Millwall 1-0 Barnsley

Scott Wiseman

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:

Steve Lomas

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Post-match: 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:

David Flitcroft

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Barnsley manager David Flitcrof

"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."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Burnley1610511735
2Leicester1611231035
3QPR1610511035
4Blackpool16772528
5Nottm Forest16763727
6Leeds16826526
7Derby16745725
8Reading16673525
9Brighton16664524
10Watford16655623
11Wigan15645422
12Ipswich16556220
13Huddersfield16556120
14Blackburn16556120
15Bolton16475-419
16Bournemouth16538-1018
17Millwall16457-1217
18Middlesbrough16376016
19Doncaster15447-1016
20Birmingham16439-515
21Charlton15357-714
22Sheff Wed15186-711
23Barnsley16259-1611
24Yeovil162311-149
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