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Millwall 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Millwall 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Kazenga LuaLua (middle) challenges for the ball for Brighton

Millwall remain stuck in the Championship relegation zone after an uninspiring goalless draw at home to Brighton.

New Lions caretaker manager Neil Harris saw his side clinch a first point since mid-February, but the hosts mustered only a single shot on target.

Brighton full-back Joe Bennett curled a free-kick against keeper David Forde's crossbar after the break.

Millwall are eight points from safety in 23rd place.

Brighton, who under manager Chris Hughton have now lost only two of their last nine fixtures, improved as the game went on and could easily have taken all three points.

Striker Leon Best spurned a great opportunity late on, heading tamely across goal when he should have tested Forde.

The Seagulls have not won away from the Amex Stadium in two months, and Millwall know these are the games they must win in order to keep themselves in the division.

But aside from a goalmouth scramble in the Brighton box early on and a missed chance by Aiden O'Brien, who dragged an effort wide after a counter-attack, the Lions showed little evidence of the cutting edge needed to survive.

Millwall caretaker manager Neil Harris:

"You can't accept relegation, we as a club can't settle for that, and I certainly won't allow the players to do that.

"Yes we are in a difficult position - the league table doesn't lie, we are in a tough place - but we have got games to win, performances to give, contracts to be earned by players, and a fan base that are demanding we keep going."

Brighton boss Chris Hughton:

"It is a manager's job to find the way to solve these problems.

"I thought that two up top would give us more of a platform to get the goals we needed, but part of the problem is that you don't get an opportunity to work on the training ground because you are playing at the weekend and then midweek.

"So you probably don't get the volume of time on the training ground that you'd like, but you just have to keep looking for the right formula, and we didn't find it today - but that doesn't mean we won't find it on another day."

Line-ups

Millwall

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Forde
  • 4Cummings
  • 35Nelson
  • 5Hooiveld
  • 21Harding
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forGueyeat 73'minutes
  • 26Abdou
  • 6Williams
  • 11WoolfordBooked at 42minsSubstituted forFabbriniat 81'minutes
  • 29Taylor-FletcherBooked at 59minsSubstituted forMaierhoferat 73'minutes
  • 9Gregory

Substitutes

  • 8Fabbrini
  • 15Upson
  • 16Beevers
  • 18Gueye
  • 19Fuller
  • 27Archer
  • 42Maierhofer

Brighton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Stockdale
  • 2Bruno
  • 33Halford
  • 3Greer
  • 30Bennett
  • 22Holla
  • 28KayalSubstituted forLua Luaat 45'minutes
  • 14Calderon
  • 6Stephens
  • 12Mackail-SmithSubstituted forVilaca Teixeiraat 75'minutes
  • 19BestSubstituted forO'Gradyat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hughes
  • 11O'Grady
  • 17Vilaca Teixeira
  • 24Ince
  • 25Lua Lua
  • 31Walton
  • 32Ledesma
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
9,105

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home19
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Millwall 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jos Hooiveld (Millwall) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Magaye Gueye with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Greg Halford.

  5. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  6. Post update

    Delay in match Joe Bennett (Brighton and Hove Albion) because of an injury.

  7. Post update

    Greg Halford (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  10. Post update

    Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Bennett (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kazenga Lua Lua following a set piece situation.

  12. Post update

    Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Diego Fabbrini (Millwall).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jos Hooiveld (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  15. Post update

    Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Cummings (Millwall).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Bennett.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion).

  19. Post update

    Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Diego Fabbrini replaces Martyn Woolford.

As It Stood

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3Bournemouth382010879403970
4Norwich381910973423167
5Derby381910969412867
6Brentford382051362501265
7Ipswich3818101058431564
8Wolves381711105445962
9Nottm Forest371412115951854
10Blackburn381412125149254
11Charlton381215114548-351
12Sheff Wed381214123338-550
13Cardiff381212144650-448
14Leeds37139153946-748
15Birmingham371114124353-1047
16Bolton38128184556-1144
17Huddersfield381111164865-1744
18Reading37128174058-1844
19Brighton38915144246-442
20Fulham37117194865-1740
21Rotherham37913153855-1740
22Wigan38810203451-1734
23Millwall38711203162-3132
24Blackpool38410242977-4822
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