Substitute Jed Wallace scored the winner from the penalty spot as Millwall picked up simply their second Championship victory of the season with a 1-0 win over Bristol Metropolis.
The Lions had drawn six of their earlier 9 video games within the league and they didn’t create a substantial amount of alternatives at The Den on this encounter, however these have been three factors that have been most welcome.
It got here towards a Robins aspect who had gained their earlier three away video games and who had assistant Curtis Fleming in cost, within the absence of Covid-stricken supervisor Nigel Pearson.
It was Bristol Metropolis, towards the run of play within the early going, who had the primary actual shot in anger, because the ball broke for Matty James 25 yards out, however the midfielder could not fairly hit the goal.
Then got here the primary massive probability for the guests as Murray Wallace missed his header, permitting Andreas Weimann in behind, however Bartosz Bialkowski got here out to smother the shot behind.
Bristol Metropolis had now acquired into their stride and had one other opening when Jay Dasilva’s cross from the left reached George Tanner on the again publish, however he headed vast.
Then got here a transparent probability for Millwall to go forward as George Evans’ header went over the Robins’ defence and put Benik Afobe in on objective, however Daniel Bentley denied him with a very good save together with his legs.
There was one other alternative for Afobe in first-half added time when the striker acquired his head to Evans’ cross, with Bentley doing nicely to push it away.
The Robins started the second half very nicely, with the hosts discovering it troublesome to get out their very own half and having to make some last-ditch challenges of their penalty space.
However a breakaway led to them being awarded a penalty, with George Saville’s very good move placing Afobe in behind, just for him to be bundled over within the space by Tomas Kalas.
5 minutes after being introduced off the bench on his return from sickness, Wallace stepped as much as hammer his spot-kick house, with Bentley despatched the opposite method.
The Lions seemed pretty comfy after breaking the impasse, with Bristol Metropolis’s introduction of Kasey Palmer not resulting in any improve in incisiveness on their half.
As a substitute, Millwall ought to have added to their lead late on when Saville laid the ball off for Billy Mitchell, whose effort was nicely saved by Bentley.