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Millwall 1-0 Barnsley

Scott Wiseman

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:

"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:

"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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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
  • 13Martin
  • 21Smith
  • 43Bywater

Barnsley

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 1, Barnsley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Barnsley 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jason Scotland (Barnsley).

  4. Post update

    Nicky Bailey (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Thomas Kennedy.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Thomas Kennedy.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Jermaine Easter replaces Martyn Waghorn.

  8. Booking

    Nicky Bailey (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    David Perkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Bailey (Millwall).

  11. Post update

    Scott Wiseman (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Millwall).

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. David Perkins (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick McCourt.

  14. Post update

    Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Liam Feeney (Millwall).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley).

  17. Post update

    Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jason Scotland (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Patrick McCourt.