EFL Cup - First Round
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Millwall 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Debutant Matthew Briggs scored and was sent off as Millwall edged past Wycombe to reach the League Cup second round.

Defender Briggs gave the Lions the lead midway through the first half with a low strike, but was booked for his celebration.

That almost proved costly just before the hour when Briggs was shown a second yellow for a foul on Sido Jombati.

But the Championship side held on as Matt Bloomfield headed wide late on for League Two Wycombe.

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Hopefully we've gained a bit of respect form the Championship side tonight.

"I thought we deserved something from the game.

"We've got to build slowly at this club, but the signs are still there.

"We've got a big job to do, on and off the pitch last season wasn't good enough, this season is hopefully a turn around from that."

Line-ups

Millwall

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Forde
  • 2Dunne
  • 14BriggsBooked at 59mins
  • 26Abdou
  • 3Shittu
  • 17Webster
  • 18GueyeSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 48'minutes
  • 4Wright
  • 9Gregory
  • 27McDonaldSubstituted forPowellat 63'minutes
  • 8EasterSubstituted forSiafaat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 20Onyedinma
  • 22O'Brien
  • 23Powell
  • 24Goodman
  • 32Marquis
  • 37Siafa
  • 43Bywater

Wycombe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Ingram
  • 2Jombati
  • 3Jacobson
  • 15Murphy
  • 6Pierre
  • 26MawsonSubstituted forCraigat 82'minutes
  • 7Cowan-HallBooked at 87mins
  • 22KretzschmarSubstituted forBloomfieldat 82'minutes
  • 19McClureSubstituted forAmadi-Hollowayat 72'minutes
  • 9Hayes
  • 11Wood

Substitutes

  • 10Bloomfield
  • 12Craig
  • 13Richardson
  • 17Morias
  • 18Rowe
  • 23Walker
  • 25Amadi-Holloway
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
3,403

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home6
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Powell.

  4. Post update

    Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Peter Murphy (Wycombe Wanderers).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Byron Webster (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Powell (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Millwall).

  12. Post update

    Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Booking

    Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Josh Siafa replaces Jermaine Easter.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Steven Craig replaces Alfie Mawson.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield replaces Max Kretzschmar.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Byron Webster (Millwall) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).