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Millwall 1-3 Sheffield Wednesday

Ian Holloway
Millwall manager Ian Holloway has not overseen a home win since October

Millwall manager Ian Holloway faced calls for his sacking after his side suffered a 3-1 defeat by Sheffield Wednesday.

Lewis McGugan gave Wednesday the lead when he slotted home after a clinical counter-attack.

Atdhe Nuhiu doubled the visitors' lead, converting Jacques Maghoma's cross after a fine run by the Congolese midfielder.

Stevie May tapped in a third before Diego Fabbrini's late consolation.

Holloway was taunted with chants of "sacked in the morning" by both sets of fans as his side slipped to a 16th league defeat of the season.

The Lions have not recorded a victory at the Den since October and are third from bottom in the table.

However, they remain only three points from safety after Rotherham lost 3-0 at Watford.

Wednesday's first win in eight league games lifts them to 11th in the table.

Millwall manager Ian Holloway: "I'm just doing my job, and that is to keep my team believing. But unfortunately when we let a goal in it looked like we didn't. So I understand the crowd's reaction.

"But a huge part of that game was as good as we have been. I've never seen so many chances and scrambles and we haven't scored.

"When we let a goal in we don't look the same team. I want them to step up to the plate, but if people want to blame me that's how it is these days."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray: "We deserved the win on our second-half performance.

"We knew they would come out of the traps and for the first 20 minutes we were hanging in there with some great defending.

"But after that we got the ball down and started to play and we were brave, then we took control of the game."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 26AbdouSubstituted forGueyeat 74'minutes
  • 2Dunne
  • 5Hooiveld
  • 21Harding
  • 8Fabbrini
  • 6Williams
  • 28Tonge
  • 11WoolfordSubstituted forO'Brienat 50'minutes
  • 29Taylor-Fletcher
  • 9GregorySubstituted forFullerat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Upson
  • 16Beevers
  • 18Gueye
  • 19Fuller
  • 22O'Brien
  • 35Nelson
  • 41King

Sheff Wed

  • 43Kirkland
  • 8Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 18ZayatteBooked at 18mins
  • 35DielnaBooked at 90mins
  • 20Lee
  • 6Semedo
  • 37McGuganSubstituted forHutchinsonat 74'minutes
  • 19MaghomaSubstituted forHelanat 90'minutes
  • 48KeaneSubstituted forMayat 80'minutes
  • 9Nuhiu

Substitutes

  • 3Mattock
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 7May
  • 10Maguire
  • 17Helan
  • 23Wildsmith
  • 36Vermijl
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
8,568

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 1, Sheffield Wednesday 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Sheffield Wednesday 3.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Sam Hutchinson.

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Magaye Gueye (Millwall).

Booking

Claude Dielna (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 1, Sheffield Wednesday 3. Diego Fabbrini (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Dan Harding.

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dan Harding (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan replaces Jacques Maghoma.

Foul by Kamil Zayatte (Sheffield Wednesday).

Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jos Hooiveld.

Foul by Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Chris Kirkland (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jos Hooiveld (Millwall).

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Kamil Zayatte.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 0, Sheffield Wednesday 3. Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Tom Lees tries a through ball, but Stevie May is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Stevie May replaces Will Keane.

Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Millwall).

Attempt missed. Jos Hooiveld (Millwall) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Magaye Gueye with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Claude Dielna.

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Diego Fabbrini (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Diego Fabbrini (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Sam Hutchinson replaces Lewis McGugan.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Magaye Gueye replaces Nadjim Abdou.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma.

Attempt missed. Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Nadjim Abdou with a cross.

Attempt saved. Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Claude Dielna.

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dan Harding (Millwall).

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Claude Dielna tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

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2Middlesbrough33189650222863
3Ipswich33179754342060
4Bournemouth32178766353159
5Norwich33178864372759
6Watford331851066402659
7Brentford331841153431058
8Wolves3315994640654
9Nottm Forest321111105147444
10Blackburn331111114344-144
11Sheff Wed331013102832-443
12Huddersfield33119134453-942
13Cardiff331011123944-541
14Leeds33118143442-841
15Reading33117153649-1340
16Charlton33815103443-939
17Birmingham33912123850-1239
18Brighton33813123842-437
19Bolton33107164153-1237
20Fulham33106174458-1436
21Rotherham33713133249-1734
22Millwall33710162951-2231
23Wigan33510182846-1825
24Blackpool33410192865-3722
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