Millwall 1-1 Barnsley: Lions left frustrated as Tykes earn a point in SE16
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Millwall were left frustrated by Barnsley after the visitors held on for a point at The Den.  

  • Story of the game

The game started in a very slow fashion. Neither side managing to create any real chances. Summarised by the half time statistic of just two shots on target. Just one for each side.

Barnsley made life tough for Millwall in terms of playing their passing game and allowed the visitors to grow in confidence as the half went on. 

It was the visitors who broke the deadlock. Former Leeds United man Alex Mowatt hit a thunderbolt from just outside the box, his volley going over Bartosz Bialkowski leaving the Lions stopper with no chance whatsoever. 

Millwall responded in the correct manner, forcing a corner in first-half stoppage time and they levelled from that corner. Connor Mahoney's delivery was headed in by Jake Cooper at the back post. 

Millwall had the first chance of the second half, Wallace's cross was met by Mason Bennett he looked to have scored but a superb save from Jack Walton denied the former Derby County man his first goal of the season. 

Scott Malone came so close to giving Millwall the lead. Mason Bennett's cross came to Malone and he headed the ball against the bar, the second time the Lions hit the woodwork in the game. 

On 79 minutes Herbie Kane tried his luck from a 30-yard free-kick that forced Bialkowski into a good save.  

As the game entered stoppage time, Walton denied Kenneth Zohore with a  brilliant save after the striker had met Jed Wallace's cross.

 

  • Lions start slowly as Barnsley cause frustration

Millwall were at their best in the opening stages of their victory over Luton Town on Tuesday night but they were a shadow of that in the opening stages here. Credit must go to Barnsley however, who made it very difficult for Millwall to play their game. The two sides matched up fairly well to cancel each other out. 

  • Cooper off the mark

Jake Cooper is a big weapon for Millwall in both boxes and on his 129th consecutive appearance he got Millwall's equalising goal. The delivery from Mahoney was perfect for the big central defender to open his account for the season.

  • Credible performance for the visitors 

Barnsley arrived in SE16 still without a win and only three points to their name so far but will feel they did their part and earned a point from the game. They were dealt a double blow in the warm-up as well when they lost both Cauley Woodrow and Jordan Williams.

Team News

Millwall made three changes to the side that beat Luton Town 2-0 on Tuesday night. Alex Pearce, Shaun Williams and Scott Malone came into the side, replacing Matt Smith, Ryan Woods and Murray Wallace.

The Tykes made two changes to the side that drew with Stoke on Wednesday, Matty James made his second debut for the club and Michael Sollbauer also coming into the side. 

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