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Burton Albion 0-1 Millwall

Burton's Darren Bent has a strike at goal against Millwall
Burton's former England striker Darren Bent (left) missed two good chances in the first half

Millwall climbed to 12th in the Championship thanks to Ben Marshall's second-half goal against struggling Burton Albion.

Burton had the better of the first half, with Lucas Akins shooting over and Darren Bent missing two good chances - notably when he blazed wide after running through.

Hope Akpan also headed wide before Millwall improved after the interval.

And Marshall earned victory when he bundled the ball in from close range.

Burton, who drop to second from bottom after Barnsley won at Birmingham, threatened to grab a point late on.

But both Lloyd Dyer and Tom Naylor were off target as opportunities came their way.

Burton boss Nigel Clough:

"Over the course of the game and with the chances we created and the manner of the winning goal, it's a very poor result.

"Players are human and they miss chances. We had enough chances at Ipswich, here against Forest and today to win all three games.

"The most disappointing thing today is that we have lost it to a fluke of a goal. I am not quite sure how we have lost."

Millwall boss Neil Harris:

"We have no fear of the division anymore. Four in a row away from home and anyone that has seen us all season, we could easily have double that on the road.

"That was probably our worst performance on the road this year, barring Norwich.

"I certainly felt that Burton should have took something out of the game. I have to give the credit to my players for finding another way of winning a game."

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Bywater
  • 10Akins
  • 15NaylorBooked at 71mins
  • 5McFadzean
  • 2BrayfordSubstituted forMcCroryat 19'minutes
  • 19Davenport
  • 20SamuelsenSubstituted forVarneyat 85'minutes
  • 4AllenSubstituted forBoyceat 71'minutes
  • 21Akpan
  • 11Dyer
  • 9Bent

Substitutes

  • 7Murphy
  • 14McCrory
  • 16Varney
  • 23Buxton
  • 24Campbell
  • 26Sbarra
  • 27Boyce

Millwall

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Archer
  • 12Romeo
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 35Cooper
  • 3Meredith
  • 14J Wallace
  • 6Williams
  • 23Saville
  • 44MarshallBooked at 50minsSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 65'minutes
  • 9GregorySubstituted forShackellat 88'minutes
  • 20MorisonSubstituted forCahillat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 7Cahill
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 16Martin
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 19Elliott
  • 24Shackell
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
4,105

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away20

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Millwall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Millwall 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jacob Davenport with a cross following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

    Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Millwall).

  6. Booking

    Tim Cahill (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tim Cahill (Millwall).

  9. Post update

    Offside, Millwall. Shaun Williams tries a through ball, but Tim Cahill is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Darren Bent (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Jason Shackell replaces Lee Gregory.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Hope Akpan (Burton Albion).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Hope Akpan (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

  17. Post update

    Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Shaun Williams with a cross following a corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Luke Varney replaces Martin Samuelsen.

As It Stood

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1Wolves34227559283173
2Cardiff33197749272264
3Aston Villa34189753322163
4Derby341612653312260
5Fulham341611757372059
6Bristol City33141274839954
7Middlesbrough341571246341252
8Sheff Utd33164134639752
9Preston34121574033751
10Brentford341311105041950
11Leeds34147134743449
12Millwall341212104035548
13Ipswich34146144543248
14Norwich341211113437-347
15Nottm Forest34124184153-1240
16QPR34109153851-1339
17Sheff Wed34813133744-737
18Reading33810153845-734
19Bolton34810162951-2234
20Hull33711154450-632
21Barnsley33710163347-1431
22Birmingham3486202251-2930
23Burton3478192660-3429
24Sunderland34512173761-2427
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