Report: QPR 1-1 Millwall

SCOTT Malone hit a last-gasp equaliser to keep Millwall on course for survival.

Charlie Austin's 78th-minute penalty looked set to end the Lions' six-game unbeaten run but Malone's sliced half-volley looped into the top corner at the death.

Ian Holloway's side are now two points above the bottom three heading into the final game of the season – against Bournemouth at The Den next weekend.



Having recovered from a bout of illness, Owen Garvan was recalled to the starting line up, in place of Scott McDonald, as Millwall made one change from Monday's draw with Doncaster.

The Lions came flying out of the blocks and carved out a glorious goalscoring opportunity after just 90 seconds.

Garvan scampered clear down the left and whipped in a teasing cross for Stefan Maierhofer, who sent a diving header wide with the goal gaping and Rob Green rooted to the spot.



Half chances then fell the way of Shaun Williams and Scott Malone in quick succession, the former slicing wide and the latter failing to generate any power on a back-post header.

Millwall continued to make the early running, and Lee Martin drilled wide from a Carlos Edwards' cross before the winger was forced off on a stretcher with a serious-looking injury.

In the 27th minute, Malone rifled a half-volley over the bar before making a vital block at the other end to keep out Charlie Austin's goal-bound effort.

That close call seemed to rouse QPR from their slumber and Niko Kranjcar and Austin were both denied by David Forde in quick succession shortly afterwards.

Steve Morison, who replaced the injured Martin, curled into the arms of Green, who then denied Maierhofer with his legs as Millwall continued to pose a threat.

During four minutes of stoppage time, Forde parried Ravel Morrison's header over the bar before Woolford curled wide of the far post after Richard Dunne's error.

QPR had been sluggish by their own high standards in the opening 45 minutes so it was little surprise that they stepped things up a gear after the break.

A quick exchange of passes between Austin and Barton presented an opening for the latter early in the second half, but the midfielder rifled wide on the half volley.

Simeon Jackson, who was brought on to replace Maierhofer, led a promising counter-attack in the 64th minute but elected to go alone rather than pass to supporting teammates and wasted the chance.

Jackson was then put through on goal by William's lofted pass, but the striker failed to bring the bouncing ball under control and QPR snuffed out the danger.

And Jackson's afternoon took another turn for the worst when he was penalised for handball inside the area by referee Kevin Friend, with Austin converting the spot-kick.

Williams then hit the bar with a precise free-kick which had Green rooted to the spot as the Lions headed for their first defeat in seven games.

But Malone's mis-hit deceived the former England goalkeeper and crept under the bar to equalise deep into four minutes of stoppage time.

Staff

(@NewsAtDen)

49 thoughts on “Report: QPR 1-1 Millwall

  • April 26, 2014 at 17:20
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    Was it a pen?

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    • April 26, 2014 at 18:35
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      @seanmfc: NOW BACK IN SOUTH LONDON, OUR CLAN GOT THOUGH THE HIGH POLICE CORDON, GREATEST SUPPORT YOU HAVE EVER HEARD, IT WAS BRILLIANT. MILLWALL PLAYER DID US PROUD, RAN THEIR LIVES OUT ( WELL DONE TO THEM ) NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE. STORMIN' NORMAN. PS. A DISGRACE THAT THE POLICE STOPPED OUR KEVIN AND ACCOUSED HIM OF HAVING A BLADE ON HIM, THEY SEARCHED HIM, FOUND NOTHING, AND DID NOT APOLIGISE.

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      • April 27, 2014 at 12:50
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        @bermlion: Good job our boys were not present, Stormy, we would have come over to sort it!

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  • April 26, 2014 at 17:21
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    Showed heeps of heart and grind, proud boys, really f***** proud!!!

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  • April 26, 2014 at 17:23
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    @ALDO: thank you ALDO for the brilliant service you provide for us, well done mate.

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  • April 26, 2014 at 17:27
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    VERY PROUD OF OUR BOYS ! COYL!

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  • April 26, 2014 at 17:28
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    What happened with those knobs on the pitch and Beevers? Also said they were goading us, did we behave?

