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Cardiff City 0-0 Millwall

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Cardiff City's Lee Peltier gets away from Millwall's Jed Wallace

Cardiff City missed the chance to move back to the top of the Championship as they were held by Millwall.

A scrappy first half saw Jordan Archer in the visitors' goal deny Danny Ward and Junior Hoilett with good saves.

Millwall striker Steve Morison saw his effort saved when through one-on-one with Neil Etheridge.

Both sides had half chances in the second period, but there have now been just four goals in the last seven meetings between these two.

It was a scrappy game, particularly in the first half, with the first chance not coming until almost half hour in when Ward saw his low shot pushed away by Archer.

But just as the home side looked to be in the ascendency, they gifted Millwall a great chance when an under-hit backpass by Sol Bamba was seized upon by former Wales international Morison, but one-on-one with Etheridge it was the Bluebirds' goalkeeper who blocked the shot.

On 38 minutes, Lions goalkeeper Jordan had to be alert again to stop Hoilett's fierce volley.

A more open second half could have seen the Bluebirds down to 10 men early on when Sean Morrison looked to have impeded Lee Gregory when he was through on goal, but nothing was given.

The Millwall striker then stung the palms of Etheridge with an effort.

With owner Vincent Tan watching, the Bluebirds struggled to break down a determined Millwall side who were having the better of things as the game wore on.

In added time, the Bluebirds might have had a penalty when it seemed defender Morrison was hauled down in the Millwall box.

But, in the end, a game which never promised a glut of goals duly failed to deliver.

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock said: "I pointed to the stand and asked if he (referee Steve Martin) enjoyed the applause. I thought they were playing opposites at one stage: there was a corner and he gave a goal-kick, there was a goal-kick and he gave a corner, a free-kick for them when it should have been ours.

"He was consistently poor: he started off bad and fell away."

Millwall manager Neil Harris on his side's penalty claim when Lee Gregory went down in the box, said: "It's a definite penalty. When you've got 20,000 people in a stadium and the only person who doesn't think it is is the referee: someone's got to be wrong. He got it completely wrong.

"Clearly today the four of them (referee and officials) weren't up to it."

Line-ups

Cardiff

  • 25Etheridge
  • 5Ecuele Manga
  • 4Morrison
  • 14Bamba
  • 2Peltier
  • 21BrysonSubstituted forTomlinat 74'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 8RallsBooked at 78mins
  • 3BennettSubstituted forPatersonat 37'minutes
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 33Hoilett
  • 9WardSubstituted forBogleat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Tomlin
  • 12Feeney
  • 15Halford
  • 18Paterson
  • 20Damour
  • 28Murphy
  • 30Bogle

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 35Cooper
  • 3Meredith
  • 14WallaceSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 90+3'minutes
  • 18TunnicliffeBooked at 72mins
  • 23Saville
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forFergusonat 78'minutes
  • 9GregorySubstituted forElliottat 78'minutes
  • 20Morison

Substitutes

  • 5Craig
  • 8Thompson
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 11Ferguson
  • 12Romeo
  • 16Martin
  • 19Elliott
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
18,496

Match Stats

Home TeamCardiffAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cardiff City 0, Millwall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cardiff City 0, Millwall 0.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Attempt missed. David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Fred Onyedinma replaces Jed Wallace.

Attempt missed. Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sean Morrison.

Foul by Omar Bogle (Cardiff City).

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

Sol Bamba (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Saville (Millwall).

Booking

Lee Tomlin (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Dangerous play by Lee Tomlin (Cardiff City).

Jordan Archer (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lee Tomlin (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Omar Bogle.

Lee Peltier (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Elliott (Millwall).

Foul by Omar Bogle (Cardiff City).

Conor McLaughlin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Lee Peltier (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Elliott (Millwall).

Foul by Joe Ralls (Cardiff City).

Ryan Tunnicliffe (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Tom Elliott replaces Lee Gregory.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Shane Ferguson replaces Aiden O'Brien.

Booking

Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Ralls (Cardiff City).

George Saville (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

Attempt missed. George Saville (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jed Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Lee Tomlin replaces Craig Bryson.

Booking

James Meredith (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Meredith (Millwall).

Foul by David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City).

George Saville (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Millwall. Shaun Hutchinson tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

Foul by David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City).

Conor McLaughlin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Sol Bamba.

goal

As It Stood

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2Wolves1492325151029
3Cardiff148421810828
4Bristol City146622215724
5Leeds147252214823
6Aston Villa136431913622
7Derby136431914522
8Norwich146441416-222
9Preston145631914521
10Ipswich137062219321
11Nottm Forest147072023-321
12Middlesbrough145541712520
13Fulham144731815319
14QPR144641818018
15Millwall144551614217
16Sheff Wed144551717017
17Hull144462623316
18Brentford143742020016
19Barnsley133461619-313
20Reading133371116-512
21Birmingham13328821-1311
22Burton14248727-2010
23Sunderland141671727-109
24Bolton14149825-177
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