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Millwall 2-0 Burton Albion

Nigel Clough
Nigel Clough's Burton side have not scored in their past two matches

Play-off hopefuls Millwall scored two goals in six first-half minutes to beat League One leaders Burton Albion and go fifth in the table.

Albion would have regained a four-point lead over second-placed Wigan Athletic with a victory but, despite a bright start, they trailed when Aiden O'Brien crashed the ball into the top corner.

Lee Gregory made it 2-0 when he scored after rounding keeper Jon McLaughlin.

Clear chances were scarce after the break and the Lions held on.

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby: "I thought we started brilliantly in the first 10 minutes or so.

"We had two or three situations and a great chance to score, and then we just got caught out with two balls over the top.

"It's because we were attacking. If you're attacking it's very difficult for the back four to be on the edge of our own penalty area."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 13Archer
  • 27RomeoBooked at 90mins
  • 17Webster
  • 16BeeversBooked at 74mins
  • 3MartinBooked at 85mins
  • 19Taylor
  • 24ThompsonBooked at 21mins
  • 6Williams
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forUpsonat 70'minutes
  • 9GregorySubstituted forPhilpotat 88'minutes
  • 20MorisonSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 90+5'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 8Upson
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 15Nelson
  • 28Philpot
  • 38Farrell
  • 40Girling

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4MousinhoBooked at 22mins
  • 30Flanagan
  • 14McCrory
  • 34Choudhury
  • 21DuffySubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 86'minutes
  • 12ButcherBooked at 75mins
  • 15NaylorSubstituted forWalkerat 45'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 9BeavonBooked at 42minsSubstituted forBennettat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 7Reilly
  • 8Weir
  • 17Myers-Harness
  • 18Walker
  • 31Bywater
  • 33Bennett
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
8,012

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home6
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 2, Burton Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Millwall 2, Burton Albion 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Fred Onyedinma replaces Steve Morison.

  4. Post update

    Chris Taylor (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Mason Bennett (Burton Albion).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

  7. Post update

    Marcus Myers-Harness (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Booking

    Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Mahlon Romeo (Millwall).

  10. Post update

    Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Philpot (Millwall).

  12. Post update

    Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Jamie Philpot replaces Lee Gregory.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Mark Duffy.

  16. Booking

    Joe Martin (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Joe Martin (Millwall).

  18. Post update

    Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Thompson (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton392361050331775
2Wigan392014565353074
3Walsall371911757381968
4Gillingham381991065442166
5Millwall391981260441665
6Bradford391810114538764
7Barnsley391951560481262
8Rochdale39169145550557
9Coventry3815111259431656
10Scunthorpe391511134943656
11Port Vale401511144547-256
12Sheff Utd381510135550555
13Southend381510135049155
14Peterborough38156176561451
15Swindon38148165663-750
16Bury391311154862-1450
17Shrewsbury381210164757-1046
18Chesterfield39127204860-1243
19Blackpool40119203750-1342
20Fleetwood381011174348-541
21Oldham38817133750-1341
22Doncaster39910203956-1737
23Colchester38710215087-3731
24Crewe39612214069-2930
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