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Sheff Wed1Millwall1

Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Millwall

Sheffield Wednesday Chris Maguire scores from a free-kick

Substitute Magaye Gueye's injury-time goal preserved Millwall's unbeaten record against Sheffield Wednesday.

Wednesday led through a Chris Maguire free-kick after 57 minutes on his 50th appearance for the club.

Millwall missed a penalty through Shaun Williams but rescued a point when Gueye, 24, fired home.

It was the former Everton winger's first goal since signing for Millwall in the summer and kept Ian Holloway's side level at the top of the table.

The Owls had also enjoyed an unbeaten start and threatened from a couple of first-half corners with striker Atdhe Nuhiu heading over and defender Tom Lees nodding straight at goalkeeper David Forde.

Wednesday's Jacques Maghoma should have made more of an error from Forde when he seized on a poor clearance but failed to shoot, while Martyn Woolford had Millwall's best chance of the first half which he put wide.

Neither side was able to dominate but 12 minutes into the second half Lee Martin was penalised for handball and Maguire drove the free-kick through Millwall's wall to put the home side ahead.

Lions' boss Ian Holloway sent on Gueye and Ricardo Fuller to liven up his attack and Woolford almost levelled with a shot which went just over the top.

But when Williams then missed from the spot, shooting against a post after goalkeeper Keiren Westwood had fouled Martin, it looked as though Millwall's impressive start would suffer its first setback until Fuller teed up Gueye to shoot into the roof of the net.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray: "Sometimes you've got to take pride in the result. I didn't get the performance that I was after but I just felt when we got our noses in front we looked more likely to be the side to get the next goal.

"I just said to the players, we're going to have massive highs and massive lows and at the moment the dressing room is very, very low because it feels like a defeat.

"It's the last 10 seconds of the game where we've conceded, but it just shows that's why we all love football so much; it keeps you on the edge of your seat and you never know what's going to happen."

Millwall manager Ian Holloway: "I thought we got lots of things wrong in the first half; we over-played, we over-passed, we forgot to go and try and create anything against a very good team.

"I thought it was a very tough game for us. In the second half we got a little bit better.

"I was so proud of my boys to not only get over the disappointment of missing a penalty but to still have enough skill and prowess to create a wonderful goal and score it. I'm delighted because it feels like we've won a game."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1WestwoodBooked at 84mins
  • 8Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 5LoovensBooked at 90mins
  • 3Mattock
  • 10Maguire
  • 6Semedo
  • 4HutchinsonSubstituted forCokeat 66'minutes
  • 19MaghomaSubstituted forHelanat 79'minutes
  • 7May
  • 9NuhiuSubstituted forMadineat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Coke
  • 16McCabe
  • 17Helan
  • 18Zayatte
  • 21Corry
  • 24Madine
  • 43Kirkland

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 44Edwards
  • 2Dunne
  • 16Beevers
  • 28Malone
  • 26AbdouSubstituted forGueyeat 60'minutes
  • 6Williams
  • 7L MartinSubstituted forEasterat 90'minutes
  • 27McDonald
  • 11Woolford
  • 9GregorySubstituted forFullerat 60'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Wright
  • 8Easter
  • 13Gerrar
  • 14Briggs
  • 17Webster
  • 18Gueye
  • 19Fuller
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
20,636

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Millwall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Millwall 1.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Millwall 1. Magaye Gueye (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ricardo Fuller.
Foul by Magaye Gueye (Millwall).
Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday).
Attempt blocked. Ricardo Fuller (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Magaye Gueye.

Booking

Ricardo Fuller (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Attempt blocked. Carlos Edwards (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jermaine Easter.
Attempt missed. Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Jermaine Easter replaces Lee Martin.
Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Glenn Loovens.
Magaye Gueye (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Dangerous play by Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday).
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Martyn Woolford.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by David Forde.
Attempt saved. Ricardo Fuller (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Malone with a cross.
Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Giles Coke.
Penalty missed! Still Sheffield Wednesday 1, Millwall 0. Shaun Williams (Millwall) hits the right post with a left footed shot.

Booking

Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Penalty Millwall. Lee Martin draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday) after a foul in the penalty area.
Lee Martin (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan replaces Jacques Maghoma.
Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gary Madine.
Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Millwall).
Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Magaye Gueye (Millwall).
Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Offside, Millwall. Scott Malone tries a through ball, but Ricardo Fuller is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Gary Madine replaces Atdhe Nuhiu.
Dangerous play by Martyn Woolford (Millwall).
Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Magaye Gueye (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Mark Beevers (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Giles Coke replaces Sam Hutchinson because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Ricardo Fuller.
Attempt blocked. Magaye Gueye (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Jacques Maghoma.
Attempt blocked. Ricardo Fuller (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Magaye Gueye.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Magaye Gueye replaces Nadjim Abdou.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Ricardo Fuller replaces Lee Gregory.
Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday).
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Millwall 0. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Hand ball by Lee Martin (Millwall).
Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Sam Hutchinson.
Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Sam Hutchinson.
Hand ball by Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday).
Attempt blocked. Scott Malone (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma with a cross.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 0, Millwall 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Millwall 0.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Nottm Forest321037
2Cardiff321037
3Millwall321037
4Charlton321027
5Bournemouth320146
6Norwich320146
7Watford320126
8Middlesbrough320126
9Sheff Wed312015
10Ipswich311104
11Reading311104
12Brentford311104
13Derby311104
14Blackburn3111-14
15Birmingham3111-14
16Brighton310203
17Wolves210103
18Rotherham3102-23
19Leeds3102-33
20Huddersfield3102-53
21Wigan3012-21
22Bolton3012-41
23Fulham2002-20
24Blackpool3003-40
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