Lions take on Blades

12/04/19 Reverse order Timestamp format

  1. Hello and welcome to Bramall Lane where Millwall aim to upset Sheffield United and potentially move further away from the bottom three.

    It was a 1-1 draw here last season, Steve Morison's equaliser two minutes after Leon Clarke's opener keeping the Lions in sixth place as they chased the play-offs.

  2. Millwall have failed to score only once in seven games against Sheffield United under Neil Harris.

    After three successive wins for Harris against Nigel Adkins and then Chris Wilder's sides, there has been one victory in the last four.

    And earlier this season, the Blades came from behind to defeat Millwall 3-2 at The Den.

    The sides are in very different positions in the Championship table, but Millwall are putting in some good performances recently and will be confident of upsetting the promotion-chasers.

  3. United boss Chris Wilder has been talking about the promotion season for both clubs in 2016-17, Millwall's run last season and this, and what fans of both clubs have in common:

    Neil got them up and the year he did, the two most powerful clubs in the division got the top two. If you look at Bolton's squad, okay there was a lot going off, but they had the players to win games of football which they did.

    We got a lot of plaudits last season for the way we played but, if you look at it, what Millwall did and what Preston did outstripped what we did.

    We could easily have had the season that Millwall are having. It might be disappointing but it's not a disaster season with them, no way at all. If they stay up, they'll be delighted.

    We're both working class football clubs with the right ethic and commitment. But through the years, listen, they've had some players. Just like we have here."

    There's a snobbery in football. Without being too deep on it, there's a class opinion on what football clubs are and the hierarchy and the elite. Last year, we got a hell of a lot of plaudits for how we played. But what they did and what Preston did topped what we did really.

    If you dip your toe in at Millwall, you'll get found out with the supporters. They're the same as here. The fans come to watch football, they're not bothered about the corporate stuff, the hospitality or getting a glass of fizz.

  4. MILLWALL TEAM TO PLAY SHEFFIELD UNITED: Martin; McLaughlin, Pearce, Cooper; Romeo, Tunnicliffe, Leonard, Thompson, Fergie; Wallace; Gregory.

    SUBS: Amos Meredith, Williams, Elliott, Morison, O'Brien, Marshall.

  5. Here's the Sheffield United side:

    ⚔️⚽️ CONFIRMED TEAM | Chris Wilder makes 2⃣ changes – O’Connell & Freeman return, Cranie on the bench, Baldock rested. It’s @SUFC_tweets v @MillwallFC in the @SkyBetChamp, kick-off is 3pm #sufc #ForgedinSteel #twitterblades
  6. It looks like 3-5-2 for Millwall, with McLaughlin right side of a back three, Romeo and Ferguson the wing-backs.

    Or more conventionally, McLaughlin left-back, Romeo right-back, Ferguson left midfield.

    We'll see shortly.

