Millwall extended their winless run to five games after only managing to gain one of the vital three points needed to secure championship safety.

The goalless result sees Stoke extend their winless run in the capital to 23 games, a statistic which dates back to November 2014.

First Half

The Lions came out the tunnel with their tails up, forcing a handful of corners and penning the Stoke defence into their 18-yard box. However, their ferocious attacking came to an end when the Potter’s revealed their ability to threaten on the counter.

On 8 minutes Moritz Bauer’s misplaced shot found Benik Afobe at the back-post for a tap in, but David Martin scrambled across goal and launched himself at the striker’s feet to deny the ex-Arsenal man.

The opportunity witnessed Stoke grow in confidence. Despite receiving jeers from the crowd, James Mclean rasped a shot off the crossbar, and Jake Cooper’s deflection was enough to prevent Allen’s follow up from reaching the back of the net.

Second Half

After soaking up The Potter’s pressure for the remainder of the first half, the Lions started the second just as they did the first – on the front foot.

Jed Wallace made a sensational run on 50 minutes, selling both Ashley Williams and Ryan Batth in the process. The winger made it all the way to Jack Butland’s post, but the angle was too acute to beat the England international.

Millwall’s final chance occurred in the dying embers of the game. A counter-attack witnessed Ryan Tunnicliffe’s header be denied by Jack Butland, before he squared it to Gregory on the rebound who blazed over from six yards.

The scoreless result witnesses the Lions move one step closer to Championship safety before they take on Bristol City on Tuesday evening.

Key Moment of the Match

David Martin’s season saving save. Since his mishap against Brighton in the FA Cup quarter-final, the veteran keeper has been Millwall’s pillar in-between the sticks. Against Aston Villa last week he pulled of a round of impressive saves but the one against Stoke could potentially be up there for save of the season. It would be a disaster if he isn’t handed a contract at the end of the season.

Man of The Match

Jed Wallace – The winger was Millwall’s most dangerous player in both halves. His direct style of play had everyone on the edge of their seats and he thrived even more when Harris moved him into more of a central role in the second half.


Millwall: Martin, Ferguson (Meredith 89’), Cooper, Pearce, Romeo, Leonard, Tunnicliffe, Williams, Marshall (Morison 65’), Wallace, Gregory.

Stoke: Butland, Bauer, A.Williams, Shawcross, Batth, Allen, Ince (Vokes 75’), Mclean, Etebo, Clucas, Afobe.