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Millwall 1-1 Bolton Wanderers

Filipe Morais
Morais joined Bolton from Bradford in February

Newly promoted Millwall and Bolton shared the points after a Filipe Morais free-kick cancelled out George Saville's opener at The Den.

Millwall, who won May's League One play-off final, went ahead courtesy of Saville's first goal for the Lions.

But just past the hour mark, Portuguese winger Morais levelled the scores from a free-kick just outside the box.

The result meant that both Millwall and League One runners-up Bolton still await their first Championship wins.

Lions goalscorer Saville, who made his loan move from Wolves to the London club permanent over the summer, converted a neat one-two with Steve Morison for the opener.

Morison could have doubled the home side's lead, but his improvised hook-shot was cleared off the line by Mark Beevers.

Bolton rescued a point when Morais' free-kick from 20 yards proved too good for Millwall keeper Jordan Archer.

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"I thought we were the better team. I thought we had the most chances, got our noses in front.

"I'm disappointed not to win the game. That's two games in a row where I think we've been the better team in this division and we've only got one point from it.

"However, saying that, I'm really pleased for my players that we get our first point on the board."

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson:

"I'm delighted with our own performance on the day.

"Millwall's a tough place to come, especially their first (home) game back in the Championship. We always knew it was going to be difficult.

"With the key players we lost to injury last week, I thought we stood strong as a team and apart from one slack moment to give them the goal I thought some of our defending and players putting their bodies on the line was top class."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 85mins
  • 4HutchinsonBooked at 68mins
  • 17Webster
  • 3Meredith
  • 14Wallace
  • 23Saville
  • 6Williams
  • 11FergusonSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 77'minutes
  • 20Morison
  • 9GregorySubstituted forElliottat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Craig
  • 7Worrall
  • 8Thompson
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 13King
  • 19Elliott
  • 35Cooper

Bolton

  • 33Howard
  • 2LittleSubstituted forMoraisat 53'minutes
  • 4Dervite
  • 32BurkeBooked at 4mins
  • 5Beevers
  • 3TaylorBooked at 88mins
  • 21Pratley
  • 16Cullen
  • 8KaracanBooked at 90mins
  • 14MadineSubstituted forWilbrahamat 83'minutes
  • 9Le FondreSubstituted forArmstrongat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Buckley
  • 13Alnwick
  • 15Robinson
  • 17Derik
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 20Armstrong
  • 22Morais
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
12,238

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Mark Howard.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shaun Williams (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Booking

    Jem Karacan (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jem Karacan (Bolton Wanderers).

  8. Post update

    Foul by James Meredith (Millwall).

  9. Post update

    Aaron Wilbraham (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Conor McLaughlin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Bolton Wanderers).

  12. Post update

    Offside, Millwall. James Meredith tries a through ball, but Shaun Hutchinson is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Booking

    Andrew Taylor (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Tom Elliott (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Taylor (Bolton Wanderers).

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jed Wallace with a cross.

  18. Booking

    Conor McLaughlin (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Millwall).

  20. Post update

    Jem Karacan (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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4Ipswich22003126
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9Bristol City21014313
10Birmingham21012203
11Middlesbrough21011103
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13Fulham20202202
14Norwich10101101
15Sunderland10101101
16Bolton201134-11
17Millwall201112-11
18Sheff Wed201112-11
19Derby201113-21
20Reading201113-21
21Aston Villa201114-31
22Brentford200235-20
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