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Derby County 0-1 Millwall

Steve Morison
Steve Morison

Millwall striker Steve Morison's second-half header denied Derby the chance to move within two points of the automatic promotion places.

The home side dominated and Lions goalkeeper David Forde denied Conor Sammon from close range early on.

But Millwall took the lead just after the hour when Morison headed into an empty net from Lee Martin's cross.

As Derby pressed for an equaliser, Rams keeper Lee Grant palmed away a Morison effort after a quick counter-attack.

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Post-match: Derby coach McClaren

With second-placed Burnley in action at Lancashire rivals Blackburn on Sunday, Steve McClaren's side had the chance to close the gap in third. And they took control from the start, Patrick Bamford heading narrowly wide from a Craig Bryson free-kick before Forde blocked Sammon's effort.

Ed Upson missed from the edge of the area for the visitors before Bamford was off target again for Derby and Forde saved from Simon Dawkins.

But Ian Holloway's side moved ahead when Morison finished from Martin's cross for his sixth goal of the season.

Richard Keogh then headed a late chance wide for the home side but Millwall held on for a second away win of the campaign that keeps them two points clear of 22nd-placed Yeovil.

Derby manager Steve McClaren: "I think if we had been playing for two more days we wouldn't have scored.

"We had no quality in the final third and chances and half-chances that we normally take we didn't.

"They came to do a job and they frustrated us and frustrated the crowd and in the end took the three points away."

Millwall manager Ian Holloway:

"I want us to grow in belief and now we have got 12 cup finals left and I want to get promoted because I don't like relegation battles.

"I've got two of my back four on the bus who won't play on Tuesday but I'm being criticised for them being on the floor.

"What on earth can I do about that if they've been kicked yet some of the fans said I was telling them them to lie down. Never in a million years would I encourage anybody to be anything other than a brilliant professional and work hard and be honest and true."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Grant
  • 33Wisdom
  • 3Forsyth
  • 8HendrickSubstituted forWardat 62'minutes
  • 6Keogh
  • 25Buxton
  • 4Bryson
  • 19Hughes
  • 18SammonSubstituted forBennettat 80'minutes
  • 35Bamford
  • 32DawkinsSubstituted forRussellat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Ward
  • 11Russell
  • 14Eustace
  • 20Bennett
  • 26Legzdins
  • 27Whitbread
  • 34Thorne

Millwall

  • 1FordeBooked at 90mins
  • 2DunneBooked at 90mins
  • 28Malone
  • 17Williams
  • 3ShittuSubstituted forRobinsonat 56'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 12Lowry
  • 22CampbellSubstituted forChaplowat 75'minutes
  • 15Upson
  • 9Morison
  • 29Garvan
  • 13MartinSubstituted forWoolfordat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Robinson
  • 11Woolford
  • 14Fredericks
  • 18Chaplow
  • 19Jackson
  • 26Abdou
  • 43Bywater
Referee:
Mick Russell
Attendance:
22,853

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 0, Millwall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 0, Millwall 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Richard Keogh (Derby County) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Jamie Ward with a cross following a set piece situation.

  4. Booking

    Alan Dunne (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Mason Bennett (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Alan Dunne (Millwall).

  7. Post update

    Offside, Derby County. Jake Buxton tries a through ball, but Richard Keogh is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Richard Chaplow (Millwall).

  10. Post update

    Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Paul Robinson (Millwall).

  12. Booking

    David Forde (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Richard Keogh (Derby County) header from very close range is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Craig Bryson with a headed pass.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from long range on the right is blocked. Assisted by Jake Buxton.

  15. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  16. Post update

    Delay in match Scott Malone (Millwall) because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Owen Garvan following a set piece situation.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Richard Keogh (Derby County).

  19. Post update

    Martyn Woolford (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Scott Malone.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester33235562323074
2Burnley331812352262666
3Derby34187960431761
4QPR33179740261460
5Nottm Forest341413754401455
6Reading3414101052391352
7Wigan321571041301152
8Brighton33131193528750
9Ipswich341212104439548
10Blackburn321210103839-146
11Watford331112104839945
12Leeds33128134545044
13Middlesbrough341013114337643
14Huddersfield34127154546-143
15Bournemouth33119134351-842
16Sheff Wed33912123940-139
17Bolton34912134650-439
18Birmingham3499163944-536
19Blackpool34811152949-2035
20Doncaster3489173053-2333
21Millwall34710173261-2931
22Yeovil3378183048-1829
23Barnsley33611163156-2529
24Charlton3069152441-1727
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