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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Big Match Review - Leeds 0 Millwall 2

League One
Leeds United 0-2 Millwall
Monday March 22, Elland Road, (Att: 21,348)

Goals in either half helped promotion-chasing Millwall record an impressive that lifts them to within three points of second place Leeds.

In the process, Kenny Jackett's side became only the second team to leave Elland Road with all three points with a result that casts further doubts over the home team's staying power.

The in-form Lions, clearly confident, began the brighter of the two sides and took just 11 minutes to take the lead.

Steve Morison continuing his good recent scoring run as he fired in from a tight angle at the far post after good build-up play from Alan Dunne and Liam Trotter.

The Yorkshire side were struggling to make much of an impact on the visitors defence and, after a few wayward efforts of their own, were fortunate that the woodwork prevented Darren Ward's header from making it 2-0.

Simon Grayson's men continued to toil for a leveller and could have got it when Robert Snodgrass fired over from inside the area.

The game was over as a contest ten minutes from time though as Millwall doubled their advantage. Shaun Batt latching onto a throw-in to beat a defender and fire the ball under keeper Casper Ankergren.

It sealed an excellent three points after a powerful display by the London club. It was a win that further their promotion hopes and sees Leeds's stranglehold on the top two looking increasingly vulnerable.

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