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Millwall 2-0 Leeds
SCOTT Malone was the hero at The Den, wrapping up all three points for the Lions with a delightfully worked second goal against Leeds United.
Martyn Woolford put Millwall ahead in the 65th minute when he curled a perfectly placed effort past Paddy Kenny after a delightful diagonal pass from substitute Lee Martin.
It was the first real bit of class in the game, but it certainly wasn't the last as the home fans were treated to a superb second from Malone 11 minutes later.
The midfielder picked up possession on the edge of the box, exchanged passes with Liam Trotter and bent his shot past Paddy Kenny into the same corner as Woolford.
Millwall weren’t at their best in a drab first half, the only talking point coming when a penalty appeal was waved away just before the interval.
The Lions looked to have a strong case as Malone was sent flying in the box just as he was about to pull the trigger.
In the end, the 13,063 spectators had to wait until the second half for an opening goal, but worth the wait it certainly was as Woolford and Malone struck to put Millwall in control.
Leeds were shell-shocked, but the deficit was almost halved just moments later.
Malone and David Forde had a moment of miscommunication and with the loose ball heading for an empty Millwall net, hearts were in the mouths for the home fans.
Luckily Malone’s blushes were spared as he scrambled back to clear the danger via the post before Forde gathered.
Lomas’ side survived the scare and could have pulled further clear when Woolford came agonisingly close to grabbling his second, and Millwall’s third, but his 25-yard chip hit the post.
The result means the Lions secured their third win on the bounce and marks a superb turn around in fortunes for Lomas and his men.
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Millwall: Ford, Dunne, Shittu, Robinson, Trotter, Easter (Martin 51), Bailey, Woolford, Abdou, Malone, Waghorn (Keogh 82). Subs not used: Bywater, Connolly, Derry, Chaplow, Osborne. Att: 13,063.
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