  7. Here is the confirmed team news and pre-match thoughts for @NewsAtDen TV as #Millwall face Sheffield United here at Bramall Lane. 
  8. Two mins to kick-off, any predictions? I'll go 1-1. #Millwall
  9. @JKelly1882 Love to get a point, but we won’t. 2-0 blades
  10. Blades have the first shot, comfortable save for Martin from Duffy. #Millwall
  11. All Blades in these early stages, they're zipping the ball around so quickly and #Millwall are booting it clear.
  12. Corner in from Fergie, and it's a volley at the far post but wide from Pearce. #Millwall
  13. McLaughlin well in in midfield to win the ball. #Millwall not giving the Blades much room to play.
  14. #Millwall break as Wallace finds Tunnicliffe who passes to the overlapping Fergie. But the wing-back's cross goes over Gregory, who was the only attacker in the box.
  15. #Millwall have succeeding in quietening the home crowd in the opening 15 minutes.
  16. Basham is down getting treatment, but looks okay to continue. #Millwall
  17. Fleck lofts a ball into the box but Martin takes. #Millwall frustrating the home side.
  18. Cleared by Norwood, back in by Fergie before the hosts eventually clear. #Millwall
  19. Cross from Freeman towards Stevens, who heads wide. #Millwall
  20. The hosts are forced to replace Basham. Madine is coming on. Striker for a centre-back. #Millwall
  21. A 4-2-2-2 for the Blades at the moment. Changes things for #Millwall, obviously, who went three at the back to match their opponents.
  22. Blades get a free-kick wide right and send their centre-backs forward. #Millwall
  23. Woah, that was close. McGoldrick cuts in from the left and bends one just past the far post. #Millwall
  24. Cross from Norwood and Martin is very bravely out to punch away as Madine crashes into him. Both players are down. #Millwall
  25. Stevens darts into the box to shoot low, and Cooper slides in to divert away for a corner. Corner comes in, bounces off Gregory and could go anywhere but rebounds to Martin. #Millwall
  26. Hosts really threatening now as Duffy cuts back in the box and his side get another corner. #Millwall
  27. Three minutes to be added: Sheffield United 0-0 #Millwall
  28. HT - Sheffield United 0-0 #Millwall The visitors will be pleased with that, even of they have done little in attack. Blades are more threatening, but the home crowd have had little to shout about.
  29. Romeo passes into the box to Thommo, rare chance to create something but Blades have enough back and clear. #Millwall
  30. #Milwall under real pressure as Pearce blocks McGoldrick's shot and Norwood's effort deflects for a corner. Martin then comes off his line to claim it.
  31. They had started the second half so well, it was coming. Fleck crosses low for Madine who finishes. Sheffield United 1-0 #Millwall
  32. #Millwall have responded well and Thommo's cross deflects out for a corner.
  33. Marshall on for McLaughlin for #Millwall. Blades clear the corner, Wallace stops a counter and is booked.
  34. #Millwall in a 4-4-1-1, Marshall left side of midfield.
  35. Chance for #Millwall as Tunnicliffe finds Gregory who might be in...but he'd gone offside.
  36. #Millwall are committing a lot more players forward now as they chase an equaliser. Another change for the hosts, Coutts on for Duffy.
  37. Ball breaks to Wallace on the edge of the box and he hits a first-time volley...just wide! #Millwall
  38. McGoldrick breaks into the box to shoot, and Martin saves for a corner at his near post. #Millwall
  39. #Millwall clear it but the Blades regain possession and now have a free-kick in the Lions' half.
  40. Gregory is fouled in a central position 40 yards out. #Millwall
  41. Short corner to Fergie who crosses towards Cooper...another corner. #Millwall
  42. McGoldrick fires just wide. O'Brien is on for Romeo for #Millwall
  43. #Millwall have a free-kick on the right, Marshall to take...Elliott heads it but it's straight at Henderson.
  44. Wifi dropped. #Millwall penalty, Marshall has hit the bar.
  45. Elliott's header, Egan handled on the line to prevent a certain goal. I know there's no more of a punishment the ref can dish out than a red, but Blades have benefited after cheating there. #Millwall
  46. Henderson drops Cooper's header and then claims the loose ball just in time. #Millwall
  48. Henderson saves brilliantly from Elliott but Cooper is there to finish. Blades 1-1 #Millwall
  49. REPORT: A day of late drama at Sheffield United as #Millwall pounce at the death to earn a point -  #sufc
  50. NH: "Delighted with the point, we deserved it." #Millwall
  51. NH: "Disappointed with the goal we conceded, but we showed great character...they were outstanding." #Millwall
  52. NH: "It's the first time I've played a back five as a manager, I did it because we knew how strong they are." #Millwall
  53. NH: "What we lack as a club in certain qualities and what we can afford, we'll never lack in heart or desire." #Millwall
  54. NH: "Any point you get at this stage of the season is hard-earned." #Millwall
  55. NH: "We're in good form, we're a happy camp and the players are in great spirit." #Millwall
  56. More reaction coming up on NewsAtDen.

    Bye from here.