Millwall 4-0 Preston

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Millwall   4 - 0   Preston

Millwall 4-0 Preston

Highlights - Millwall 4-0 Preston

Millwall stayed in the hunt for a Championship play-off place and dealt a blow to Preston's survival hopes with a thumping victory at the New Den.

The visitors held out until the 42nd minute before Darren Purse headed home James Henry's corner.

Two minutes later, the Lions doubled their lead when Josh McQuoid fired into the top left corner from 30 yards.

Nadjim Abdou then set up John Marquis to fire in a low shot from six yards, before Henry converted a penalty.

Phil Brown's Preston side have showed signs of significant improvement in recent weeks but the Lions had the first real chance when Liam Trotter's fierce 12-yard strike was tipped around a post by Iain Turner.

The visitors went close with long-range efforts from Darren Carter, before Purse broke the deadlock.

Henry sent in an inswinging corner and the defender's firm header flew into the net from six yards.

Millwall immediately grabbed their second when McQuoid collected a pass from Marquis and fired home a superb right-footed strike.

Subsitute Abdou's neat pass was then met by Marquis who rifled into the net from close range.

It got worse for Preston after Turner felled McQuoid in the box and Henry stepped up to fire his spot-kick into the top right corner and make it 4-0.

The result lifts Millwall to within two points of sixth-placed Nottingham Forest and leaves Preston five points from safety with three games remaining.

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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Millwall 4-0 Preston FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Purse 42
  • McQuoid 44
  • Marquis 54
  • Henry (pen) 65

    Millwall

    • 01 Forde
    • 02 Dunne yellow card (Craig 72)
    • 16 Barron
    • 17 Mkandawire
    • 18 Ward
    • 35 Purse
    • 06 Trotter (Abdou 46)
    • 14 Henry
    • 29 Townsend
    • 30 McQuoid (Bouazza 67)
    • 32 Marquis

    Substitutes

    • 23 Mildenhall,
    • 05 Robinson,
    • 15 Craig,
    • 07 Schofield,
    • 08 Bouazza,
    • 12 Hackett,
    • 26 Abdou

    Preston

    • 21 Turner yellow card
    • 02 Morgan
    • 03 Khumalo (Wright 42)
    • 19 Jones
    • 10 Nicholson
    • 11 Treacy
    • 24 Ashbee yellow card
    • 41 Carter
    • 09 Brown (Hayes 60)
    • 16 Hume (Ellington 60)
    • 27 Johnson yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 01 Lonergan,
    • 42 Wright,
    • 46 Leather,
    • 15 Barton,
    • 20 Russell,
    • 08 Hayes,
    • 18 Ellington
    Ref: BoyesonAtt: 10,426
    MILLWALL
    PRESTON

