Report: Millwall 5-0 Dagenham

© Edmund Boyden
© Edmund Boyden

MILLWALL ended a run of eight matches without a goal by thumping League Two Dagenham & Redbridge 5-0 in their FA Cup third round replay.

Darius Henderson came back into the Millwall starting line-up after missing the last two games with a hip injury to bag a hat-trick, the second of his Lions career.

It took just seven minutes for Kenny Jackett's men to get off the mark against a Daggers team who looked a shadow of the side that battled to a goalless draw in the initial cup tie 10 days ago. A miscued Harry Kane effort fell into the path of Henderson, whose deft touch and half turn gave him the space to slot home left-footed from 12 yards.

Millwall went 2-0 up on 41 minutes after confusion in the Dagenham defence allowed Liam Trotter to pounce and play in Tottenham loanee Harry Kane, who drilled home from 20 yards.

The visitors made a bright start to the second half but the game was out of sight for the 542 travelling fans when Henderson got his second and Millwall's third goal of the night. Influential youngster Kane played through Trotter who calmly squared the ball for Henderson to slot into an empty net.

Two more goals in the space of two minutes put the seal on a comfortable win. First, Henderson converted a 63rd-minute penalty to complete his hat-trick, before Kane buried a close-range header from Henderson's cute knock-down.

Millwall will now face Southampton on January 28 in the fourth round.



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