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Derby County 0-1 Millwall: Jed Wallace stuns Frank Lampard's Rams

Shaun Williams and Jed Wallace celebrate the latter's goal against Derby County
Jed Wallace's goal gave Millwall just a second away Championship win this season

Jed Wallace's second-half strike eased Millwall's relegation concerns and dented Derby County's Championship play-off hopes.

Wallace scored the only goal on the counter-attack on 71 minutes, the first shot on target for either side in a drab match at Pride Park.

A swift break after a poor Rams free-kick saw Shane Ferguson release Wallace, who scored with a fine left-footed shot from the edge of the box.

Derby, who remain one place and two points outside the play-offs but have now played a game more then sixth-placed Bristol City, did not manage their first effort on target until the 92nd minute.

Lions goalkeeper Jordan Archer had to make a fine stop to keep out Fikayo Tomori's header in a frantic finish.

But Millwall held on for a second away Championship win this season to move up to 19th in the table, five points clear of the relegation zone.

Boos could be heard ringing around the ground following a poor display by the home side, which means they have won just once in four league matches.

The club's recent past has seen them lose form in the second half of the season and miss out on promotion despite being well placed - and a performance lacking creativity and a cutting edge will have done nothing to allay fears of that trend repeating.

But an intriguing set of fixtures over the coming weekend will bring plenty of hope of returning to the top six.

By the time the Rams travel to face fierce rivals and fellow play-off hopefuls Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Monday, Bristol City will have played away at leaders Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion, in fourth, will have hosted second-placed Sheffield United.

Derby manager Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard has lost nine of 32 league games as Derby boss

Derby County manager Frank Lampard told BBC Radio Derby:

"We knew it would be tough because Millwall make it difficult for you. They defend deep and they are very organised.

"They stop the game a lot. They play long balls into the box and they are very effective with what they do.

"But we didn't have enough on the ball to win the game. Our quality wasn't good enough.

"There were no surprises in the way Millwall set up but when we had opportunities to move the ball quickly and get it wide we fell slightly short, which made it a frustrating evening."

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"I sensed that sparkle back about us again - that doggedness and clean-sheet mentality has been there for a few games now.

"I talked to the players about having belief and that clinical edge.

"We have not scored a lot of goals recently in the league so when those moments do come along, you have got to take them.

"It was a great counter-attacking goal but the all-round defensive display is up there with one of the best while I have been in charge. The disciple to stick to the game-plan was first class."

Line-ups

Derby

Formation 3-5-2

  • 21Roos
  • 37Bogle
  • 6KeoghBooked at 63mins
  • 5Tomori
  • 23Holmes
  • 4Bryson
  • 44HuddlestoneBooked at 42minsSubstituted forKingat 73'minutes
  • 7WilsonSubstituted forNugentat 86'minutes
  • 26ColeSubstituted forJozefzoonat 73'minutes
  • 9Waghorn
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 2Wisdom
  • 11Jozefzoon
  • 15Johnson
  • 24King
  • 28Nugent
  • 46Malone
  • 47Ravas

Millwall

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Archer
  • 12Romeo
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 5Cooper
  • 25M Wallace
  • 11Ferguson
  • 28Leonard
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 87mins
  • 44MarshallBooked at 44mins
  • 7J WallaceSubstituted forTunnicliffeat 89'minutes
  • 9GregorySubstituted forElliottat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Thompson
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 16Martin
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 19Elliott
  • 20Morison
  • 22O'Brien
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
24,907

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 0, Millwall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 0, Millwall 1.

  3. Booking

    Tom Elliott (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Millwall. Shane Ferguson tries a through ball, but Tom Elliott is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Foul by David Nugent (Derby County).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Florian Jozefzoon (Derby County).

  8. Post update

    Ben Marshall (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Florian Jozefzoon (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Marriott.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Fikayo Tomori (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Ben Marshall.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Millwall. Shaun Williams tries a through ball, but Tom Elliott is caught offside.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Ryan Tunnicliffe replaces Jed Wallace.

  14. Post update

    Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Tom Elliott (Millwall).

  16. Booking

    Shaun Williams (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Leonard (Millwall).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. David Nugent replaces Harry Wilson.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 20th February 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich33189665422363
2Sheff Utd33187858342461
3Leeds32187753361761
4West Brom33179767422560
5Middlesbrough321412636241254
6Bristol City31158840301053
7Derby3214994337651
8Nottm Forest33111484638847
9Birmingham32111384940946
10Aston Villa33101495652444
11Preston331111115047344
12Hull32128124542344
13Swansea32128124239344
14Blackburn331110124350-743
15Sheff Wed321011113647-1141
16Brentford311010115043740
17Stoke33913113441-740
18QPR32116154150-939
19Millwall32810143545-1034
20Wigan3297163246-1434
21Reading33611163449-1529
22Rotherham33514143353-2029
23Bolton3368192151-3026
24Ipswich33311192556-3120
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