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Millwall 2-1 Derby County: Frank Lampard's Rams stutter but Lions impress

Shaun Williams
Republic of Ireland midfielder Shaun Williams was involved in both Millwall goals

Frank Lampard says his Derby side "can't expect to turn up at half-time and win games" after losing at Millwall.

The Rams fell two goals down inside 20 minutes to goals from Lee Gregory and Shaun Williams, before David Nugent pulled one back after the break.

Lampard's side have lost twice in succession in the Championship, having conceded twice in the first 21 minutes during their 4-1 defeat by Leeds.

"The first half was slow, a terrible first goal because we should deal with balls in the box, we know they're coming at Millwall," Lampard told BBC Radio Derby.

"The second goal's a freak and it makes it a difficult afternoon for us. I can only give credit to the lads for their reaction in the second half.

"In the end we deserved to get something out of the game because we had a goal disallowed that was onside and we had numerous chances.

"You can't expect to turn up at half-time and win games in the Championship."

The Lions took an early lead when Lee Gregory flicked Williams' free-kick past Scott Carson, before Williams scored the second as his wayward first-time shot from 20 yards deflected in fortuitously off Fikayo Tomori.

Nugent's finished well from the edge of the box after a counter-attack, but Lampard's men could not find an equaliser despite late pressure, with Martyn Waghorn having a goal disallowed for offside after breaking through and putting away a one-on-one.

Millwall could have had the result wrapped up far earlier, however, Gregory almost doubling his tally three minutes after the opener and George Saville also going close for the home side in a fantastic first 15 minutes.

The Rams host Ipswich on Tuesday, with former England and Chelsea midfielder Lampard seeking a first home win in management.

"This is the Championship, this is the beauty of football, you get a chance very quickly to turn it around," he said.

"Some players today gave me a good problem in terms of people who came in and showed they had a desire to turn the game, so it's up to me, it's up to the players to react differently on Tuesday.

"We're working every day and we'll address things that we think we can improve on all the time."

Millwall 'stood strong' to secure win

Millwall manager Neil Harris told BBC Radio London: "In the first half in particular I thought we were excellent. We had a game plan to try to stifle Derby and nick the ball high up the park, and I thought it was really good.

"We tired in the last 20 minutes and we looked a bit edgy.

"The ground got a bit edgy because of the Middlesbrough game (when Millwall let a 2-0 lead slip on the opening day of the season) and I thought we stood strong in the end."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 12Romeo
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 5CooperBooked at 61mins
  • 3Meredith
  • 7WallaceSubstituted forFergusonat 85'minutes
  • 6Williams
  • 23Saville
  • 22O'Brien
  • 9GregorySubstituted forTunnicliffeat 84'minutes
  • 20Morison

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 11Ferguson
  • 13Amos
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 19Elliott
  • 25Wallace
  • 26Skalak

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 37Bogle
  • 6Keogh
  • 5Tomori
  • 46MaloneSubstituted forForsythat 45'minutes
  • 4Bryson
  • 15Johnson
  • 11JozefzoonSubstituted forBennettat 67'minutes
  • 8Mount
  • 10Lawrence
  • 9WaghornSubstituted forNugentat 67'minutesBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 2Wisdom
  • 3Forsyth
  • 14Marriott
  • 17Evans
  • 20Bennett
  • 21Roos
  • 28Nugent
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
13,557

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home28%
Away72%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 2, Derby County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 2, Derby County 1.

Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mason Mount.

Attempt missed. George Saville (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Offside, Millwall. Shane Ferguson tries a through ball, but Steve Morison is caught offside.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Shane Ferguson replaces Jed Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Ryan Tunnicliffe replaces Lee Gregory.

Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mason Mount.

Attempt saved. David Nugent (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jayden Bogle with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Aiden O'Brien.

Attempt blocked. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Forsyth.

Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Saville (Millwall).

Attempt missed. George Saville (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Shaun Hutchinson with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 2, Derby County 1. David Nugent (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Craig Forsyth.

Booking

David Nugent (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by David Nugent (Derby County).

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

Attempt missed. Mason Mount (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Nugent.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Mason Bennett replaces Florian Jozefzoon.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. David Nugent replaces Martyn Waghorn.

Florian Jozefzoon (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Saville (Millwall).

Attempt missed. Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Jake Cooper (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Cooper (Millwall).

Attempt saved. Lee Gregory (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shaun Williams with a cross.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

George Saville (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Derby County. Tom Lawrence tries a through ball, but Martyn Waghorn is caught offside.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Shaun Williams.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Mahlon Romeo.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough431082610
2Leeds33009279
3West Brom421113767
4Aston Villa32107437
5Bolton32105327
6Swansea32103127
7Nottm Forest41305416
8Sheff Utd420257-26
9Millwall31204315
10Blackburn31203215
11Brentford21106244
12Wigan31117704
13Preston31113304
14Derby310247-33
15Rotherham310227-53
16Ipswich302134-12
17Birmingham302123-12
18Stoke302146-22
19Bristol City302135-22
20Sheff Wed201134-11
21Norwich301268-21
22Hull301225-31
23Reading300314-30
24QPR3003210-80
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