2 - 0
[Gnonto, James]
Leeds United
Millwall

Sunday 17th March 2024, 3:00pm | Championship
Elland Road | Attendance: 34,813

Manager: Daniel Farke | Referee: Stephen Martin

Goals from Wilfred Gnonto and Dan James were enough to tame an over-exuberant Millwall side, and send Leeds top of the Championship table. There's never a bad time to top the table, though few would disagree that the business end of the season is a good place to start. As in recent matches, the performance from Farke's men was far from vintage; but with just eight games remaining, fans won't care if the team has to claw their way over the finish line, as long as they gain automatic promotion!

From the opening whistle, the visitors were intent on making life difficult for Leeds, but getting ten men behind the ball was only half the problem! The boys from Bermondsey have always been a physical and somewhat dirty side, but much of their behaviour went unpunished by the man in black. How Neil Harris' men finished the game with eleven players is bewildering; with Jake Cooper in particular living a charmed life. The 29 year old had a scuffle with Gnonto (earning both players a booking), he elbowed Rutter in the face and bought Roden down in the penalty box, right under the nose of Stephen Martin, yet remained on the pitch.

It took a moment of magic from Wilfred Gnonto to unlock the Millwall defence. The plucky Italian weaved his way through a sea of orange, before unleashing a thunder bolt from the edge of the area, worthy of a goal of the season contender. With ten minutes of the game remaining, Leeds made the game safe. Rutter picked out Dan James in a packed penalty area. The Welshman took an eternity, before picking his spot from six yards out.

Line Up
Nat
Sub For
Goals
Meslier, Illan
Goalkeeper
Gray, Archie
Midfielder
Rodon, Joe
Defender
Ampadu, Ethan
Midfielder
Captain
Firpo, Junior
Defender
Kamara, Glen
Midfielder
Roberts
Gruev, Ilia
Midfielder
Gnonto, Wilfried
Forward
James
Rutter, Georginio
Forward
Piroe
Summerville, Crysencio
Midfielder
Anthony
Bamford, Patrick
Forward
Fernandez
Subs
Nat
Sub For
Goals
James, Daniel
Midfielder
Gnonto
Anthony, Jaidon
Midfielder
Summerville
Roberts, Connor
Defender
Kamara
Fernandez, Mateo Joseph
Forward
Bamford
Piroe, Joel
Forward
Rutter
Cresswell, Charlie
Defender
Cooper, Liam
Defender
Byram, Sam
Defender
Darlow, Karl
Goalkeeper
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