Millwall vs Charlton Athletic: Live Stream and Score Updates
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Good evening
As the stadium empties, bar the Charlton fans, it is good evening from me.

Millwall take the victory 2-1 but in truth, a draw would have been a fair result as neither side took the game by the scruff of the neck.

Millwall's set-piece ability proved the ultimate difference but Bowyer will be disappointed his team couldn't hold in.

Rowett, on the other hand, will be over the moon. His side weathered the Charlton pressure and can be thankful for Wallace and Smith making the difference at the end.

23 years and counting now since Charlton last defeated Millwall.

VAVEL will have the full-match report and analysis for you soon.

Thank you for following along.

Man of the Match
Jed Wallace.

Millwall's talismanic number 7 will take the assist for the winner but was also the brightest spark and threat for Millwall throughout the game.

With pace, vision and creativity, Wallace was the pivot to every Millwall attack and his delivery was ultimately the difference in a victory Bowyer will find it particularly hard to take.

To rub salt in the wounds of Charlton, their fans have had to endure the Millwall celebrations as they will be held behind for 30 minutes after the final whistle.
A standing ovation by a capacity crowd here at the Den as the players continue to take in the applause.

An unlikely win in the end for Millwall but a win nonetheless.

Millwall and Rowett won't care how it happened.

Rocking all over the World
Lions are roaring across South East London tonight as they dance and sing for their victorious club.
Game over!
Millwall have done it!

 

A late Smith header wins it for the Lions.

90+3

Millwall fans are jubilant as the final whistle goes!

Seconds remain
90+3'

Millwall have a free-kick on halfway as they look to finish the game off.

90+2'

"You'll never beat Millwall" is the chant from the Millwall fans as Charlton's 23-year wait for victory against their London rivals looks to continue.

Millwall 2 - 1 Charlton
90+1'

Smith stoops low to head in what must be the winner for Millwall from the resultant corner.

Goal
90'

Millwall have done it!

Added time
90'

There are 3 minutes of added time here as Millwall win a corner.

89'

The game moves into the final minute of normal time.

Millwall look like the only side capable of winning this at the moment.

Double substitution: Millwall
87'

Millwall make their final two substitutions as Smith and O'Brien replace Bradshaw and Thompson.

Chance
86'

Millwall come forward again as Murray WallAce swings in a cross that is put behind for a corner. Again, nothing comes from the resultant corner but Millwall continue to give their fans hope of a winner.

Chance
85'

Romeo does well down the Millwall right.

The ball is swung in but Phillips makes a comfortable catch.

Second substitution: Charlton
84'

Leko is replaced by Lapslie for Charlton's second substitution of the game.

83'

Mahoney does well down to left to bring the ball back inside to Molumby, who's strike from 20 yards wins a corner.

Nothing comes from the resultant corner.

81'

Millwall have a throw-in deep in Charlton's half.

Romeo then does well to find space but only to win another throw-in. 

Millwall with a glimmer of hope here.

Last 10 minutes
80'

Going into the last 10 minutes, the game continues to move end-to-end, but neither side is creating any real chances of note.

First substitution: Millwall
76'

Millwall make the second change of the game and their first. 

Mahoney replaces Bodvarsson.

76'

Gallagher continues to be the shining light for Charlton, carrying the ball with purpose and intent.

Unfortunately, he has just clattered into Shaun Williams and both seem to have felt that.

More stats
74'

Charlton have managed 341 passes to Millwall's 225 so far but have been wasteful with their possession, accumulating only 6 shots to Millwall's 5.

 

Stats
71'

Somewhat surprisingly, Charlton have dominated possession today with 61% over the course of the game, however have failed to regularly test the Millwall goalkeeper.

71'

Millwall fans up in arms now as Bodvarsson is adjusted offside whilst in an attacking position for Millwall.

It was tight but Rowett has successfully managed to get his side to push further up the pitch and pressure Charlton's defence.

70'

From the resultant Millwall corner, Cooper heads it just wide.

Millwall growing back into the game now.

69'

Kayal has his first involvement of the game, acrobatically heading away the resultant free-kick for a corner.

Free-kick
68'

Cullen fouls Ben Thompson 20 yards out and Millwall have an inviting free-kick just outside the Charlton box.

First substitution: Charlton
67'

Brighton Hove & Albion loanee Kayal comes on in place of Pratley, who was largely a passenger today.

66'

Bowyer is calling for his team to play down the right more and exploit Millwall's defensive left, where Murray Wallace is being brought in field by a dynamic Leko.

