Millwall boss spares goalkeeper from criticism

NEIL Harris refused to criticise Jordan Archer after Millwall’s 3-0 defeat to Fulham.

Archer spilled Aleksandar Mitrovic’s shot and Ryan Sessegnon put the Cottagers ahead, before he got a hand to Kevin McDonald’s long-range effort at the near post but couldn’t keep the ball out of the net.

The goalkeeper had little chance with Mitrovic’s third into the top corner in the 89th minute.

"We concede as a team,” Harris said. “Jordan would probably say he could have done better with one or both. He’s an honest lad.

“We score goals as a team and concede as a team.”

Millwall should have been in front before the break. George Saville saw a goal not stand after referee Andre Marriner blew for a foul by Jed Wallace that Sky Sports pundits thought should not have been given.

Wallace’s shot was cleared off the line by Tim Ream, after Jake Cooper had earlier hit the crossbar with a header from Ben Marshall’s corner.

Harris said: “The atmosphere in the first half, I was really proud of the football club. The football in the first half merited that atmosphere and it was a great 45 minutes.

“We came out and tried to get up a head of steam in the second half and test the goalkeeper, but it wasn’t good enough from my team.”

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John Kelly