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Barnsley 0-2 Millwall

Lee Gregory
Lee Gregory's 24th-minute goal at Oakwell was his ninth of the season for Millwall

Millwall made it six successive away wins in the Championship by beating Barnsley to boost their play-off hopes.

The struggling hosts were punished for giving the ball away in their own half as Lee Gregory slipped home the opener.

And Ben Marshall doubled the lead after the break with a 25-yard shot which gave keeper Nick Townsend no chance.

Substitute George Moncur and Oli McBurnie went close for Barnsley, but they could not find a reply and lost their ninth home match of the season.

Millwall remain 10th in the table after their win, four points off a play-off spot, with Barnsley remaining precariously above the relegation places - on goal difference only following Birmingham City's 3-0 win over Hull.

Townsend was back in goal for the home side with Adam Davies missing the game because his partner is due to give birth, but he could do nothing to stop Gregory opening the scoring after the ball was played to him by Jed Wallace.

Barnsley centre-back Liam Lindsay glanced a header just over the bar and forced a save from Jordan Archer at the start of the second half, but Marshall's superb strike into the top corner was a killer blow.

Archer foiled Moncur from the edge of the box and McBurnie had a header hooked off the line before Fred Ondeyinma sliced wide in a one-on-one with Townsend at the other end.

The result meant Millwall equalled their club record for away wins, while Barnsley have failed to produce a home victory since early November - and taken only five points in seven games since Jose Morais became head coach.

Barnsley head coach Jose Morais told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We conceded [the first goal] in a very childish way.

"We tried everything to score the goal we needed before they scored the second, but they had a good strike with the wind in their favour.

"When something like this happens, you just feel sorry it was not a goal for your team because it was a fantastic goal.

"We need to continue the good things we did today, and put in more concentration, more focus and more determination in certain situations."

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"Any three points at this level is a good achievement.

"If you look at Barnsley, they have a distinct style of play - they've definitely improved. I thought we found another way to win the game, we dominated early on and then capitalised on a mistake.

"It was good composure from us to get the goal. I never felt in danger in the first half. We scored at a key time, Ben Marshall's goal was outstanding.

"I thought Barnsley threw caution to the wind in the last half an hour and were unlucky not to score."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 13Townsend
  • 17Yiadom
  • 18Jackson
  • 6LindsaySubstituted forIsgroveat 81'minutes
  • 23Pinillos
  • 14MallanSubstituted forMoncurat 45'minutes
  • 22Gardner
  • 20PottsSubstituted forBradshawat 66'minutes
  • 26Thiam
  • 19Moore
  • 15McBurnie

Substitutes

  • 9Bradshaw
  • 10Moncur
  • 11Isgrove
  • 12Cavare
  • 21Mahoney
  • 24Pearson
  • 30Walton

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 12Romeo
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 35Cooper
  • 3Meredith
  • 14Wallace
  • 6Williams
  • 23Saville
  • 44MarshallSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 79'minutes
  • 20MorisonSubstituted forCahillat 90'minutes
  • 9GregorySubstituted forShackellat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cahill
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 16Martin
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 19Elliott
  • 22O'Brien
  • 24Shackell
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
13,041

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 0, Millwall 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Millwall 2.

Attempt blocked. Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mamadou Thiam.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Tim Cahill.

Attempt missed. Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by George Moncur.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Tim Cahill replaces Steve Morison.

Attempt missed. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by George Moncur.

Attempt missed. Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a fast break.

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley).

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

Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Andy Yiadom.

Attempt blocked. Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steve Morison.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Lloyd Isgrove replaces Liam Lindsay because of an injury.

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

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Andy Yiadom.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Fred Onyedinma replaces Ben Marshall.

Attempt missed. Gary Gardner (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by George Moncur.

Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall).

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley).

Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Jason Shackell replaces Lee Gregory.

Attempt saved. Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andy Yiadom.

Attempt blocked. Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Mamadou Thiam with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Gardner.

Attempt missed. Shaun Williams (Millwall) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Tom Bradshaw replaces Brad Potts.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jordan Archer.

Attempt saved. George Moncur (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mamadou Thiam.

Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnsley).

Ben Marshall (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 0, Millwall 2. Ben Marshall (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jed Wallace.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jordan Archer.

Attempt saved. Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brad Potts with a cross.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.

goal

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