Millwall v Brighton & Hove Albion

Millwall striker Lee Gregory
Striker Lee Gregory is Millwall's top scorer with 11 goals this season

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Line-ups

Millwall

  • 16Martin
  • 12Romeo
  • 15Pearce
  • 5Cooper
  • 11FergusonBooked at 119mins
  • 7WallaceSubstituted forHutchinsonat 90+3'minutes
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 6Williams
  • 28Leonard
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forMeredithat 85'minutes
  • 9GregorySubstituted forMorisonat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 3Meredith
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 13Amos
  • 19Elliott
  • 20Morison
  • 26Skalak

Brighton

  • 1Ryan
  • 22MontoyaBooked at 69mins
  • 4Duffy
  • 5Dunk
  • 30BernardoBooked at 35mins
  • 24Pröpper
  • 6Stephens
  • 7KayalSubstituted forIzquierdoat 73'minutes
  • 11KnockaertSubstituted forLocadiaat 73'minutes
  • 17Murray
  • 16JahanbakhshSubstituted forMarchat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bruno
  • 3Bong
  • 9Locadia
  • 19Izquierdo
  • 20March
  • 27Button
  • 33Burn
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
17,137

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home15
Away21
Shots on Target
Home7
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 2(4), Brighton and Hove Albion 2(5).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Millwall 2(4), Brighton and Hove Albion 2(5).

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Jake Cooper (Millwall) left footed shot is just a bit too high. Jake Cooper should be disappointed.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 2(4), Brighton and Hove Albion 2(5). Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 2(4), Brighton and Hove Albion 2(4). Steve Morison (Millwall) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 2(3), Brighton and Hove Albion 2(4). Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty saved! Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 2(3), Brighton and Hove Albion 2(3). Davy Pröpper (Brighton and Hove Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 2(3), Brighton and Hove Albion 2(2). Ryan Leonard (Millwall) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 2(2), Brighton and Hove Albion 2(2). Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 2(2), Brighton and Hove Albion 2(1). Ryan Tunnicliffe (Millwall) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 2(1), Brighton and Hove Albion 2(1). Jürgen Locadia (Brighton and Hove Albion) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 2(1), Brighton and Hove Albion 2. Shaun Williams (Millwall) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty missed! Still Millwall 2, Brighton and Hove Albion 2. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) hits the bar with a right footed shot.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Millwall 2, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Millwall 2, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Dale Stephens tries a through ball, but Martín Montoya is caught offside.

Dismissal

Shane Ferguson (Millwall) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shane Ferguson (Millwall).

Attempt saved. Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by José Izquierdo.

Attempt missed. Jürgen Locadia (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Shane Ferguson.

Attempt blocked. Jürgen Locadia (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Martín Montoya.

Bernardo (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall).

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Davy Pröpper tries a through ball, but Glenn Murray is caught offside.

Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

Attempt missed. Jürgen Locadia (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by José Izquierdo with a cross.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Glenn Murray tries a through ball, but José Izquierdo is caught offside.

Second Half Extra Time begins Millwall 2, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.

First Half Extra Time ends, Millwall 2, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Martín Montoya tries a through ball, but Glenn Murray is caught offside.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by David Martin.

Attempt saved. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by José Izquierdo with a cross.

Jürgen Locadia (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

Attempt missed. Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. James Meredith (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Steve Morison.

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TEAM NEWS

MOTD COMMENTATOR'S NOTES

Jonathan Pearce: Can the Lions roar again? They have devoured the last five top-flight teams who've dared to tip-toe into their Den.

They've won 31 FA Cup games since 2004 - the fifth best record in the country. It's their 11th quarter-final while outside the top flight. Only Southampton can better that.

But Brighton are a different proposition to the Premier peacocks who've preened there and been picked off.

Their players were in the Championship just two years ago. They know what it takes to win at Millwall. It is over 11 years since they lost there. They are hungry.

Despite crucial recent wins in their relegation battles both have league concerns, but Brighton can more comfortably pick their strongest side ahead of the international break.

Millwall will be without key players injured, suspended and cup-tied. That could prove the difference.

VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT

Millwall manager Neil Harris: "The Den will be rocking at the weekend, even more so now on the back of [Wednesday's win at Birmingham), everyone will be more vibrant and positive.

"Brighton have experienced players and certainly a top manager. They'll come to want to beat us, but we'll enjoy it and what I do know is my players will have a right go because they want to be in the semi-final."

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton: "I went to see [Millwall] on Wednesday - they're a good and physical side.

"We'll start as favourites, but they're the home team on the back of a scalp in the previous round.

"I don't see this game as being any easier than last weekend [against Crystal Palace]."

LAWRO'S PREDICTION

Millwall have had a great cup run and they will be full of belief after the way they beat another top-flight team, Everton, in round four.

I think this is the wrong time for them to play Brighton, because Chris Hughton's side have got some form back and they will know they are a game away from Wembley.

But I have got a feeling this one will go the distance and I would not be surprised if it is decided on penalties.

Prediction: 1-1 (Brighton to win on penalties)

Lawro's full predictions v Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard

MATCH FACTS

  • Millwall won 3-1 in the only previous FA Cup tie between these sides, a first-round replay on 19 November 1956. The sides had drawn 1-1 at Brighton's Goldstone Ground two days earlier.
  • The last eight games, all in the Championship, have produced five draws, two Brighton wins and one Millwall victory.
  • The Seagulls are unbeaten in their last six games at the Den (D3, L3) since a 3-0 loss on Boxing Day 2007.

Millwall

  • They have reached their third FA Cup quarter-final in seven years - more than any other side from outside the Premier League in that time.
  • All 11 of Millwall's FA Cup quarter-final appearances have come while outside the top flight; only Southampton (13 appearances) have reached this stage more often as a league side.
  • The Lions have won their last five FA Cup home matches against top-flight opposition, beating Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Watford, Leicester and Everton.
  • The Londoners have lost just one of their last 15 home games in this competition (W11, D3).
  • They have not beaten a top-flight side at this stage since eliminating Manchester City in 1937.

Brighton & Hove Albion

  • They are in the last eight for the second successive season but only the fourth time in their history.
  • Brighton's solitary win at this stage came against Norwich on 12 March 1983, when Jimmy Case scored the only goal at the Goldstone Ground.
  • Their other quarter-finals ended in 2-0 defeats - at home to Southampton in 1986 and away to Manchester United last season.
  • The Seagulls have won eight of their previous nine FA Cup ties as a top-flight club against lower league opposition, with the only defeat coming against third-tier Oxford United in 1982.
  • Anthony Knockaert has two goals and two assists in his last five FA Cup appearances.

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