Harrison earns Leeds United rare point in Millwall

Harrison earns Leeds United rare point in Millwall

A late Jack Harrison goal saved Leeds United their usual rout at Millwall and maintained the championship leaders' unbeaten record.

United were in the 55th minute in the post until Harrison's shot from the penalty area in the 89th minute to make it 1-1 in the net.

It ended a series of more than seven hours of football in The New Den without a goal for the Leeds team that had lost to eight of their previous nine visits to Millwall.

They were not really dubbed this time, though Millwall was dangerous from standard situations and scored their goal through a long, unfinished throw.

Leeds made a good start without the last ball, while Barry Douglas spread a free-kick.

Ryan Leonard's header bounced off Steve Morison in Bailey Peacock-Farrell's arms at the far end of the corner and ex-Leeds striker Morison continued from one corner.

Leeds & # 39; s first good chance came when Mateusz Klich and Barry Douglas got together well to line up striker Tyler Roberts, but his shot from the penalty area was blocked by Murray Wallace. Then Douglas sent a volley from the series to keeper Ben Amos.

Millwall's threat in the air put the Englishmen 1-0 up in the second half when Jake Cooper fired a long-range shot at Jed Wallace, who was free-standing and could only score a small goal in stoppage time.

Leeds tried to hit back directly, and Amos equalized Luke Ayling after a Douglas cross.

When Millwall fell back slightly, Leeds came into the game more heavily as Samu Saiz called substitute Lewis Baker, whose shot went over the crossbar.

Saiz managed to see another chance only for Roberts, his weak header easily saved and the young Welsh international was put forward with Harrison and Stuart Dallas to the right.

Dallas fired a shot and Liam Cooper failed for a free-kick from Douglas before Leeds scored the deserved goal.

A long forward ball was released by Jake Cooper, but only to Harrison, who was able to make a few touches before he planned a left foot and fired from Amos past 20 yards into the corner of the goal.

It said all about United's approach that they hurried to get the ball out of the back of the net and restart the game, even though it was Millwall approaching a victorious goal.

In the second minute of added time, a cross from the left hit substitute Tom Elliott, whose head bounced off the post.

Leeds then had to pass a great shot on goal from a corner before Conor McLaughlin deflected a shot and the last action was over.

White head coach Marcelo Bielsa, who surprised fans by moving to the second half between Pontus Janssen and Liam Cooper with Kalvin Phillips, felt that his team would have been a worthy winner.

He said: "Forget the last five minutes, we could have won the game.

"But we had the last five minutes of the game when we could have lost it.

"Our opponent's main arguments are throw-in, corners, long balls, all of them are legitimate, but to force our style on we had to do more complicated things, we did what we had to do to score.

"It was hard for us to play well, Klich's position was a new one for him, as he was the fourth defender to play in front of three center-backs, he could not use his mastery to make offense, we lacked that kind of skill by him. "

Bielsa apologized for letting himself be carried away by the emotion of the game and being late late with Millwall boss Neil Harris.

He added, "I take responsibility for this situation because I'm in football longer than my colleague (Harris).

"If you win or lose, it means a lot to us, sometimes we behave that way and then we complain about our behavior.

"I have a duty not to behave like that and I should not allow myself to behave that way, if you are more experienced, you should moderate your behavior, so I apologize."

Match facts

Millwall 1

(Wallace 55)

Leeds United 1

(Harrison 89)

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sky Bet Championship

Participation: 17.195

Millwall: Amos, McLaughlin, M Wallace, Cooper, Meredith, J Wallace, Williams, Leonard, O, Brien, Morison (Bradshaw 70), Gregory (Elliott 86).

Leeds: Peacock-Farrell, Ayling, Douglas, Cooper, Jansson, Phillips (Forshaw 74), Klich (Baker 61), Alioski, Harrison, Saiz, Roberts (Dallas 68).

Referee: Chris Kavanagh.

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