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  • April 26, 2014 at 17:29
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    biggest point of the season. and i truly believe it will be the 1 that saves us. well done malone! MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIL

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  • April 26, 2014 at 17:29
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    Once more into the breech lads lets finish the season in style and smash Bournmouth.

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  • April 26, 2014 at 17:31
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    Bournemouth won 4-1 today Grabban scored two and will be out to score against us, Birmingham and Doncaster must win as much as we have to to stay up, what a nail biting finish. Bit more luck today and Millwall might have won a terrific result nevertheless.

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    • April 26, 2014 at 18:57
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      @Peckhamlad: I have been told by Lewis's dad that Bournemouth are not playing him next week. They have nothing to play for now.

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      • April 26, 2014 at 22:15
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        @Adsy77777: I would take that info with a pinch of salt, they are almost certain to play him, they have no love for Millwall and would enjoy beating us of they can.
        WE will send Bournemouth home with their tails between their legs.

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        • April 26, 2014 at 22:27
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          @Peckhamlad: to be honest we are quite capable of beating their first choice 11 so they can play whoever they want!

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      • April 27, 2014 at 03:15
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        @Adsy77777: the little p**** will play and he'll do everything he can to score and relegate us - f****** little vengeful c*** that he is. We owe him one for taking the p*** out of us at Bournemouth earlier in the season. Let's give it to him good and proper

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  • April 26, 2014 at 17:31
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    Well done Wall.
    That point at the death means that it is in our hands.
    Doncaster are away to Leicester. Match their result and we stay up.
    Who would not of taken that 4 weeks ago.
    Well done Holloway. Unbeaten in 7. Great run.
    The Den is going to be rocking next week.

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  • April 26, 2014 at 17:31
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    match doncasters result next saturday and we are safe. they have leicester city away. well done the boys, great result today. hope lee martin's injury isn't to bad.

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  • April 26, 2014 at 17:34
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    Great fight-back and just as against Watford we didn't let our heads drop. As bad as we've been for much of the season, the last six games have shown we're more than good enough for this division. Fingers crossed for next Saturday (and Tuesday night).

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  • April 26, 2014 at 17:36
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    Heading home after spending the week here, spent some time at the den this week and had a fantastic time. You guys cop ya share of s*** from people but don't change, this is a great club, sure ya want to bang on with other fans from time to time but that comes with being passionate. This last couple of months the team have showed true character for the job and showed respect for the supporters. I'm heading home full of pride for the mighty lions. Let's get the job done next week and build a good foundation to work with next season. Great times ahead, cheers.

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    • April 26, 2014 at 17:40
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      @grassgrower: I was in Manchester recently. The feedback I got was that Millwall were a Proper club.
      That'll do for me.

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      • April 26, 2014 at 17:56
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        @NICKOLA: great result heart started pumping again,I live in Accrington, and Blackburn think the same also go to Liverpool see my cousin and they relly like us there,safe trip to grassgrower,down for the Bournmouth game

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    • April 26, 2014 at 17:51
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      @grassgrower:
      Cheers grassgrower.
      Respect to you flying the Millwall flag on the other side of the world.
      You are true Wall.
      Safe journey.

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  • April 26, 2014 at 17:44
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    All of my mates love millwall because we are diehards, couple them always want to come to games because they love the atmosphere, (they are united fans) but true ones not your typical but even they admit millwall are much better to follow a proper buzz. just goes to show....

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  • April 26, 2014 at 17:50
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    my lad sat in with the qpr today with his mate who follows rangers, and said they were gutted when we scored ( hee hee) he said the millwall boys were fantastic singing and taking the p***. well done all the supporters of our club!

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  • April 26, 2014 at 18:01
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    great comeback - we need a sell out next week to show the appreciation of this effort Bournemouth nothing to lose love to attack - there will be goals

    we have permutations:
    Birmingham have to get two points at least - they look in dire straights and wigan have to go for now
    Donny have to get a draw at least and we have to lose
    Charlton could lose last two and then we need a draw
    all of those without us wining

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    • April 26, 2014 at 22:20
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      @timchimes:

      doncaster lose at liecester ....end of

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  • April 26, 2014 at 18:03
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    Looking at the table Bournemouth have nothing to play for because of readings win

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  • April 26, 2014 at 18:09
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    Has anyone noticed that we no longer have the worst goal difference in the Championship?
    Well done to the defence and well done Wall to taking it to the last game.
    I could never support anyone else.
    This story shall the good man teach his son;
    And relegation shall go by,
    From this day to the ending of the world,
    But we in it shall be remember'd;
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition:
    And gentlemen in Doncaster and Birmingham,
    Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon the last day.

