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Millwall 2-2 Wolves

All four of Lee Gregory's goals for Millwall this season have come at The Den
All four of Lee Gregory's goals for Millwall this season have come at The Den

Millwall came from behind to claim a draw as Championship leaders Wolves failed to win in the capital for the third time this season.

Wolves old boy Jed Wallace's fast break and pass set up Lee Gregory to put Millwall in front on 17 minutes.

Recalled Helder Costa then set up Diogo Jota's first-half injury time equaliser before supplying the pull-back for Romain Saiss' 25-yard strike.

But Jake Cooper levelled with a close-range header on 72 minutes.

Wolves failed to deal with a far-post corner, as Shaun Hutchinson was allowed to direct a looping header back across goal and Cooper got there first to bundle in a header.

Nuno Espirito Santo's pacesetters are now eight points clear at the top, having won eight times in a 10-match unbeaten run since losing to QPR at Loftus Road in late October - and they were also held to a goalless early season draw at Brentford.

Wolves had not conceded a goal in four matches prior to kick-off.

But, in an entertaining Boxing Day game, chances flowed at either end and Millwall, who boast one of the best home records in the bottom half of the Championship, had already gone close before Gregory's opener.

Having seen the game turned round in the space of 11 minutes either side of half-time, Neil Harris' Lions had the fight and strength of character to claw back another point on a ground where they have lost just three times in 12 matches this season.

But Wolves were close to claiming all three points in the third minute of stoppage time when home keeper Jordan Archer pushed away a Barry Douglas free-kick.

Moroccan midfielder Romain Saiss's strike at The Den was only his third goal in a Wolves shirt
Moroccan midfielder Romain Saiss's strike at The Den was only his third goal in a Wolves shirt

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"Against good teams, if you switch off you're going to get punished. We switched off about three times, probably, in 90 minutes.

"We gave it a right go and our second goal was well earned. I'm really pleased with a point - no one was short-changed in the crowd, that's for sure.

"It was an excellent game of football, end to end. In some ways David Livermore - my assistant - summed it up when he said 'that's a Millwall performance'."

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo:

"It's not an indifferent result, 2-2 against Millwall away from home. I knew that Millwall would be like they were.

"They've got 21 of their 27 points at home. It's a tough environment to play in. We showed a lot of character and we can be proud of ourselves.

"I enjoyed my first experience of playing on Boxing Day. We are professionals. We are ready to play in every game, every day."

Diogo Jota's equaliser at The Den was his 10th goal of the season
Diogo Jota's equaliser at The Den was his 10th goal of the season

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 33minsSubstituted forRomeoat 52'minutes
  • 4HutchinsonBooked at 90mins
  • 35Cooper
  • 3Meredith
  • 14J Wallace
  • 23Saville
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 20mins
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forTunnicliffeat 82'minutes
  • 19ElliottSubstituted forMorisonat 60'minutes
  • 9Gregory

Substitutes

  • 5Craig
  • 8Thompson
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 12Romeo
  • 16Martin
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 20Morison

Wolves

  • 21Ruddy
  • 5Bennett
  • 16CoadyBooked at 69mins
  • 15BolySubstituted forMirandaat 68'minutes
  • 2Doherty
  • 27SaissBooked at 55mins
  • 8Neves
  • 3Douglas
  • 17Hélder CostaSubstituted forA N'Diayeat 81'minutes
  • 18Jota
  • 7CavaleiroBooked at 7minsSubstituted forBonatiniat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4A N'Diaye
  • 6Batth
  • 25Miranda
  • 26Enobakhare
  • 29Vinagre
  • 31Norris
  • 33Bonatini
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
13,121

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home11
Away20
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Millwall 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Barry Douglas with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jordan Archer.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Barry Douglas (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  6. Booking

    Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall).

  9. Post update

    John Ruddy (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by James Meredith (Millwall).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Conor Coady.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alfred N'Diaye (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Léo Bonatini (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rúben Neves.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  15. Post update

    Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Alfred N'Diaye (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by George Saville (Millwall).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Mahlon Romeo.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves24174345192655
2Bristol City24138339241547
3Cardiff24145535221347
4Derby24136538211745
5Leeds24133837271042
6Sheff Utd24132939291041
7Middlesbrough2411583223938
8Aston Villa2410863224838
9Preston2491052723437
10Ipswich24113103733436
11Fulham249873331235
12Brentford2481063732534
13Nottm Forest24101133341-831
14Sheff Wed247983029130
15Norwich2486102430-630
16Millwall246992627-127
17Reading2476112932-327
18QPR246992634-827
19Hull2458113741-423
20Barnsley2457122536-1122
21Burton2455141743-2620
22Sunderland24310112842-1419
23Bolton2447132343-2019
24Birmingham2445151235-2317
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