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Millwall 4-0 Norwich City

George Saville
George Saville netted Millwall's second in an excellent display from Neil Harris' side.

Millwall scored three goals in 28 first-half minutes on their way to thrashing Norwich for their first Championship win since promotion.

Lee Gregory slotted in from close range to open the scoring and George Saville doubled the lead shortly afterwards.

Millwall goalkeeper Jordan Archer made a couple of good saves to frustrate Norwich, who fell 3-0 behind when Jed Wallace fired into the bottom corner.

Shaun Hutchinson added a gloss to the win with a header in the second half.

Millwall fans revelled in their side's first victory in the second tier since April 2015, but for Norwich, it was a continuation of poor away form.

The Canaries, who also conceded four at Aston Villa last Saturday, have now won only two of their last 20 Championship matches on the road.

They could have fared better in this game, with Mario Vrancic and Wes Hoolahan both denied by Archer at 0-0.

Goals from Gregory, on his 29th birthday, and Saville put the Lions in command, but Nelson Oliveira and Josh Murphy had chances to get their side back into the game, only for Archer to excel again.

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"Lee [Gregory] walked off the training pitch after 15 minutes on Friday with a knock.

"We didn't think he was going to be available, but he came in for a fitness test this morning and knocked on my door personally and said 'I might not be 100 per cent, but I want to play'.

"I asked for everything from the boys - a clean sheet mentality, an aggressive Millwall performance, with and without the ball, and a ruthlessness about us and my players have delivered. I'm very proud of them."

Norwich City manager Daniel Farke:

"I didn't see this result coming before the game, but I did quickly during the game.

"In general our behaviour in defence in the first half was horrible. The mistakes were poor.

"We spoke about how Millwall would play with long balls and who should go and win the headers. So it is really annoying these points determined the game, because we were sure we could defend these situations."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 17WebsterBooked at 63mins
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 3Meredith
  • 14WallaceSubstituted forFergusonat 78'minutes
  • 6Williams
  • 23SavilleBooked at 35minsSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 84'minutes
  • 22O'Brien
  • 20Morison
  • 9GregorySubstituted forTunnicliffeat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Craig
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 11Ferguson
  • 13King
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 19Elliott
  • 35Cooper

Norwich

  • 1Gunn
  • 2Pinto
  • 5MartinSubstituted forZimmermannat 59'minutes
  • 28Franke
  • 3HusbandBooked at 58mins
  • 4ReedSubstituted forStiepermannat 59'minutes
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 23MaddisonSubstituted forTetteyat 75'minutes
  • 8Vrancic
  • 11Murphy
  • 9Oliveira

Substitutes

  • 6Zimmermann
  • 7Naismith
  • 12Watkins
  • 18Stiepermann
  • 19Trybull
  • 27Tettey
  • 33McGovern
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
12,671

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home28%
Away72%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 4, Norwich City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 4, Norwich City 0.

Attempt missed. Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.

Offside, Norwich City. Christoph Zimmermann tries a through ball, but Josh Murphy is caught offside.

Offside, Millwall. Shane Ferguson tries a through ball, but Steve Morison is caught offside.

Offside, Millwall. Byron Webster tries a through ball, but Steve Morison is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Fred Onyedinma replaces George Saville.

Attempt saved. Christoph Zimmermann (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan with a cross.

Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Shane Ferguson replaces Jed Wallace.

Hand ball by Aiden O'Brien (Millwall).

Attempt missed. Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Alexander Tettey replaces James Maddison.

Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Saville (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Ryan Tunnicliffe replaces Lee Gregory.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 4, Norwich City 0. Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall) header from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Shaun Williams with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Ivo Pinto.

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Jed Wallace with a cross.

Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Meredith (Millwall).

Foul by Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City).

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

Attempt missed. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.

Booking

Byron Webster (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Byron Webster (Millwall).

Foul by Marco Stiepermann (Norwich City).

Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Norwich City. Nélson Oliveira tries a through ball, but Wes Hoolahan is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Murphy.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Christoph Zimmermann replaces Russell Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Marco Stiepermann replaces Harrison Reed.

Booking

James Husband (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Husband (Norwich City).

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

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

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Ivo Pinto.

goal

As It Stood

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2Ipswich540196312
3Leeds532072511
4Wolves531174310
5Sheff Utd53025419
6Nottm Forest53028809
7Preston52212118
8Hull521212757
9Middlesbrough52124317
10QPR52126607
11Reading52125507
12Derby521257-27
13Bristol City51317616
14Fulham51314316
15Barnsley52037706
16Sheff Wed51314406
17Millwall51228625
18Aston Villa512279-25
19Sunderland512258-35
20Birmingham511336-34
21Burton511349-54
22Norwich5113612-64
23Brentford502359-42
24Bolton5023410-62
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