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Preston North End 0-0 Millwall

Josh Harrop
Josh Harrop failed to find the net in a game of few clear chances

Preston extended their unbeaten league run to six matches as they were held to a draw by a stubborn Millwall.

Sean Maguire had the best effort for Preston in a quiet first half, but fired into the side-netting.

Jordan Archer made the only save of note before the break, pushing Tom Barkhuizen's shot around the post.

Josh Harrop had a golden chance to give Preston the points, but failed to connect with Barkhuizen's low cross in front of an open goal.

The home side showed the greater attacking intent in a first half of few chances against a well-organised Millwall side who have scored in just one of five away trips this season.

There was little further goalmouth action after the break, with Jed Wallace going closest for the Lions, flashing an effort just past the post after a flowing move.

Alex Neil's Preston have kept six clean sheets in their opening nine Championships matches this season, but it was a frustrating afternoon for the Lilywhites, who have failed to find the net against Millwall in their last four meetings.

The point extended Preston's unbeaten league run to six matches and leaves them in fourth, while Millwall are 16th after picking up their third away point of the campaign.

Preston manager Alex Neil said:

"We knew it would be a tough match and they made it that way. We matched that but I'd like to see us do a bit better.

"It's a home game and we wanted to win it. If you want to be at the top end of the table you have to win types of games like that.

"These are the games you need to win 1-0. If you do that you go away thinking it's a great three points."

Millwall boss Neil Harris said:

"I think it wasn't the best quality performance by us. There were moments when we were disappointed in our attacking play, but we have to stand strong and get something out of the game and that's what we did.

"We realised that we weren't affecting the game going forward. I was pleased with all their performances and what's pleasing is when you're not playing very well, you have to do your defensive responsibilities and we did that well.

"It's two clean sheets in a row. Clean sheets are hard to come by and I'm delighted for the group. The fans will go home happy and proud of the team."

Line-ups

Preston

  • 22Maxwell
  • 14FisherBooked at 84mins
  • 23HuntingtonBooked at 45mins
  • 20Davies
  • 32Earl
  • 11JohnsonSubstituted forRobinsonat 82'minutes
  • 19Welsh
  • 29BarkhuizenBooked at 17minsSubstituted forMavididiat 68'minutes
  • 24Maguire
  • 10HarropSubstituted forBrowneat 60'minutes
  • 9Hugill

Substitutes

  • 7Horgan
  • 8Browne
  • 15Woods
  • 17Spurr
  • 27Mavididi
  • 28Hudson
  • 37Robinson

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 17Webster
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 3Meredith
  • 14WallaceBooked at 78minsSubstituted forRomeoat 90+5'minutes
  • 6Williams
  • 23Saville
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forTunnicliffeat 85'minutes
  • 20Morison
  • 10OnyedinmaSubstituted forFergusonat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Craig
  • 11Ferguson
  • 12Romeo
  • 16Martin
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 21Twardek
  • 35Cooper
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
12,363

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home18
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 0, Millwall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 0, Millwall 0.

Sean Maguire (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Mahlon Romeo replaces Jed Wallace.

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Preston North End).

Byron Webster (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joshua Earl (Preston North End).

Jed Wallace (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Preston North End).

Byron Webster (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Shane Ferguson.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Attempt missed. George Saville (Millwall) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jed Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Ryan Tunnicliffe replaces Aiden O'Brien.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Darnell Fisher (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Shaun Williams (Millwall) because of an injury.

Foul by Darnell Fisher (Preston North End).

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

Attempt blocked. Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steve Morison with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Callum Robinson replaces Daniel Johnson.

Attempt blocked. Ben Davies (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Huntington with a cross.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by James Meredith.

Booking

Jed Wallace (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jed Wallace (Millwall).

Darnell Fisher (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aiden O'Brien (Millwall).

Attempt missed. George Saville (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jed Wallace.

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aiden O'Brien (Millwall).

Chris Maxwell (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Byron Webster (Millwall).

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Shane Ferguson following a set piece situation.

Foul by Paul Huntington (Preston North End).

Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (Millwall) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Shaun Williams.

Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).

Jed Wallace (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds96211751220
2Wolves9621159620
3Cardiff9621148620
4Preston944193616
5Middlesbrough9432116515
6Ipswich85031411315
7Sheff Utd850386215
8Bristol City93511510514
9Sheff Wed8341107313
10Aston Villa93421210213
11QPR93331212012
12Nottm Forest94051215-312
13Norwich9333812-412
14Fulham925298111
15Derby83231212011
16Millwall9243119210
17Hull92341516-19
18Reading823378-19
19Burton9234615-99
20Brentford91441012-27
21Barnsley8215913-47
22Sunderland9135814-66
23Birmingham9126513-85
24Bolton9027419-152
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