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Millwall 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

DJ Campbell scored on his Millwall debut to gain a draw against Sheffield Wednesday, in a feisty match which ended with both sides having 10 men.

The deadlock was broken between the Championship strugglers when Giles Coke dribbled through the Lions defence.

Campbell levelled with 10 minutes left as the Blackburn loanee followed in after Warren Feeney hit the post.

Coke and Shane Lowry were both sent off for fighting soon after, with neither side then able to force a winner.

Wednesday came into the match boosted by the decision to name Stuart Gray as permanent head coach after a run of four wins and three draws had moved them two points clear of the relegation zone.

Millwall, in contrast, had celebrated their first win in eight matches when they were last in action on 18 January against Ipswich.

Despite the visitors' superior form, Millwall should have gone ahead in only the third minute but Lee Martin could not get his shot away after being slipped in by Andy Keogh. A weak Danny Shittu header and sharp save from Steve Morison followed as the hosts excelled in the first half without forcing the breakthrough.

Ian Holloway's side continued to dominate after the break, but went behind against the run of play shortly before the hour mark when substitute Coke made an excellent run which finished with him rounding goalkeeper Stephen Bywater to score into an open goal.

Wednesday went close to an unlikely second soon after as Miguel Llera headed against the crossbar.

Millwall's overall superiority was rewarded as Campbell equalised late on, in a move which saw referee Lee Probert allow play to continue with Morison down clutching his head in the six-yard box.

Probert came to the fore again minutes later when Coke and Lowry were dismissed for a scrap by the corner flag, in a heated incident which saw both sets of players rush in to separate the pair.

Eight minutes of injury followed, but after Kirkland blocked another Campbell effort with his chest well out of his area neither side could secure all three points.

Millwall manager Ian Holloway:

"I saw a little bit of nervousness which is understandable because of what has happened this season.

"I saw a lack of understanding which comes from the team structure and team mentality and because they played with a different shape to what they have in the last four or five games.

"Unfortunately the way things are going we went one down but I was delighted because the spirit we have been talking about came, the togetherness came and we got excited about what we were doing."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray:

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Post-match: Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray

"You go 1-0 up at a difficult place, Ian's second home game and they are working their socks off and the crowd are responding and the players are responding to him, but we weather the storm.

"It wasn't a smash and grab, we had some decent chances and after Coke goes round their keeper and slots it in I am sat here talking about two points lost really.

"I am disappointed with the goal. Millwall were still in possession so there was no need for them to kick it out but I just felt the lad was interfering with Kirkland."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 43BywaterBooked at 89mins
  • 14Fredericks
  • 28Malone
  • 10BaileySubstituted forWilliamsat 60'minutes
  • 3Shittu
  • 12LowryBooked at 88mins
  • 20KeoghSubstituted forCampbellat 56'minutes
  • 6Trotter
  • 9Morison
  • 11Woolford
  • 13L MartinBooked at 44minsSubstituted forFeeneyat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Dunne
  • 7Feeney
  • 16Beevers
  • 17Williams
  • 22Campbell
  • 32Marquis
  • 33Gerrar

Sheff Wed

  • 1Kirkland
  • 22Palmer
  • 17Helan
  • 32Llera
  • 36LoovensSubstituted forLaveryat 45'minutes
  • 8Onyewu
  • 27McPhailSubstituted forCokeat 59'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 6Semedo
  • 34NuhiuBooked at 89mins
  • 18Maguire
  • 20Lee

Substitutes

  • 10Maghoma
  • 14Coke
  • 16McCabe
  • 21Corry
  • 25Lavery
  • 26Martinez
  • 39Stobbs
Referee:
Lee Probert
Attendance:
10,624

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.
Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday).
Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martyn Woolford.
Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Kieran Lee tries a through ball, but Caolan Lavery is caught offside.
Attempt saved. DJ Campbell (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Shittu.
Foul by Liam Feeney (Millwall).
Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Stephen Bywater (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Shane Lowry (Millwall) is shown the red card for fighting.

Dismissal

Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the red card for fighting.
Foul by Shane Lowry (Millwall).
Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Danny Shittu (Millwall).
Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).
Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Shane Lowry (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Steve Morison (Millwall) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1. DJ Campbell (Millwall) header from very close range to the bottom right corner.
Liam Trotter (Millwall) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.
Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Kieran Lee.
Offside, Millwall. Martyn Woolford tries a through ball, but DJ Campbell is caught offside.
Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Miguel Ángel Llera tries a through ball, but Chris Maguire is caught offside.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Stephen Bywater.
Attempt blocked. Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Chris Maguire with a cross.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Scott Malone.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Maguire with a through ball.
Attempt missed. Liam Feeney (Millwall) left footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Steve Morison.
Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Danny Shittu (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Liam Feeney replaces Lee Martin.
Hand ball by Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday).
Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Shaun Williams replaces Nicky Bailey.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Giles Coke replaces Stephen McPhail.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. DJ Campbell replaces Andrew Keogh.
Attempt missed. Lee Martin (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Martyn Woolford.
Attempt saved. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josè Semedo.
Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Martyn Woolford (Millwall).
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Liam Trotter.
Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Chris Kirkland.
Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Millwall) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Liam Trotter with a cross.

Second Half

Second Half begins Millwall 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Caolan Lavery replaces Glenn Loovens.

Half Time

First Half ends, Millwall 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Booking

Lee Martin (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lee Martin (Millwall).
Foul by Lee Martin (Millwall).
Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Oguchi Onyewu.
Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).
Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester2820352363
2QPR2716741655
3Burnley27141031952
4Derby2815671751
5Nottm Forest26111141344
6Reading2812881144
7Ipswich2810108840
8Brighton2710107740
9Blackburn281099039
10Middlesbrough289109637
11Wigan261079237
12Leeds2710611036
13Huddersfield279711334
14Bournemouth279711-1234
15Blackpool288911-1233
16Watford257108531
17Birmingham277812-329
18Bolton2761011-1228
19Doncaster287714-1828
20Sheff Wed265129-127
21Millwall276813-2326
22Charlton265912-1224
23Barnsley264913-1921
24Yeovil265516-1820
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