LONDON. Millwall conquers Cardiff City with a 2-0 win with a goal from C. Cresswell (63′) and a goal from B. Afobe (90′).
The match was played at the The Den stadium in London on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Jeremy Simpson who was helped by Nigel Lugg and Rob Merchant. The 4th official was Lee Swabey. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 23.3 degrees Celsius or 73.87 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 62%.
Cardiff City was in firm control of the ball 55% while Millwall was struggling with a 45% ball possession.
Millwall was more aggressive with 42 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 8 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Millwall won the encounter.
Millwall shot 15 times, 8 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Cardiff City shot 11 times, 2 on target, 9 off target.
Millwall received 2 yellow cards (C. Styles and M. Wallace). On the other side, Cardiff City received 2 yellow cards (C. Kipre and M. Romeo).
After this match, Millwall will have 7 points like Wigan Athletic to stay in the 19th place. On the opposite side, Cardiff City will stay with 8 points like Blackpool and Stoke City to stay in the 17th place.
Cardiff City will host Hull City on the 10th of September with a 10-8 head to head stats in favor of Hull City (4 draws).
Millwall: Formation and Lineups
Millwall started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Gary Rowett chose to play with the following team: Bartosz Białkowski , Shaun Hutchinson , Jake Cooper , Murray Wallace , Jamie Shackleton , Billy Mitchell , George Saville , Callum Styles , Zian Flemming , Tom Bradshaw and Andreas Voglsammer .
Millwall could not rely on the presence of C. Cresswell (injured).
Millwall made 5 changes: S. Hutchinson for C. Cresswell (48′), A. Voglsammer for B. Afobe (62′), G. Saville for S. Malone (62′), T. Bradshaw for T. Burey (62′) and Z. Flemming for G. Honeyman (89′).
Top player: Charlie Cresswell
The player who no doubt impressed Millwall the most was Charlie Cresswell.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 12 passes (91% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 8.
His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 48′.
Cardiff City: Formation and Lineups
Cardiff City started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the opposite side, Steve Morison played with: Ryan Allsop , Mahlon Romeo , Perry Ng , Cédric Kipré , Niels Nkounkou , Romaine Sawyers , Ryan Wintle , Andy Rinomhota , Sheyi Ojo , Max Watters and Jaden Philogene-Bidace .
Cardiff City made 4 changes: S. Ojo for M. Harris (46′), M. Watters for C. Robinson (46′), J. Philogene-Bidace for G. Whyte (69′) and R. Sawyers for J. Ralls (69′).
Top player: Niels Nkounkou
The player who no doubt impressed Cardiff City the most was Niels Nkounkou.
His rating iswith 29 passes (68% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 13. He performed 3 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship