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We're into the final month of the season across England's top four tiers, and there is still plenty to play for. The Premier League title is wrapped up, and the bottom three clubs are looking increasingly to be relegated, but lower down the footballing pyramid there is plenty still at stake. Here, we round-up who can still finish where in the Premier League and Football League. Premier League Every team has between three and five games remaining, but it wouldn't be all that surprising if everyone finished in exactly the position they currently find themselves - or at least in the positions that truly matter. Manchester City are champions, while Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham are looking good to finish in the top four, barring a significant late collapse coupled with a Chelsea recovery. Arsenal are likely to beat Burnley to sixth place, with the losers of that race to go into the Europa League at the second qualifying stage - which starts on July 26. Everyone from Bournemouth in 11th and below can still be relegated, but it would take something dramatic for any of the teams above Huddersfield to be pulled back in to the dogfight. Southampton, Stoke and West Brom, all at least four points adrift of safety, are in real trouble. Premier League | Who can still get what? Championship Wolves are Championship champions, 12 points clear of Cardiff, who have two games left to play. Cardiff are battling it out with Fulham and Aston Villa for the second remaining automatic play-off spot, though the Welsh side are in the best position to secure promotion. Two of those sides will go into the play-offs, joined by two more of Middlesbrough, Millwall, Derby, Brentford, Preston, Bristol City and Sheffield United, though the final four of those sides face an uphill task to sneak in. At the other end of the table, Sunderland's relegation to League One has been confirmed. Burton and Barnsley currently make up the bottom three, though Barnsley have a game in hand on Bolton, who are two points above them, just outside the relegation zone. Every side up to Reading can still technically go down. Championship | What can still happen? League One Wigan and Blackburn have sealed the two automatic promotion spots, meaning Shrewsbury will have to settle for a place in the play-offs. They will be joined by Rotherham and two more teams from the six below them. At the bottom, Bury are down, while MK Dns are as good as relegated, six points from safety and with terrible goal difference. Every team up to Doncaster in 14th could still get sucked into the relegation battle. League One | What can still happen? League Two Accrington Stanley and Luton have sealed promotion to League One. Wycombe are in pole position to secure the third and final automatic promotion slot, but the three teams beneath them are still in contention. The play-off berths will be filled by four of the six teams currently between third and eighth. Relegation from the Football League is looking perilously likely for both Chesterfield and Barnet, though Morecambe and Grimsby are still not quite safe. League Two | What can still happen?
Premier League and Football League relegation, promotion and play-offs: who can still finish where?
We're into the final month of the season across England's top four tiers, and there is still plenty to play for. The Premier League title is wrapped up, and the bottom three clubs are looking increasingly to be relegated, but lower down the footballing pyramid there is plenty still at stake. Here, we round-up who can still finish where in the Premier League and Football League. Premier League Every team has between three and five games remaining, but it wouldn't be all that surprising if everyone finished in exactly the position they currently find themselves - or at least in the positions that truly matter. Manchester City are champions, while Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham are looking good to finish in the top four, barring a significant late collapse coupled with a Chelsea recovery. Arsenal are likely to beat Burnley to sixth place, with the losers of that race to go into the Europa League at the second qualifying stage - which starts on July 26. Everyone from Bournemouth in 11th and below can still be relegated, but it would take something dramatic for any of the teams above Huddersfield to be pulled back in to the dogfight. Southampton, Stoke and West Brom, all at least four points adrift of safety, are in real trouble. Premier League | Who can still get what? Championship Wolves are Championship champions, 12 points clear of Cardiff, who have two games left to play. Cardiff are battling it out with Fulham and Aston Villa for the second remaining automatic play-off spot, though the Welsh side are in the best position to secure promotion. Two of those sides will go into the play-offs, joined by two more of Middlesbrough, Millwall, Derby, Brentford, Preston, Bristol City and Sheffield United, though the final four of those sides face an uphill task to sneak in. At the other end of the table, Sunderland's relegation to League One has been confirmed. Burton and Barnsley currently make up the bottom three, though Barnsley have a game in hand on Bolton, who are two points above them, just outside the relegation zone. Every side up to Reading can still technically go down. Championship | What can still happen? League One Wigan and Blackburn have sealed the two automatic promotion spots, meaning Shrewsbury will have to settle for a place in the play-offs. They will be joined by Rotherham and two more teams from the six below them. At the bottom, Bury are down, while MK Dns are as good as relegated, six points from safety and with terrible goal difference. Every team up to Doncaster in 14th could still get sucked into the relegation battle. League One | What can still happen? League Two Accrington Stanley and Luton have sealed promotion to League One. Wycombe are in pole position to secure the third and final automatic promotion slot, but the three teams beneath them are still in contention. The play-off berths will be filled by four of the six teams currently between third and eighth. Relegation from the Football League is looking perilously likely for both Chesterfield and Barnet, though Morecambe and Grimsby are still not quite safe. League Two | What can still happen?
