Report: Millwall 0-1 Leeds

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DARIUS Henderson saw his second-half penalty saved as Millwall were narrowly beaten by play-off-chasing Leeds.

Henderson's spot-kick was superby kept out by goalkeeper Andy Lonergan just moments after Scottish international Ross McCormack had put the visitors ahead in the 65th minute.

The Lions had earlier seen two strong penalty appeals turned down – the first after James Henry appeared to be tripped, only  to be booked for diving, before Alex Bruce's handball went unpunished by Premier League official Lee Propert.

Kenny Jackett's side thought they had replied immediately to McCormack's close-range opener when Harry Kane drilled home, but ref Probert had already awarded a penalty for a foul on Andy Keogh in the build-up.

Henderson stepped up confidently but Lonergan guessed correctly and tipped the striker's powerful effort around the post.

Captain Paul Robinson saw his header hit the underside of the crossbar and bounce clear as Millwall pushed in vain for an equaliser and Neil Warnock's side held on for a precious win.

Millwall: Taylor, Smith (Montgomery, 82mins), Craig, Abdou, Robinson, Ward, Keogh, Wright, Kane, Henderson, Henry (Bouazza, 82mins).

Leeds United: Lonegran, Bruce, Brown, Becchio, Clayton, Lees, Snodgrass, White ()Webber, 60mins, Robinson, McCormack (Connolly, 90+1min), O'Dea.

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