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Millwall 1-1 Burnley: Clarets extend lead at top despite draw at The Den

Ashley Barnes scores for Burnley
Ashley Barnes scored his fifth goal of the season for Burnley

Tom Bradshaw came off the bench to score his fourth goal in the space of four days and earn Millwall a vital point against runaway leaders Burnley in their play-off push.

The striker scored a hat-trick against Sheffield United on Saturday, and snapped up a rare Lions chance against Burnley to equalise with five minutes to go.

Ashley Barnes, who scored at Luton at the weekend, seemed to have bagged Burnley’s winner for the second game in succession when he fired home after Scott Twine’s shot had been charged down by Jamie Shackleton on 51 minutes.

The draw still meant the Clarets have a 12-point lead over second-placed Sheffield United as they seek to bounce back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.

They remain unbeaten in the league since November 5, a run of 13 games, while Millwall preserved their proud record of only losing twice at the New Den all season.

Burnley had control of the game for long periods, but George Long produced a vital save to deny Anass Zaroury, Scott Twine fired a chance wide and Barnes’ volley flashed past the post.

Millwall fought back and harried the slick Clarets into occasional mistakes, with Zian Flemming firing their best chance of the opening 45 minutes straight at Burnley keeper Aro Muric.

The Lions had some of the wind taken out of them by Barnes’ goal and Burnley almost doubled their lead when Vitinho scampered down the right and crossed, with Josh Brownhill’s volley bouncing off the foot of the post.

Millwall, however, are nothing if not tenacious at home, and a triple substitution on 73 minutes paid off for manager Gary Rowett.

Burnley half-cleared a corner but Flemming retrieved and curved a dangerous ball back into the box which fell to Bradshaw and the in-form striker found the bottom corner for his 11th goal of the season.



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Long
  • 2McNamara
  • 15Cresswell
  • 5Cooper
  • 3M Wallace
  • 16ShackletonSubstituted forLeonardat 72′minutes
  • 23SavilleSubstituted forEsseat 72′minutes
  • 39HoneymanSubstituted forMaloneat 88′minutes
  • 10Flemming
  • 19WatmoreSubstituted forBradshawat 73′minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 21VoglsammerSubstituted forEmakhuat 87′minutes


  • 6Evans
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 11Malone
  • 18Leonard
  • 22Emakhu
  • 33Bialkowski
  • 50Esse


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 49Muric
  • 14Roberts
  • 18Ekdal
  • 28Al DakhilBooked at 26mins
  • 29MaatsenSubstituted forTaylorat 83′minutes
  • 8Brownhill
  • 24Cullen
  • 22da SilvaSubstituted forTellaat 87′minutes
  • 11TwineSubstituted forGudmundssonat 73′minutes
  • 19ZarourySubstituted forCorkat 83′minutes
  • 10Barnes


  • 3Taylor
  • 4Cork
  • 7Gudmundsson
  • 12Foster
  • 15Peacock-Farrell
  • 23Tella
  • 45Obafemi

James Linington


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