|McDonald 23, Shittu 38||Venue: The Den
|Vokes 39, Lowry og 55|
MILLWALL let slip a two-goal lead against Championship leaders Burnley in a pulsating game at The Den.
The Lions went ahead when Scott McDonald rifled in a first-time volley in the 23rd minute and Danny Shittu doubled their advantage with a deflected long-range strike.
But Sam Vokes' header pulled one back for the visitors before half time and Shane Lowry bundled Michael Kightly's shot into his own net shortly after the restart.
Scott Arfield rattled the inside of the post as the Clarets pushed for a winner, but a draw was probably a fair result on the balance of play.
Millwall , who were without the suspended Jimmy Abdou and the injured Paul Connolly, were dealt another blow after just seven minutes when in-form left back Scott Malone landed awkwardly and had to be replaced by Lowry.
Nicky Bailey had the first effort on goal of the afternoon when he took aim from 20 yards and tried to place his shot into the far corner, but goalkeeper Tom Heaton made a comfortable low save.
In the 17th minute, Martyn Waghorn's corner came straight back to him and his follow up was smothered behind by Heaton at the near post.
Shittu was given a scare when Danny Ings' dummy left him on his backside but Paul Robinson blocked the striker's shot.
And Robinson flicked on Bailey's diagonal pass at the other end of the field to create the opening goal for McDonald, who arrowed his shot beyond Heaton from a tight angle.
A mix up between Bailey and McDonald almost gifted Burnley an immediate equaliser but England U21 international Ings fired his shot straight at David Forde from 20 yards.
And it was 2-0 five minutes later when, after a half-cleared corner, Shittu drilled goalwards and his shot deflected into the net off the outstretched foot of a defender.
But the Lions' advantage was halved within 60 seconds of the restart as Vokes nodded in a looping cross from the right flank.
Waghorn had two carbon-copy efforts from the edge of the area saved by Heaton in the 49th and 54th minute but Burnley soon completed their comeback – albeit somewhat fortuitously.
Having cut inside right back Smith, Kightly's curling shot looked to be drifting wide of the far post but Lowry's attempted block guided the ball past Forde.
On the hour mark, Bailey's ambitious drive from distance almost turned into the perfect assist for McDonald but the striker could not quite make contact with the ball as it whistled past him.
Arfied's shot then came back off the woodwork at the end of a flowing Burnley move as Sean Dyche's side pressed for a winner. 11 minutes from time, Arfield spurned another opportunity when he connected with Kieron Trippier's cross but headed over.