Milwall dealt a serious blow to Derby’s survival hopes as they produced one of the narrow football scores of the midweek action in the Championship. Jed Wallace put the visitors ahead in the second minute before Tyler Burey equalized in the 30th minute. Jake Cooper scored an own goal in the 88th minute to give Derby a consolation goal.
Derby’s Wayne Rooney: “We conceded two sloppy goals and then, give Millwall credit, they defended the box very well. But we kept pushing and I can’t knock the players, they kept going to the end and kept fighting. We will keep going and keep fighting. It’s a setback and a bad result but we’ll lose more games from now to the end of the season and it’s about the games we win. We need to turn some of the draws, especially away from home into wins, and we will keep fighting. As I keep saying, this league can throw up anything so we will keep going and believing.”
Millwall’s Gary Rowett: “We’ve had some good results here but it’s a tough place to come and what I would say is Derby have done incredibly well this season. I think football sometimes transcends rivalry and you have to just say they’ve done an incredible job. It would have been very easy to be demotivated but a young team and Wayne, a young manager, have been brilliant. I thought we were fairly comfortable first half and we had a period in the second where we looked really, really comfortable.”
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