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Bristol City 1-2 Millwall: Jed Wallace stars as Lions win at Ashton Gate

Jed Wallace
Millwall's Jed Wallace scored his eighth goal of the season at Ashton Gate

Jed Wallace scored one and made another as Millwall deservedly beat lacklustre Championship play-off hopefuls Bristol City.

The 25-year-old former Wolverhampton Wanderers winger put the visitors ahead when he turned inside and squeezed a low shot past goalkeeper Daniel Bentley at the near post.

Millwall doubled their lead after the break through centre-half Jake Cooper, who glanced Wallace's free-kick into the corner.

Callum O'Dowda's half-volley with six minutes remaining gave the hosts brief hope, but Gary Rowett's side held out to extend their unbeaten run to six matches.

City produced impressive displays in beating Huddersfield and Fulham in their previous two games, but were only able to build up a proper head of steam once O'Dowda had halved the deficit out of nothing.

Substitute Pedro Pereira came closest to an equaliser, forcing Bartosz Bialkowski into a smart save with his feet, as the Robins laid siege to the visitors' goal in the closing stages.

Prior to that, Millwall had looked surprisingly comfortable and were good value for their two-goal advantage.

As well as being typically well organised they also looked the more threatening in attack, with Wallace unlucky not to make it 3-0 when he was denied by a smart Bentley stop.

At the other end, only a long-range effort from Josh Brownhill which dropped narrowly wide had even come close to troubling Bialkowski.

Millwall are now just four points off the play-off places in 12th, while Bristol City remain fourth.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"It was a poor start. The goal we conceded was an accumulation of four or five errors on the spin.

"With the way Millwall set up it was the worst thing that could happen, in terms of conceding a sloppy goal early. It gave them strength.

"The crowd became more anxious, that led to the players being anxious and it wasn't until the last 15 minutes we had enough box entries."

Millwall manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio London:

"I thought it was an outstanding performance for 80 minutes.

"We concede the goal and then we have a little habit of panicking a bit and holding on for dear life, and I'd like us to be a bit braver and have more composure.

"First half, I know I am biased but that is as good a performance away from home as you are going to see and we opened them up at will."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Bentley
  • 2HuntSubstituted forLopes Pereiraat 86'minutes
  • 29Williams
  • 6Baker
  • 25RoweSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 76'minutes
  • 8Brownhill
  • 42MassengoSubstituted forPalmerat 65'minutes
  • 4Nagy
  • 19Eliasson
  • 14Weimann
  • 9Diédhiou

Substitutes

  • 11O'Dowda
  • 15Watkins
  • 18Semenyo
  • 23Moore
  • 32Lopes Pereira
  • 33Mäenpää
  • 45Palmer

Millwall

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 15Pearce
  • 5Cooper
  • 12Romeo
  • 16Molumby
  • 6Williams
  • 3WallaceBooked at 83mins
  • 7WallaceSubstituted forMahoneyat 89'minutes
  • 9BradshawSubstituted forThompsonat 76'minutes
  • 23BödvarssonSubstituted forSmithat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Thompson
  • 10Smith
  • 14Steele
  • 17Brown
  • 21Mahoney
  • 22O'Brien
  • 26Skalak
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
19,742

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 1, Millwall 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Millwall 2.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

Ádám Nagy (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jayson Molumby (Millwall).

Attempt saved. Pedro Pereira (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ádám Nagy.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.

Attempt blocked. Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.

Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Famara Diédhiou.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Connor Mahoney replaces Jed Wallace.

Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Pedro Pereira replaces Jack Hunt.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.

Nathan Baker (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Smith (Millwall).

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mahlon Romeo.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Millwall 2. Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Brownhill.

Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Millwall).

Foul by Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City).

Ben Thompson (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Millwall. Jayson Molumby tries a through ball, but Ben Thompson is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Alex Pearce (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Cooper.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Nathan Baker.

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Smith.

Jack Hunt (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Thompson (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Ben Thompson replaces Tom Bradshaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Matt Smith replaces Jón Dadi Bödvarsson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Callum O'Dowda replaces Tommy Rowe.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jed Wallace.

Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Millwall).

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shaun Williams.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 0, Millwall 2. Jake Cooper (Millwall) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jed Wallace with a cross following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds21144332102246
2West Brom20136141202145
3Fulham21105633231035
4Bristol City219843430435
5Nottm Forest2097427171034
6Preston2110473326734
7Sheff Wed209562819932
8Cardiff208753027331
9Brentford2093830161430
10Blackburn209382727030
11Swansea208662525030
12Millwall217952728-130
13Hull218583229329
14Birmingham208482226-428
15QPR208483037-728
16Derby206772026-625
17Charlton2165102628-223
18Reading1963102426-221
19Huddersfield2156102333-1021
20Middlesbrough214981828-1021
21Luton2162132744-1720
22Stoke2152142435-1117
23Wigan2044121833-1516
24Barnsley2026122341-1812
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