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Millwall 0-0 Derby County

Ikechi Anya has a goal ruled out
Ikechi Anya had a goal ruled out two minutes after coming off the bench

Derby's lead over third-placed Aston Villa was cut to one point after they were held to a drab draw at Millwall.

Shaun Hutchinson made a goal-saving block to deny Derby's Matej Vydra while the hosts were not given a penalty when Lee Gregory was caught by a high foot.

The Rams had 60% possession but needed keeper Scott Carson to save Jed Wallace's effort with his legs.

Substitute Ikechi Anya did find the net for the visitors seven minutes from time but was flagged offside.

Neil Harris' Millwall moved up a place to 14th, but might have taken all three points had Hutchinson been given a spot kick when his shot appeared to strike a Derby hand late on.

Anya came on for his first Championship appearance since August and was denied a fairytale league return by an offside flag two minutes after being introduced.

However, Gary Rowett's side otherwise struggled to test Lions' goalkeeper Jordan Archer.

Australia international Tim Cahill was not in Millwall's squad but was re-introduced to the home fans after his return to the club on Monday - on a deal until the end of the season.

Tim Cahill was re-introduced to the Millwall fans before the game
Cahill was re-introduced to the Millwall fans before the game

Derby manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"We're not overly disappointed with a point. I am disappointed with the decision at the end, because it was the wrong decision - he was clearly onside, I've watched it two or three times.

"It was very good play, just when we wanted a little bit of composure to unlock the door and it was wrongly ruled offside.

"That's twice now. We had a penalty ruled decision in the last game, which should have been given and we had a goal that should have been given tonight also."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 90mins
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 35Cooper
  • 3Meredith
  • 14Wallace
  • 6Williams
  • 23Saville
  • 11FergusonSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 72'minutes
  • 9Gregory
  • 19ElliottBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 5Craig
  • 8Thompson
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 12Romeo
  • 16Martin
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 25Mbulu

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 14WisdomBooked at 85mins
  • 6Keogh
  • 33Davies
  • 3Forsyth
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 34Thorne
  • 19Weimann
  • 23VydraSubstituted forWinnallat 74'minutes
  • 10LawrenceSubstituted forAnyaat 82'minutes
  • 28NugentSubstituted forJeromeat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Anya
  • 12Baird
  • 16Pearce
  • 17Winnall
  • 21Roos
  • 32Jerome
  • 36Ledley
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
10,931

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 0, Derby County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 0, Derby County 0.

Attempt blocked. Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Elliott with a headed pass.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by George Thorne.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Derby County).

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

Attempt missed. Cameron Jerome (Derby County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Conor McLaughlin (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ikechi Anya (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Millwall).

Attempt blocked. Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jake Cooper (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Shaun Williams with a cross.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

Andre Wisdom (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Millwall).

Foul by George Thorne (Derby County).

Tom Elliott (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ikechi Anya.

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

Attempt blocked. George Saville (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Andre Wisdom (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andre Wisdom (Derby County).

Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cameron Jerome (Derby County).

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

Offside, Derby County. Cameron Jerome tries a through ball, but Ikechi Anya is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Ikechi Anya replaces Tom Lawrence.

Sam Winnall (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall).

Foul by Sam Winnall (Derby County).

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

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Gregory.

Andre Wisdom (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Elliott (Millwall).

Attempt saved. Cameron Jerome (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Winnall.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Sam Winnall replaces Matej Vydra.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Cameron Jerome replaces David Nugent.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Fred Onyedinma replaces Shane Ferguson.

Booking

Tom Elliott (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Jake Cooper (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Shaun Williams following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wolves29205451222965
2Derby29159544232154
3Aston Villa29158643251853
4Cardiff28156740251551
5Bristol City29149642321051
6Fulham29139749351448
7Sheff Utd29144114233946
8Middlesbrough291361038271145
9Preston29111263528745
10Leeds29135114033744
11Brentford29111084236643
12Ipswich29124134141040
13Norwich29117112933-440
14Millwall29811103333035
15Nottm Forest29112163546-1135
16Sheff Wed29712103034-433
17QPR2989123142-1133
18Reading2988133337-432
19Barnsley2969142943-1427
20Birmingham2976161940-2127
21Hull29511133945-626
22Bolton2868142646-2026
23Sunderland29510143150-1925
24Burton2966172255-3324
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