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Blackburn 2-0 Millwall: Williams and Dack goals see off Lions

Derrick Williams
Derrick Williams scored the winner for Blackburn at Hull City last month

Derrick Williams and Bradley Dack scored the goals as Blackburn secured victory over Millwall at Ewood Park.

Williams drove the ball home from 25 yards after there had been little to choose between the sides in the opening exchanges.

The Lions struggled to carve out chances and most of their first-half efforts were from outside the box.

Adam Armstrong almost made it two after the break, only to be denied by Bartosz Bialkowski's reaction save, but the Millwall keeper could do nothing as Dack slid home Darragh Lenihan's square ball to seal the points.

Both managers made two changes for their first game after the international break, with Tosin Adarabioyo and John Buckley in for Rovers, and Jayson Molumby and Jon Dadi Bodvarsson making their first Championship starts for Millwall.

Bodvarsson provided the pass for an early shot by Jed Wallace, but it was off target and the visitors fell behind when Williams found corner after receiving the ball from Greg Cunningham.

Lions boss Neil Harris sent on Matt Smith in the second half to provide a more physical presence up front and Ryan Leonard was only just too high from Bodvarsson's lay-off.

Millwall's hopes were ended when Dack found the net for the third time this season and, although Ben Thompson tested home keeper Christian Walton after beating two tackles, they could not find a consolation goal and are now without a win in four league games.

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray:

"We talked this week about how we are going to score against Millwall, how difficult it is, we talked about getting behind them and cut-backs so the second goal is really pleasing.

"Typical Dack. A lot of bodies throwing themselves at it as the ball whizzed past, yet he was so pure with his side-foot into the net.

"But Derrick Williams, I'm delighted he's scored outside the box, somebody else taking on the responsibility to shoot."

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"I was very disappointed to be behind at half-time. I thought it was unjust and we didn't deserve to be behind.

"The goal is a great strike by a centre-half from 25 yards, but we should do better in the lead-up to it.

"We gave a really poor second goal away. Players have to do what instructions are given to them, not what they want to do."

Line-ups

Blackburn

  • 1Walton
  • 24AdarabioyoSubstituted forRothwellat 63'minutes
  • 26Lenihan
  • 3Williams
  • 5Cunningham
  • 4Johnson
  • 39BuckleySubstituted forGallagherat 45'minutes
  • 31Bennett
  • 23Dack
  • 19DowningSubstituted forTravisat 86'minutes
  • 7Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 2Nyambe
  • 8Rothwell
  • 9Gallagher
  • 10Graham
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 27Travis
  • 29Evans

Millwall

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 12Romeo
  • 15Pearce
  • 5CooperBooked at 56mins
  • 3WallaceSubstituted forFergusonat 77'minutes
  • 7Wallace
  • 16Molumby
  • 8Thompson
  • 18LeonardSubstituted forBradshawat 76'minutes
  • 21MahoneySubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes
  • 23Bödvarsson

Substitutes

  • 4Hutchinson
  • 6Williams
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 10Smith
  • 11Ferguson
  • 14Steele
  • 22O'Brien
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
11,873

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackburnAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Millwall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 2, Millwall 0.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Sam Gallagher.

Attempt blocked. Jake Cooper (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Smith.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Bradley Johnson.

Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Greg Cunningham.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Lewis Travis replaces Stewart Downing.

Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jayson Molumby (Millwall).

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

Foul by Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers).

Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Millwall. Jake Cooper tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ben Thompson (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Blackburn Rovers).

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

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

Attempt saved. Joe Rothwell (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stewart Downing.

Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Armstrong.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Shane Ferguson replaces Murray Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Tom Bradshaw replaces Ryan Leonard.

Greg Cunningham (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Smith (Millwall).

Goal!

Goal! Blackburn Rovers 2, Millwall 0. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Darragh Lenihan.

Attempt blocked. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Joe Rothwell.

Greg Cunningham (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jayson Molumby (Millwall).

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Bradley Johnson.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Joe Rothwell tries a through ball, but Sam Gallagher is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Joe Rothwell (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Gallagher.

Offside, Millwall. Jake Cooper tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Darragh Lenihan.

Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (Millwall) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Jayson Molumby.

Greg Cunningham (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Millwall).

Foul by Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers).

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

goal

As It Stood

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2Charlton7421116514
3Bristol City7421139414
4Leeds6411103713
5Preston7412137613
6West Brom7340118313
7QPR74121211113
8Birmingham741278-113
9Nottm Forest7331106412
10Fulham7322116511
11Blackburn731377010
12Sheff Wed63038629
13Middlesbrough72328809
14Cardiff7232810-29
15Millwall723259-49
16Luton72141213-17
17Reading721489-17
18Brentford721456-17
19Derby7142710-37
20Hull7133811-36
21Barnsley612349-55
22Wigan7124613-75
23Huddersfield6015511-61
24Stoke7016717-101
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