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Millwall 1-2 Bristol City: Jamie Paterson & Famara Diedhiou keep Robins play-off bid alive

Famara Diedhiou
Famara Diedhiou scored his 13th goal of the season to give Bristol City victory

Bristol City came from behind to win at Millwall and keep their slim Championship play-off hopes alive.

The Lions, already certain of their second-tier status for next season after Rotherham United's relegation was confirmed on Saturday, went in front through Lee Gregory's smart finish before half-time.

Shaun Williams then had the chance to double Millwall's lead from the spot after Max O'Leary fouled Gregory, but the City goalkeeper atoned for his mistake by saving the penalty.

That sparked a remarkable turnaround from the Robins, who levelled through Jamie Paterson's curling free-kick and then secured an unlikely victory when Famara Diedhiou fired into the bottom corner.

Bristol City, beaten at home by Derby County on Saturday, are now one point behind the sixth-placed Rams and seventh-placed Middlesbrough.

Frank Lampard's side remain strong favourites to secure sixth spot, however, with a game in hand against Swansea City to follow on Wednesday.

When Williams was presented with the opportunity to put Millwall 2-0 up from 12 yards with less than 20 minutes left, City's chances of taking the play-off race into the final weekend looked to have been completely extinguished.

But O'Leary's one-handed save low to his right gave the visitors a lifeline and Paterson's free-kick moments later turned the game on its head.

Diedhiou, without a goal in three games, then fired the Robins ahead with nine minutes remaining and Lee Johnson's men held on to win.

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 16Martin
  • 12Romeo
  • 15Pearce
  • 5Cooper
  • 3MeredithSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 78'minutes
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 28Leonard
  • 6WilliamsSubstituted forElliottat 87'minutes
  • 11Ferguson
  • 9Gregory
  • 20Morison

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 13Amos
  • 19Elliott
  • 26Skalak
  • 35Debrah
  • 42Mitchell
  • 50Alexander

Bristol City

  • 24O'Leary
  • 32HuntSubstituted forPisanoat 30'minutesSubstituted forTaylorat 62'minutes
  • 22Kalas
  • 4Webster
  • 17Kelly
  • 12WalshBooked at 45minsSubstituted forPalmerat 45'minutesBooked at 58mins
  • 21Pack
  • 14Weimann
  • 8BrownhillBooked at 24mins
  • 20Paterson
  • 9Diedhiou

Substitutes

  • 2Pisano
  • 3Dasilva
  • 5Wright
  • 10Taylor
  • 19Eliasson
  • 40Eisa
  • 45Palmer
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
12,261

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 1, Bristol City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Bristol City 2.

  3. Post update

    Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Mahlon Romeo (Millwall).

  5. Post update

    Lloyd Kelly (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Webster (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kasey Palmer with a through ball.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Tom Elliott replaces Shaun Williams.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Mahlon Romeo.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Millwall 1, Bristol City 2. Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steve Morison with a headed pass.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Adam Webster (Bristol City).

  14. Post update

    Jake Cooper (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Kasey Palmer (Bristol City).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Conor McLaughlin replaces James Meredith.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Millwall 1, Bristol City 1. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  18. Post update

    Matty Taylor (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by James Meredith (Millwall).

  20. Post update

    Penalty saved! Shaun Williams (Millwall) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 30th April 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich452613691563591
2Sheff Utd452610976393788
3Leeds452581271472483
4West Brom4523111186592780
5Aston Villa452016981592276
6Derby4419131265521370
7Middlesbrough451913134740770
8Bristol City451912145852669
9Sheff Wed451616135960-164
10Nottm Forest451615146054663
11Swansea44189176259363
12Preston451613166764361
13Hull451710186567-261
14Blackburn451611186267-559
15Brentford4415131669591058
16Stoke451121134350-754
17Birmingham451418136458651
18Wigan451213205064-1449
19QPR45139235170-1948
20Reading451016194966-1746
21Millwall451014214863-1544
22Rotherham45816215181-3040
23Bolton4488282976-4732
24Ipswich45416253375-4228
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