MX23RW : Monday, December 10 11:31:58
Sep 29, 2018 at 3pm UK at ​The Den (London)
Millwall
2-3
Sheff UtdSheffield United
Cooper (47'), Gregory (50')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Sharp (40'), McGoldrick (79', 89')

Result: David McGoldrick brace sinks Millwall

McGoldrick also scored from the penalty spot.

David McGoldrick struck two minutes from time as high-flying Sheffield United came from behind to beat struggling Millwall 3-2 at the Den.

Quick-fire goals from Jake Cooper and Lee Gregory after the break gave Millwall hope of a second league win of the season, after Billy Sharp had opened the scoring for the visitors.

But McGoldrick struck twice, the first coming from the penalty spot 10 minutes from time before tapping home from close range as the Blades picked up their sixth Championship win of the season despite Sharp missing a penalty.

Millwall, meanwhile, are now without a win in seven and sit in the relegation zone, with pressure mounting after their underwhelming start to the campaign.

A lively opening to the game saw the hosts have a goal disallowed but Sheffield United boasted a golden chance when a cross was adjudged to have been handled by Shaun Williams in the penalty area.

Sharp stepped up from 12 yards but Ben Amos’ superb save saw the ball tipped onto the bar, a moment that sparked the hosts into life.

Sharp redeemed himself just five minutes before the break, opening the scoring with a glancing header for his fifth league goal of the season.

Millwall fans voiced their disappointment at the break but the second half was a different matter, Cooper heading home from a corner just two minutes after the restart to level up the contest.

And just three minutes later the Lions were ahead for the first time when Ryan Leonard lobbed a ball behind the Blades backline for Gregory to run onto, taking a touch to then poke from the left side of the six-yard box into the far corner.

Spurred on by the vocal support, Millwall smothered United but two quick Blades chances, one thwarted by a superb Cooper tackle and another saved excellently by Amos, slightly slowed the momentum.

And the hard work was undone when Aiden O’Brien clattered into Mark Duffy from behind as United were awarded their second penalty of the game.

With Sharp removed from spot-kick duties, McGoldrick calmly stepped up and sent Amos the wrong way to level up at 2-2.

But United were not done there, with just two minutes left on the clock when McGoldrick stabbed home from close range, benefiting from sloppy defending to tap in from just three yards.

Millwall pushed in the latter stages but could not do enough to equalise for a second time in the game, still holding just one win from the Championship season.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Norwich CityNorwich21134438241443
2Leeds UnitedLeeds21126335181742
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd21114634241037
4Derby CountyDerby2111463124737
5West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom21106544301436
6Middlesbrough219932314936
7Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest21810332221034
8Aston Villa218854132932
9Birmingham CityBirmingham217953025530
10Stoke CityStoke217952725230
11Blackburn RoversBlackburn217952731-430
12Swansea CitySwansea218582523229
13Bristol City218582524129
14Queens Park RangersQPR218492531-628
15Preston North EndPreston216783235-325
16Wigan AthleticWigan2174102329-625
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds216692738-1124
18Brentford215793332122
19Hull City2156102130-921
20Rotherham UnitedRotherham214982132-1121
21Millwall2147102635-919
22Reading2146112634-818
23Bolton WanderersBolton2146111529-1418
24Ipswich TownIpswich2118121737-2011

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