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Millwall 0-1 Rotherham United

Ben Pringle

Rotherham's impressive start to the season continued as Ben Pringle's strike secured the visitors their second Championship win of the season.

Millwall dominated possession in the first half but Rotherham wasted the best chance of the period when Alex Revell missed from six yards.

Pringle spared his team-mate's blushes after the break, tapping home from close range from a Paul Taylor cross.

Ricardo Fuller could have levelled but headed Scott Malone's cross over.

With 10 minutes remaining, Lions substitute Magaye Gueye had a volley blocked as Rotherham held firm to inflict a first defeat of the season on Millwall.

The south Londoners were unbeaten in their last 12 games in all competitions, a run which stretched back to March.

Millwall slip from third to ninth after the defeat, while newly-promoted Rotherham leap to 14th.

Rotherham created plenty of chances, with Anthony Wordsworth and Taylor going close before Pringle struck for what was only his team's second goal in the league.

Midfielder Pringle almost grabbed his second of the game a minute later but Stuart Forde superbly saved the 20-yard drive.

Ian Holloway

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Holloway on Millwall v Rotherham

Millwall manager Ian Holloway said: "We didn't function like we have been and I felt I should have made some more changes, in hindsight.

"I felt my attackers looked tired and were not quite as effective as they have been. Fundamentally that game should have been goalless."

Steve Evens

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Evans on Millwall v Rotherham United

Rotherham boss Steve Evans said: "Millwall started much brighter and when you have got that type of vocal support... I have never been here with a team before but they were terrific and spurred on their team.

"We switched the two wide players at half-time and when the goal comes from that, from a tactical point of view, it is great."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 44Edwards
  • 2DunneBooked at 69mins
  • 16Beevers
  • 28Malone
  • 11Woolford
  • 4WrightSubstituted forGueyeat 51'minutes
  • 6Williams
  • 7L MartinSubstituted forEasterat 72'minutes
  • 27McDonald
  • 19FullerSubstituted forGregoryat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Easter
  • 9Gregory
  • 13Gerrar
  • 14Briggs
  • 17Webster
  • 18Gueye
  • 26Abdou

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 20Morgan
  • 4Arnason
  • 3SkarzBooked at 58minsSubstituted forWoodat 81'minutes
  • 26TaylorBooked at 90mins
  • 33Smallwood
  • 8Frecklington
  • 18PringleSubstituted forBrindleyat 90'minutes
  • 28Wordsworth
  • 9RevellSubstituted forBoweryat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 2Brindley
  • 6Wood
  • 10Bowery
  • 23Tidser
  • 25Swift
  • 27Derbyshire
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
10,282

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 0, Rotherham United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 0, Rotherham United 1.

Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Taylor (Rotherham United).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Alan Dunne.

Booking

Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Martyn Woolford (Millwall).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Scott Malone.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Richard Brindley replaces Ben Pringle.

Attempt blocked. Alan Dunne (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jordan Bowery replaces Alex Revell.

Jermaine Easter (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Lee Gregory replaces Ricardo Fuller.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Martyn Woolford.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Richard Wood replaces Joe Skarz.

Attempt blocked. Magaye Gueye (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Joe Skarz (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Kirk Broadfoot.

Mark Beevers (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Revell (Rotherham United).

Offside, Millwall. Magaye Gueye tries a through ball, but Jermaine Easter is caught offside.

Offside, Millwall. Jermaine Easter tries a through ball, but Scott Malone is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Jermaine Easter replaces Lee Martin.

Attempt missed. Lee Martin (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Shaun Williams.

Attempt missed. Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Ben Pringle with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

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

Foul by Alan Dunne (Millwall).

Paul Taylor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Millwall. Alan Dunne tries a through ball, but Magaye Gueye is caught offside.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

Attempt missed. Ricardo Fuller (Millwall) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Scott Malone with a cross following a set piece situation.

Magaye Gueye (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Rotherham United).

Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Martin (Millwall).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Nottm Forest4310710
2Watford430159
3Norwich430159
4Wolves430129
5Charlton422028
6Sheff Wed422028
7Derby421147
8Cardiff421127
9Millwall421127
10Blackburn421107
11Bournemouth420236
12Middlesbrough420216
13Brighton420216
14Rotherham4202-16
15Brentford412105
16Birmingham4121-15
17Ipswich4112-14
18Wigan4112-14
19Reading4112-44
20Huddersfield4112-54
21Leeds4103-63
22Bolton4013-51
23Blackpool4004-50
24Fulham4004-70
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