmaSubstituted forUpsonat 61'minutes
  • 6Williams
  • 26Abdou
  • 18FergusonSubstituted forMartinat 80'minutes
  • 20Morison
  • 22O'BrienBooked at 63minsSubstituted forMarquisat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Forde
  • 3Martin
  • 8Upson
  • 9Gregory
  • 11Martin
  • 14Marquis
  • 24Thompson

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 27CannonBooked at 63mins
  • 6Lancashire
  • 4McNulty
  • 33Kennedy
  • 25RoseSubstituted forMcDermottat 69'minutes
  • 7VincentiBooked at 83mins
  • 8Lund
  • 24Allen
  • 39BunneySubstituted forAndrewat 46'minutes
  • 40HendersonSubstituted forAlessandraat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 5Eastham
  • 9Andrew
  • 10Alessandra
  • 12McDermott
  • 21Musangu
  • 28Camps
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
8,023

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 3, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 3, Rochdale 1.

Attempt blocked. Donal McDermott (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Carlos Edwards.

Foul by Carlos Edwards (Millwall).

Lewis Alessandra (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

Attempt saved. Shaun Williams (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Carlos Edwards (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Lee Martin replaces Shane Ferguson.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Byron Webster.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Carlos Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. John Marquis replaces Aiden O'Brien.

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Donal McDermott replaces Michael Rose.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Lewis Alessandra replaces Ian Henderson.

Byron Webster (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Matthew Lund.

Booking

Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Steve Morison (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Ed Upson replaces Fred Onyedinma.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 3, Rochdale 1. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fred Onyedinma.

Foul by Nadjim Abdou (Millwall).

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jordan Archer.

Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Mark Beevers (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton9702127521
2Walsall9531156918
3Gillingham9522148617
4Coventry95131610616
5Bury94411713416
6Sheff Utd95131714316
7Rochdale9423128414
8Barnsley94231312114
9Wigan94231211114
10Colchester93421517-213
11Millwall94141214-213
12Port Vale93331110112
13Southend933399012
14Peterborough93241413111
15Chesterfield93241313011
16Shrewsbury932499011
17Swindon93241415-111
18Bradford9243913-410
19Fleetwood9234131309
20Oldham9162812-49
21Scunthorpe9225812-48
22Doncaster9144511-67
23Crewe9135916-76
24Blackpool9126617-115
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