Report: Leicester City 3-0 Millwall

MILLWALL were well-beaten by a Jamie Vardy-inspired Leicester City side who moved to the top of the Championship with a convincing win.

Vardy scored two goals in three second-half minutes to add to Lloyd Dyer's early opener and send the Lions crashing to a fourth away defeat in their last five outings.

Steve Lomas made two enforced changes to Millwall's starting line up, with Jimmy Abdou and Liam Feeney coming in for Nicky Bailey (suspended) and Martyn Waghorn (ineligible).



The home side scored on their first meaningful attack as Danny Drinkwater selflessly picked out the run of in-form Dyer, who swept in a first-time volley at the far post.

Goalkeeper David Forde then made three important saves in the space of eight minutes as the Foxes, buoyed by the early opener, looked to ram home their advantage.

First, the Republic of Ireland international made a flying stop to tip Anthony Knockaert's looping effort behind for a corner before holding onto the midfielder's header.



And moments later, goalscorer Dyer scampered clear down the left flank and drilled a low shot towards the near corner, but Forde got down well to keep it out.

The Leicester chances kept on coming as Millwall struggled to get out of their own half.

In the 29th minute, Knockaert's curling effort was held by Forde at the second attempt and David Nugent's shot was deflected behind for a corner shortly afterwards.

The Lions' best opportunity of the first half fell to Martyn Woolford, whose close-range shot following Liam Feeney's free kick was blocked a few yards from goal.

Foxes 'keeper Kasper Schmeichel, who had largely been a spectator up until that point, made his first save in the 41st minute when he caught Mark Beever's tame header.

But Leicester nearly added a second before the interval when Knockaert took aim 20 yards out and fizzed a low drive goalwards, only for Forde to make another excellent intervention.

The second half began in a similar fashion, with Vardy drilling into the side netting from a tight angle just 90 seconds after the restart.

Dyer's rising drive was tipped over by Forde in the 50th minute, but the Millwall stopper was finally beaten again when Vardy ran the length of the pitch and cooly slotted home.

And the one-time Lions target made it 3-0 when he nipped in to intercept Malone's misjudged header back to Forde and finished from a tight angle.

Nugent should have made it 4-0 on the hour mark but he failed to convert Vardy's pass.

Steve Morison, who had been brought on at half time, somehow headed fellow substitute Lee Martin's cross over from right underneath the bar, before then clattering into the post.

Paul Konchesky, Chris Wood and Matty James all wasted chances to add a fourth goal for Leicester in the closing stages.

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43 thoughts on “Report: Leicester City 3-0 Millwall

  • November 30, 2013 at 17:10
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    Please go SL. We have the best squad we've had in years, yet the worst team we've had in years! Down to you mr manager!

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    • December 1, 2013 at 17:11
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      @dpendet: I do wish everyone would stop going on about the best squad in years.if they were why are we flirting with relegation and will be for the rest of the season.

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      • December 2, 2013 at 20:28
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        @millwallbuilder: read what I said builder, the best squad in years but the worst team! Which is down to SL and his lack of tactics and motivation !

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    • December 2, 2013 at 13:25
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      @dpendet:

      YES THE SOONER STEVE LOMAS GOES THE BETTER, HES HAD HIS CHANCE..............
      WE ALWAYS HAVE A GREAT GAME AND RESULT AGAINST LEICESTER CITY...........
      WEATHER THEY HAVE A CLASS TEAM OR NOT......MILLWALL USUALLY WIN, OR AT WORST
      GET A SCORE DRAW......................NOT THIS TIME !!!!!
      ASK YOURSELF WHY ????????

      " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
      STORMIN' NORMAN.............& SUE

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  • November 30, 2013 at 17:12
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    The stats on BBC website say it all. 30 yes 30 shots by Leicester to our 11.13 on target to our 1. We are a. Shambles.

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  • November 30, 2013 at 17:12
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    We are absolutely shocking. Get Lomas out, he's turned our football club into a joke! I know I say it everytime we lose, but Lomas is getting beyond a joke now, he can honestly do one! ......... Also looks like Morison missed a sitter! It's a shame that he just can't find the net, send him back to Leeds. Free up some wages.

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  • November 30, 2013 at 17:12
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    Now, I'm worried - really worried. I expected to lose up there but not by that much. One shot on target. Gawd 'elp us.

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  • November 30, 2013 at 17:14
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    Sadly pretty much what I thought would happen today. All too predictable.

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  • November 30, 2013 at 17:17
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    OK I'll get my bit in before all the defence slaggers get theirs in,
    We can't score goals and that's that,
    All this talk of a more solid displays is pure rubbish,
    Goals win games,
    Goals draw games,
    Goals goals goals,
    Nothing else matters.

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  • November 30, 2013 at 17:32
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    Enough is enough Steve lomas has to go we clearly wasn't favourites to win this game today but the way we lost is a joke the players obviously don't wanna play for the ginger west ham mug and he clearly doesn't know how to manage a football team the chairman needs to act now instead of hoping things get better he doesn't wanna admit his made a big big mistake but unless he does I can see us going down that's not being dramatic it's being realistic !!