    Possession

    • Millwall 45%
    • Preston 55%

    Attempts on target

    • Millwall 10
    • Preston 7

    Attempts off target

    • Millwall 13
    • Preston 7

    Corners

    • Millwall 12
    • Preston 2

    Fouls

    • Millwall 10
    • Preston 10
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:05 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 90:00+2:30 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Forde.
    • 89:36 Shot from just outside the box by Darren Carter misses to the right of the goal.
    • 87:50 Nadjim Abdou challenges Nathan Ellington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Morgan takes the free kick.
    • 86:28 John Marquis challenges Bailey Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Iain Turner.
    • 84:30 Tamika Mkandawire produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
    • 83:43 Eddie Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Hameur Bouazza. Tony Craig restarts play with the free kick.
    • 80:56 Effort from outside the penalty box by Keith Treacy goes wide left of the target.
    • 80:14 Hameur Bouazza has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 79:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Purse by Paul Hayes. David Forde restarts play with the free kick.
    • 78:57 Shot from just outside the area by Andros Townsend misses to the right of the target.
    • 77:13 Keith Treacy takes a shot. Blocked by Tony Craig.
    • 76:44 Corner taken by Keith Treacy played to the near post, save made by David Forde.
    • 73:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Henry on Keith Treacy. Free kick taken by Keith Treacy. Shot from just outside the box by Darren Carter goes over the bar.
    • 72:54 Hameur Bouazza gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Nicholson. Barry Nicholson takes the indirect free kick.
    • 70:34 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andros Townsend from the right by-line, Bailey Wright makes a clearance. Short corner taken by Hameur Bouazza, Shot from just outside the box by Andros Townsend goes over the crossbar.
    • 70:34 Substitution Tony Craig is brought on as a substitute for Alan Dunne.
    • 70:34 Andros Townsend takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Ashbee. Corner taken by Andros Townsend from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Billy Jones.
    • 69:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Ellington on Alan Dunne. Free kick taken by David Forde.
    • 66:47 Free kick crossed by Keith Treacy.
    • 66:47 Substitution Hameur Bouazza comes on in place of Josh McQuoid.
    • 66:47 Booking Alan Dunne goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 66:44 Foul by Alan Dunne on Keith Treacy, free kick awarded.
    • 66:19 James Henry takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.
    • 64:24 GOAL - James HenryMillwall 4 - 0 Preston James Henry scores a placed penalty. Millwall 4-0 Preston.
    • 63:30 Booking The referee shows Iain Turner a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 63:15 Penalty awarded for a foul by Iain Turner on Josh McQuoid.
    • 61:02 Strike comes in from James Henry from the free kick.
    • 61:02 Booking Ian Ashbee receives a yellow card.
    • 60:53 Ian Ashbee concedes a free kick for a foul on Andros Townsend.
    • 59:17 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andros Townsend, clearance by Keith Treacy.
    • 59:17 Substitution Nathan Ellington comes on in place of Iain Hume.
    • 59:17 Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Paul Hayes coming on for Chris Brown.
    • 58:26 Iain Hume takes a shot. Darren Purse gets a block in.
    • 57:59 James Henry takes a shot. Blocked by Bailey Wright.
    • 53:31 Assist on the goal came from Nadjim Abdou.
    • 53:31 GOAL - John MarquisMillwall 3 - 0 Preston John Marquis grabs a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Millwall 3-0 Preston.
    • 51:38 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James Henry.
    • 51:10 The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Brown. David Forde takes the free kick.
    • 49:39 Keith Treacy takes a shot. Darren Purse gets a block in. Keith Treacy takes a shot. Save made by David Forde.
    • 48:25 John Marquis is caught offside. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.
    • 46:16 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andros Townsend, save by Iain Turner.
    • 45:50 Eddie Johnson takes a shot. Save by David Forde.
    • 45:10 Effort from outside the penalty box by Andros Townsend goes wide left of the target.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • 45:01 Substitution Nadjim Abdou replaces Liam Trotter.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:10 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 45:00+0:55 James Henry takes the free kick.
    • 45:00+0:55 Booking The referee shows Eddie Johnson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 45:00+0:34 John Marquis fouled by Eddie Johnson, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 44:50 John Marquis challenges Craig Morgan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.
    • 44:43 The official flags Chris Brown offside. Free kick taken by David Forde.
    • 43:14 Assist by John Marquis.
    • 43:14 GOAL - Josh McQuoidMillwall 2 - 0 Preston Josh McQuoid gets on the score sheet with a goal from a long way out to the top left corner of the goal. Millwall 2-0 Preston.
    • 41:55 GOAL - Darren PurseMillwall 1 - 0 Preston Darren Purse finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Millwall 1-0 Preston.
    • 41:24 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James Henry,
    • 41:24 Substitution Bailey Wright replaces Bongani Khumalo.
    • 32:59 John Marquis concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Jones. Indirect free kick taken by Iain Turner.
    • 31:49 Corner from left by-line taken by James Henry.
    • 30:24 Eddie Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Henry. Indirect free kick taken by David Forde.
    • 28:52 Corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy from the right by-line, David Forde makes a save.
    • 27:54 Keith Treacy takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Dunne.
    • 25:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Brown on Alan Dunne. David Forde takes the free kick.
    • 24:04 Josh McQuoid has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
    • 23:45 Andros Townsend takes a shot. Ian Ashbee gets a block in.
    • 21:36 The referee blows for offside against Iain Hume. David Forde takes the free kick.
    • 20:28 John Marquis takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Hume by Tamika Mkandawire. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
    • 18:14 Effort on goal by Josh McQuoid from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
    • 16:42 Darren Purse concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Brown. Indirect free kick taken by Keith Treacy.
    • 16:16 Chris Brown takes a shot. Save by David Forde.
    • 15:35 Unfair challenge on Ian Ashbee by Tamika Mkandawire results in a free kick. Barry Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 14:07 James Henry takes a shot. Craig Morgan gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Liam Trotter from the left by-line, Effort on goal by Andros Townsend from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 13:01 Shot from just outside the box by Eddie Johnson goes over the target.
    • 12:07 James Henry produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area and strikes the post. Josh McQuoid takes a shot. Blocked by Bongani Khumalo. Corner taken by Andros Townsend from the right by-line played to the near post, Darren Carter makes a clearance.
    • 9:56 Darren Carter takes a shot.
    • 8:24 Liam Trotter takes a shot. Iain Turner makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Liam Trotter from the left by-line, James Henry takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Henry.
    • 7:50 Unfair challenge on Scott Barron by Keith Treacy results in a free kick. Andros Townsend restarts play with the free kick.
    • 6:10 Iain Hume has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 4:08 John Marquis takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner.
    • 2:41 Effort from just outside the area by Darren Carter goes over the bar.
    • 0:08 Bongani Khumalo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Henry. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andros Townsend from right wing.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 23 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 43 38 84
    2 Norwich 43 23 77
    3 Cardiff 43 24 76
    4 Reading 43 26 73
    5 Swansea 43 18 71
    6 Nott'm Forest 43 11 66
    7 Leeds 43 10 66
    8 Burnley 43 5 66
    9 Millwall 43 16 64
    10 Hull 43 4 63
    11 Watford 43 12 61
    12 Leicester 43 1 60
    13 Ipswich 43 -2 59
    14 Portsmouth 43 -6 56
    15 Bristol City 43 -7 54
    16 Coventry 43 -3 53
    17 Middlesbrough 43 -7 53
    18 Barnsley 43 -12 51
    19 Derby 43 -9 49
    20 Doncaster 43 -23 46
    21 Crystal Palace 43 -23 44
    22 Scunthorpe 43 -39 41
    23 Preston 43 -25 39
    24 Sheff Utd 43 -32 38

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