Lions face Villa

03/10/18 Reverse order Timestamp format

  1. Hello and welcome to live coverage of Millwall against Aston Villa at The Den.

    It's the last game before the international break, and though the Lions produced a positive performance to come back and get a point at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday, it's time to start getting those wins that will take them away from the bottom three.

    Don't forget, Lions fan Ted Cheeseman will be at The Den today selling tickets for his British title fight on October 27, with commission from the day's sales going to the fund for the rehabilitation of fellow Millwall fan and boxer Charlie Wynn.

  2. Here's Neil Harris in the match programme talking about the comeback at Forest.

    If we ever needed reminding what our football club is about, when backs are to the wall and it's tough, then the performance, individually and collectively, to come from two down, was very fitting.

    We're working tirelessly as a group - you can see that in the performances of the players, who are giving everything to be the best they can.

    I know that you guys, the fans, are desperate to get behind the team and support them and me. This is an afternoon to show that in abundance.

    What you all know is that I will not rest and the team will continue today and into the international break, where we will get back to our best, back to winning games and back to climbing the table.

  3. MILLWALL TEAM TO PLAY VILLA: Amos; Romeo, M Wallace, Cooper, Meredith; J Wallace, Leonard, Williams, Fergie; Elliott, Gregory.

  4. MILLWALL SUBS: Archer, Webster, Tunnicliffe, Moro, Bradshaw, Skalak, O'Brien.

  5. Jed Wallace comes back in for Jiri Skalak, who drops to the bench, with Conor McLaughlin the one to miss out on the 18.

  6. And here's the Villa side:

    Team news: It's three changes from Tuesday's 3-3 draw with Preston with @OrjanHNyland1, @JamesBree_97 and Neil Taylor all coming into the starting XI. Alan Hutton takes the captain's armband. #PartOfThePride #AVFC
  7. Just under 10 minutes to kick-off, any predictions? I'll say 2-1 to #Millwall
  8. We’re under way and #Millwall are already getting stuck into Villa.
  9. Elliott flicks on a throw and Williams tries to hook it in but Nyland gathers.
  10. Williams takes out Grealish. Free kick Villa 35 yards out... and Abraham scores. #Millwall
  11. Abraham wins Villa a corner and Elliott heads away before Amos collects McGinn’s cross.
  12. Wallace shoots... Nyland saves. Corner
  13. Villa have three players marking Cooper from corners and they clear it. #Millwall
  14. Gregory has made so many runs into the inside-left channel, and wins a corner. #Millwall
  15. This time Cooper gets there but heads well over. #Millwall
  16. It was Williams to Cooper at the back post, he headed back across for Fergie whose shot hit Tuanzebe before finding the bottom corner. #Millwall
  17. Brilliant work from Gregory to cross for Williams and it’s a great chance but Tuanzebe dives in to produce a superb block.
  18. Fergie and Gregory are having great games. #Millwall
  19. And Cooper, an absolute handful in the Villa box. #Millwall
  20. Cooper defending at the other end, corner Villa. #Millwall
  21. Elliott's flick-ons are so much better this season. He's a different player. #Millwall
  22. #Millwall are putting Villa under serious and Williams almost scores a worldie but the ball flies just over the bar. This performance - and the reaction of the home fans - is like what it was second half of last season.
  23. Good save Amos on a wet surface as Houihane's free-kick zipped off it. #Millwall
  24. Leonard does brilliantly to dispossess Grealish in midfield. #Millwall could lose the midfielder for £8million next summer.
  25. We're back under way and #Millwall start on the front foot again.
  26. Wallace shoots and it's off a Villa player for a corner. #Millwall
  27. From Fergie's corner Villa can't clear and Leonard heads it back in, eventually it falls for Elliott who smashes it home. #Millwall 2-1 Villa
  28. Grealish shoots and Amos gets it at the second attempt with Abraham lurking. #Millwall
  29. Cooper is up for a free-kick and he tries a right-footed volley - yes - but it's over the bar. #Millwall
  30. Thought that was in, Bree is up in the box and heads just wide. #Millwall
  31. Fergie's cross is clawed away by Nyland for a #Millwall corner.
  32. Elliott does brilliantly to win #Millwall another corner.
  33. Williams heads off the crossbar from Fergie's corner! #Millwall
  34. Jed Wallace is having an excellent game as well on his return, crowd applauding his efforts. #Millwall
  35. The free-kick is aimed at Cooper again but this time he can't get it back across goal and it's wide. #Millwall
  36. Bolasie is on trouble here after going through Jed Wallace, and he gets a yellow. #Millwall
  37. Moro is going to come on, Elliott heading off and the #Millwall fans are on their feet applauding their departing striker.
  38. Romeo heads behind for a corner to Villa.
  39. It's gone all the way wide at the far post. #Millwall
  40. Fergie wins a free-kick deep in his own half, clever, was under pressure and saw it coming. #Millwall
  41. Leonard picks up possession on the edge of the box but volleys over.
  42. Cooper absolutely thundering in at the far post but heads over. #Millwall
  43. Gregory is still running the channels to give an option for a clearance. Monumental effort from the striker. #Millwall
  44. O'Brien on for Fergie, and again #Millwall fans show their appreciation for the winger's efforts.
  45. Corner #Millwall - four minutes added time: Millwall 2-1 Villa
  46. Free kick in from Williams and who else but Cooper wins it, but Villa clear. #Millwall
  47. All the reaction coming up.

    Bye from here.