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Millwall 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Millwall striker Lee Gregory
Lee Gregory helped turn the game around at The Den

Lee Gregory and Steve Morrison scored second-half goals to turn the game around at The Den and deliver Millwall victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

Millwall trailed at half-time thanks to Joey Pelupessy, who cut in from the left-hand side and produced a sweetly-struck shot to give the visitors the lead two minutes before the break.

But Neil Harris' side responded, first through Gregory's close-range header.

Nine minutes later, Morrison turned in Jed Wallace's cross from the right.

Millwall were forced to hang on for 13 minutes of stoppage time after Wednesday's Jordan Thorniley was stretchered off in the second half, but they saw out victory to extend their unbeaten run in the league to seven matches.

Gregory sparked the turnaround as he headed home from close range after Jake Cooper turned a free-kick from the right back across goal.

Wallace then won the ball on the right-hand side of the penalty area and slid his pass across the six-yard box to Morrison, who turned in for his third goal of the season to turn the game on its head.

It left Wednesday without an away win since Boxing Day and just one league victory since manager Jos Luhukay was appointed at the start of January.

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"There were no teacups getting overturned in our dressing room at half-time. Our shape was excellent but we just missed that end product.

"I knew we were on the front foot and were the better side.

"Second half the attitude was outstanding. We were aggressive in what we did and scored two great goals.

"It is a platform to build on as we are chasing 50 points as quickly as possible."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay:

"Jordan Thorniley was unconscious after the challenge, he has gone to the hospital so our thoughts are with him. We will have to wait for the next hour or so to find out the extent of the injury.

"But we are very disappointed, we lost the game in just a couple of minutes in the second half and we must look at ourselves.

"It was a very disappointing game, we took the goal, got in front at half time and lost focus after the first goal."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 12Romeo
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 35Cooper
  • 3Meredith
  • 14Wallace
  • 6Williams
  • 23Saville
  • 44MarshallSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 88'minutes
  • 9GregorySubstituted forShackellat 90+9'minutes
  • 20Morison

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 7Cahill
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 16Martin
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 19Elliott
  • 24Shackell

Sheff Wed

  • 28Wildsmith
  • 46VenâncioBooked at 47mins
  • 12Loovens
  • 39ThornileySubstituted forLucas Joãoat 72'minutes
  • 2Hunt
  • 3JonesSubstituted forReachat 65'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 32PelupessyBooked at 90mins
  • 6Fox
  • 44Stobbs
  • 33WallaceSubstituted forNuhiuat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 21Boyd

Substitutes

  • 8Butterfield
  • 17Nuhiu
  • 18Lucas João
  • 20Reach
  • 25Dawson
  • 36Pudil
  • 38Clare
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
11,007

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 2, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 2, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jed Wallace.

Offside, Millwall. George Saville tries a through ball, but Steve Morison is caught offside.

Booking

Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday).

Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Jason Shackell replaces Lee Gregory.

Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Saville (Millwall).

Booking

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Frederico Venâncio (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Saville (Millwall).

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Frederico Venâncio.

Foul by Frederico Venâncio (Sheffield Wednesday).

Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Hunt with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

Foul by Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday).

James Meredith (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Fred Onyedinma (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Fred Onyedinma replaces Ben Marshall.

Offside, Millwall. Steve Morison tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

Offside, Millwall. Ben Marshall tries a through ball, but Steve Morison is caught offside.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Mahlon Romeo.

Lucas João (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Saville (Millwall).

Attempt missed. Jack Stobbs (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by George Boyd with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Ross Wallace.

Attempt missed. Ben Marshall (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Booking

Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ben Marshall.

goal

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