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Millwall 2 – Blackpool 1: Visitors get nothing as The Lions take points

Millwall enjoyed a mesmerising home victory against Blackpool at the Den on Saturday. Millwall were looking forward to meeting again, following a previous defeat to Cardiff City while Blackpool are struggling for form following a draw in their last match. As things stand, Millwall are in 17th place, with 5 points from 5 matches, while Blackpool sit in 22nd, with 2 points from 5.

After a goalless first half, Blackpool took the initiative in the second half, with Shayne Lavery giving Blackpool the lead in the 57th minute. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Jed Wallace producing an equaliser in the 63rd minute, bringing The Lions level. Millwall then netted once more and turned the match thanks to a goal from Jake Cooper just before the final whistle with a final score of 2-1.

As for substitutions, for Millwall, Connor Mahoney, George Evans and Ben Thompson, came on for Billy Mitchell, Maikel Kieftenbeld and Matt Smith, Blackpool brought on Kevin Stewart, CJ Hamilton and Tyreece John-Jules, to replace Shayne Lavery, Jerry Yates and Josh Bowler.

The referee booked Billy Mitchell, George Saville, Scott Malone and Maikel Kieftenbeld from Millwall. Blackpool had the worst of it though, with Kenny Dougall and Jerry Yates seeing yellow, and Callum Connolly then sent off with a red.

Millwall will next travel to West Bromwich Albion, while Blackpool will face Fulham at home.

Technical card:
Millwall: Bartosz Bialkowski, George Saville, Danny Ballard, Murray Wallace, Benik Afobe, Billy Mitchell (Connor Mahoney, min.58), Scott Malone, Matt Smith (Ben Thompson, min.90), Jed Wallace, Maikel Kieftenbeld (George Evans, min.84) and Jake Cooper
Blackpool: Chris Maxwell, Josh Bowler (Tyreece John-Jules, min.88), Shayne Lavery (Kevin Stewart, min.67), Callum Connolly, Keshi Anderson, Jerry Yates (CJ Hamilton, min.76), Reece James, Kenny Dougall, Luke Garbutt, Richard Keogh and Marvin Ekpiteta
Stadium: the Den
Goals: Shayne Lavery (0-1, min. 57), Jed Wallace (1-1, min. 63) and Jake Cooper (2-1, min. 90)

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