Scott Wiseman's own goal gave Millwall a win over Barnsley at The New Den.

Scott McDonald fired just off target for the hosts before Jacob Mellis twice went close for the Reds.

Visiting keeper Jack Butland made a superb save to deny sub Steve Morison from close range.

The Lions secured a first win in seven when Wiseman, who made his debut for Gibralter in their first game as a Uefa member on Tuesday, headed into his own net from Liam Feeney's cross.

The hosts pressed for an early lead with McDonald, Martyn Woolford and Guy Moussi all going close to breaking the deadlock.

David Flitcroft's side came back into the match and Marcus Pederson fired straight at David Forde when Mellis was well placed, before the former Chelsea man twice forced saves from the Millwall keeper.

Minutes after Butland had wonderfully denied Morison, Wiseman, who had earlier gone close at the right end, headed Feeney's cross beyond the England Under-21 goalkeeper.

The Reds pushed in search of an equaliser but defeat means they have made their worst start to a season since 1973 and remain in the bottom three.

Millwall boss Steve Lomas:

"We've probably played better and lost. We had to dig in there and scrap and fight.

"When you're not playing at your best you've got to work to get that clean sheet and hope something falls for you.

"We got a little bit of luck for the own goal but I thought we deserved it.

"We've been trying to get a clean sheet. When you concede one you have a chance but when you concede two or three it's always difficult."

Barnsley manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I'm baffled as to how we have not got something out of that game.

"It's disappointing because we had two or three great chances that we have missed but I still think we did not test their goalkeeper enough.

"Defensively we were excellent today and they never looked like scoring - we dominated.

"It probably sums up the game that Scott Wiseman has headed into his own goal after they created nothing."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Millwall

  • 01 Forde
  • 25 Hoyte
  • 28 Malone
  • 17 Moussi
  • 05 Robinson
  • 16 Beevers
  • 29 Waghorn (Easter - 92' )
  • 10 Bailey Booked
  • 27 McDonald (Morison - 61' Booked )
  • 18 Chaplow (Feeney - 57' )
  • 11 Woolford

Substitutes

  • 03 Shittu
  • 07 Feeney
  • 08 Easter
  • 09 Morison
  • 13 Martin
  • 21 Smith
  • 43 Bywater

Barnsley

  • 12 Butland
  • 14 Wiseman
  • 04 Kennedy
  • 11 Perkins
  • 22 Mvoto Booked
  • 06 Cranie
  • 07 O'Brien
  • 23 Etuhu (Dawson - 80' )
  • 20 Pedersen (Scotland - 65' )
  • 42 McCourt Booked
  • 21 Mellis (Dagnall - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Hassell
  • 08 Dawson
  • 09 Scotland
  • 13 Dagnall
  • 17 Digby
  • 19 Cywka
  • 30 Dibble
Ref: Keith Hill
Att: 9,057

Match Stats

Shots

11 9

On target

2 3

Corners

4 3

Fouls

15 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Millwall 1, Barnsley 0.

90:00 +4:09 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Barnsley 0.

90:00 +3:28

Foul by Jason Scotland (Barnsley).

90:00 +3:28

Nicky Bailey (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:55

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Thomas Kennedy.

90:00 +2:34

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Thomas Kennedy.

90:00 +1:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Jermaine Easter replaces Martyn Waghorn.

90:00 +0:55 Booking

Booking Nicky Bailey (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:50

David Perkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:50

Foul by Nicky Bailey (Millwall).

90:00 +0:05

Scott Wiseman (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:05

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Millwall).

88:38

Attempt blocked. David Perkins (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick McCourt.

87:48

Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

87:48

Foul by Liam Feeney (Millwall).

85:28

Foul by Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley).

85:28

Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:01

Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:01

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

83:18

Attempt missed. Jason Scotland (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Patrick McCourt.

81:46

Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

81:17 Booking

Booking Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80:45

Foul by Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley).

80:45

Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Stephen Dawson replaces Kelvin Etuhu.

76:21

David Perkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:21

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Millwall).

74:59 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Scott Wiseman, Barnsley. Millwall 1, Barnsley 0.

74:20

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Jack Butland.

74:15

Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Malone with a through ball.

71:51

Attempt blocked. Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

70:38

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Scott Malone with a cross.

69:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Chris Dagnall replaces Jacob Mellis.

68:48

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Justin Hoyte.

67:50 Booking

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

67:46

Jack Butland (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:46

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

66:46

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

66:46

Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Jason Scotland replaces Marcus Pedersen.

63:56

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by David Forde.

63:54

Attempt saved. Scott Wiseman (Barnsley) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

62:51

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Kelvin Etuhu.

62:06

Foul by Nicky Bailey (Millwall).

62:06

Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Steve Morison replaces Scott McDonald.

59:45

Mark Beevers (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:45

Foul by Marcus Pedersen (Barnsley).

56:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Liam Feeney replaces Richard Chaplow.

55:32

Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall).

55:32

Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:20 Booking

Booking Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

53:16

Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:16

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Barnsley).

51:23

Attempt blocked. Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott McDonald.

46:30

Hand ball by Jacob Mellis (Barnsley).

45:28

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Justin Hoyte.

45:26

Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jim O'Brien with a cross.

45:00

Second Half begins Millwall 0, Barnsley 0.

45:00 +2:18 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Millwall 0, Barnsley 0.

45:00 +0:59

Foul by Nicky Bailey (Millwall).

45:00 +0:59

David Perkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

42:05

Offside, Millwall. Mark Beevers tries a through ball, but Scott McDonald is caught offside.

40:39

Attempt missed. Nicky Bailey (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Justin Hoyte.

39:11

Attempt missed. Guy Moussi (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nicky Bailey.

36:34

Offside, Millwall. Richard Chaplow tries a through ball, but Nicky Bailey is caught offside.

34:55

Attempt saved. Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcus Pedersen with a through ball.

31:35

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Millwall).

31:35

Martin Cranie (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:43

Attempt blocked. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott McDonald.

30:23

Attempt blocked. Justin Hoyte (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott McDonald.

29:18

Attempt saved. Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

28:27

Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:27

Foul by Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley).

27:48

Attempt saved. Marcus Pedersen (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Patrick McCourt.

27:37

Attempt blocked. Guy Moussi (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26:30

Richard Chaplow (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:30

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Barnsley).

26:08

Foul by Scott McDonald (Millwall).

26:08

Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:24

Attempt missed. Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

22:12

Paul Robinson (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:12

Foul by Marcus Pedersen (Barnsley).

21:50

Foul by Richard Chaplow (Millwall).

21:50

Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:07

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

20:01

Delay in match Marcus Pedersen (Barnsley) because of an injury.

18:47

Offside, Millwall. David Forde tries a through ball, but Scott McDonald is caught offside.

15:54

Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:54

Foul by Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley).

13:56

Foul by Guy Moussi (Millwall).

13:56

David Perkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:03

Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:03

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

7:20

Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Richard Chaplow.

6:28

Attempt missed. Kelvin Etuhu (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy with a cross following a set piece situation.

5:51

Foul by Richard Chaplow (Millwall).

5:51

Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:41

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

3:58

Delay in match Marcus Pedersen (Barnsley) because of an injury.

3:18

Foul by Martyn Woolford (Millwall).

3:18

Scott Wiseman (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:45

Offside, Barnsley. David Perkins tries a through ball, but Marcus Pedersen is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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