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  • November 30, 2013 at 17:42
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    Did we really expect anything less when going up against the division's form side, away from home, against 3rd place Leicester who have spent millions....
    Yes we lost but we need to stay positive and long on to the next couple of fixtures if we lose them, then yes Lomas has to go but give him time people....

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  • November 30, 2013 at 17:43
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    Bloke on BBC said it was a stroll for Leicester this poor display exposes the huge gulf between Millwall and the better teams in the league. There were some funny results in the league today and who would expect lowly Yoevil to beat Watford 3-0 away? However the focus must be on Millwall. There is something seriously wrong when the side caves in so easily as it does. I am amazed the manager leaves Easter out the only player it seems capable of causing trouble to defences and scores.
    I was prepared to give SL time to settle and I know we were without Trotter (our best player) and Waghorn nevertheless the lack of spirit and determination showing in some of the players is not good enough. I understand only from the reports on the radio that Feeney and Abdou worked hard, but they cannot do it all on there own.
    The buck stops with the manager and so far he has not delivered. If he cannot turn our fortunes around over the next two games then he must go.

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  • November 30, 2013 at 17:47
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    I can't believe Feeney gets a look in instead of Henry. Henry must really well and truly hate us.

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  • November 30, 2013 at 17:54
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    If he doesn't deliver in the next two games, I shall be joining the "Lomarse out Brigade"

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  • November 30, 2013 at 17:59
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    A few days ago I was telling everyone to chill out and think about a three season plan with SL at the helm but I must admit after today his tactics are questionable! By a three season plan Steve, I meant with you at the helm. You need to take a long hard look at yourself and wonder if you have run out of ideas. Why are you playing the shortest man in the squad as a lone striker for the majority of games? Back to basics Steve or call it a day mate.

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    • November 30, 2013 at 18:24
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      @kempo_123: If he's down The Den in 3 seasons time there will be no one watching

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  • November 30, 2013 at 18:09
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    I've been supporting Millwall for nearly 35 years.and I've seen some s*** Millwall teams/players.
    But I have nether felt so down and embarrassed as I do with what we have right now.
    I feel really p***** off and betrayed from the chairman.manager and the so called players who do not deserve to wear our shirt let alone the badge.

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    • November 30, 2013 at 19:08
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      @RSRSE14: I've supported for the best part of sixty years and this is by far the worst team I've seen

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      • November 30, 2013 at 20:22
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        @aeojt: this is by a country mile NOT the worse team. In fact our squad is full of good championship players with plenty of cover in se positions. The chairman has also backed his new manager to the hilt. I for one would not lay the blame at the door of our chairman.

        However, it isn't working under lomas.

        The scatter gun transfer policy, the failure to assess what he inherited, the ludicrous signings of so many midfielders.

        The ridiculous acquisition of so many strikers, when coupled with his tactic of playing just one main striker.

        The fact that he insists on playing so many different players.

        The fact that he does not know his best eleven.

        That is why we are failing.

        Lomas out.

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        • December 1, 2013 at 13:19
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          @bonnie1272: You know a country mile has variations.

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  • November 30, 2013 at 18:22
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    This would have been one of those games where jackett pulled out a shock result, the times we looked in trouble and somehow found a couple of wins from somewhere we're amazing, sadly this is a thing of the past, we're getting rolled over 3 or 4 goals at a time on a regular basis, we are serious relegation candidates chaps, who can see the manager turning it around ?

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    • November 30, 2013 at 18:53
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      @thecolumbusblock: the same Kenny Jackett who only kept us in this division thanks to Crystal Palace winning on the last day of the season?

      We had an awful squad when Lomas took over and most were pleased with his signings. Whether he's unable to manage the current squad or they're simply not able to work collectively I don't know.

      Who's going to replace lomas should he go? That's what matters. Sacking him for some other bloke with his own ideas and playing style seems like a s*** plan to me given time for this to take affect.

      Stick or twist?

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      • November 30, 2013 at 19:02
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        @MFC Lion: the same jackett that got us promoted and stayed competetive in a division we probably shouldn't be in

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      • November 30, 2013 at 19:04
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        @MFC Lion: @MFC Lion: the same jackett that got us promoted and stayed competetive in a division we probably shouldn't be in are you saying kj didn't do a good job for us ?

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      • November 30, 2013 at 19:12
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        @MFC Lion: Sorry but that statement about Palace keeping us up is as moronic as it was five months ago. With this squad and Jackett in charge we'd be mid table at worst.

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        • November 30, 2013 at 19:50
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          @lion.ie: obviously the other results we got in the season gave us just enough to stay up but Jackett looked out of ideas and got some awful loans in leading to a shocking run of form from jan until the end of the season.

          Strange that funds we're not made available to him to strengthen as he did well up until Xmas with what he had to work with. Maybe JB should have done a better job in convincing him to stay and told him what would be made available to re build over the summer.

          To late now and who would we replace Lomas with?

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          • November 30, 2013 at 20:25
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            @MFC Lion: in kj's defence, I think all his efforts last December went into trying to acquire wood. His eye was off the ball from then on.

