Report: Sheffield Wednesday 2-2 Millwall

MILLWALL picked up their first point of the 2013-14 Championship season thanks to Andy Keogh's late penalty.

Keogh converted from 12 yards after Richard Chaplow was bundled over in the area to end a run of three consecutive defeats.

Kamil Zayatte's own goal had given the Lions the lead but they were pegged back by Reda Johnson and Jeremy Helan before break.



But Keogh handed a major boost to boss Steve Lomas by grabbing a late equalising.

Millwall were forced to wear Wednesday's old away kit in the first half after they arrived in Yorkshire with the incorrect strip, but they were able to change into orange at the break.

The Lions were without the services of attacking trio Steve Morison (abdomen), Jermaine Easter (hamstring) and James Henry (illness), meaning Andy Keogh, Scott McDonald and Lee Martin all started.



The game began at a frantic pace and, in just the third minute, Martin picked out the run of Chaplow, whose first-time shot was somehow kept out by Chris Kirkland.

But 90 seconds later, an almost identical move paid dividends as Martin again crossed from the left and Zayatte turned the ball into his own net under pressure from McDonald.

Millwall's lead lasted just two minutes and Lomas will have been furious with the manner in which his side threw away their advantage.

Stephen Bywater failed to claim Lewis Buxton's free-kick, Mark Beevers sliced a clearance up into the air and, when the ball dropped, Johnson was underneath it to head escitalopram online canada into the corner.

Bywater held onto David Prutton's volley shortly afterwards but he was beaten again in the 21st minute when Martin was dispossessed on the edge of the area and Helan arrowed a shot inside the near post.

The Owls were soon pushing for a third goal and Michail Antonio nearly provided it when he breezed past Danny Shittu but fired well over the bar when one-on-one with Bywater.

The Lions responded with a 10-minute spell of pressure but the best opportunity they mustered during that time was a tame Chaplow drive that drifted well wide.

And Bywater needed to make an impressive save shortly before the break to keep the score at 2-1 after Atdhe Nuhiu's header came back off the post.

Millwall had a strong penalty appeal turned down in the 50th minute when McDonald was dragged to the ground, much to the disbelief of Lomas and his backroom staff on the touchline.

Wednesday thought they had scored a third goal when Bywater fumbled another free-kick into the box and the loose ball was turned in, but referee Stuart Attwell blew up for a foul.

And Owls fans were further outraged when Antonio was brought down by Bywater in the area and Attwell awarded a corner instead of a penalty. In the 71st minute, substitute Liam Feeney's cross was headed just wide by Keogh.

But just when the game looked to be petering out into a home win, the Lions were handed a lifeline when Attwell pointed to the spot and Keogh made no mistake.

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48 thoughts on “Report: Sheffield Wednesday 2-2 Millwall

  • August 24, 2013 at 17:07
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    GOOD THAT WE GOT OUR FIRST POINTS THIS SEASON
    BAD THAT WE STILL HAVEN'T GOT A GOAL FROM OPEN PLAY

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    • August 24, 2013 at 17:08
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      @boblion: point*, let's not get carried away now

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      • August 24, 2013 at 17:15
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        @harryfabian: Credit where it's due - we've stopped the rot and restored a bit more pride.

        Two more tough away games coming up - I'd say we need a win or at least two draws to bring some confidence (in Lomas & the players) before the next home game.

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:12
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    Excuse me if I do not get too excited about the result.No efforts on goal second half before the penalty !!!!!!!!!

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:13
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    Nice to see us gaining our first point, but why did SL start Chaplow out of position again?

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:16
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    Individual errors aside, we played well. I like Chaplow in the free role. Pleased that Robbo got a whole half. We've really missed him. With Forde and Trotter also nearing fitness the Millwall world seems a bit brighter place. Amazing what a late penalty can do. Well done AK! COYL

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:16
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    wtf?, no easter not even a sub ???? i can understand morison & henry not even making the bench but easter after last weeks performance, proves this manager can`t see a improving player if he tried, ps why no robbo for shittu either ????

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    • August 24, 2013 at 17:21
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      @mfcjon: easter had a hamstring problem , and yes robbo should have started , much better with him in second half

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    • August 24, 2013 at 17:21
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      @mfcjon: sorry easter & morison both injured

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    • August 24, 2013 at 17:26
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      @mfcjon: All three were injured.

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:19
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    a good point , but they were there for taking a very poor side , sounded a lot better at the back with robbo in second half , chaplow sounded like he had a good game , jury still out on some of the others , school boy errors still ,

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:20
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    I always knew we were mustard.

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:22
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    OK NOT A DISASTER,BUT STILL WORK IN PROGRESS. SL GET THEM BACK ON THE TRAINING GROUND. SHARPISH. LOTS TO DO .

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:23
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    millwall need to start winning

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    • August 25, 2013 at 09:49
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      @nadwaddles: and people s*** SL for stating the f****** obvious!

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:28
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    6 points from play offs......COYL!!!!!

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:29
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    WE are off the bottom, gained a draw with a weakened side, No Easter, Morison, Forde, Trotter or Henry. So the lads did well, they are getting no criticism from me whatsoever. They never caved in and Feeney and N'Guessan were useful. Hope this marks a turning point and we get all the team fit asap.

