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Derby County 0-1 Millwall

Steve Morison
Steve Morison

Millwall striker Steve Morison's second-half header denied Derby the chance to move within two points of the automatic promotion places.

The home side dominated and Lions goalkeeper David Forde denied Conor Sammon from close range early on.

But Millwall took the lead just after the hour when Morison headed into an empty net from Lee Martin's cross.

As Derby pressed for an equaliser, Rams keeper Lee Grant palmed away a Morison effort after a quick counter-attack.

Steve McClaren

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Post-match: Derby coach McClaren

With second-placed Burnley in action at Lancashire rivals Blackburn on Sunday, Steve McClaren's side had the chance to close the gap in third. And they took control from the start, Patrick Bamford heading narrowly wide from a Craig Bryson free-kick before Forde blocked Sammon's effort.

Ed Upson missed from the edge of the area for the visitors before Bamford was off target again for Derby and Forde saved from Simon Dawkins.

But Ian Holloway's side moved ahead when Morison finished from Martin's cross for his sixth goal of the season.

Richard Keogh then headed a late chance wide for the home side but Millwall held on for a second away win of the campaign that keeps them two points clear of 22nd-placed Yeovil.

Derby manager Steve McClaren: "I think if we had been playing for two more days we wouldn't have scored.

"We had no quality in the final third and chances and half-chances that we normally take we didn't.

"They came to do a job and they frustrated us and frustrated the crowd and in the end took the three points away."

Millwall manager Ian Holloway:

"I want us to grow in belief and now we have got 12 cup finals left and I want to get promoted because I don't like relegation battles.

"I've got two of my back four on the bus who won't play on Tuesday but I'm being criticised for them being on the floor.

"What on earth can I do about that if they've been kicked yet some of the fans said I was telling them them to lie down. Never in a million years would I encourage anybody to be anything other than a brilliant professional and work hard and be honest and true."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Grant
  • 33Wisdom
  • 3Forsyth
  • 8HendrickSubstituted forWardat 62'minutes
  • 6Keogh
  • 25Buxton
  • 4Bryson
  • 19Hughes
  • 18SammonSubstituted forBennettat 80'minutes
  • 35Bamford
  • 32DawkinsSubstituted forRussellat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Ward
  • 11Russell
  • 14Eustace
  • 20Bennett
  • 26Legzdins
  • 27Whitbread
  • 34Thorne

Millwall

  • 1FordeBooked at 90mins
  • 2DunneBooked at 90mins
  • 28Malone
  • 17Williams
  • 3ShittuSubstituted forRobinsonat 56'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 12Lowry
  • 22CampbellSubstituted forChaplowat 75'minutes
  • 15Upson
  • 9Morison
  • 29Garvan
  • 13L MartinSubstituted forWoolfordat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Robinson
  • 11Woolford
  • 14Fredericks
  • 18Chaplow
  • 19Jackson
  • 26Abdou
  • 43Bywater
Referee:
Mick Russell
Attendance:
22,853

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 0, Millwall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 0, Millwall 1.

Attempt missed. Richard Keogh (Derby County) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Jamie Ward with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Alan Dunne (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mason Bennett (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alan Dunne (Millwall).

Offside, Derby County. Jake Buxton tries a through ball, but Richard Keogh is caught offside.

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Chaplow (Millwall).

Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Robinson (Millwall).

Booking

David Forde (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Richard Keogh (Derby County) header from very close range is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Craig Bryson with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from long range on the right is blocked. Assisted by Jake Buxton.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Scott Malone (Millwall) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Owen Garvan following a set piece situation.

Foul by Richard Keogh (Derby County).

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

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Scott Malone.

Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Jamie Ward (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Robinson (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Mason Bennett replaces Conor Sammon.

Foul by Jamie Ward (Derby County).

Alan Dunne (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Steve Morison (Millwall) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Johnny Russell with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Richard Chaplow replaces DJ Campbell because of an injury.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Scott Malone.

Attempt saved. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Owen Garvan.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Foul by Conor Sammon (Derby County).

Edward Upson (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Alan Dunne.

Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Owen Garvan (Millwall).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester3323553074
2Burnley33181232666
3Derby3418791761
4QPR3317971460
5Nottm Forest34141371455
6Reading341410101352
7Wigan32157101152
8Brighton3313119750
9Ipswich34121210548
10Blackburn32121010-146
11Watford33111210945
12Leeds3312813044
13Middlesbrough34101311643
14Huddersfield3412715-143
15Bournemouth3311913-842
16Sheff Wed3391212-139
17Bolton3491213-439
18Birmingham349916-536
19Blackpool3481115-2035
20Doncaster348917-2333
21Millwall3471017-2931
22Yeovil337818-1829
23Barnsley3361116-2529
24Charlton306915-1727
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