Oct 25, 2014 at 12.15pm UK at ​The Den
Millwall
1-0
CardiffCardiff City
Shittu (55')
Beevers (11')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Danny Shittu wins it for Millwall

A Danny Shittu header hands Millwall a 1-0 win over Cardiff City in the Championship.

Millwall have moved into 14th place in the Championship table with a 1-0 win over Cardiff City this afternoon.

The only goal of the match came early in the second period, when Danny Shittu headed home from a corner.

Cardiff's first chance arrived after 18 minutes when Peter Whittingham found John Brayford inside the Millwall box, but his effort was always rising over the crossbar.

Three minutes later, Cardiff forward Adam le Fondre broke into the Millwall box before lifting his effort over the onrushing goalkeeper David Forde, but the ball landed on the roof of the net.

Mark Beevers came close for the home side after 36 minutes after the centre-back met an deep corner, but once more the Welsh side managed to clear.

Le Fondre had another golden chance for the visitors late in the half, but the former Reading striker fired straight at Forde, who had also denied Craig Noone moments before.

Lee Martin of Millwall jumps to head a ball under pressure from John Brayford of Cardiff during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Cardiff City at The Den on October 25, 2014© Getty Images

The second period started in the same fashion as the first, with both sides struggling to find that elusive pass in the final third.

Millwall were ahead after 54 minutes, however, when powerful centre-back Shittu thumped a header past David Marshall from close range.

The home side had the chance to score a second just before the hour mark when Lee Gregory advanced into the Cardiff box, but his effort landed onto the roof of the net.

Gregory had another golden chance 25 minutes from time after meeting a loose save from Marshall, but once more he missed the target.

Cardiff came close to a leveller after 85 minutes when Ravel Morrison danced into the Millwall box before finding Anthony Pilkington, but his effort was blocked. Down the other end, Ed Upson fired just wide for the hosts.

The miss was not costly, however, as the hosts held on for their first league win since the end of August.

Lee Martin of Millwall jumps to head a ball under pressure from John Brayford of Cardiff during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Cardiff City at The Den on October 25, 2014
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