    Well done the Lions.!

    (By the way the match report above is a bit scant and unclear)

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:31
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    Well done wall our first point of the season.
    Let's hope this is the start of our season & we can build on this result.
    Sounds like a bit of a fiasco with the kit but hey,
    The Futures bright the Futures Orange

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:35
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    We should send Moro back and retry for waghorn or wood again

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    • August 24, 2013 at 18:15
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      @Dazi: Knowing us I would imagine we have agreed to pay SMs wages for the entire season regardless of the state of his health/fitness.

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:36
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    lets take down high flying forrest coyl

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:39
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    3 first teamers injured before the game and a massive point earned. Well done lads , onwards and upwards from now on.

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:40
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    Hopefully this is turning point otherwise season over by january

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:41
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    Hopefully this is turning point otherwise season over by januarys

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:43
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    wow we ant bottom and only 9 points off top now lets get the wins in wall chaplow was right up for it with his free roll today it would of been great with a goal thou

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:44
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    No goals let in with Robbo on. Hopefully he will be back in starting 11 and keep injury free

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:50
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    Robbo on at half time, was Shittu injured or was it a tactical change?

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  • August 24, 2013 at 17:53
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    we conceded again from a set piece sloppy however at least robbo played one half

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  • August 24, 2013 at 18:22
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    The same as you can't read too much into the defeats, you can't read too much into a point away at a poor side with our team missing, arguably, four of our best players, other than we have showed some spirit in the face of adversity.

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  • August 24, 2013 at 18:27
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    Robbo has to start!

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    • August 24, 2013 at 18:34
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      @Big Millwall: I think he will. We miss his composure and organisation. As good as Shittu was last year, I think it's time to go with Robbo and Beavers.

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  • August 24, 2013 at 18:57
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    Positives r point away from home it's a start and robbo gettin a run out negatives 2 terrible goals conceded again (come bk fordey rapid) and still no real threat in behind and no goals from open play but hey we off the bottom lets get behind em and push up the league COYL

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  • August 24, 2013 at 19:15
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    I ain't being funny,but when I've got the shits I take some tablets and still go to work!!

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    • August 24, 2013 at 19:36
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      @dave: How would you feel s******* in your shorts as you legged it down the wing?

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        • August 24, 2013 at 21:17
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          @Adsy77777: at least now 1 will go nere him to take the ball away lol

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      • August 25, 2013 at 00:15
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        @Old_Les: brings a new meaning to a dribbling run down the wing

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        • August 25, 2013 at 00:45
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          @glyngo: Would have been the first time he did this season!

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  • August 24, 2013 at 19:28
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    Knocked My prediction into a cocked hat ...... Well done lads

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  • August 25, 2013 at 00:17
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    How was DNG when he came on and did Shittu come off for an injury? Strange to sub a CB during a game.

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    • August 25, 2013 at 14:56
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      @glyngo:
      Shittu was awful again and was rightly subbed off. Lomas confirmed it was tactical after the game too, I'd expect Robbo to start from now on.

      DNG was brought on at the worst possible moment, we had all the momentum at the time, but Lomas killed it dead by stopping the play and shuffling people around. The whole team was looking to the bench to see what they were supposed to be doing. We took about ten minutes to get back into any kind of shape or composure. Not DNGs fault, just very bad management.

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  • August 25, 2013 at 01:14
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    Good point but Beever's clearance for their first goal was shocking. Lets hope we can improve in our coming games. COYL

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  • August 25, 2013 at 15:35
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    Morning after reflections:
    Another game where we had to work harder individually than we should have, just to account for tactical mismatches. We were the better side in possession, and had most of the play without being too threatening. Defensive errors were very costly.
    The only poor individual performance was Shittu, who was constantly turned and exploited for pace, yet again won very little in the air when needed. Rightly subbed for Robbo, who had a much better game and calmed the defense down.
    Bywater had several terrible moments, dropping three crosses under no pressure, and horrible kicking, but he did make two or three good saves. Hurry back Forde.

    Martin had a very good game, his ability to cross with left or right foot is key to our balance as a team, but his life was made a lot harder by the poor shape we implemented, which allowed Weds to rotate double coverage his side all game. That stunted much of his creativity.

    Derry Bailey and Chaplow were all too close throughout most of the game, often all three were inside the centre circle, which left Dunne woefully exposed to the counter all game, and with McDonald dropping off the front often, and Keogh having to slide outside to pick up their full backs on the counter, we had no presence in their box, which accounts for the good possession but lack of shots on goal.

    Individually we were better than Weds, and deserved a win, but the defensively naive tactics employed, and a couple of goalkeeping errors cost us 2 points. We have the players to do better than we have so far, Lomas needs to do a better job at playing to their strengths, not his misconceived ideas.

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  • August 26, 2013 at 00:22
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    First game I've missed this season,on the face of it a decent point gained,interesting to see the manager claiming we played the ball on the ground lets hope its a sign of things to come. Looking at the the highlights we looked a******* lucky , bystander blocked off their striker with what looked a blatant pen and ours looked iffy at best, lets hope its a change of luck for us.

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