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  • Date:18 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:The New Den
  • Attendance:11,688
  • Simpson (80)
  • Noone (60)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Inswinging corner taken by Brian Howard, save made by Casper Ankergren.

87mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Simpson by Lewis Dunk. Brian Howard takes the free kick. Lewis Dunk receives a caution.

85mins

Alan Dunne challenges Craig Noone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick. (Brighton) makes a substitution, with Kazenga LuaLua coming on for Ryan Harley.

85mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Feeney from the left by-line to the near post, Ashley Barnes makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Feeney from the left by-line, clearance by Ashley Barnes.

84mins

Unfair challenge on Liam Feeney by Matthew Sparrow results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Brian Howard.

81mins

Jay Simpson scores a goal from 35 yards. Millwall 1-1 Brighton.

80mins

Foul by Lewis Dunk on Jay Simpson, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

79mins

Craig Noone takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Tamika Mkandawire manages to make a clearance.

77mins

Will Hoskins leaves the field to be replaced by Ashley Barnes.

77mins

Craig Noone has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

75mins

Craig Noone concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Howard. Brian Howard takes the free kick.

75mins

Effort on goal by Ryan Harley from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

66mins

Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley to the near post, Patrick Agyemang manages to make a clearance.

65mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Noone, clearance made by Tamika Mkandawire.

62mins

Patrick Agyemang joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darius Henderson.

61mins

Craig Noone grabs a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Millwall 0-1 Brighton.The assist for the goal came from Craig Mackail-Smith.

57mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Feeney by Marcos Painter. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

56mins

Darius Henderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Bridcutt. Gordon Greer takes the free kick.

55mins

Inswinging corner taken by Craig Noone from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Inigo Calderon misses to the right of the goal.

53mins

Ryan Harley takes a shot. Save by David Forde. Ryan Harley takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Darius Henderson makes a clearance.

52mins

Inswinging corner taken by Brian Howard.

49mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Trotter on Liam Bridcutt. Direct free kick taken by Gordon Greer.

47mins

Effort on goal by Craig Noone from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

47mins

The referee blows for offside against Gordon Greer. Free kick taken by David Forde.

47mins

Matthew Sparrow is cautioned. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Feeney.

46mins

The referee penalises Liam Trotter for handball. Ryan Harley takes the direct free kick.

46mins

(Millwall) makes a substitution, with Alan Dunne coming on for Scott Barron.

45mins

Craig Mackail-Smith is caught offside. David Forde takes the direct free kick.

44mins

Liam Trotter challenges Liam Bridcutt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Bridcutt takes the direct free kick.

44mins

Darren Ward challenges Craig Mackail-Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Sparrow.

43mins

Marcos Painter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Simpson. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

41mins

Brian Howard takes a shot. Save made by Casper Ankergren.

40mins

Corner taken right-footed by Liam Feeney, Casper Ankergren makes a save.

40mins

Lewis Dunk gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darius Henderson. Direct free kick taken by Brian Howard.

39mins

Will Hoskins takes a shot. Tamika Mkandawire gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley to the near post, Darius Henderson manages to make a clearance.

36mins

Will Hoskins takes a shot. Save made by David Forde.

35mins

Lewis Dunk challenges Liam Feeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is sent over by Brian Howard, Header from close range by Liam Trotter misses to the right of the goal.

32mins

Brian Howard takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Craig Mackail-Smith manages to make a clearance.

32mins

Brian Howard fouled by Inigo Calderon, the ref awards a free kick. David Forde takes the direct free kick.

30mins

Jay Simpson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

29mins

Headed effort from inside the area by Paul Robinson misses to the left of the goal.

28mins

Liam Feeney fouled by Marcos Painter, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Howard takes the direct free kick.

27mins

Liam Feeney has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

25mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Noone by Scott Barron. Inigo Calderon takes the free kick. The referee shows Scott Barron a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

24mins

Will Hoskins fouled by Tamika Mkandawire, the ref awards a free kick. Marcos Painter restarts play with the free kick.

23mins

Shot from close range by Darius Henderson misses to the right of the target.

22mins

Marcos Painter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Feeney. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Brian Howard, save made by Casper Ankergren.

19mins

Darius Henderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Bridcutt. Gordon Greer takes the direct free kick.

17mins

Foul by Darren Ward on Craig Mackail-Smith, Penalty awarded. Penalty taken by Ryan Harley is saved by David Forde. Millwall 0-0 Brighton.

16mins

Jay Simpson challenges Lewis Dunk unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gordon Greer.

14mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley, save by David Forde.

12mins

Lewis Dunk gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darius Henderson. Nadjim Abdou takes the free kick. Unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt by Brian Howard results in a free kick. Liam Bridcutt takes the free kick. Booking for Brian Howard for unsporting behaviour.