64'

Charlton are findings lots of space now as Matthews is sprung free by a delightful cross-field ball from Gallagher.

Fortunately Matthews can't find anyone further up the field and Millwall get a goal-kick.

62'

Grumblings of discontent amongst the Millwall faithful as the full-pitch press has become half-pitch and Bodvarsson shows a disregard for tracking back.

Rowett's rallying cry
61'

Rowett screams for his side to push up in defence and condense the midfield, which they did so well in the first-half.

His Millwall side are currently sitting very deep in their own half.

Chance
60'

Corner for Millwall.

Wallace whips it in from the left. It comes out to Thompson, who takes it on the volley.

Phillips dives to his left to keep out a fierce strike from Millwall's number 8.

58' 

Rowett and his assistant are deep in conversation as they contemplate how to breakdown the Charlton defence.

His side have created chances but are currently missing a clinical edge.

55' 

The wall of noise around the Den continues to build as Millwall continue to push forward.

Rowett is asking his men to continue to close down the time and space of Charlton players as the away side begins to show signs of dominance.

54'

The rain begins to lash down at the Den as Lockyer shows composure in the Charlton 6 yard box to allow Phillips to gather a wasteful Millwall cross.

53'

"No-one likes us" reverberates around the Den as Millwall look to take the lead again.

This time Bodvarsson looks to get on the end of a loose ball in the Charlton box but Phillips reacts quickest to gather the ball.

Noise
The goal amps up the volume inside the Den once more.

It is deafening as Millwall try to drown out the Charlton fans' celebration.

51'

It's deserved for Charlton, who capitalise on a bouncing ball to smash the ball home. Leko is the goalscorer but any one of three or four Charlton players could have scored it. 1-1

Goal
51'

Charlton equalise from the resulting corner!

Chance
50'

Charlton nearly equalise as Gallagher gets on the end of a Matthews cross for Charlton Bialkowski tips the bouncing ball over the bar.

Chance
49'

Gallagher picks up a loose Cooper clearance on the edge of the Millwall box and slices it over from 20 yards, much to the cheers of the Millwall fans behind the goal.

48'

Millwall breakdown the attack before it gets going and the half quickly resumes its frantic pace.

47'

Early free-kick for Millwall as Bradshaw goes down under pressed 40 yards out from the Charlton goal.

Cooper meets the resultant cross but Charlton deal with it comfortably and quickly strike a counter-attack.

2nd half
46'

Both sides are out for the second half and Charlton kick-off, attacking the Cold Blow Lane End.

Half-time analysis
Millwall started the half in strong fashion, taking an early lead thanks to Hutchinson's clinical 6th minute header.

Charlton struggled for much of the half to get a foothold in the game, owing much to Rowett's full-pitch press and 3-man attack but Bowyer found a way.

Charlton grew into the game and will consider themselves ultimately unlucky to not be level, following chances to Bonne and Cullen. 

Millwall have Bialkowski to thank for leading at the break.

Half-time
And that's the last action of a manic first-half here.

Millwall lead 1-0 at the break.

So close
46'

Millwall failed to deal with the free-kick as Charlton go close to equalising.

Bonne hits a ferocious strike from 8 yards as Bialkowski tips it over the bar.

Added time
45'

There is one added minutes to the end of the first-half as Charlton have a free-kick 45 yards out to the left of the Millwall goal.

44'

Charlton go back on the attack as right-back Matthews swings in a box into the Millwall 6-yard box.

Fortunately for Millwall, no Charlton players gamble on the inch-perfect cross.

Chance!
41'

Millwall find a minute of relief and strike an attack.

A Bodvarsson cross flashes across the face of the Charlton goal, 1 yard out, but no-one is able to get on the end of it.

It has been a frantic half of football.

Charlton buoyed
39'

Charlton continue to pile the pressure on now and deliver cross after cross in to the Millwall box.

Millwall will concede themselves lucky to still be ahead and Bialkowski even luckier to see the ball come back off the bar so he could palm it away.

No goal
38'

Charlton fans celebrate, thinking the ball has crossed the line.

The referee checks his watch to see if the ball has crossed the line and waves play on.

Charlton goal?
38'

Charlton look to have equalised as Bialkowski makes a mess of a timid Charlton strike. The ball rebounds off the ball as the Millwall keeper dives and goes agonisingly close to crossing the line.

38'

Fluid football by Millwall as Thompson carries the ball 50 yards before feeding Romeo. Romeo plays an early ball to Wallace but Charlton clear the cross.

