An away trip to Millwall is never easy, and today's result supported that even more. At home Millwall are solid, the crowd make the atmosphere hostile, and Millwall are always ready to scrap for every ball.
Unfortunately for Leeds fans, the Whites seem to back down to teams who are willing to fight, Sheffield United and now Millwall have picked up three points from a Leeds side.
United manager Simon Grayson handed midfielder Jake Livermore his first start for the club, the on loan Tottenham man replaced fellow loanee Barry Bannan in the centre of midfield. Paul Connolly returned to the side replacing George McCartney, with Eric Lichaj switching to left back.
It was the home side who took the lead in the 24th minute, James Henry curled a free-kick into the top corner. Millwall then doubled their advantage just after the half hour mark, Liam Trotter reacted quickest to Andros Townsend's corner.
Davide Somma was brought on at half-time to replace Robert Snodgrass, with United switching to 4-4-2. Leeds managed to peg back the Lions when Luciano Becchio finished off a good move to make it 2-1 to Millwall. Steve Morison, Millwall's top scorer then made it 3-1 when he pounced onto a deflected shot to fire past Kasper Schmeichel.
With the game all but over, Andy O'Brien found the back of the net in the third minute of stoppage time. A defeat today proved costly for Leeds, with Swansea, Cardiff and Reading all winning to close the gap on second place Norwich. Leeds now face two difficult games at home against Watford and Reading, which are must win games against very difficult opposition. There will be plenty more twists and turns come the final day of the season, but if Leeds want to be in contention they must sort out their defence.
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MILLWALL 3 (Henry 24, Trotter 30, Morison 62), LEEDS 2 (Becchio 51, O'Brien 90+5)
Millwall: Forde, Smith, Ward, Robinson, Craig, Henry, Trotter, Mkandawire, Townsend (Bouazza 89), Lisbie (Harris 33), Morison (McQuoid 90). Subs: Mildenhall, Barron, Abdou, Purse.
LeUnited: Schmeichel, Connolly (Bannan 74), O'Brien, Bromby, Lichaj, Johnson, Livermore (McCormack 82), Snodgrass (Somma 46), Howson, Gradel, Becchio. Subs: Higgs, Bruce, Naylor, Kilkenny.
Referee: Scott Mathieson
Booked: Snodgrass (Leeds)
Attendance: 16,724 (2,191 Leeds)