Promotion number eight will have to wait for Neil Warnock, after the immutable law of the ex. Warnock’s hopes of securing a Premier League return are still hanging in the balance after a ­dramatic Derby County turnaround ensured the scramble for automatic promotion is set for the final day. Cardiff City old boy Cameron ­Jerome scored twice, while a goal from substitute Matej Vydra breathed fresh life into Derby’s ­previously sagging play-off bid to increase Warnock’s frustration over the original postponement. Five weeks ago this game was called off due to overnight snow but it was Derby who put the skids on Cardiff with a defiant response. Cardiff could still secure a top-two finish this weekend if they beat Hull City and rivals Fulham suffer a defeat against Sunderland, but the chase now seems certain to be a nail-biting experience. Cardiff are a point above Fulham with two games left. This was only Derby’s third win in 14 games, but lifted them above Millwall into the final play-off place. Warnock said: “We’ve got to ­regroup and go again. We’ve got to win at Hull and beat Reading, we’d have settled for that on July 15 when we started pre-season. “It’s exciting isn’t it? It was ­always going to the wire. It’s disappointing for us, they were Sunday league goals for us to concede and the players are flat. “You’d think Derby had won the World Cup at the final whistle. I can’t blame the weather and I’m pleased they managed to get a full team out this time.” Warnock reacts as his team loses to Derby County Credit: GETTY IMAGES Relations between Warnock and Derby’s Gary Rowett have become frosty after the initial fixture was controversially postponed last month. Warnock, a master of conspiracy theories, branded the decision a “disgrace” and hinted darkly that Derby wanted the game called off due to a lengthy injury list. The stakes in this rearranged game were huge and Cardiff took the lead after the 28th minute through a spectacular volley from Callum Paterson. Derby were nervy in the first half, Pride Park an arena of anxiety, and there was no hint of what was to follow. Yet they were vastly ­improved in the second half, and it was Jerome – who scored 27 goals between 2004-2006 for Cardiff – who pinched the equaliser after the 68th minute. Cardiff failed to adequately clear a corner and Richard Keogh headed the ball back into the area, with ­Jerome holding off Morrison to slide the ball past Neil Etheridge. Vydra put the game beyond the visitors nine minutes from time with an emphatic finish, his 20th of the season, before Jerome added a third in added time. Rowett said: “There are no ­second chances for us and we had to lay it all out on the pitch. “The players have shown ­tremendous character and it’s now in our own hands again. We’ve got Aston Villa on Saturday and then Barnsley who will be fighting for their lives, which is why we all love this division.” Teams Derby County (3-6-1) Carson; Keogh, Davies, Forsyth; Wisdom, Huddlestone, Johnson, Lawrence (Hanson 88), Olsson (Vydra 60), Weimann (Pearce 88); Jerome. Subs Roos (g), Palmer, Nugent, Ledley. Cardiff City (4-4-2) Etheridge; Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Paterson, Gunnarsson, Ralls, Ward (Wildschut 74); Hoilett (Pilkington 74), Madine (Zohore 67). Subs Murphy (g), Peltier, Mendez-Laing, Grujic. Booked Paterson, Manga, Bennett, Ralls Referee Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire).
Neil Warnock's wait for promotion continues as Derby County fight back to beat Cardiff
Promotion number eight will have to wait for Neil Warnock, after the immutable law of the ex. Warnock’s hopes of securing a Premier League return are still hanging in the balance after a ­dramatic Derby County turnaround ensured the scramble for automatic promotion is set for the final day. Cardiff City old boy Cameron ­Jerome scored twice, while a goal from substitute Matej Vydra breathed fresh life into Derby’s ­previously sagging play-off bid to increase Warnock’s frustration over the original postponement. Five weeks ago this game was called off due to overnight snow but it was Derby who put the skids on Cardiff with a defiant response. Cardiff could still secure a top-two finish this weekend if they beat Hull City and rivals Fulham suffer a defeat against Sunderland, but the chase now seems certain to be a nail-biting experience. Cardiff are a point above Fulham with two games left. This was only Derby’s third win in 14 games, but lifted them above Millwall into the final play-off place. Warnock said: “We’ve got to ­regroup and go again. We’ve got to win at Hull and beat Reading, we’d have settled for that on July 15 when we started pre-season. “It’s exciting isn’t it? It was ­always going to the wire. It’s disappointing for us, they were Sunday league goals for us to concede and the players are flat. “You’d think Derby had won the World Cup at the final whistle. I can’t blame the weather and I’m pleased they managed to get a full team out this time.” Warnock reacts as his team loses to Derby County Credit: GETTY IMAGES Relations between Warnock and Derby’s Gary Rowett have become frosty after the initial fixture was controversially postponed last month. Warnock, a master of conspiracy theories, branded the decision a “disgrace” and hinted darkly that Derby wanted the game called off due to a lengthy injury list. The stakes in this rearranged game were huge and Cardiff took the lead after the 28th minute through a spectacular volley from Callum Paterson. Derby were nervy in the first half, Pride Park an arena of anxiety, and there was no hint of what was to follow. Yet they were vastly ­improved in the second half, and it was Jerome – who scored 27 goals between 2004-2006 for Cardiff – who pinched the equaliser after the 68th minute. Cardiff failed to adequately clear a corner and Richard Keogh headed the ball back into the area, with ­Jerome holding off Morrison to slide the ball past Neil Etheridge. Vydra put the game beyond the visitors nine minutes from time with an emphatic finish, his 20th of the season, before Jerome added a third in added time. Rowett said: “There are no ­second chances for us and we had to lay it all out on the pitch. “The players have shown ­tremendous character and it’s now in our own hands again. We’ve got Aston Villa on Saturday and then Barnsley who will be fighting for their lives, which is why we all love this division.” Teams Derby County (3-6-1) Carson; Keogh, Davies, Forsyth; Wisdom, Huddlestone, Johnson, Lawrence (Hanson 88), Olsson (Vydra 60), Weimann (Pearce 88); Jerome. Subs Roos (g), Palmer, Nugent, Ledley. Cardiff City (4-4-2) Etheridge; Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Paterson, Gunnarsson, Ralls, Ward (Wildschut 74); Hoilett (Pilkington 74), Madine (Zohore 67). Subs Murphy (g), Peltier, Mendez-Laing, Grujic. Booked Paterson, Manga, Bennett, Ralls Referee Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire).
