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Result: Millwall end winless home run with Sheffield Wednesday triumph

The Owls took an early lead but the Lions ran out 4-1 winners.

Two goals in two second-half minutes helped Millwall beat Sheffield Wednesday 4-1 to register a first Sky Bet Championship win at The Den since October.

Scott Malone skipped past three players before sliding the ball past Keiren Westwood and then an attempted cross from Ben Thompson a minute later evaded his team-mates and the Wednesday goalkeeper to turn the game on its head with 20 minutes to play.

Wednesday's Callum Paterson notched his seventh goal of the season early on to give the visitors the lead, despite a promising start from Millwall.

However, they drew level six minutes before the break through a Kenneth Zohore penalty. Malone, Thompson and a late deflected goal from Tom Bradshaw completed the turnaround to deservedly give Millwall the points.

Scotland forward Paterson had two stabs from six yards out, with his second turning in Elias Kachunga's cut back after the Congo international drove well down the Millwall right.

With the home side reeling from the early setback, Joey Pelupessy fired one just wide of Bartosz Bialkowski's goal after Paterson robbed Shaun Hutchinson in the penalty area.

Ryan Leonard was guilty of squandering a brilliant opportunity for Millwall to level when he failed to execute a simple square ball to Zohore, who had a clear sight on the Owls goal.

It did not take long for ex-Sheffield United man Leonard to atone, however, tugged down by Pelupessy in the box five minutes from the break, winning a spot-kick.

Zohore stepped up to smash it into the top left-hand corner to bring Millwall level.

It was a totally different story once the sides emerged for the second half. Millwall were clearly intent on breaking a winless home record that stretched back to a 2-0 success over Luton in October.

Debutant George Evans lashed over in the opening moments after the Wednesday defence failed to deal with a corner before the recalled Jon Dadi Bodvarsson drew a superb save from Westwood with a swerving effort.

From the resulting corner, Westwood was again called into action, somehow clawing away a header off the line from Millwall captain Hutchinson.

Thompson was then thwarted before Malone's moment of magic, just when it seemed a 15th draw of the campaign for Millwall was on the cards.

His close control helped him evade the attentions of three Wednesday defenders before proceeding to neatly slip the ball into the net and give his side the lead they merited.

Substitute Thompson added a third to seal the win, with his cross-shot totally wrong-footing the otherwise outstanding Westwood.

And to rub salt in the wounds, Bradshaw capped off a very satisfactory afternoon for Millwall when he got the final touch off a goal-bound strike from Mahlon Romeo.

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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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