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Huddersfield Town 1-0 Millwall

Former Bradford striker Nahki Wells

New Huddersfield signing Nahki Wells scored a last-minute winner to condemn Ian Holloway to defeat in his first game in charge of Millwall.

The 23-year-old found the net from a tight angle 24 hours after his club-record transfer from Bradford.

Millwall's Scott McDonald hit the post from 18 yards while Steve Morison had a header well saved by Alex Smithies.

But Holloway's side remain in danger, one point above the relegation zone after a fifth defeat in six games.

Huddersfield are up to 12th in the Championship table, five points off the play-offs after a second win in three games.

Wells was signed by the Terriers on Friday after scoring 15 goals for League One Bradford this campaign.

He technically joined on loan so he could face Millwall and will make his permanent move on Monday.

And he did not require long to endear himself to Huddersfield's fans, scoring 34 minutes after coming on as a 56th-minute substitute.

There were positives for former Crystal Palace and Blackpool manager Holloway, who took charge of Millwall earlier in the week.

Morison, on loan from Leeds, was denied by a fine save from keeper Smithies following an error by Oliver Norwood before the interval.

The Lions had shipped 49 goals, the worst tally in the league before the match, but Huddersfield could not find a way through until right at the end.

Wells showed just why Huddersfield invested over £1.2m in him when he connected with a hopeful long ball from Adam Clayton and beat David Forde from 10 yards.

Huddersfield manager Mark Robins:

"We have heard people question why he [Wells] has signed for Huddersfield, saying it is tantamount to lacking ambition.

"That's ignorant.

"These comments come from people who have no idea what's going on here, but that's fine."

Millwall manager Ian Holloway:

"It was a performance that deserved a point, but welcome to the Championship!

"There was not a lot of confidence and when you have been losing it is hard.

"I want to make the players feel my pride and passion."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Smithies
  • 12Hammill
  • 3Dixon
  • 15M Wallace
  • 39Gerrard
  • 27Smith
  • 6HoggSubstituted forHolmesat 56'minutes
  • 8Clayton
  • 11WardSubstituted forWellsat 56'minutes
  • 17PatersonSubstituted forScannellat 87'minutes
  • 4Norwood

Substitutes

  • 2Woods
  • 7Scannell
  • 10Gobern
  • 13Bennett
  • 16Southern
  • 21Wells
  • 38Holmes

Millwall

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Forde
  • 2Dunne
  • 12LowryBooked at 13mins
  • 10BaileyBooked at 30mins
  • 21SmithBooked at 53mins
  • 3Shittu
  • 26AbdouSubstituted forTrotterat 72'minutes
  • 18Chaplow
  • 9Morison
  • 27McDonaldSubstituted forKeoghat 64'minutes
  • 13MartinSubstituted forWoolfordat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wright
  • 6Trotter
  • 11Woolford
  • 16Beevers
  • 20Keogh
  • 32Marquis
  • 43Bywater
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
12,651

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Millwall 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Millwall 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Millwall 0. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Hammill.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Alan Dunne.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sean Scannell replaces Martin Paterson.

  7. Post update

    Adam Hammill (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Trotter (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Hammill following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jack Smith.

  12. Post update

    Paul Dixon (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Oliver Norwood.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Trotter (Millwall) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Richard Chaplow.

  17. Post update

    Oliver Norwood (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Keogh (Millwall).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Liam Trotter replaces Nadjim Abdou.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Millwall. Richard Chaplow tries a through ball, but Andrew Keogh is caught offside.