Two goals in three minutes gave Millwall their second Championship win on the bounce and extended their unbeaten run to six games.

Leandro Bacuna’s own goal gave Neil Harris’ side the lead on 70 minutes and just three minutes later Lee Gregory doubled their advantage to seal the win.

After his positive display against Derby County on Tuesday, Fred Onyedinma came into the starting XI for the first time in the league since New Year’s Day, with Shane Ferguson dropping out. Steve Morison returned from illness to replace Tom Elliott.

The opening period of the game was scrappy with neither side being able to keep for the ball for more than a few passes.

The Lions began to take control, though and Gregory came close to putting them ahead but could only prod over from Jed Wallace’s right-wing cross.

Onyedinma, on his return to the starting XI, was proving a handful for the Reading defence and came close to his first league goal this term, but Vito Mannone blocked his close-range effort after he had dropped Wallace’s cross.

Millwall thought they had been rewarded for their domination as Gregory slammed home Jake Cooper’s knock-down but was flagged offside when he converted.

It was one-way traffic and Conor McLaughlin almost helped himself to his first goal since September after the best piece of football of the match from the visitors. Onyedinma did well to found McLaughlin in space on the right, he then played a one-two with Wallace who back-heeled into his path before the full-back’s well-struck volley was palmed away by Mannone.

The home side somehow escaped a goal-mouth scramble on the stroke of half-time as Steve Morison headed back across the face of game and it looked like Cooper would head home from a few yards out, but somehow Reading the ball to safety.

Reading came out for the second-half with much more intent and Mo Barrow almost gave them the lead, but his fizzing shot was tipped round the post by Jordan Archer after he easily managed to skip past McLaughlin and Wallace.

McLaughlin was replaced after that chance, with Mahlon Romeo replacing him.

Romeo’s introduction seemed to spark Millwall and just ten minutes later they took the lead. His cross took a wicked deflection off Bacuna and squeezed in at the near post past the despairing dive of Mannone.

Just three minutes later Gregory extended The Lions the lead as he rounded Mannone before coolly slotting home from an angle after a wonderful pass from Morison.

The visitors had chances late-on to put gloss on the score line, but two was enough to make it just one defeat in ten for Millwall.