Millwall 0-0 Wycombe Wanderers: Lions draw for 15th time this season

Millwall striker Matt Smith challenges Jordan Obita and Ryan Tafazolli for the ball
Wycombe have the worst away record in the Championship, with just two wins from their 15 games on the road this season

Draw specialists Millwall extended their unbeaten run to eight Championship matches after being forced to settle for a point against bottom club Wycombe Wanderers.

In a scrappy first half at The Den, Lions keeper Bartosz Bialkowski parried away a shot from Daryl Horgan.

David Stockdale tipped over an effort from Millwall wing-back Scott Malone after the break, while both clubs had penalty appeals turned down by referee Jarred Gillett.

The draw does little for Wycombe’s survival bid, with the Chairboys now 11 points from safety after Birmingham City won at Sheffield Wednesday.

Gareth Ainsworth’s Wanderers, in their first-ever campaign in the second tier, have won just one of their past eight league games.

Stockdale was back in goal for the visitors after returning from his loan spell at League Two Stevenage because Chairboys number one Ryan Allsop suffered an injury in training.

Millwall could not find a way to breach a side with the worst defensive record in the division, as Wycombe kept just their fifth clean sheet of the season.

The draw was Millwall’s 15th from their 31 league outings in 2020-21, with the result leaving the south-east London club seven points off the play-off places in 11th place.

Millwall manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio London:

“On our recent run of form, I always felt this game could be a little bit of a banana skin.

“We had won three on the spin and to win four in a row is very difficult to do in the Championship

“We knew it would be difficult and we defended really well. They didn’t have an awful lot of opportunities to hurt our goal.

“We had a lot of control of the game and moved the ball quite well until the final third. It was difficult to find the quality which was required.”

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

“Away from home, any point is a good point – especially in the Championship – although this game won’t live long in the memory.

“They paid us a massive compliment by way they set up, with five at the back. It was very difficult to break down.

“We are pleased with David Stockdale coming in and a clean sheet. The back four defended really well.

“If you get points away from home and win your home games, that is a recipe for staying up.”

Line-ups

Millwall

Formation 3-4-3

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4HutchinsonBooked at 53mins
  • 15Pearce
  • 28Evans
  • 12Romeo
  • 19Woods
  • 8ThompsonSubstituted forBödvarssonat 85′minutes
  • 14Malone
  • 7J WallaceBooked at 26minsSubstituted forFergusonat 85′minutes
  • 10SmithSubstituted forBradshawat 62′minutes
  • 20BennettSubstituted forMitchellat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 6Williams
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 11Ferguson
  • 22Bödvarsson
  • 23McNamara
  • 24Mitchell
  • 27Tiensia
  • 32Burey

Wycombe

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 31Stockdale
  • 2Grimmer
  • 5Stewart
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 27Obita
  • 12Knight
  • 23Onyedinma
  • 7Wheeler
  • 33MehmetiBooked at 86mins
  • 17HorganSubstituted forMcClearyat 76′minutes
  • 9IkpeazuSubstituted forMuskweat 85′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Gape
  • 11Kashket
  • 15Muskwe
  • 19McCleary
  • 24Adeniran
  • 25Samuel
  • 26McCarthy
  • 28Ofoborh
  • 32Anderson

Referee:
Jarred Gillett

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Millwall 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Millwall 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  3. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

  5. Attempt missed. Tom Bradshaw (Millwall) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Shane Ferguson with a cross.

  6. Attempt saved. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shane Ferguson with a cross.

  7. Anis Mehmeti (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Scott Malone (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Foul by Anis Mehmeti (Wycombe Wanderers).

  10. Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Millwall).

  11. David Wheeler (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Admiral Muskwe replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

  13. Substitution, Millwall. Shane Ferguson replaces Jed Wallace.

  14. Substitution, Millwall. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Ben Thompson.

  15. Foul by Mahlon Romeo (Millwall).

  16. Josh Knight (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Attempt saved. Ryan Tafazolli (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Obita with a cross.

  18. Foul by Ryan Woods (Millwall).

  19. Uche Ikpeazu (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Offside, Wycombe Wanderers. Ryan Tafazolli tries a through ball, but Uche Ikpeazu is caught offside.

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