Jackett hails Millwall's "terrific" second-half showing at Burnley

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KENNY Jackett claimed Millwall "dominated" the second-half of their match at Burnley and that Darius Henderson's last-gasp equaliser was fully deserved.

The Lions were on the verge of a fourth straight defeat until Henderson swivelled in the area and buried a 92nd-minute effort to level the score at 2-2.

And Jackett was thrilled with the response from his players after a frustrating performance in the first-half.

Liam Trotter's early strike had given the visitors the lead at Turf Moor, but goals from Ben Mee and Charlie Austin turned the game on its head before the break.

"We got off to a very good start and got a goal up," he told BBC London. "But after that, you've got to sustain some pressure and I don't think we did that.

"I was disappointed to concede another goal from a corner, where the header was right on the line. The second goal was a straight ball from the right-back on the halfway line – one header and it's in.

"In our defence, Paul Robinson was struggling from the start with a groin injury and quite a few people haven't been able to find their feet or their rhythm.

"I think that's showing. There's no excuse and we had to do better defensively. We have to find a settled back four.

"In the second-half I thought we were terrific and there was only one team in it. We fully deserved our draw. We had several chances, hit the woodwork a couple of times and dominated the half.

"We could have won it at the end. By the end of the game, I thought a point was the least we deserved."



One thought on “Jackett hails Millwall's "terrific" second-half showing at Burnley

  • September 30, 2012 at 23:56

    Good to see Wall play to final whistle and not let their heads drop. Nearly won it at the death too.
    Lets hope this is the turning point to a better season.

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