MATCHDAY LIVE: Millwall v Blackburn Rovers
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FULL-TIME Millwall 2 Rovers 2.
Then Millwall miss a chance to win it, Simeon Jackson heading wide.
The substitute nudges Rovers level.
GOAL 2-2 Rovers. Josh King.
Brilliant save from David Forde denies Josh King after the sub's sharp turn in the box. 92mins. 2-1.
5 minutes added time.
Paul Robinson denies Simoen Jackson one-on-one after fellow sub Stefan Maierhofer played him through. 89 mins. 2-1.
GOAL 2-1 Millwall. Simoen Jackson (pen). 88 mins.
SUB for Millwall. Carlos Edwards off, Stefan Maierhofer on. 83 mins. 1-1.
SUB for Millwall. Scott Malone on, goalscorer Shaun Williams off. 82 mins.
Rovers have played better with 10 men. Still 1-1. 82 mins.
Rovers nearly in front, arching Michael Keane header from a Craig Conway free kick brilliantly palmed away by David Forde. 78 mins. 1-1.
SUB for Rovers. Josh King on, Jordan Rhodes off. 76 mins. 1-1.
Wasted chance Millwall, Simoen Jackson losing his footing when he had a clear sight of goal, his effort trickling into the arms of the grateful Paul Robinson. 74 mins. 1-1.
Corner to the back post missed by David Forde and Michael Keane is there to head in his first goal for Rovers and bring the 10-men level.
GOAL 1-1 Rovers. Michael Keane. 65 mins.
The Lions have their tails up, Owen Garvan firing marginally over from 25 yards. 60 mins. 1-0.
SUB for Millwall, Simoen Jackson on, Fred Onyedinma off, and Rovers, Chris Taylor on, David Dunn off. 59 mins.
GOAL 1-0 Millwall. Shaun Williams (pen). 57 mins.
SENT OFF Grant Hanley for fouling Steve Morison in the box.
PENALTY Millwall. Grant Hanley for a foul on Steve Morison in the box.
Second half under way. No changes for either side. Rovers need to be sharper.
HALF-TIME Millwall 0 Rovers 0.
Two minutes of added time.
Better touch there from Luke Varney and he would've been through on goal. Good cross inn by Tommy Spurr. 45 mins. 0-0.
BOOKED Millwall's Scott McDonald after he illegally stopped Michael Keane from getting down the right wing. 38 mins. 0-0.
Paul Robinson makes a save low to his left to deny Scott McDonald, who cut inside on to his right foot and tried his luck from 20 yards. 34mins. 0-0.
Good play by Rovers, who are now having the better of the game. Jordan Rhodes chesting the ball down into the path of Corry Evans, whose first-time 20-yard flies over. 34mins. 0-0.
Rovers really should play on Millwall keeper David Forde, doesn't half take his time with clearances with his feet. 33 mins. 0-0.
Millwall captain and keeper David Forde comes to claim a Tommy Spurr long throw, misses it completely and a defender clears for a corner. 27 mins. 0-0.
Great chance Rovers, Grant Hanley rising highest in the box to meet a Craig Conway corner. Should have hit the target. 25 mins. 0-0.
Gone quiet on the chances front but Millwall will be the happier of the two sides. Their intensity has been better than Rovers, who have looked dangerous on the counter. 23 mins. 0-0.
Big let-off for Rovers, from the resulting free kick, Owen Garvan, from an angle, smacked it against the post. On the breakaway, Jordan Rhodes cut inside and had a shot saved. 15 mins. 0-0.
BOOKED Rovers left-back Tommy Spurr for a stupid tackle on Ryan Fredericks on the far side of the box. 14 mins. 0-0.
Steve Morison, who was excellent in the reverse fixture, already causing problems for the Rovers defence. Open start. 13 mins. 0-0.
Great chance Rovers, brilliant through ball from David Dunn to Luke Varney, who one-on-one, sees his shot blocked by David Forde, with the Millwall defence reacting quickly to clear the loose ball. 7 mins. 0-0.
And another chance for the Lions. An Owen Garvan corner swung to the back post and Steve Morison, under pressure, sends a diving header from close range straight at Paul Robinson. Should have done better. 4 mins. 0-0.
First chance of the match goes Millwall's way as Scott McDonald's header is turned over by Paul Robinson. It came from a Ryan Fredericks cross. 3 mins. 0-0.
We are under way a little later than usual here at the Den, which is bathed in glorious sunshine.
The teams in full are...
Millwall: Forde, Fredericks, Lowry, Beevers, Williams, Edwards, Abdou, Garvan, Onyedinma, McDonald, Morison. Subs: Bywater, Malone, Robinson, Upson, Woolford, Jackson, Maierhofer.
Rovers: Robinson, Keane, Hanley, Kilgallon, Spurr, Evans, Williamson, Conway, Dunn, Varney, Rhodes. Subs: Eastwood, Kane, King, Olsson, Taylor, Dabo, Cairney.
Rovers have made two changes for this afternoon’s Championship clash at basement boys Millwall.
One is enforced as Luke Varney replaces Rudy Gestede, who is ruled out with a groin injury.
The other is tactical as fit-captain Grant Hanley replaces Todd Kane, who drops to the bench.
Hanley will resume his centre-back partnership with Matt Kilgallon with Michael Keane switching to right-back.
Millwall, who slipped to the bottom of the table in midweek, make four changes and include new loan signing Carlos Edwards in their starting line-up.
Good afternoon and welcome to the sun-kissed Den.
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