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Millwall 1-0 Barnsley

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:

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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:

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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."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 25Hoyte
  • 28Malone
  • 17Moussi
  • 5Robinson
  • 16Beevers
  • 29WaghornSubstituted forEasterat 90+2'minutes
  • 10BaileyBooked at 90mins
  • 27McDonaldSubstituted forMorisonat 61'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 18ChaplowSubstituted forFeeneyat 57'minutes
  • 11Woolford

Substitutes

  • 3Shittu
  • 7Feeney
  • 8Easter
  • 9Morison
  • 13L Martin
  • 21Smith
  • 43Bywater

Barnsley

  • 12Butland
  • 14Wiseman
  • 4Kennedy
  • 11Perkins
  • 22MvotoBooked at 82mins
  • 6Cranie
  • 7O'Brien
  • 23EtuhuSubstituted forDawsonat 80'minutes
  • 20PedersenSubstituted forScotlandat 65'minutes
  • 42McCourtBooked at 54mins
  • 21MellisSubstituted forDagnallat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hassell
  • 8Dawson
  • 9Scotland
  • 13Dagnall
  • 17Digby
  • 19Cywka
  • 30Dibble
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
9,057

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 1, Barnsley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Barnsley 0.
Foul by Jason Scotland (Barnsley).
Nicky Bailey (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Thomas Kennedy.
Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Thomas Kennedy.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Jermaine Easter replaces Martyn Waghorn.

Booking

Nicky Bailey (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
David Perkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Nicky Bailey (Millwall).
Scott Wiseman (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Millwall).
Attempt blocked. David Perkins (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick McCourt.
Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Liam Feeney (Millwall).
Foul by Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley).
Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).
Attempt missed. Jason Scotland (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Patrick McCourt.
Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley).
Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Stephen Dawson replaces Kelvin Etuhu.
David Perkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Millwall).

Goal!

Own Goal by Scott Wiseman, Barnsley. Millwall 1, Barnsley 0.
Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Jack Butland.
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.
Attempt blocked. Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
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.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Chris Dagnall replaces Jacob Mellis.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Justin Hoyte.

Booking

Steve Morison (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Jack Butland (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).
Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).
Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Jason Scotland replaces Marcus Pedersen.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by David Forde.
Attempt saved. Scott Wiseman (Barnsley) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Kelvin Etuhu.
Foul by Nicky Bailey (Millwall).
Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Steve Morison replaces Scott McDonald.
Mark Beevers (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marcus Pedersen (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Liam Feeney replaces Richard Chaplow.
Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall).
Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.
Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jim O'Brien (Barnsley).
Attempt blocked. Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott McDonald.
Hand ball by Jacob Mellis (Barnsley).
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Justin Hoyte.
Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jim O'Brien with a cross.

Second Half

Second Half begins Millwall 0, Barnsley 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Millwall 0, Barnsley 0.
Foul by Nicky Bailey (Millwall).
goal

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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