Milwall won their first game in their last three as they produced one of the narrow football results of the weekend in the Championship. Murray Wallace opened the scoring for the Lions in the 73rd minute before Mason Bennett doubled their advantage in the 82nd minute. Joel Bagan pulled one back in stoppage time for his first senior goal.
Millwall’s Gary Rowett: “I haven’t seen it back, but at the time I couldn’t tell because there was one early on, a Cardiff player, where it’s hit his arm, but it was down by his side. I think Coops’ was potentially a bit further away from his body, but I don’t know. I’m sure they might feel a little bit aggrieved, but I haven’t seen it back.”
Cardiff’s Steve Morison: “It’s a stonewall penalty, end of the conversation, but the ref won’t come up here and talk about it. Apparently, his hands were in a natural position, so if diving and stopping the ball with your hands is natural then that’s a new one on me, but let’s not dwell on it. It was a game too far for us – physically, I think we struggled with the game. We lacked that intensity in our press, but I said to the players that sometimes you have to take something on the chin because it’s just a physical stretch. We’ve gone Wednesday-Sunday-Wednesday-Saturday. It’s just tough, it’s a lot to ask and when you’re scrapping as we have been, it brings emotional and mental tiredness as well.”
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