Millwall 0-0 Wycombe Wanderers: A Frustrating Stalemate in South London
: Mason Bennett and Fred Onyedinma  battle for possession via  Justin Setterfield- Getty Images

Millwall drew 0-0 at home to Wycombe Wanderers in the Sky Bet Championship. 

Both sides struggled to create any real good chances throughout, and a 0-0 draw was probably the fairest result. There was some very clear penalty shouts not given that really could have changed the complexion of this game. 

This draw makes it a month unbeaten in the league for Millwall, whilst Wycombe gain a point in their desperate fight to beat the drop. 

Story of the game

The best early chance came to Millwall after 10 minutes. An excellent switch of play found Mahlon Romeo, who cut in brilliantly and let fly with his left, but David Stockdale was equal to it, and the rebound was given offside due to Matt Smith standing in front of Stockdale. 

Apart from that early chance, neither side created much as the half went on, as all of Millwall's efforts to work the ball into the box were well dealt with by the Chairboys. Wycombe themselves struggled to create anything going forward. 

The only other chance of note in the first half came from a Jedd Wallace free-kick on the left-hand side, which ended up a Ben Thompson's feet, but his effort went just wide of the post. 

The second half started much better than the first. Firstly, Anis Mehmeti had a free-kick go just over a minute into the restart. Then Scott Malone had a great chance when he was left in tonnes of space just inside the Wycombe box, his volleyed effort was well tipped over by Stockdale, and the resulting corner was well dealt with by Wycombe. 

Wycombe took the game to Millwall in the early part of the second half. They were peppering the Lions box with crosses and had a few credible penalty appeals but struggled to make Bartosz Bialkowski work in the Millwall goal. 

After the hour mark, the game quietened as both sides looked for that killer pass or moment of magic to get ahead. 

One of the most stonewall penalties of the season was not given to Wycombe as Fred Onyedinima was wrestled to the ground, but the referee did not give it. 

Following the penalty appeal and for the last quarter of the game, neither team created any clear cut chances. The game ended in a stalemate, which given the 90 minutes that preceded it is justifiable. 

Takeaways

Millwall's season of draws continues

Millwall clocked up their 16th draw of the season at home today, and it was no real surprise as they lacked real prolificacy upfront and rarely threatened Stockdale's goal. This result means that over 50% of Millwall's games this season have ended in draws. If they have ambitions of making the playoffs this season, this needs to change soon. 

Wycombe Wanderers: A band of brothers

If the term band of brothers could ever be applied to a football team, Wycombe Wanderers deserve that title. A team that is maybe a little out of their depth in the Championship, you can see how hard each player works for each other and Gareth Ainsworth. Whilst they may not survive for a second season in the Championship, everyone at Wycombe should feel proud of the fact they gave it their all. 

Wycombe hard done by again

Following the game against Derby County in midweek, Wycombe must have thought their luck was out, but today they were denied possibly the most stonewall penalty I have ever seen. The officiating was very inconsistent throughout this game, as clear handballs were not given, some players booked for simulation, and others weren't, and just bizarre decision making throughout. 

Man of the match

Anthony Stewart

This was possibly the hardest call to make as no one stood out on a very bland and frustrating afternoon. The reason for picking Stewart is solely because he was a good leader at the back for Wycombe and kept Matt Smith very quiet. At the end of the day, both sides' end product today was dreadful, and the Man of the Match could've gone to the reliable train drivers of the trains going in and out of South Bermondsey who were consistent throughout. 

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