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Millwall 2-3 Brentford

Brentford celebrate their opener
Brentford's Andre Gray scored his third and fourth goals in his last three games

A Danny Shittu own goal gave Brentford their third straight league win after Millwall had recovered from 2-0 down.

Striker Andre Gray latched on to through balls either side of the break, finishing both times with a low shot, to put the visitors into a 2-0 lead.

Millwall got back into the game when defender Shittu headed in before Alan Dunne's drive levelled.

But Gray turned provider for the winner as his cross was diverted in by Shittu, although Dunne headed wide late on.

Millwall wore a special camouflage-style shirt for this London derby to commemorate Remembrance weekend.

But Ian Holloway's side have now won just once in their last 12 matches.

Gray threatened early on for the away side with a shot that went narrowly wide, and he was denied by a last-ditch tackle by Lions defender Mark Beevers soon after.

Millwall slide down the table
After taking 10 points from their opening five games, Millwall have now won just once in their last 12 games - a 1-0 win at home to Cardiff on 25 October

But the 23-year-old got his third goal in three games when he ran on to Alex Pritchard's through ball and finished underneath Millwall keeper David Forde to give Brentford a half-time lead.

And Gray scored his seventh of the season, after being played in by Alan Judge, with a composed finish 10 minutes after the interval.

But Holloway's Millwall, who came from two goals down to earn a point against Blackburn in midweek, threatened a repeat when Shittu headed in from the corner of the penalty area.

The home side equalised a minute later when captain Dunne's shot from outside the area found the bottom left-hand corner.

But Shittu inadvertently scored the winner for the visitors 25 minutes from time when he got the final touch on Gray's ball into the box.

Millwall missed a great chance to equalise 12 minutes from time as Dunne headed wide from Lee Martin's set-piece delivery.

But the win moves Mark Warburton's Bees into the Championship play-off places, while Millwall fall to 18th.

Millwall manager Ian Holloway:

"Fair play to them, I knew how good they were. I knew what they would do to us.

"They came here and I knew they were going to pick our pockets. Without Scott McDonald we didn't know how to press.

"I think that's the only team who actually deserved to beat us this season. They certainly aren't little Brentford anymore.

"At the minute I've got a massive problem because not all of my boys are as fit as they need to be.

"I know the mountain in front of me but I can't wait to climb it."

Brentford manager Mark Warburton:

"He [Gray] has terrorised them. He's raw, he's hungry, he's quick, he wants to learn, he's just turned 23 and there's loads more to come from Andre Gray.

"When you think he was playing Conference football last year it speaks volumes for his character. He can go to the Premier League, I've got no doubts about that.

"At the beginning of the season, half the team just lacked self-belief. It was the obvious question: 'Do we belong at this level? Can we handle this level?'

"Hopefully you've seen that they can and this week has been very pleasing."

Alan Dunne shoots for the second Millwall goal
Alan Dunne's equaliser threatened a repeat of Millwall's heroics against Blackburn in midweek
Andre Gray scores his first goal of the game
Andre Gray's two goals moved him to seven for the season
Millwall observe the minute's silence before kick-off
Millwall wore a commemorative camouflage-style shirt to mark Remembrance weekend
Alan Dunne celebrates Millwall's second goal
Millwall came from two goals behind again but they have won just one of their last 12 games

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 2DunneBooked at 2mins
  • 3Shittu
  • 16BeeversSubstituted forRanegieat 67'minutes
  • 14BriggsBooked at 79mins
  • 30ChaplowSubstituted forUpsonat 82'minutes
  • 6Williams
  • 18GueyeSubstituted forMcDonaldat 57'minutes
  • 9Gregory
  • 7MartinBooked at 31mins
  • 19Fuller

Substitutes

  • 11Woolford
  • 15Upson
  • 17Webster
  • 21Ranegie
  • 26Abdou
  • 27McDonald
  • 41King

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 10Odubajo
  • 6Dean
  • 5Craig
  • 3BidwellBooked at 37mins
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 23JotaSubstituted forDallasat 66'minutes
  • 18Judge
  • 21PritchardSubstituted forSmithat 76'minutes
  • 17ToralSubstituted forSaundersat 76'minutes
  • 19GrayBooked at 62mins

Substitutes

  • 7Saunders
  • 15Dallas
  • 16Bonham
  • 24Smith
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 28Yennaris
  • 39Proschwitz
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
13,048

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 2, Brentford 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Millwall 2, Brentford 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ed Upson (Millwall).

  4. Post update

    Sam Saunders (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Moses Odubajo.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Brentford. Sam Saunders tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Bidwell.

  8. Post update

    Moses Odubajo (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

  10. Post update

    Offside, Brentford. Tommy Smith tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mathias Ranégie (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tommy Smith (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alan Judge.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Ed Upson replaces Richard Chaplow.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Andre Gray (Brentford).

  16. Post update

    Matthew Briggs (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Sam Saunders (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Millwall).

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mathias Ranégie (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alan Dunne with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Tony Craig.