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Bristol City 1-1 Millwall: Lions secure late point at Ashton Gate

Shaun Williams scores for Millwall
Shaun Williams' volley was his fifth goal of the season for Millwall - the midfielder had to come off shortly after, having been hurt as he scored the goal

Millwall were unable to move out of the Championship relegation places despite rescuing a draw at Bristol City.

Famara Diedhiou went close when his 28th-minute header hit the Millwall crossbar after Andreas Wiemann had flicked on a cross.

City broke the deadlock as Niclas Eliasson's cross into the box was sliced into his own net by Jake Cooper.

Shaun Williams secured a point for the visitors in a game of few clear-cut chances, volleying past Niki Maenpaa after Steve Morison brought down a high ball.

Neil Harris' side are still without an away win since April and they stay in the relegation places on goal difference, while City remain 14th.

Millwall did not threaten the Robins at all in the first half - Josh Brownhill and Lloyd Kelly both went close for the home side before Diedhiou hit the bar.

The Lions' first effort came soon after the break as Aiden O'Brien forced a good low save from Maenpaa, while O'Brien was stretchered off shortly after City had taken the lead.

Jed Wallace had a free-kick saved by Maenpaa as the struggling Londoners rallied as the half went on before they drew level through Williams.

City almost won it in seven minutes of stoppage time - the impressive Eliasson sending in a corner which Eros Pisano headed just over the bar.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I was very, very pleased with many elements of the performance. I thought we got our identity back.

"We passed, we moved, we got a lot of crosses into the box but I think it's obvious where we need to improve - the middle of the goal.

"We're building a new group here and that'll continue in January. We've got a month until we get there, but in the meantime we'll get the best out of what's here.

"I'm not displeased today. I feel sad that we didn't get the three points, but I thought we played with confidence, width and energy."

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"It wasn't pretty at times by us. We had to get back to being hard to beat, resolute, nasty and ugly at times.

"I had to remind the players it didn't just happen for us last season. We've had up-and-down periods and we've not done the basics well enough at times.

"The boys had to show resilience and character. We could easily have gone under at 1-0 down, but we found a way."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 33Mäenpää
  • 2PisanoBooked at 65mins
  • 22KalasBooked at 64mins
  • 4Webster
  • 17Kelly
  • 8Brownhill
  • 21Pack
  • 14WeimannSubstituted forEisaat 90+1'minutes
  • 20PatersonSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 83'minutes
  • 19Eliasson
  • 9DiedhiouSubstituted forWatkinsat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Baker
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 15Watkins
  • 24O'Leary
  • 28Morrell
  • 32Hunt
  • 40Eisa

Millwall

  • 1ArcherBooked at 90mins
  • 12Romeo
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 5Cooper
  • 3Meredith
  • 7Wallace
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 6WilliamsSubstituted forKaracanat 81'minutes
  • 11FergusonBooked at 68mins
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forSkalakat 59'minutes
  • 20MorisonBooked at 38minsSubstituted forWebsterat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 13Amos
  • 17Webster
  • 21Karacan
  • 25Wallace
  • 26Skalak
  • 37White
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
18,814

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home14
Away3
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 1, Millwall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Millwall 1.

Foul by Marley Watkins (Bristol City).

Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Eros Pisano (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Niclas Eliasson with a cross following a corner.

Booking

Jordan Archer (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Shane Ferguson.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Byron Webster replaces Steve Morison because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Mohamed Eisa replaces Andreas Weimann.

Delay in match Steve Morison (Millwall) because of an injury.

Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City).

Jordan Archer (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Marley Watkins replaces Famara Diedhiou.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Callum O'Dowda replaces Jamie Paterson.

Attempt missed. Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marlon Pack.

Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Cooper (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Jem Karacan replaces Shaun Williams.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Shaun Williams (Millwall) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Millwall 1. Shaun Williams (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Steve Morison with a headed pass.

Niki Mäenpää (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Jiri Skalak (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Shane Ferguson (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Eros Pisano.

Booking

Eros Pisano (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Eros Pisano (Bristol City).

Steve Morison (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marlon Pack with a headed pass.

Booking

Tomas Kalas (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tomas Kalas (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jed Wallace (Millwall).

Offside, Millwall. James Meredith tries a through ball, but Steve Morison is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Niclas Eliasson with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Jiri Skalak replaces Aiden O'Brien because of an injury.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 2nd December 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich20124435221340
2Leeds20116333171639
3Middlesbrough209832213935
4West Brom19104541271434
5Nottm Forest20810232211134
6Sheff Utd2010463224834
7Derby2010463024634
8Aston Villa208753930931
9Birmingham207943024630
10Blackburn207852630-429
11QPR208482429-528
12Stoke206952525027
13Swansea207582221126
14Bristol City207582424026
15Wigan207492328-525
16Sheff Wed206592536-1123
17Preston205783135-422
18Brentford195683028221
19Hull2055101928-920
20Rotherham204881930-1120
21Reading2046102632-618
22Millwall2046102433-918
23Bolton2046101326-1318
24Ipswich2018111735-1811
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