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Result: Harrison leaves it late to earn leaders Leeds a point at Millwall

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Jack Harrison struck a late equaliser as Leeds maintained their unbeaten record in the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-1 draw at Millwall.

This is the second season in a row Leeds travelled to The Den on top of the table – and history looked to be repeating itself when the Lions, who won this fixture 1-0 a year ago, went ahead through Jed Wallace.

However, Marcelo Bielsa's side showed more evidence they are made of sterner stuff this time around and they are now a point clear at the Championship's summit, following Middlesbrough's loss at Norwich.

The game started in a fairly scrappy manner, although Manchester City loanee Harrison sent in a dangerous cross for Leeds that Ezgjan Alioski could not turn in at the far post.

Millwall's first half-chance came from a Shaun Williams corner that found unmarked debutant Ryan Leonard, whose header did not quite reach Steve Morison.

The hosts were looking just about the sharper, without creating anything clear-cut, with Leeds struggling to pose a threat without the absent Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez.

It took 39 minutes for either goalkeeper to be called into action, with Bailey Peacock-Farrell having to be careful to not carry Morison's looping header over his own goal line.

Williams then sent a low shot from 25 yards skimming wide, following Lee Gregory's lay-off, before Tyler Roberts forced a good block from Millwall goalkeeper Ben Amos with the final act of a mostly dire first half.

However, Millwall finally opened up the contest 10 minutes into the second half when Leonard's long throw was flicked on by Jake Cooper, with Wallace arriving to score at the back post from close range.

Leeds created their best chance yet in the 62nd minute when Barry Douglas' dangerous cross reached Ayling round the back and Amos made a brave block to deny him.

Amos was called into action again when Roberts stretched to reach Ayling's cross, but that was the Wales international's last meaningful act in what was his first league game for the visitors.

Leeds finally found an equaliser with a minute of the 90 remaining, when Harrison seized on a headed clearance and fired into the bottom corner of the net from just outside the area.

Millwall came closest to a winner, with Tom Elliott's header from Wallace's cross coming back off the post in the second minute of stoppage time.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leeds UnitedLeeds28166646301654
2Norwich CityNorwich28158552361653
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28155846291750
4West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom27138655352047
5Middlesbrough281210630201046
6Derby CountyDerby2813784035546
7Bristol City2812883529644
8Hull City28117104135640
9Swansea CitySwansea28117103732540
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn28101083741-440
11Birmingham CityBirmingham2891274033739
12Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2891273932739
13Aston Villa2891275145639
14Queens Park RangersQPR28116113439-539
15Stoke CityStoke2891183334-138
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2898113345-1235
17Brentford28810104339434
18Preston North EndPreston2889114345-233
19Millwall2887133443-931
20Wigan AthleticWigan2885152841-1329
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham28510132746-1925
22Reading2858153143-1223
23Bolton WanderersBolton2757151840-2222
24Ipswich TownIpswich2839162248-2618

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