Berg: Blackburn were outgunned by Millwall at Ewood Park

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BLACKBURN Rovers boss Henning Berg admitted Millwall's sharp-shooters were the difference after they pulled off a stunning win at Ewood Park.

Berg watched his side lose 2-0 to the Lions courtesy of long-range goals from Chris Wood and James Henry, leaving Rovers with just one win from their last five matches.

Wood put the visitors ahead with a ferocious strike from the edge of the area after 72 minutes of a tight encounter – before Henry arguably bettered it with a thunderbolt from even further out in the last minute.

And while Berg criticised his side's sloppy defending, he paid tribute to the quality of both goals.

"We're always disappointed when we lose home games but that can happen in football," he said. "I've been in the game long enough to know that.

"Our overall play wasn't too bad. We had more than enough of the ball, we just did not create too many big chances.

"I would have liked to see our possession in good positions develop into even more clear cut-chances.

"Some games you don't get it, you know? For different reasons – not 100 per-cent in the quality, or teams are defending well.

"But then you need things to go your way – when the ball drops for you in the box or when you shoot and it goes in, instead of hitting the goalkeeper but we didn't have that.

"With the first goal, Wood doesn't have to get the ball into that position, we could have defended better early on, but as soon as he shoots it's difficult to stop. It's a fantastic strike.

"For the second goal, we lose the ball in midfield and again they get a shooting opportunity, which they took well.

"The biggest difference between the teams today was maybe shooting ability."



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