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          • November 30, 2013 at 20:33
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            @MFC Lion: I'm not gonna defend Jackett's last few months, he and the Board got caught with their trousers down over Wood and then panicked over Hulse and Tyson. I honestly felt that what happened at Wembley drove Jackett away in the end, not the budget or anything of the losing the dressing room rumours. In hindsight the change was probably good for him and the club but Lomas is struggling big time and the negatives are starting to swamp any positives. Replacement? I'll think about that if and when he goes.

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  • November 30, 2013 at 18:23
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    fully expected us to lose today,predicted 0 4 not a disgrace to lose up there but the the way we lost is! sounds like it could easily have been six or seven. looked at our line up today and the bench and thought this is the best squad we've had in a long long time, there will always be things we don't agree with i e playing the smallest man on the pitch as a lone striker, which is always gonna be tough. Although McDonald is a quality player and i don't think Dunney deserved to be left out of the squad, all that is irrelevant; what matters today is the manner of the defeat. Something is definitely wrong and time is running out. unless this turns around quickly, with or without Lomas, we will be relegated. Sad day.

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  • November 30, 2013 at 18:25
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    We missed bailey badly. Feeney is poor. What has happened to Morison?

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  • November 30, 2013 at 18:37
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    we have now used 35 players and it seems to have got us nowhere very quickly...now must be the time to cut our losses and say enough is enough...one shot on the goal against how many they had is plainly not good enough...its no good going for loan players other clubs dont want..no pace..no skills apart from MacDonald and that for the Championship is just not acceptable..I do feel for John B but its not reasonable to expect people who work hard for their money to keep paying hard earned money to continue supporting a team who seem to play with no direction and wander aimlessly through the motions without ever achieving...and my credentials are clear....I have followed Millwall for 60 years

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    • November 30, 2013 at 21:08
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      @peter2545: 35 players - speaks more than lomas does!

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  • November 30, 2013 at 19:14
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    Oh Dear back to the start again ---- What on earth is going on at Millwall from top to bottom it seems NO one cares --- Something has to change before our five point safety gap is eroded away . Sort it out JB , You got us into this mess. throwing money at it aint working

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  • November 30, 2013 at 20:25
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    today for me was first time ive ever seen an embarrasing performance as that.. i will stick by lomas whilst he is charge but we basically accepted defeat from the start..and im afraid to say some players dont care about playing for millwall. no passion thats what concerns me some players dont look interested. all good saying 'weve got the squad' dont think we have. bring back the die hards please

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    • November 30, 2013 at 21:06
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      @SLloyd23: maybe the players don't care for lomas especially if the rumours are true and therefore can't be bothered to put in a shift for HIM.

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      • November 30, 2013 at 21:37
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        @bonnie1272: I agree with you bonnie 1272 and i think the players know he is a clown and clueless so dont have any respect for him. i sit next to the dugout and have seen mcdonald in a huff regularly asking lomas where he wants him to play, lomas just walked back into the dugout without responding. Not a good sign from someone in charge.

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  • November 30, 2013 at 21:45
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    Obviously something's wrong and it's down to Lomas to put right. On paper this is the best squad we've had for years but they're playing like one of the worst and if they don't start getting it together we're going to pulled into the bottom three. I wanted to give SL time and not be one of the idiots who wouldn't give him a chance because of his west ham connections, but the longer he continues to get things wrong more and more are going to turn against him. He should stop playing one up front and revert to 4-4-2. Put Lowery in at left back and Dunne on the right, they're not the best but always give there all. We've got to many loan players and with the games coming up are not going to get a settled side as they can't play against their parent clubs. Put Millwall players in the team and watch them fight for the shirt. As long as they put a shift in and don't bottle any challenges the fans will always be on their side no matter what the result.

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    • December 1, 2013 at 00:27
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      @uncle albert: I agree but less we forget we were all singing malones praises not long ago

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      • December 1, 2013 at 19:32
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        @mfcmike: Malone going forward yes, defending sorry but no. I for one have never sung his praises when it comes to defending.

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  • December 1, 2013 at 01:26
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    Its all very well coming on here and moaning , but we all need to do something about it! Coz if any of you think for one minute this makes a blind bit of difference you're living in a dream world. Boycott the f****** games , then the yank will have no choice but to sack that Muppet. All the time we're showing up its lining berylsons pockets , we need to take the power out of their hands , as much as i want to go we need to think of the future coz at the moment we don't have one. Well we do but with a much worse squad than what we got now and in league 1 your choice! Its our club lets take it back we're supposed to be millwall ffs what's going on f****** jelly for a backbone. Unless everyones content being a laughing stock ? Look where wolves are with kj its not a coincidence.

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  • December 1, 2013 at 17:20
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    I think the vile spackman era is returning

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  • December 1, 2013 at 21:07
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    The east spam issue aside, this guy is out of his depth. we have more forwards at the club than we have ever had and his system is to play 1 up front!!. JB swallow you pride get shot of him while we still have a chance of staying up.

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