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Millwall 1-0 Leeds United

Aiden O'Brien's winner gave Millwall their second successive home win
Aiden O'Brien's winner gave Millwall their second successive home win

Aiden O'Brien scored the only goal as Millwall deservedly beat Leeds United to end the Championship leaders' unbeaten start to the season.

The Lions dominated and were rewarded 17 minutes from time when O'Brien fired home from Fred Onyedinma's pass.

Leeds had won all three of their previous away games this season but failed to muster a shot on target.

Steve Morison also had an effort ruled out for offside, while Jed Wallace hit the post with a volley from 20 yards.

Leeds, who finished with 10 men after Pontus Jansson went off injured after using all their substitutes, remain top of the table on goal difference from Wolves, who won at Nottingham Forest, and Cardiff, who drew with Sheffield Wednesday.

But they were second best to a Millwall side who have now won eight of their last nine home league games against Leeds, including the last four without conceding a goal.

Leeds were without captain Liam Cooper because of the back injury he picked up in the win over Birmingham this week and were on the back foot from the start as Morison was denied by the offside flag and saw an effort cleared off the line by Cooper's replacement Conor Shaughnessy.

Leeds goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald then pulled off a string of saves to deny Morison again, Shaun Williams and Shaun Hutchinson.

Kalvin Phillips flicked a header wide from Leeds' best chance but, after Wallace hit the woodwork, O'Brien made no mistake with his opportunity to secure Millwall's second victory of the season.

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"We've played in a lot of games this year where we've been as good as that and not got the points, so it's very pleasing to play that well and get the three points.

"We worked very hard on Thursday and Friday to make sure the team's got a game-plan to stop them playing, and the credit goes to the players for executing it.

"Not only were we the better team on the pitch, with the ball and without the ball, but you've got to remember that last Saturday at Wolves, almost an identical team played for 30 minutes with 10 men."

Leeds united head coach Thomas Christiansen:

"I want to see a reaction after a defeat. We have to learn from our mistakes and bring it to the next game.

"I cannot complain (about) the players for anything because if we are in the first position, still now, it's because of them, so I will not complain for one loss in a very bad game.

"I'm of course not happy with the result, but we have to face the fact that we didn't play a good game and Millwall deserved this win."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 17Webster
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 3Meredith
  • 14WallaceSubstituted forTunnicliffeat 90'minutes
  • 6Williams
  • 23SavilleBooked at 61mins
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forFergusonat 81'minutes
  • 10OnyedinmaSubstituted forCooperat 90+4'minutes
  • 20Morison

Substitutes

  • 5Craig
  • 11Ferguson
  • 12Romeo
  • 16Martin
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 21Twardek
  • 35Cooper

Leeds

  • 13Wiedwald
  • 2Ayling
  • 35ShaughnessyBooked at 43mins
  • 18JanssonSubstituted forat 82'minutes
  • 8Anita
  • 23Phillips
  • 14O'KaneBooked at 68mins
  • 10AlioskiSubstituted forRoofeat 45'minutes
  • 21SáizBooked at 47minsSubstituted forGrotat 72'minutes
  • 19HernándezSubstituted forDallasat 45'minutes
  • 9Lasogga

Substitutes

  • 1Lonergan
  • 7Roofe
  • 11Grot
  • 15Dallas
  • 22Cibicki
  • 25Vieira
  • 28Berardi
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
16,447

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home20
Away1
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home14
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 1, Leeds United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Leeds United 0.

Offside, Leeds United. Kemar Roofe tries a through ball, but Stuart Dallas is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Jake Cooper replaces Fred Onyedinma.

Luke Ayling (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Millwall).

Vurnon Anita (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Vurnon Anita.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Vurnon Anita.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Vurnon Anita.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Ryan Tunnicliffe replaces Jed Wallace.

Attempt blocked. George Saville (Millwall) left footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

Offside, Millwall. Shaun Hutchinson tries a through ball, but Fred Onyedinma is caught offside.

Attempt missed. George Saville (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Steve Morison.

Hand ball by Luke Ayling (Leeds United).

Pontus Jansson went off injured after Leeds United had used all subs.

Conor Shaughnessy (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Millwall).

Substitution

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) because of an injury.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 1, Leeds United 0. Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fred Onyedinma.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Jay-Roy Grot replaces Samuel Sáiz.

Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fred Onyedinma.

Booking

Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt blocked. Steve Morison (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shaun Williams with a cross.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

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

Booking

George Saville (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Saville (Millwall).

Foul by Kemar Roofe (Leeds United).

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

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

Jed Wallace (Millwall) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box following a set piece situation.

Foul by Pontus Jansson (Leeds United).

Jed Wallace (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds85211431117
2Wolves8521138517
3Cardiff8521127517
4Preston843193615
5Ipswich7502128415
6Sheff Utd850386215
7Middlesbrough8422105514
8Bristol City83411510513
9Sheff Wed8341107313
10Nottm Forest84041113-212
11QPR83231212011
12Norwich8323812-411
13Aston Villa8242109110
14Fulham824287110
15Derby73131111010
16Millwall823311929
17Hull82241415-18
18Reading722367-18
19Burton8224615-98
20Barnsley7214811-37
21Sunderland8134712-56
22Brentford8044712-54
23Birmingham8116412-84
24Bolton8026416-122
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