LONDON. Millwall conquers Reading 1-0 after B. Afobe scored just 1 goal (72′). Reading lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%).
The match was held at the The Den Stadium in London on Tuesday and this began at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Gavin Ward with the help of Mark Russell and Lee Venamore. The 4th official was Charles Breakspear. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 5.2 degrees Celsius or 41.29 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 89%.
Reading was in firm control of the ball 56% while Millwall was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Millwall was more aggressive with 50 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Millwall won the match.
Millwall shot 17 times, 6 on target, 11 off target. On the opposite side, Reading shot 8 times, 0 on target, 8 off target.
Millwall received 2 yellow cards (M. Kieftenbeld and R. Leonard). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Reading.
After playing this match, Millwall will have 24 points like Huddersfield Town and Blackpool to move down in the 8th place. On the other side, Reading will stay with 19 points like Birmingham City and Bristol City to move up in the 17th place.
Reading will play away against Birmingham City on the 6th of November with a 11-9 head to head stats in favor of Birmingham City (3 draws).
Millwall: Formation and Lineups
Millwall started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Gary Rowett chose to play with the following team: Bartosz Białkowski , Ryan Leonard , Shaun Hutchinson , Jake Cooper , Murray Wallace , Billy Mitchell , Maikel Kieftenbeld , George Saville , Jed Wallace , Matt Smith and Benik Afobe .
Millwall made 3 changes: M. Smith for M. Bennett (46′), M. Kieftenbeld for S. Malone (46′) and B. Afobe for D. McNamara (87′).
Top player: Billy Mitchell
The player who no doubt impressed Millwall the most was Billy Mitchell even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 36 passes (94% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 7 duels out of 11.
Reading: Formation and Lineups
Reading started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the opposite side, Veljko Paunovic played with: Luke Southwood , Thomas Holmes , Liam Moore , Scott Dann , Abdul Baba Rahman , Tyrell Ashcroft , Josh Laurent , Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru , John Swift , Ovie Ejaria and George Pușcaș .
Reading made 2 changes: G. Puscas for J. Clarke (77′) and O. Ejaria for M. Camara (83′).
Best player: Luke Southwood
The player that probably impressed the most for Reading was the goalkeeper: Luke Southwood. His rating is 7.43. He performed 4 saves.
Results of the day
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