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    • April 26, 2014 at 19:01
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      @NICKOLA: lets hope we stand like greyhounds in the slips next week , the games afoot !!!

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      • April 26, 2014 at 21:50
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        @thecolumbusblock:
        Cry God for 'Arry
        Ooh, 'Arry, 'Arry
        'Arry, 'Arry, 'Arry, 'Arry
        'Arry Cripps
        Not easy, typing that on a smart phone!
        So much spirit and effort been shown by the players these last few weeks - I don't buy this wage thief stuff that's bandied about so often. Players have been trying desperately hard to win and if their spirit has fallen it's not usually because they're just going through the motions. I'm pretty sure human psychology is a bit more complicated than that.

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  • April 26, 2014 at 18:11
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    Best supporters in the world, last game big win at home, grabban were gona get ya disrespectful pr ck

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  • April 26, 2014 at 18:13
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    Scotty well done and well done to IH and the squad

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  • April 26, 2014 at 18:21
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    Anyone still think holloway is useless? Cant believe he was doubted to be a good manager! 7 unbeaten is unbelieveable considering the teams we have been playing

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  • April 26, 2014 at 18:22
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    WE don't care we are millwall super millwall we are millwall from the den no one likes us no likes us no one likes us we don't care we are millwall SUPERR millwall we are millwall from the DEN merrrrrrrrr COYLL !!

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  • April 26, 2014 at 18:29
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    These last-minute goals show such a difference in character as compared to mid-season. Really proud of the boys, and excited to see Ollie pushing these boys for promotion next season. COYL

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  • April 26, 2014 at 19:00
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    Well done everyone. So proud of the fight we've put up last few games. Well done Olly. Hopefully, I'll be smiling whilst eating my humble pie!

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  • April 26, 2014 at 19:14
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    Magnificent and funny interview with olly on the football league app

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  • April 26, 2014 at 19:15
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    Fantastic effort again on our travels. 13 points from last 7 games, thats promotion form. Got no nails left but am convinced we will stay up. Play-Offs next season anyone? COYL

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    • April 26, 2014 at 19:26
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      @WestKentLion: F*** it, I'd settle for mid-table obscurity, let alone the playoffs. My nerves are shot to bits!

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      • April 26, 2014 at 19:29
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        @woodenlion: Ha ha, lost all my hair in the last week : )

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        • April 26, 2014 at 20:35
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          @WestKentLion: With you on that one. Does anyone know the phone number of Rooney's clinic?

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  • April 26, 2014 at 19:41
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    I was there today and I've gotta say when Jackson came on his was good apart from the penalty descision but if he starts next week I can bet any1 he will get us the goals, he should be starting and be playing of the hoff and f*** that graven right off

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  • April 26, 2014 at 20:29
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    So proud of the boys for keeping going, a couple of months ago that was a loss as soon as they scored. My boy is ball boy next week, so instructions will be drilled in during the week. Will be very nervous, but I hope and trust that the fans there will give the boys support and not the s*** some of the t****** were dishing out against Doncaster

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  • April 26, 2014 at 21:51
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    Beautiful Millwall Beautiful !

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  • April 26, 2014 at 22:34
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    I am so glad for Ollie that he has had the chance to show that he could turn this season around with the players available to him. Phenomenal effort and many so called successful managers would not have achievedwhat he has done. Whatever happens next week, I can say that we finally have our Millwall back.

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    • April 26, 2014 at 23:24
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      @glyngo: agreed, a major show of areshole in the last month

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    • April 27, 2014 at 01:05
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      @glyngo: yes totally - enough said - this season could have been an abortion but IH HAS SORTED IT

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