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Millwall 2-1 Sheffield United

Steve Morison
Steve Morison's penalty left Sheffield United bottom of League One after four games

Steve Morison's 89th-minute penalty secured a 2-1 victory for Millwall over Sheffield United at The Den.

The 32-year-old coolly tucked away the spot-kick after Jack O'Connell's handball in a thrilling climax. Shaun Williams and Stefan Scougall had traded first-half goals.

Lions boss Neil Harris made two changes to the side thumped 5-1 at Peterborough, with Williams and David Worrall replacing Shane Ferguson and Jimmy Abdou.

The visitors named Paul Coutts in their starting line-up and were quickest out of the blocks with Mark Duffy's cross narrowly eluding Leon Clarke.

But Williams fired the hosts in front on 14 minutes, beating Simon Moore with a low drive after Worrall's corner was not cleared.

United hit back just seven minutes later as Jordan Archer failed to keep out Scougall's tame shot. Lee Gregory wasted a great chance to restore the lead after the break, the striker raced clear on goal but was denied by Moore's outstretched left hand.

Gregory's miss did not prove decisive though, as Morison kept his cool to send Moore the wrong way from the spot and earn the Lions a dramatic victory.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It's disappointing for everyone at the football club. One point from four games isn't good enough.

"We started well and went behind against the run of play, and showed great steel to get back in the game and dominated the first half.

"But when you're on top, you have to put teams to bed and that's been the downfall for us.

"I've let the players think about their own performances, think about what's happened over the last four games and make a more sensible appraisal on Monday.

"If you've been involved with this club and you feel a lot about the club, as I do, you get very emotional about the start we've had and I need to take myself out of that situation and make a more considered approach on Monday because one point out of four games is not good enough and we're all hurting."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 12Romeo
  • 17Webster
  • 5Craig
  • 3Martin
  • 7Worrall
  • 8Thompson
  • 6Williams
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forFergusonat 70'minutes
  • 9GregorySubstituted forOnyedinmaat 82'minutes
  • 20Morison

Substitutes

  • 10Onyedinma
  • 11Wylde
  • 15Nelson
  • 18Ferguson
  • 26Abdou
  • 28Philpot
  • 31King

Sheff Utd

  • 25Moore
  • 18FreemanSubstituted forMcNultyat 90'minutes
  • 20Wilson
  • 5O'ConnellBooked at 88mins
  • 3Hussey
  • 8ScougallSubstituted forChapmanat 82'minutes
  • 15Coutts
  • 6Basham
  • 21Duffy
  • 10SharpSubstituted forDoneat 65'minutes
  • 27Clarke

Substitutes

  • 7McNulty
  • 11Done
  • 12Ramsdale
  • 13Wright
  • 17Wallace
  • 23Whiteman
  • 32Chapman
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
9,058

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 2, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 2, Sheffield United 1.

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

Foul by Leon Clarke (Sheffield United).

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

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

Chris Hussey (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Kieron Freeman.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 2, Sheffield United 1. Steve Morison (Millwall) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Simon Moore.

Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Mark Duffy (Sheffield United).

Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leon Clarke (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Fred Onyedinma replaces Lee Gregory because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Harry Chapman replaces Stefan Scougall.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Shane Ferguson replaces Aiden O'Brien.

Foul by Joe Martin (Millwall).

Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Matt Done replaces Billy Sharp.

Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Leon Clarke (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Worrall (Millwall).

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Kieron Freeman.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Duffy (Sheffield United).

Attempt saved. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leon Clarke (Sheffield United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Millwall 1, Sheffield United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Millwall 1, Sheffield United 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bolton440073412
2Scunthorpe4310124810
3Bradford431062410
4Chesterfield42117437
5Charlton42116427
6Port Vale42113127
7MK Dons42115417
8Millwall42118807
9Swindon42114407
10Gillingham421168-27
11Peterborough42029636
12Fleetwood41216515
13Oldham412113-25
14Bury41123304
15Northampton40402204
16Southend411256-14
17Walsall411245-14
18Bristol Rovers411257-24
19Oxford Utd411246-24
20Shrewsbury411225-34
21Coventry402214-32
22Rochdale401336-31
23Wimbledon401337-41
24Sheff Utd401327-51
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