37'

Phillips does brilliantly to come and catch the floating free-kick as Charlton look to counter-attack again.

36'

Wallace is fouled by Sarr 40 yards out from the Charlton goal and Williams will swing in the free-kick.

34'

Charlton fans are livid as they swing an inviting cross into the Millwall box. Gallagher looks to have got on the end of it but makes a foul in the process.

Charlton have grown into the game since falling behind and now boast 59% possession over the last 30 minutes.

Millwall corner
33'

Millwall win an unlikely corner after a mix-up in the Charlton defence.

Unfortunately, a foul (push) by Cooper as the corner is taken relieves the pressure on Charlton.

30'

Charlton striking frustrated poses and Bowyer does not look happy on the sidelines. 

Rowett, on the other hand, is far more animated, pushing his side on to attack and continue the full-pitch press.

28'

Cullen whips in a 45-yard free-kick into the Millwall box but it isn't deep enough and easily dealt with by the towering Millwall centre-backs.

Charlton's 3-5-2 being brilliantly managed by Rowett's side so far, not allowing any space in the middle of the pitch and forcing Charlton to look back with every pass.

Stats
Millwall have spent 61% of this game in Charlton's final third so far.

Rowett will be hoping they can capitalise on this dominance.

25' 

Shaun Hutchinson is doing a great job so far in stopping Charlton attacks before they get going, ably supported by Cooper.

Charlton will have to be creative to find a way through this Millwall defence today.

23'

Jed Wallace is now finding himself under a 2-man blockade every time he receives the ball.

Lee Bowyer has quickly reshuffled his pack as Charlton seek a way back into the game.

2
22'

Finally a sense of control from Charlton as their fans raise the volume inside the Den.

Charlton keeping the ball at the back as they seek to stretch Millwall's attacking line and find gaps.

Counter-attack
20' 

Charlton spring the counter-attack and nearly score from a tempting cross into the 6 yard box.

Bonne gets to the ball first but sees his header drift just wide.

First signs of Charlton showing real attacking intent.

Millwall corner
19'

Millwall go straight up the other end and win a corner. 

Phillips punches it away under pressure and good work by Gallagher allows Charlton to come away with the ball and spring a counter-attack.

Charlton chance?
18'

Charlton look to spring a counter-attack on Millwall as a long through-ball is played up to Bonne but he strays offside. Good chance for Charlton goes begging.

1
17'

Finally some possession for Charlton as they spring more than 3 passes together, before a wasteful cross-field ball finds Bialkowski in the Millwall box.

Penalty?
15'

Millwall have another penalty shout as Bradshaw goes down under Charlton pressure in the box.

It would have been soft but there was certainly contact. 

Charlton lucky to only be one-goal down so far.

14'

Ben Thompson is finding the freedom of the park at the moment, carrying the ball forward with abandonment, unchallenged.

Millwall are on top
The Den responds in kind to the performance they are seeing from their side.

Millwall are playing with a front-3 at the moment, finding an abundance of space between the Charlton midfield and defence.

Phillips, in the Charlton goal, has been the busiest man of the pitch.

11'

Shaun Williams has been the heart-beat of the Millwall side thus far with his high line.

Charlton have had no time to think, let alone pick a pass. Millwall are all over Charlton.

Lee Bowyer has some re-thinking to do.

10'

Charlton's midfield 5 have all been on defensive duties so far as Millwall spring attack after attack.

Nearly 2-0
9'

Millwall nearly grab a second as Charlton struggle to retain possession or deal with Millwall's full-pitch press.

It has been a vibrant start from Rowett's men as Romeo goes close from the edge of the box. It is tipped wide by Phillips.

Millwall 1 - 0 Charlton
Millwall had a free-kick on the right-side, 20 yards out.  Williams whips an inch-perfect cross and Shaun Hutchinson jumps highest, un-marked, centre of goal, and sends the ball passed a helpless Phillips.

The Den is bouncing.

Goal
Under 6 minutes gone and Millwall take the lead.
Penalty?
Millwall sending the ball into the Charlton box and Phillips in the Charlton goal is unable to deal with it.

The ball comes back out to Wallace on the edge of the box who fires it at goal. The ball appears to hit a Charlton arm but the Referee disagrees.

4'

Both sets of fans taking turns in trying to establish their respective vocal dominance.

2' 

As expected, Charlton line-up with 3 at the back. Millwall in a flat 4. 

