Here are five Things Learned Millwall's 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Defensive duties a priority

Three games, seven points, one goal conceded and only three scored.

It speaks volumes of Millwall’s determination to grind out results with the tiniest of margins.

All three fixtures have seen the Lions second best in the possession, chances created and shots on target as they have had to weather some fierce attacking play from their opponents.

The victory against Sheffield Wednesday was no different, except this time they had to do the same with ten men instead of eleven.

Last season, it seemed near impossible for Millwall to see out games as it took them 15 Championship games to attain two clean sheets. This season it has only taken three. They say stats do not lie, and it seems they are not when looking at Millwall’s defending proficiencies.

Matt Smith lives on scraps

The striker became the first striker to score in consecutive games for Millwall since December 2018 and he did so with the Lions only having a combined total of four shots on target in both fixtures.

That is an accomplishment within its self, but the striker does more than score goals.

The striker has fit into Millwall's system like a glove. He has managed to get his head on nearly every aimless ball launched into his path and played a key in role in allowing his teammates to get up the pitch by holding up the ball.

It is even more impressive that he has managed to carry out influential performances when Millwall have only managed an average of 30% of possession in their opening three matches.

Matt Smith lives on scraps, but sometimes another man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure.

Mahlon is Maturing

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Mahlon Romeo’s performance against Sheffield Wednesday was labelled by his manager as being ‘excellent’ and it was no exaggeration by Neil Harris.

The fullback produced one of his best defensive displays for Millwall as he managed to tame Kadeem Harris, who always looked to be on the brink of conjuring something dangerous for the Owls before Romeo arrived on the scene.

It was a performance that showcased the 23-year-old’s defensive maturity, something which he has lacked in the majority of his 100 appearances for the Lions.

If he keeps churning out solid defensive displays, his pace and trickery in the oppositions final third could make him one of the most sought fullbacks in the Championship come January.

Jed’s red an opportunity to Skalak

Jed Wallace has arguably been Millwall’s standout performer since his move from Wolves in 2017 and his importance showed last season when he missed games with injury.

His inevitable three-match ban is a major blow to the Lions, but his absence could provide an opportunity for a player who has been non-existent since his move to The Den last summer.

Who? Jiri Skalak.

Despite the winger not starting a Championship game for the Lions since November 2018, many where calling for him to start the game against the Owls.

He has redeemed himself with an impressive pre-season and managed two assists against West Brom in the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening.

Jed’s red will mean that Skalak could be handed a starting berth against Fulham on Wednesday evening and you’d expect the Czech international to grab the opportunity with both hands.

Lee Bullen should get the Owl’s job on a permanent basis

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Lee Bullen’s appointment as interim manager at Sheffield Wednesday went under the radar during the summer, but he has stolen all the headlines as the Owl’s sat top of the table following their two victories.

Despite being on the losing end of the result this time around, the performance from the Owl’s was promising. They besieged Millwall’s defence in the second half and managed to get 21 shots away at goal.

On another day the result easily could have fallen in their favour and if Lee Bullen is given the job permanently it would not be surprising if they achieved a top-half finish this season.