Championship
MillwallMillwall0RotherhamRotherham United1

Millwall 0-1 Rotherham United

Ben Pringle

Rotherham's impressive start to the season continued as Ben Pringle's strike secured the visitors their second Championship win of the season.

Millwall dominated possession in the first half but Rotherham wasted the best chance of the period when Alex Revell missed from six yards.

Pringle spared his team-mate's blushes after the break, tapping home from close range from a Paul Taylor cross.

Ricardo Fuller could have levelled but headed Scott Malone's cross over.

With 10 minutes remaining, Lions substitute Magaye Gueye had a volley blocked as Rotherham held firm to inflict a first defeat of the season on Millwall.

The south Londoners were unbeaten in their last 12 games in all competitions, a run which stretched back to March.

Millwall slip from third to ninth after the defeat, while newly-promoted Rotherham leap to 14th.

Rotherham created plenty of chances, with Anthony Wordsworth and Taylor going close before Pringle struck for what was only his team's second goal in the league.

Midfielder Pringle almost grabbed his second of the game a minute later but Stuart Forde superbly saved the 20-yard drive.

Millwall manager Ian Holloway said: "We didn't function like we have been and I felt I should have made some more changes, in hindsight.

"I felt my attackers looked tired and were not quite as effective as they have been. Fundamentally that game should have been goalless."

Rotherham boss Steve Evans said: "Millwall started much brighter and when you have got that type of vocal support... I have never been here with a team before but they were terrific and spurred on their team.

"We switched the two wide players at half-time and when the goal comes from that, from a tactical point of view, it is great."

Line-ups

Millwall

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Forde
  • 44Edwards
  • 2DunneBooked at 69mins
  • 16Beevers
  • 28Malone
  • 11Woolford
  • 4WrightSubstituted forGueyeat 51'minutes
  • 6Williams
  • 7MartinSubstituted forEasterat 72'minutes
  • 27McDonald
  • 19FullerSubstituted forGregoryat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Easter
  • 9Gregory
  • 13Gerrar
  • 14Briggs
  • 17Webster
  • 18Gueye
  • 26Abdou

Rotherham

Formation 4-5-1

  • 21Collin
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 20Morgan
  • 4Arnason
  • 3SkarzBooked at 58minsSubstituted forWoodat 81'minutes
  • 26TaylorBooked at 90mins
  • 33Smallwood
  • 8Frecklington
  • 18PringleSubstituted forBrindleyat 90'minutes
  • 28Wordsworth
  • 9RevellSubstituted forBoweryat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 2Brindley
  • 6Wood
  • 10Bowery
  • 23Tidser
  • 25Swift
  • 27Derbyshire
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
10,282

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 0, Rotherham United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Millwall 0, Rotherham United 1.

  3. Post update

    Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Paul Taylor (Rotherham United).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Alan Dunne.

  6. Booking

    Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Martyn Woolford (Millwall).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Scott Malone.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Richard Brindley replaces Ben Pringle.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alan Dunne (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Jordan Bowery replaces Alex Revell.

  12. Post update

    Jermaine Easter (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Lee Gregory replaces Ricardo Fuller.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Martyn Woolford.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Richard Wood replaces Joe Skarz.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Magaye Gueye (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  19. Post update

    Delay in match Joe Skarz (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Joe Skarz.