11mins

Darren Ward challenges Craig Mackail-Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.

10mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Simpson by Liam Bridcutt. Direct free kick taken by Scott Barron.

9mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Robinson on Will Hoskins. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ryan Harley.

7mins

Header from close range by Darius Henderson misses to the right of the target.

7mins

Foul by Matthew Sparrow on Scott Barron, free kick awarded. Scott Barron restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Darius Henderson is caught offside. Gordon Greer takes the free kick.

5mins

Unfair challenge on Jay Simpson by Matthew Sparrow results in a free kick. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

3mins

Liam Bridcutt challenges Jay Simpson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Barron takes the direct free kick.

2mins

Will Hoskins fouled by Liam Feeney, the ref awards a free kick. Marcos Painter takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Simpson pushing for start Jay Simpson may have played his way into the Millwall starting line-up for Tuesday night's visit of Brighton. The striker came on as a half-time substitute at Middlesbrough on Saturday and helped his side come back from a goal down to secure a 1-1 draw. Boss Kenny Jackett admitted Simpson changed the game and he may now start alongside Darius Henderson, with QPR loanee Patrick Agyemang dropping to the bench. Midfielder Therry Racon has recovered from the ankle injury he suffered in August but will not be risked just yet. John Marquis, who was suspended at the weekend, is now recovering from a hernia operation and fellow forward Shaun Batt is still building up his fitness following a long-term knee injury. Brighton will check on Craig Mackail-Smith. The striker was struggling with a sore back while on international duty with Scotland but still played in Saturday's goalless draw against Hull. The clash at The Den would therefore be his fourth outing in 11 days so boss Gus Poyet could give him a rest and hand a start to Will Hoskins. Winger Will Buckley is close to recovering from the hamstring injury he sustained against Liverpool in the Carling Cup last month but the trip to south London will probably come too soon. Defenders Adam El-Abd (foot) and Tommy Elphick (Achilles) remain sidelined with the long-term injuries they suffered at the end of last season.

Formation:433Manager: Kenny Jackett

Millwall

Formation: 442Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Brighton

  • David Forde
  • Tamika Mkandawire
  • Paul Robinson
  • Darren Ward
  • Scott Barron
  • Liam Trotter
  • Brian Howard
  • Nadjim Abdou
  • Liam Feeney
  • Jay Simpson
  • Darius Henderson
  • SUBS
  • Steve Mildenhall
  • Alan Dunne
  • Dany N'Guessan
  • Patrick Agyemang
  • James Henry

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Match Report

Simpson sizzler not enough for Lions Jay Simpson's long-range strike was not enough to prevent Millwall from slipping into the npower Championship relegation zone following a 1-1 draw with Brighton. Ryan Harley had a penalty saved but Craig Noone's 61st-minute goal appeared to have ended Brighton's six-game winless streak. However, Simpson's rasping 81st-minute drive flew into the bottom corner to give Kenny Jackett's side a point. The Lions had plenty of efforts early on but Harley squandered the first half's best chance from the penalty spot when David Forde saved his tame effort. Noone was a constant menace for the visitors and he exposed Millwall's static defending, running in unchallenged to volley home Craig Mackail-Smith's cross. The Seagulls looked to close the game out but Simpson's speculative effort caught Casper Ankergren by surprise to level matters nine minutes from time. The hosts had won just once all year but they sensed blood when Brighton arrived at The New Den having lost four of their last six matches. The visitors were handed a golden opportunity to take the lead with 18 minutes gone as referee Neil Swarbrick controversially awarded them a penalty when striker Mackail-Smith went to ground after being pressured by Darren Ward. Swarbrick appeared unwilling to give the spot-kick but his assistant, who was near to the play, flagged for a foul and that presented Harley with a chance to break the deadlock. However he looked indecisive as he ran up and his weak effort was parried by Forde before the stopper scrambled the loose ball away for a corner. That save inspired Millwall to lay siege to Ankergren's goal. Simpson's vicious volley went narrowly over before the Lions missed a hat-trick of good chances. Paul Robinson's goalbound effort was cleared off the line and Tamika Mkandawire could not keep the rebound down before Liam Trotter headed Brian Howard's cross wide from close range. Noone had been creating problems for Millwall during the first period and that prompted Jackett to replace Scott Barron with Alan Dunne at half-time. But nobody picked up the winger as he fired Gus Poyet's men ahead. Mackail-Smith's original cross came straight back to him but the Scottish international whipped the ball back in and Noone ran across the static Mkandawire before volleying home. The hosts have won just once all season and seemed to be heading for another defeat as the visitors controlled possession - until Simpson collected a loose pass and unleashed a thunderbolt from 30 yards. His speculative effort had power and pace but Ankergren was slow to react and the ball whistled into the bottom corner to ensure the game ended level.

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