EFL Cup
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Millwall score late to avoid shock against Plymouth

Aiden O'Brien scores for Millwall
Millwall narrowly avoided being knocked out by the side currently bottom of League One

Substitute Aiden O'Brien hit an 89th-minute winner as Championship Millwall avoided a shock against Plymouth to reach the Carabao Cup third round.

Millwall twice fell behind, Shane Williams' penalty cancelling out Jamie Ness' opener before Freddie Ladapo restored the League One side's lead.

Millwall boss Neil Harris made all his substitutes and was rewarded when Lee Gregory equalised after 83 minutes.

The Lions chased a winner and O'Brien was on hand to turn home late on.

It was cruel on Plymouth, whose spirited performance belied their current status as League One's bottom side.

Featuring seven changes from their 1-0 loss at Rotherham at the weekend, Millwall took some time to get going with Ben Amos called into action to deny Ness.

However, they grew into the game and responded when they needed to before decisively finishing the stronger.

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 13Amos
  • 2McLaughlinSubstituted forO'Brienat 77'minutes
  • 11Ferguson
  • 12Romeo
  • 6Williams
  • 17Webster
  • 10OnyedinmaSubstituted forGregoryat 68'minutes
  • 19Elliott
  • 26Skalak
  • 25Wallace
  • 21KaracanSubstituted forWallaceat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Archer
  • 5Cooper
  • 7Wallace
  • 9Gregory
  • 20Morison
  • 22O'Brien
  • 34Donovan

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 2Riley
  • 5EdwardsBooked at 63mins
  • 6NessBooked at 90mins
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Songo'o
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 13O'KeefeSubstituted forCareyat 84'minutes
  • 15GrantSubstituted forWyldeat 90+3'minutes
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 19LadapoSubstituted forTaylorat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Fox
  • 9Taylor
  • 10Carey
  • 16Grant
  • 20Wylde
  • 21Letheren
  • 25Wootton
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
3,645

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 3, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 3, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gregg Wylde replaces Conor Grant.

Booking

Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Shane Ferguson (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Shane Ferguson (Millwall).

Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 3, Plymouth Argyle 2. Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Matt Macey.

Attempt saved. Shaun Williams (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Graham Carey replaces Stuart O'Keefe.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 2, Plymouth Argyle 2. Lee Gregory (Millwall) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jiri Skalak.

Attempt missed. Byron Webster (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Shaun Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Freddie Ladapo.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Aiden O'Brien replaces Conor McLaughlin.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Freddie Ladapo.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Lee Gregory replaces Fred Onyedinma.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 1, Plymouth Argyle 2. Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Jed Wallace (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart O'Keefe (Plymouth Argyle).

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 1, Plymouth Argyle 1. Shaun Williams (Millwall) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Millwall. Tom Elliott draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Jed Wallace replaces Jem Karacan.

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

Foul by Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Jiri Skalak (Millwall) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Stuart O'Keefe (Plymouth Argyle).

Matt Macey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Elliott (Millwall).

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Ashley Smith-Brown.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

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