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Millwall 3-1 Scunthorpe United

Millwall kept themselves in play-off contention with a convincing win over fellow promotion hopefuls Scunthorpe, their first win since crashing out of the FA Cup.

The Lions had picked up just two points from four games since their 6-0 cup defeat by Spurs, but they got back on track with a victory that leaves them three points behind sixth-placed Southend.

Scunthorpe, meanwhile, remain in fifth, but are just now just four points clear of the Lions after seeing their winless away run extend to seven matches.

Shaun Williams put the hosts ahead when converted an early penalty after Shaun Hutchinson was brought down by Paddy Madden in the second minute.

Millwall should have doubled their lead in 31st minute, Steve Morison finding Jed Wallace at the back post, but the winger's effort went high and wide.

Ivan Toney's half-volley from 25 yards was smartly tipped over the bar by Tom King as Scunthorpe looked for way back into the game after the restart, before Wallace missed another good chance when he blazed over from 12 yards with the goal at his mercy.

However, Millwall got a deserved two-goal lead in 57th minute when Shane Ferguson tapped in Wallace's cross from close range.

Aiden O'Brien then got himself on the scoresheet after 68 minutes with a lovely finish, flicking Tony Craig's teasing ball beyond Joe Anyon to put the game to bed.

Matt Crooks pulled a goal back when he nodded in a free-kick in the third minute of added time, but it was no more than a consolation.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 31King
  • 12Romeo
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 17Webster
  • 5Craig
  • 14WallaceSubstituted forWorrallat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6Williams
  • 8Thompson
  • 18FergusonSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 76'minutes
  • 20MorisonBooked at 62mins
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forButcherat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Cummings
  • 7Worrall
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 16Butcher
  • 24Cooper
  • 26Abdou
  • 40Girling

Scunthorpe

  • 13Anyon
  • 5Wallace
  • 6Mirfin
  • 22Townsend
  • 8Dawson
  • 26Ness
  • 30Crooks
  • 31SuttonBooked at 86mins
  • 11Morris
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forDaviesat 74'minutes
  • 24ToneySubstituted forAdelakunat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Bishop
  • 15Toffolo
  • 16Adelakun
  • 27Burdett
  • 28Davies
  • 32Dyche
  • 35Watson
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
9,789

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 3, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 3, Scunthorpe United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 3, Scunthorpe United 1. Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United) header from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Millwall).

Craig Davies (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

David Worrall (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by David Worrall (Millwall).

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Ben Thompson (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Josh Morris.

Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Callum Butcher replaces Aiden O'Brien.

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

Foul by Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United).

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

Foul by Craig Davies (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Fred Onyedinma replaces Shane Ferguson.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Ivan Toney.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Craig Davies replaces Paddy Madden.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. David Worrall replaces Jed Wallace.

Attempt saved. Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Aiden O'Brien (Millwall).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 3, Scunthorpe United 0. Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tony Craig.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Steve Morison (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Aiden O'Brien (Millwall).

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 2, Scunthorpe United 0. Shane Ferguson (Millwall) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jed Wallace.

Attempt missed. Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) header from very close range misses to the left.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.

Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jed Wallace (Millwall).

goal

As It Stood

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1Sheff Utd402410676443282
2Bolton402210862342876
3Fleetwood401912955371869
4Bradford411718655391669
5Scunthorpe4119101270511967
6Southend4018121063471666
7Millwall401712115648863
8Bristol Rovers411612136059160
9Oxford Utd40178155647959
10Rochdale401610146359458
11Peterborough411610155754358
12Wimbledon411315135251154
13Walsall401314134750-353
14MK Dons401312155151051
15Northampton41149185864-651
16Charlton401017134948147
17Bury411210195869-1146
18Port Vale391112164459-1545
19Oldham411015162742-1545
20Gillingham411112185371-1845
21Shrewsbury401110194157-1643
22Swindon41119214259-1742
23Chesterfield41810233866-2834
24Coventry40711223360-2732
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