Millwall vs Leeds
Sky Bet Chship
3:00pm Saturday 5th October
Millwall started life by ending their eight-game wait for a Sky Bet Championship success with a 2-1 win over Leeds at The Den.
The Lions, who had trainer Adam Barrett in charge after Harris decision to stand down as manager earlier this week, went ahead thanks to Jed Wallace penalty, which saw Gaetano Berardi discounted.
First goal at home for the club, and tom Bradshaws second goal in two games doubled the result.
The deficit was decreased by ezgjan Alioski in the first minute of the second period, but the hosts held on to capture his first league success since August plus a ninth win in their past 11 home games against Leeds.
The three factors so are down to fifth and sees while Leeds drop out of the automatic promotion spots that the Lions rise up to 15th in the Championship.
As Wallace traded passes with Mahlon Romeo the era got off to the perfect start, however the Lions right-back could not beat Kiko Casilla at his post in the first minute.
However, Millwall did not need to wait long until they had been at the lead. Bradshaw got to the wrong aspect of Berardi and also the protector brought him down.
Referee James Linington wasted no time in pointing to the area and then giving Berardi his orders until Wallace wonderfully dispatched the resulting punishment to the top corner for his third goal in five matches against the Yorkshire costume.
The Lions doubled their advantage just before the break and continued to swarm Marcelo Bielsas men. Ben Thompson, who was back at the starting line-up following two games, played with a cheeky pass to the path of both Shane Ferguson, who drilled across for Bradshaw, who in turn used the rate over the ball to apply the finishing touch with an exquisite flick to the far corner through this post.
By introducing Barry Douglas to get Helder Costa at half-time, which supposed Alioski moved farther bielsa responded. And that change paid dividends almost immediately as Alioski tapped home Jack Harrison cross from close range to score just Leeds goal in their last six trips to The Den.
Mateusz Klich went close to levelling after 68 minutes for the Whites, but his curling effort failed to issue Bartosz Bialkowski from the Lions goal.
Despite being down to 10 men, Leeds implemented some pressure but Millwall stood firm to pick up a victory in front of their fans.
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