|Murphy 19, 34, Adeyemi 67, Lingard 89||Venue: St Andrew's Stadium
MILLWALL were brought back down to earth with a bump by a resounding 4-0 defeat at the hands of Birmingham City.
The Lions had won their three previous league games but showed no signs of extending that run to four as Lee Clarke's side sealed an easy victory.
The Blues did most of the damage in the first half, with David Murphy scoring twice after Jesse Lingard missed a penalty.
The visitors improved after the break but Tom Adeyemi tapped in a third goal in the 67th minute and Lingard added a late fourth.
Steve Morison was named in an otherwise-unchanged starting line up at St Andrew's, having been ineligible to face parent club Leeds United last weekend.
Shane Lowry, available again after suspension, was on the bench.
The first half was one-way traffic from the first minute. Andy Shinnie's run and shot within the opening 90 seconds went well wide, but Matt Green went much closer to breaking the deadlock when he diverted Chris Burke's shot the wrong side of the post.
The home side were awarded a penalty in the 10th minute for Alan Dunne's foul on Lingard, even though the incident looked to have occurred outside of the box.
But Forde saved Lingard's tame spot-kick to keep the score goalless.
That proved only a brief reprieve for Millwall, who fell behind shortly afterwards when Murphy converted Shinnie's bobbling cross at the far post.
Forde made an excellent save in the 33rd minute to deny Chris Burke, but he was soon picking the ball out of his net again as Murphy doubled the Blues' lead with a 20-yard free kick.
From the restart, the Lions finally put together a meaningful attack, but Jimmy Abdou bundled wide from Martyn Waghorn's delivery.
Lee Martin came on for Morison at half time and the winger had a half-chance to pull one back when he took Alan Dunne's quickly-taken free kick in his stride and drilled goalwards, but a defender blocked his shot.
And Adeyemi ended the game as a contest when he pounced on Shinnie's parried shot and dinked the ball over a stranded Forde and into the net.
Substitute Richard Chaplow drilled into the side netting in the 76th minute as Millwall searched in vain for a late consolation.
But their misery was compounded in the final minute of normal time when Burke breezed past Scott Malone and teed up Lingard for a simple header.