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Bristol City 0-0 Millwall

Bobby Reid
Bobby Reid had scored four goals in Bristol City's opening three Championship matches

Millwall continued their winless start to the Championship season despite holding Bristol City to a hard-fought goalless draw at Ashton Gate.

The Lions created the better of the chances, with Jed Wallace forcing Robins goalkeeper Frank Fielding into a fine safe after half-time.

Left-back Joe Bryan went closest for the hosts, hitting the crossbar after exchanging passes with Bobby Reid.

Bristol City are now without a victory in their past three matches.

Having snatched a last-gasp draw at Brentford on Tuesday, Lee Johnson's side were again short of their best against a hard-working Millwall side.

Steve Morison and Conor McLaughlin missed further opportunities for the Lions, who have two draws and two defeats from their first four games.

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"I was delighted with the way we nullified Bristol City's strengths and kept them under pressure. All we lacked was a bit of luck in front of goal.

"Our defending as a team was terrific and my strikers also looked dangerous going forward.

"If they keep playing like they have been this season victories will come soon. It is only a matter of time before we get the right reward."

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson:

"I'm slightly disappointed, but still proud of my players for the commitment they showed to achieve our first clean sheet of the season.

"It was a very tough game for us and Millwall deserve credit for that.

"The fans will probably be disappointed that we weren't as creative as in our previous home games, but it was asking a lot to maintain that standard."

Line-ups

Bristol City

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Pisano
  • 5Wright
  • 6Baker
  • 3Bryan
  • 8BrownhillBooked at 52minsSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 60'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 21PackSubstituted forO'Neilat 60'minutes
  • 20Paterson
  • 9DiedhiouBooked at 45minsSubstituted forWoodrowat 70'minutes
  • 14ReidBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 11O'Dowda
  • 18Woodrow
  • 19Eliasson
  • 23Magnusson
  • 28O'Neil
  • 29Lucic
  • 31Hegeler

Millwall

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Archer
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 17Webster
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 3Meredith
  • 14J WallaceSubstituted forFergusonat 82'minutes
  • 23Saville
  • 6Williams
  • 22O'BrienBooked at 9minsSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 63'minutes
  • 20MorisonBooked at 90mins
  • 9GregorySubstituted forElliottat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Craig
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 11Ferguson
  • 13King
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 19Elliott
  • 35Cooper
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
18,230

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away16
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City 0, Millwall 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol City 0, Millwall 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. George Saville (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Eros Pisano (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tom Elliott (Millwall).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Nathan Baker.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Gary O'Neil (Bristol City).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Booking

    Steve Morison (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Bailey Wright (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bailey Wright (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Paterson with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Shaun Williams.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

  16. Post update

    Gary O'Neil (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

  18. Post update

    Bailey Wright (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by George Saville.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cardiff440081712
2Ipswich440094512
3Wolves43017439
4Nottm Forest43018629
5Leeds42205238
6QPR42115417
7Preston42112117
8Derby42114407
9Middlesbrough42024316
10Sheff Utd420223-16
11Bristol City41216515
12Sunderland41215505
13Sheff Wed41213305
14Hull41128714
15Birmingham411234-14
16Aston Villa411268-24
17Norwich411268-24
18Reading411235-24
19Fulham403123-13
20Barnsley410347-33
21Burton410338-53
22Bolton402246-22
23Millwall402246-22
24Brentford401359-41
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