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Millwall 1-0 Southend United

Fred Onyedinma's second-half header proved enough as Millwall saw off play-off rivals Southend United at the Den.

The Shrimpers had midfielder Will Atkinson sent off in the 34th minute and the Lions took full advantage to secure all three points.

The home side had the better of the first half with Steve Morison and Aiden O'Brien both going close to scoring before the visitors were reduced to 10 men when Atkinson was sent off by referee Andre Marriner for a late challenge on Millwall skipper Tony Craig.

Southend initially held firm and momentarily threatened when Michael Timlin sliced Anthony Wordsworth's right-wing cross wide of the left post.

But Millwall made the breakthrough in the 62nd minute when Shaun Cummings' right-wing cross was missed by Southend defender Jason Demetriou at the far post, enabling Onyedinma to head the ball into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.

The Shrimpers were unable to get back into the game but had strong shouts for a penalty waved away in the closing stages when Jermaine McGlashan appeared to be hauled down in the box by Craig.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 2Cummings
  • 17Webster
  • 24Cooper
  • 5CraigBooked at 20mins
  • 14WallaceSubstituted forFergusonat 70'minutes
  • 26Abdou
  • 16Butcher
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forWorrallat 82'minutes
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 20Morison

Substitutes

  • 3Martin
  • 7Worrall
  • 12Romeo
  • 18Ferguson
  • 30Smith
  • 31King
  • 34Donovan

Southend

  • 22Smith
  • 24Demetriou
  • 35Ferdinand
  • 5Thompson
  • 3Coker
  • 12AtkinsonBooked at 34mins
  • 18Leonard
  • 4WordsworthBooked at 34mins
  • 8TimlinSubstituted forMcGlashanat 78'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 10CoxSubstituted forNoubleat 85'minutes
  • 14FortunéSubstituted forRobinsonat 58'minutesBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 16Amos
  • 17McGlashan
  • 29Nouble
  • 31Robinson
  • 33Inniss
  • 40Bexon
Referee:
Andre Marriner
Attendance:
10,323

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home8
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 1, Southend United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Southend United 0.

Attempt saved. Callum Butcher (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Southend United).

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

Anton Ferdinand (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Millwall).

Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Shaun Cummings.

Booking

Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).

Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Frank Nouble replaces Simon Cox.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. David Worrall replaces Aiden O'Brien.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Michael Timlin.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Byron Webster.

Callum Butcher (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Shane Ferguson replaces Jed Wallace.

Hand ball by Byron Webster (Millwall).

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United).

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

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 1, Southend United 0. Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Shaun Cummings with a cross.

Booking

Theo Robinson (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Theo Robinson (Southend United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Theo Robinson replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Foul by Byron Webster (Millwall).

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

Foul by Jed Wallace (Millwall).

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Millwall 0, Southend United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Millwall 0, Southend United 0.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd31196658342463
2Scunthorpe30177657322558
3Bolton29166741231854
4Fleetwood311410744311352
5Bradford311215439271251
6Millwall3013894540547
7Rochdale29145104136547
8Southend30121084337646
9Peterborough30128104338544
10Bristol Rovers31128114951-244
11Oxford Utd29127103731643
12Walsall31101293943-442
13Charlton2991463729841
14MK Dons30108124039138
15Wimbledon2991193938138
16Northampton31106154651-536
17Shrewsbury3198143142-1135
18Gillingham30810123847-934
19Port Vale2989123246-1433
20Oldham31710142033-1331
21Bury3186174860-1230
22Swindon3178162845-1729
23Chesterfield3075182949-2026
24Coventry3049172547-2221
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