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Millwall 1-0 Queens Park Rangers

Steve Morison
Steve Morison had attempted 52 shots in the Championship without scoring prior to QPR's visit

Steve Morison's first goal of the season gave Millwall a hard-fought win over London rivals Queen Park Rangers.

The Lions had the better of the first half, with George Saville, Lee Gregory and Jed Wallace all going close.

Morison powered in a header at the back post from Wallace's chipped cross to break the deadlock after the interval.

QPR substitute Matt Smith went close with a late header, but Millwall held firm to ensure that Ian Holloway's return to The Den ended in defeat.

The away side had 14 shots on target to Millwall's 10 but struggled to test Lions goalkeeper Jordan Archer as their poor away form continued.

Meanwhile, the victory - a first over QPR since 2011 and just their second in their past 12 Championship games - sees Millwall move up to 15th.

Neil Harris' side had the better of the chances, with only an Alex Smithies save and Grant Hall block keeping them level at half-time.

Jake Bidwell's diving header and Massimo Luongo's drive forced Archer into saves, but it was Smith's header wide from a 89th-minute corner that was QPR's best chance to level.

Millwall manager Neil Harris told BBC Radio London:

"I said to the players at half-time: 'go and really finish the year off' and they did.

"I thought in the second half that we were so aggressive in our play - we won nearly every second ball.

"I said there will be one mistake, or one real moment of quality that will win it and Jed Wallace produced it and Steve Morison has made a career out of finishing those chances."

QPR boss Ian Holloway told BBC Radio London:

"We had a very good spell in the first half where we needed to capitalise on some of our breaks, but we didn't quite move it as well as I wanted us to.

"They're a good team - Neil has got them going, particularly at home, and the crowd were excellent.

"It was tough and we've come out on the wrong side of it because of one good ball in the box and one good header."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 12Romeo
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 35CooperBooked at 90mins
  • 3Meredith
  • 14Wallace
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 23Saville
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forWilliamsat 69'minutes
  • 20Morison
  • 9GregorySubstituted forOnyedinmaat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Craig
  • 6Williams
  • 8Thompson
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 16Martin
  • 21Twardek
  • 25Mbulu

QPR

  • 1Smithies
  • 20Baptiste
  • 5Onuoha
  • 4Hall
  • 21Luongo
  • 22WszolekBooked at 51minsSubstituted forSmithat 58'minutes
  • 8Cousins
  • 7Freeman
  • 3Bidwell
  • 34Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forOtehat 69'minutes
  • 40SyllaSubstituted forWheelerat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Furlong
  • 9Washington
  • 14Manning
  • 17Smith
  • 26Lumley
  • 36Wheeler
  • 38Oteh
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
16,601

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamQPR
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Queens Park Rangers 0.

Foul by George Saville (Millwall).

Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Massimo Luongo.

Booking

Jake Cooper (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Cooper (Millwall).

David Wheeler (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aramide Oteh.

Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

Aramide Oteh (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. David Wheeler replaces Idrissa Sylla.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Fred Onyedinma replaces Lee Gregory.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Jordan Cousins.

Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Attempt missed. Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Aramide Oteh replaces Bright Samuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Shaun Williams replaces Aiden O'Brien.

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

Foul by Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers).

Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Mahlon Romeo.

Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jake Cooper (Millwall).

Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. George Saville (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Bright Samuel (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Freeman.

Attempt missed. Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matt Smith replaces Pawel Wszolek.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Alex Smithies (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 1, Queens Park Rangers 0. Steve Morison (Millwall) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jed Wallace with a cross.

Booking

Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Meredith (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers).

Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Cousins with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

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3Cardiff25145635231247
4Derby24136538211745
5Leeds24133837271042
6Sheff Utd24132939291041
7Preston25101052823540
8Middlesbrough2411583223938
9Aston Villa2410863224838
10Ipswich24113103733436
11Fulham249873331235
12Brentford2481063732534
13Nottm Forest24101133341-831
14Sheff Wed247983029130
15Millwall257992727030
16Norwich2486102430-630
17Reading2476112932-327
18QPR2569102635-927
19Hull2458113741-423
20Barnsley2457122536-1122
21Burton2455141743-2620
22Sunderland24310112842-1419
23Bolton2447132343-2019
24Birmingham2445151235-2317
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