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Ipswich 2-3 Millwall: Lions pick up first away win of season

Millwall manager Neil Harris
Neil Harris had not seen his Millwall side win away since April before victory at Ipswich

Millwall claimed their first away win of the season as they came from behind against bottom-placed Ipswich with three second-half goals.

Teenager Jack Lankester fired Ipswich ahead inside two minutes with a low effort across goal from the edge of the area, but they spurned a number of chances to extend their lead before the break.

Millwall equalised from the spot on the hour after Luke Chambers fouled Tom Elliott and Shane Ferguson converted.

Jake Cooper then headed them in front eight minutes later from close range as the ball was nodded back across goal by Elliott, who then profited from a series of defensive mishaps to tuck home a third.

Substitute Kayden Jackson did pull a goal back for Ipswich in the closing moments with a thundering strike off the inside of the post but it was too late for an equaliser.

Ipswich begin 2019 10 points away from safety and five adrift at the bottom after a third defeat in a row.

Millwall, on the other hand, are now six points clear of the relegation zone after winning three successive games for the first time this season.

Neil Harris' side were second best for most of the first half, but capitalised on a nervy Ipswich defence in the second half once Steve Morison came off the bench to add more of an attacking threat.

Their three goals came within 16 minutes and condemned Ipswich to a 15th defeat of the season.

Ipswich boss Paul Lambert:

"We should have been three up at half-time, we were excellent in the first half. We dominated the game and the ball, and we had some unbelievable chances.

"Nobody could have begrudged us if we'd gone in at 3-0 - I thought we were that far ahead. The football we played was great but we have to take our chances.

"I knew what we'd have to deal with when Steve Morison came on - long balls and headers - but we never dealt with the physicality side of it."

(On his own yellow card) "The pitch is so close to the technical area and I didn't know I was on it. I don't understand that one. I think I must have been a centimetre on to the pitch.

"I never said anything derogatory or used any bad language. We'll be sending in our own report about that."

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"It was a horrendous first half from us and I've got to be honest, it wasn't acceptable.

"I don't think I've ever made a sub in the first half, unless it's forced on me by an injury or a red card, but that was the closest I've come to doing it.

"I had a few choice words at half-time for the group and I questioned how much they wanted it, and they responded second half.

"The goals weren't that great but we scored more than Ipswich and that's all that matters."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 1Gerken
  • 12Spence
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Pennington
  • 30Kenlock
  • 15BishopSubstituted forDozzellat 65'minutes
  • 6ChalobahSubstituted forJacksonat 75'minutes
  • 21Downes
  • 36Lankester
  • 10Harrison
  • 20Sears

Substitutes

  • 3Knudsen
  • 7Edwards
  • 9Jackson
  • 19Roberts
  • 22Nsiala
  • 23Dozzell
  • 33Bialkowski

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 12Romeo
  • 25Wallace
  • 5Cooper
  • 3MeredithSubstituted forMorisonat 45'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 7WallaceSubstituted forKaracanat 90+6'minutes
  • 28Leonard
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 11Ferguson
  • 19ElliottSubstituted forWebsterat 82'minutes
  • 22O'Brien

Substitutes

  • 13Amos
  • 17Webster
  • 20Morison
  • 21Karacan
  • 26Skalak
  • 27Brown
  • 37White
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
16,957

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 2, Millwall 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 2, Millwall 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Jem Karacan replaces Jed Wallace.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

Attempt blocked. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Lankester with a cross.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Millwall 3. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ellis Harrison.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Byron Webster replaces Tom Elliott.

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

Attempt saved. Ellis Harrison (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Andre Dozzell.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Dean Gerken (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Millwall 3. Tom Elliott (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aiden O'Brien.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kayden Jackson replaces Trevoh Chalobah.

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jed Wallace (Millwall).

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Millwall 2. Jake Cooper (Millwall) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Elliott with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Matthew Pennington.

Steve Morison (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town).

Booking

Steve Morison (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Trevoh Chalobah (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Andre Dozzell replaces Teddy Bishop.

Foul by Tom Elliott (Millwall).

Matthew Pennington (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ellis Harrison (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Millwall).

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Millwall 1. Shane Ferguson (Millwall) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

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

Attempt saved. Trevoh Chalobah (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Ipswich Town).

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

Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Ipswich Town) with an attempt from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Spence.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Ipswich Town).

Jake Cooper (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Murray Wallace (Millwall) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jed Wallace with a cross following a corner.

goal

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5Middlesbrough261110528181043
6Derby2612773832643
7Nottm Forest26912539291039
8Birmingham26912538281039
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10Aston Villa2691164940938
11Bristol City2610883228438
12Swansea26106103531436
13Hull26106103633336
14Stoke2681173031-135
15Blackburn2681083341-834
16Sheff Wed2688103242-1032
17Preston2678113843-529
18Brentford26610103636028
19Millwall2677123341-828
20Wigan2675142540-1526
21Rotherham26510112541-1625
22Bolton2657141738-2122
23Reading2648142841-1320
24Ipswich2629152146-2515
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