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Crewe Alexandra 1-3 Millwall

Aiden O'Brien
Aiden O'Brien made his debut for Millwall in 2011

Aiden O'Brien scored a hat-trick for Millwall as bottom club Crewe Alexandra suffered a third consecutive defeat.

O'Brien put the visitors in front when he turned in Carlos Edwards's cross at the back post.

Lauri Dalla Valle scored a fortuitous equaliser when Brad Inman's shot deflected off him and past goalkeeper Jordan Archer.

But O'Brien put Millwall back in front with a stunning 30-yard strike, before drilling in a third to seal victory.

Millwall manager Neil Harris told BBC London 94.9:

"I thought we were fantastic - first and foremost I need to talk about Aiden; what a hat-trick. He's got the ability and quality to do that. It wasn't just his goals, his all-round performance was good.

"The back four were much better, much more aware of danger.

"I thought all over the park, I thought the subs that came on played their part, I thought we managed the game really well and that's the pleasing thing."

Line-ups

Crewe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 4DavisBooked at 60mins
  • 6Nugent
  • 17Kingsley
  • 15FoxSubstituted forWilsonat 67'minutes
  • 8Atkinson
  • 16King
  • 10Inman
  • 12Dalla ValleSubstituted forCooperat 80'minutes
  • 27Colclough

Substitutes

  • 3Guthrie
  • 5Ray
  • 9Haber
  • 11Cooper
  • 13Richards
  • 19Baillie
  • 24Wilson

Millwall

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Archer
  • 4Edwards
  • 15NelsonSubstituted forWebsterat 51'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 16Beevers
  • 5Craig
  • 6Williams
  • 10OnyedinmaSubstituted forFergusonat 69'minutes
  • 26Abdou
  • 20Morison
  • 8Upson
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forGregoryat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Forde
  • 7Cowan-Hall
  • 9Gregory
  • 14Marquis
  • 17Webster
  • 18Ferguson
  • 24Thompson
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,293

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away8
Fouls
Home4
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Millwall 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Millwall 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jordan Archer.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  5. Booking

    Mark Beevers (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Wilson (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ed Upson (Millwall).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Wilson (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ed Upson (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Lee Gregory replaces Aiden O'Brien.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Lauri Dalla Valle.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Chris Atkinson (Crewe Alexandra).

  17. Post update

    Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Shane Ferguson (Millwall).