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Millwall 2-1 Charlton Athletic

Jos Hooiveld
Hooiveld's late winner earned relegation-threatened Millwall a first home win since October

Jos Hooiveld's late winner earned relegation-threatened Millwall three points at home to 10-man Charlton.

Chris Solly was sent off for handball, with the referee also awarding a penalty, but Lee Gregory's effort was saved by Charlton's Stephen Henderson.

The away side led through Alou Diarra, before second-half substitute Magaye Gueye levelled with a low drive.

Centre-back Hooiveld poked home with three minutes left to narrow the gap on 21st-placed Rotherham to four points.

Rotherham were beaten 2-1 at Birmingham City, allowing Neil Harris' Millwall to edge closer to safety in 22nd place with a first home win since October.

The interim Lions boss now has six games to keep his side up, with one of those coming at home to fellow strugglers Wigan Athletic on 14 April.

Charlton stay 11th, 14 points outside the play-off places and 18 points clear of the relegation zone.

It looked as if Guy Luzon's side would secure an unlikely win at The Den, having entered the closing stages of the match in the lead, despite having had Solly sent off with just 28 minutes played.

The centre-back was adjudged to have blocked the ball on the line with his hand, but Millwall were denied by Henderson from the resultant penalty.

Charlton then led when former West Ham midfielder Diarra turned in Morgan Fox's cross, but Gueye scored one before providing the assist for Hooiveld as the home side struck twice in the final 11 minutes.

Millwall caretaker manager Neil Harris: "To have done that against our local rivals in such an important game is huge. The home form is key to our survival.

"I thought we were excellent. When you go 1-0 down it's a kick in the teeth and you think it might not be your day, but the fans stuck with the team. It was phenomenal.

"I would have been gutted if we didn't win the game, but for the whole club the result is special and now we have the momentum."

Charlton manager Guy Luzon: "My players gave everything, especially with 10 men, but football is like this sometimes and I thought we were excellent in the second half.

"The red card changed our style of play. We like to move the ball and play attacking football, but we did the most we could after the break and scored a great goal.

"At 1-1, Simon Church had a great chance to make it 2-1 but unfortunately in the next attack they score the winning goal."

Line-ups

Millwall

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Forde
  • 4Cummings
  • 35Nelson
  • 5HooiveldBooked at 36mins
  • 21HardingSubstituted forMaierhoferat 69'minutes
  • 15UpsonSubstituted forBaileyat 76'minutes
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 71mins
  • 26AbdouSubstituted forGueyeat 59'minutes
  • 11WoolfordBooked at 77mins
  • 9Gregory
  • 22O'Brien

Substitutes

  • 2Dunne
  • 10Bailey
  • 16Beevers
  • 18Gueye
  • 27Archer
  • 29Taylor-Fletcher
  • 42Maierhofer

Charlton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Henderson
  • 20SollyBooked at 28mins
  • 3Gomez
  • 22Johnson
  • 21Fox
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 12Diarra
  • 24Cousins
  • 9EaglesSubstituted forBikey Amougouat 33'minutes
  • 14VetokeleSubstituted forBulotat 72'minutes
  • 32WattSubstituted forChurchat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 8Bulot
  • 16Wiggins
  • 18Church
  • 31Lennon
  • 36Dmitrovic
  • 40Lepoint
Referee:
Mick Russell
Attendance:
14,722

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home24
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Millwall 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Aiden O'Brien (Millwall).

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Williams (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen Henderson (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a cross following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Nicky Bailey.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Roger Johnson.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Millwall 2, Charlton Athletic 1. Jos Hooiveld (Millwall) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Magaye Gueye following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Magaye Gueye (Millwall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicky Bailey.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Alou Diarra.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stefan Maierhofer (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Gregory with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Frédéric Bulot with a cross.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Millwall 1, Charlton Athletic 1. Magaye Gueye (Millwall) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Shaun Williams (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Simon Church replaces Tony Watt.

  16. Booking

    Martyn Woolford (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Martyn Woolford (Millwall).

  18. Post update

    Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Nicky Bailey replaces Ed Upson.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ed Upson (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Magaye Gueye.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough40229960303075
2Bournemouth402111883414274
3Norwich402110977433473
4Watford402271180483273
5Brentford402161368531569
6Derby4019111071452668
7Ipswich4019111060441668
8Wolves4019111058461268
9Nottm Forest401512136356757
10Blackburn391412135150154
11Charlton401315124952-354
12Sheff Wed391314123640-453
13Leeds391410154347-452
14Cardiff391312144850-251
15Birmingham391214134556-1150
16Brighton401015154347-445
17Bolton39129184657-1145
18Huddersfield391111174867-1944
19Reading38128184261-1944
20Fulham40127215172-2143
21Rotherham40913184162-2140
22Millwall40812203565-3036
23Wigan40811213553-1835
24Blackpool39411243078-4823
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