Kick-off
Millwall in their blue and white home kit are attacking the Cold Blow lane End in the first half. Charlton are in their Red home kit.
The speakers blaze out Millwall's famous 'Let 'em all come down to the Den' as both sets of fans welcome the sides.

We are moments away from kick-off.

A short ceremony of good faith and gratitude between Millwall and Charlton to commemorate the passing away of 'Our Jimmy' and thank both clubs for the work they are doing to combat crime and violence in South London.
10 minutes to go
The players have returned to the dressing rooms and the flags are out.

Around 10 minutes until kick-off as Millwall fans up the volume inside a packed Den. 

Charlton line-up
Charlton are playing a 3-5-2 formation today, with Purrington, Gallagher, Pratley, Cullen and Matthews looking to condense the midfield and feed Bonne and Leko in attack.
Under 20 minutes until kick-off
The Den is slowly filling up as the rain begins to fall, the sky darkens and the floodlights illuminate the pitch.

Charlton fans are already in good voice as both teams continue to warm-up.

Today's Millwall starting line-up set up in a 4-3-1-2 formation.

Most importantly, Jed Wallace and Tom Bradshaw link up again for Millwall as they seek to add to their 12 goals between them.

Bradshaw is supported in attack by Bödvarsson, with Jed Wallace sitting behind.
Jimmy's Day
Today is 'Jims Day' at the Den, an annual memorial for a young man who passed away in 2008 following an unprovoked attack the day after his 16th birthday.

A charity has since been set-up in Jimmy's name to work with young people around the consequences of violence.

Both sides will warm-up in 'Playing for Jimmy' t-shirts today.

Programme notes
Gary Rowett on what today's derby means to him and Millwall:

Derby matches are equally as exciting to play in and to manage as they are for fans and i'm sure the atmosphere inside a sell-out Den is going to be outstanding.

Under an hour until Kick-off
Around 50 minutes out from kick-off here at a sold-out Den.

Both sides are slowly coming out to warm-up on a cold and grey South-East London afternoon.

 

 

Team news
Rowett remains without midfielder Ryan Leonard (knee) and striker Tom Elliott (hamstring) tomorrow, whilst Goalkeeper Frank Fielding continues his recovery from a quad injury.

 

Lee Bowyer has several players out, including defender Lewis Page, midfielders Jake Forster-Caskey (hamstring), Sam Field and Jonny Williams (both knee) and forward Tomer Hemed. Charlton will assess forward Chuks Aneke before the game, who played for the under-23s this week following a spell on the sidelines with a groin problem.

Gary Rowett on the task at hand
Speaking to Sound London Press ahead of the game, Rowett is confident his side is showing signs of improvement,

 

“The first home game for us was a good experience for us in terms of the performance and the atmosphere… I can only imagine what a full and vibrant Den is going to feel like.

 

“Every game is such a learning experience for us in terms of how players handle situations, about what we need to do in certain games, what we need to do against certain opposition.

 

“It’s the third game, we want a performance slightly more akin to the first half against Stoke as opposed to the first half against Reading.

 

“That’s what we’ll be looking to do.”

Where will the goals come from?
Rowett and Millwall will be heavily reliant on Jed Wallace and Tom Bradshaw, who have scored 6 goals apiece, having only managed to manufacture an average 10.9 shots per game as a side, the fourth worst in the league and only marginally better than Charlton’s 9.4 shots per game.

 

Millwall have scored only 8 goals from open play so far this season, with an average of 3.7 shots on target per game, and will be hoping to capitalise on Charlton’s dismal disciplinary record, the third worst in the league, to build on their 4 goals from the penalty spot.

Form
Charlton make the four-mile trip to The Den tomorrow 3 points off the EFL Championship play-off places but having only picked up only one point in the previous 3 games.

 

Millwall find themselves only 4 points off their South-East London rivals but 7 places back and will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing 2-1 defeat away to Reading last week.

History
History is on the side of the Lions. Millwall have not lost to Charlton since a 2-0 away defeat in 1996, with Charlton’s current manager, Lee Bowyer netting the opening goal for the Addicks with an overhead kick. Lewisham-born, Carl Leaburn headed in the winner that day and no Charlton player since has been able to say that since.
Hello and welcome
A sell-out crowd will greet Gary Rowett and Millwall tomorrow as The Den hosts it’s first South-East London derby since 2016, when the hosts defeated tomorrow’s opponent’s, Charlton Athletic 3-1.

Charlton will be looking for their first win over Millwall in 23 years and you can follow all the action live, as it happens, here, on VAVEL.

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