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Huddersfield Town 0-1 Millwall: Lions hold on to register valuable win

Scott Malone, who had a one-season spell with Huddersfield in 2017-18, has scored three goals for Millwall so far this season
Scott Malone, who had a one-season spell with Huddersfield in 2017-18, has scored three goals for Millwall so far this season

Millwall held onto an early lead to register just their second win in 16 league matches as they defeated Huddersfield Town in the Championship.

Scott Malone put the visitors ahead inside the opening five minutes when he fired home from close range following Dan McNamara's delivery.

The hosts won a penalty soon after when Lewis O'Brien was fouled in the area, but Frazier Campbell hit the bar from the spot.

Naby Sarr came close to rescuing a point for Huddersfield as the game wore on but he fired off target from Juninho Bacuna's cross.

The result, which was Millwall's second win in four games after their FA Cup victory against Boreham Wood earlier in January, keeps them in 16th in the table, while Huddersfield remain in 14th.

The Terriers' defeat was their fifth at home this season and means they have now lost four games in succession in all competitions.

Millwall went into the match with a woeful record in the Championship, but doggedly held on as Huddersfield pursued an equaliser.

The Lions started brightly as Malone's early strike against his former club from inside the box put them ahead and, despite conceding the penalty, they did enough to hold Carlos Corberan's side at bay.

Huddersfield Town boss Carlos Corberan:

"We had a target to get three points but, unfortunately, we did not do everything we needed to do to make that happen. They started the game quickly and we conceded an early goal to make things complicated.

"We did not defend well at the start, but we have had two penalties in the league now and not finished them well.

"We also lost a bit of control in our passing and did not create enough chances, which is something we need to improve, because the only two chances we created in the second half were from set-piece situations.

"Millwall worked a lot in their defensive half and, when things are compact, you need to open more space on the pitch, but we did not break the last line with our passes."

Millwall manager Gary Rowett:

"We were on a poor run of form and it's been disappointing after doing well last season and starting well this one and maybe we had gone away a bit from what we are good at to try to be a better team.

"Huddersfield's home form has been fantastic and they have really unpredictable patterns of play.

"I think the penalty was a bit soft, but I can see why the ref gave it and you're then thinking this could spoil all the hard work, but we got fortunate and they only had one shot on target all game, because our discipline was superb and the determination phenomenal."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

Formation 3-4-3

  • 31Schofield
  • 15KeoghSubstituted forPritchardat 85'minutes
  • 5Vallejo Mínguez
  • 23Sarr
  • 2Ávila
  • 7BacunaSubstituted forPhillipsat 85'minutes
  • 8O'Brien
  • 3Toffolo
  • 25WardSubstituted forMbenzaat 60'minutes
  • 22Campbell
  • 16AaronsSubstituted forJonesat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Pritchard
  • 17Duhaney
  • 18Mbenza
  • 27Crichlow
  • 28Brown
  • 36Phillips
  • 41Jones
  • 44Castro Pereira
  • 49High

Millwall

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 18Leonard
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 5Cooper
  • 23McNamaraBooked at 69minsSubstituted forRomeoat 75'minutes
  • 19WoodsBooked at 80mins
  • 6WilliamsSubstituted forFergusonat 75'minutes
  • 14Malone
  • 8Thompson
  • 7J WallaceSubstituted forBradshawat 75'minutes
  • 22BödvarssonSubstituted forZohoreat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 10Smith
  • 11Ferguson
  • 12Romeo
  • 13Zohore
  • 15Pearce
  • 20Bennett
  • 25Parrott
Referee:
Peter Bankes

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Millwall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Millwall 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Shane Ferguson.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Pipa (Huddersfield Town).

  6. Post update

    Scott Malone (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Kieran Phillips replaces Juninho Bacuna.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Alex Pritchard replaces Richard Keogh.

  9. Booking

    Ryan Woods (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Woods (Millwall).

  12. Post update

    Patrick Jones (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Millwall).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Kenneth Zohore replaces Jón Dadi Bödvarsson.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Shane Ferguson replaces Shaun Williams.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Tom Bradshaw replaces Jed Wallace.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Mahlon Romeo replaces Dan McNamara.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Millwall. Scott Malone tries a through ball, but Jed Wallace is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Naby Sarr (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Juninho Bacuna with a cross following a corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich25165435211453
2Swansea24137429131646
3Brentford23128337211644
4Watford24127528171143
5Reading2413473728943
6Bournemouth25119538211742
7Middlesbrough24116730201039
8Stoke2591063026437
9Bristol City24113102526-136
10Preston25112123133-235
11Barnsley25104112732-534
12Blackburn2496939281133
13Luton2596102127-633
14Huddersfield2594122835-731
15Cardiff2485113028229
16Millwall2461172124-329
17QPR246992330-727
18Coventry2468102234-1226
19Birmingham2568111830-1226
20Nottm Forest2567122029-925
21Derby2457121525-1022
22Rotherham2255122332-920
23Sheff Wed2367101523-819
24Wycombe2336141635-1915
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