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  • English Npower Championship
  • 1 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • The New Den
  • Attendance: 9,784
MillwallMillwallvBristol CBristol C
2
  • N'Guessan, 19
  • Smith, 75
1
  • Stead, 63

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Match ends, Millwall 2, Bristol City 1.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Millwall 2, Bristol City 1.

90+4 mins:Albert Adomah (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+3 mins:Hand ball by Albert Adomah (Bristol City).

90+2 mins:Substitution, Millwall. Shaun Batt replaces Dany N'Guessan.

90+2 mins:James Henry (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+2 mins:Foul by James Henry (Millwall).

90+2 mins:Neil Danns (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

90 mins:Foul by Shane Lowry (Millwall).

90 mins:Ryan Taylor (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Ryan Taylor replaces Mark Wilson.

88 mins:Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Millwall).

88 mins:Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Attempt saved. Albert Adomah (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

86 mins:Corner, Millwall.

86 mins:Attempt saved. Liam Trotter (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

84 mins:Foul by Shane Lowry (Millwall).

84 mins:Albert Adomah (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Substitution, Millwall. Jack Smith replaces Darius Henderson.

82 mins:Foul by Martyn Woolford (Bristol City).

82 mins:Adam Smith (Millwall) wins a free kick.

78 mins:Foul by Liam Trotter (Millwall).

78 mins:Albert Adomah (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Goal! Millwall 2, Bristol City 1. Adam Smith (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Trotter with a headed pass.

74 mins:Foul by Stephen McManus (Bristol City).

74 mins:Darius Henderson (Millwall) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

71 mins:Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall).

71 mins:Jon Stead (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Foul by Matthew Bates (Bristol City).

71 mins:Darius Henderson (Millwall) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall).

69 mins:Jon Stead (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Foul by Darius Henderson (Millwall).

67 mins:Matthew Bates (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Foul by Adam Smith (Millwall).

66 mins:Albert Adomah (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Corner, Millwall.

65 mins:Attempt saved. Adam Smith (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

65 mins:Attempt saved. Liam Trotter (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

63 mins:Goal! Millwall 1, Bristol City 1. Jon Stead (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Albert Adomah.

63 mins:Offside, Millwall. Dany N'Guessan tries a through ball, but Dany N'Guessan is caught offside.

62 mins:Foul by Martyn Woolford (Bristol City).

62 mins:Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Attempt missed. Martyn Woolford (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

61 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

61 mins:Attempt saved. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

53 mins:Foul by Stephen McManus (Bristol City).

53 mins:Darius Henderson (Millwall) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

50 mins:Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

48 mins:Foul by Adam Smith (Millwall).

48 mins:Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Millwall 1, Bristol City 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Millwall 1, Bristol City 0.

45+3 mins:Neil Danns (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

45+2 mins:Foul by Neil Danns (Bristol City).

45+2 mins:Darius Henderson (Millwall) wins a free kick.

45+1 mins:Dany N'Guessan (Millwall) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

45 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Martyn Woolford replaces Paul Anderson.

45 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Sam Baldock replaces Liam Fontaine.

43 mins:Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall).

43 mins:Jon Stead (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

41 mins:Attempt missed. Mark Beevers (Millwall) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Henry.

40 mins:Corner, Millwall.

36 mins:Attempt missed. Liam Trotter (Millwall) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

36 mins:Corner, Millwall.

35 mins:Foul by Liam Fontaine (Bristol City).

35 mins:Dany N'Guessan (Millwall) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Offside, Millwall. Dany N'Guessan tries a through ball, but Dany N'Guessan is caught offside.

28 mins:Offside, Millwall. Dany N'Guessan tries a through ball, but Dany N'Guessan is caught offside.

26 mins:Foul by Liam Feeney (Millwall).

26 mins:Neil Danns (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Foul by Shane Lowry (Millwall).

26 mins:Albert Adomah (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

24 mins:Foul by Jon Stead (Bristol City).

24 mins:Mark Beevers (Millwall) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Attempt missed. Danny Shittu (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

22 mins:Foul by Paul Anderson (Bristol City).

