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Millwall 1 - Leeds United 0

The Den

09/05/09 12.45pm

Attendance: 13,228

Millwall take slender advantage

Millwall took a slender one goal lead going into the second leg thanks to veteran striker Neil Harris.

Jermaine Beckford had a great chance to put Leeds in front in only the second minute, his effort from the edge of the area had Millwall keeper David Forde at full stretch.

Millwall`s best chance of the half fell shortly afterwards, a poor headed clearance by Douglas fell to Frampton just inside the box but his volley went well wide.

The next half hour saw a scrappy, nervy affair with neither side be able to get a grip of the game.

Beckford had a great chance to test the keeper but failed to get past Millwall`s last man Whitbread when he was the last defender.

Leeds finished the half the stronger and Becchio twice went close first with a shot from the edge of the area that went just wide and a header that was straight at Forde.

The second half was much more open, Becchio and Beckford created an opening for Beckford in the first few minutes of the second half but last ditch defending stopped him getting a clean strike on goal.

Millwall started to take control of the game after this, only a last ditch saving header from Sodje kept out Whitbread.
Within minutes Neil Harris`s audacious effort had Ankergren at full stretch.

The home side were now in control and the only goal of the game came after a rare mistake from Richard Naylor, he somehow managed to miss the ball altogether and the ball fell to Neil Harris who controlled the ball before burying it into the corner of the net.

Leeds had no response in the remaining twenty of the minutes and will hope to turn the tie round in the second leg at Elland Road on Thursday.



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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday May 9 2009

Time: 3:02PM

Your Comments

We hardly looked troubled at the back, ANkergren had one other save to make in the whole game. We can only play better at Elland Road
dazza71
We have a great chance at ER. One goal is not enough. Millwall have had their opportunity and didn`t capitalise on it. Can you really see us in our present form not scoring for two consecutive games? Especailly at ER? No I can`t either. MOT. To Wembley.
Rotherham White
I think you need to get two quick goals at Elland Road
herringthorpe
Never got going after h/t but were still in the tie. We like to play on the deck so why did we go long alot of the time.
Tiny T
The ball was up in the air for the vast majority of the first half, it was like watching Sunday morning football at times!
dazza71
Your defence had no confidence in the midfield when it came to keeping possesion is the answer to that one tiny terrier...Millwall are strong and in your face,something you will have to over come at elland rd..they will not be comming to lie down and be intimidated..Be ready for a scrap..
80s terrier
Ditch delph and your in with a fighting chance..!!!
80s terrier
NO!!! NO!!!sorry!!! I meant keep delph,he's brilliant,and he will be a revalation in midfield,he's your best chance of turning this tie around..!!(sorry tiny terrier just couldnt resist that one)..lol..lol..lol..
80s terrier
 

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