22 mins:James Henry (Millwall) wins a free kick.

19 mins:Goal! Millwall 1, Bristol City 0. Dany N'Guessan (Millwall) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

18 mins:Corner, Millwall.

17 mins:Corner, Millwall.

17 mins:Attempt saved. Liam Trotter (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

13 mins:Offside, Millwall. Dany N'Guessan tries a through ball, but Dany N'Guessan is caught offside.

12 mins:Foul by James Henry (Millwall).

12 mins:Mark Wilson (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Corner, Millwall.

6 mins:Foul by Liam Fontaine (Bristol City).

6 mins:Darius Henderson (Millwall) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Foul by Liam Trotter (Millwall).

3 mins:Neil Danns (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

1 mins:Attempt missed. Darius Henderson (Millwall) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 1 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • The New Den
  • Attendance: 9,784
MillwallMillwallvBristol CBristol C
2
  • N'Guessan, 19
  • Smith, 75
1
  • Stead, 63

match report

Adam Smith's first goal for the club gave Millwall a much-needed 2-1 victory against struggling Bristol City.

The Tottenham loanee fired home with 15 minutes to go to secure the Lions their first win in four games and keep them in the play-off mix in the Championship.

Dany N'Guessan powered Kenny Jackett's men into a first-half lead before Jon Stead steered a first-time shot beyond David Forde, but City were level for just 12 minutes before Smith's match-winning volley.

Millwall started brightly as they looked to bounce back from Saturday's defeat at Cardiff, Darius Henderson heading wide from inside the box after just 56 seconds following a cross from Liam Feeney.

City goalkeeper Tom Heaton was tested for the first time in the 16th minute, Liam Trotter's effort from the left-hand side of the box being parried by the former Manchester United player.

But Heaton could do nothing about the home side's opener three minutes later, N'Guessan cracking a left-footed shot just out of reach of the 26-year-old to give Millwall a deserved lead with his first of the season.

The Lions then missed a great chance to open up a comfortable lead against a side they had failed to beat in the last four League games when Mark Beevers headed just wide of the post from James Henry's corner.

And only a last-ditch tackle from Shittu denied Martyn Woolford just as he was preparing to pull the trigger.

As the game hit the hour mark the visitors upped the tempo, Woolford shooting wide and then Sam Baldock's 25-yard strike forced David Forde into a fine stop.

It was no surprise when Stead delighted the 394 travelling fans with a leveller in the 63rd minute. Albert Adomah's long ball found the former Blackburn striker unmarked in front of goal and he guided the ball home.

Millwall's response was immediate with Heaton making two fine saves to deny Trotter and then Smith from putting the Lions back infront.

Smith may have been denied from 20 yards by Forde but he was on the scoresheet with a thumping volley in the 75th minute after Henry's free-kick was knocked down into his path.

Trotter almost secured the points with four minutes to go from long range but Heaton made another fine save and at the other end Forde denied Adomah.

team line-up

1David Forde
25Adam Smith
12Shane Lowry
3Danny Shittu
16Mark Beevers
6Liam Trotter
14James Henry
15Liam Feeney
26Nadjim Abdou
22Dany N'Guessan92
7Darius Henderson82

substitutes

2Alan Dunne
33Maik Taylor
27Karleigh Osborne
9John Marquis
11Shaun Batt92
21Jack Smith82
4Josh Wright

referee

Roger East

team line-up

1Tom Heaton
19Stephen McManus
39Matthew Bates
4Liam Fontaine45
3Mark Wilson89
17Greg Cunningham
14Cole Skuse
38Neil Danns
27Albert Adomah
21Paul Anderson45
9Jon Stead

substitutes

7Sam Baldock45
18Ryan Taylor89
22Dean Gerken
23Joe Edwards
11Martyn Woolford45
25Marvin Elliott
6Louis Carey

referee

Roger East

match stats

possession %5544
shots on target64
shots off target52
corners73
tackles won00
offsides40