Promotion number eight will have to wait for Neil Warnock, after the immutable law of the ex. Warnock’s hopes of securing a Premier League return are still hanging in the balance after a ­dramatic Derby County turnaround ensured the scramble for automatic promotion is set for the final day. Cardiff City old boy Cameron ­Jerome scored twice, while a goal from substitute Matej Vydra breathed fresh life into Derby’s ­previously sagging play-off bid to increase Warnock’s frustration over the original postponement. Five weeks ago this game was called off due to overnight snow but it was Derby who put the skids on Cardiff with a defiant response. Cardiff could still secure a top-two finish this weekend if they beat Hull City and rivals Fulham suffer a defeat against Sunderland, but the chase now seems certain to be a nail-biting experience. Cardiff are a point above Fulham with two games left. This was only Derby’s third win in 14 games, but lifted them above Millwall into the final play-off place. Warnock said: “We’ve got to ­regroup and go again. We’ve got to win at Hull and beat Reading, we’d have settled for that on July 15 when we started pre-season. “It’s exciting isn’t it? It was ­always going to the wire. It’s disappointing for us, they were Sunday league goals for us to concede and the players are flat. “You’d think Derby had won the World Cup at the final whistle. I can’t blame the weather and I’m pleased they managed to get a full team out this time.” Warnock reacts as his team loses to Derby County Credit: GETTY IMAGES Relations between Warnock and Derby’s Gary Rowett have become frosty after the initial fixture was controversially postponed last month. Warnock, a master of conspiracy theories, branded the decision a “disgrace” and hinted darkly that Derby wanted the game called off due to a lengthy injury list. The stakes in this rearranged game were huge and Cardiff took the lead after the 28th minute through a spectacular volley from Callum Paterson. Derby were nervy in the first half, Pride Park an arena of anxiety, and there was no hint of what was to follow. Yet they were vastly ­improved in the second half, and it was Jerome – who scored 27 goals between 2004-2006 for Cardiff – who pinched the equaliser after the 68th minute. Cardiff failed to adequately clear a corner and Richard Keogh headed the ball back into the area, with ­Jerome holding off Morrison to slide the ball past Neil Etheridge. Vydra put the game beyond the visitors nine minutes from time with an emphatic finish, his 20th of the season, before Jerome added a third in added time. Rowett said: “There are no ­second chances for us and we had to lay it all out on the pitch. “The players have shown ­tremendous character and it’s now in our own hands again. We’ve got Aston Villa on Saturday and then Barnsley who will be fighting for their lives, which is why we all love this division.” Teams Derby County (3-6-1) Carson; Keogh, Davies, Forsyth; Wisdom, Huddlestone, Johnson, Lawrence (Hanson 88), Olsson (Vydra 60), Weimann (Pearce 88); Jerome. Subs Roos (g), Palmer, Nugent, Ledley. Cardiff City (4-4-2) Etheridge; Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Paterson, Gunnarsson, Ralls, Ward (Wildschut 74); Hoilett (Pilkington 74), Madine (Zohore 67). Subs Murphy (g), Peltier, Mendez-Laing, Grujic. Booked Paterson, Manga, Bennett, Ralls Referee Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire).
Neil Warnock's wait for promotion continues as Derby County fight back to beat Cardiff
Promotion number eight will have to wait for Neil Warnock, after the immutable law of the ex. Warnock’s hopes of securing a Premier League return are still hanging in the balance after a ­dramatic Derby County turnaround ensured the scramble for automatic promotion is set for the final day. Cardiff City old boy Cameron ­Jerome scored twice, while a goal from substitute Matej Vydra breathed fresh life into Derby’s ­previously sagging play-off bid to increase Warnock’s frustration over the original postponement. Five weeks ago this game was called off due to overnight snow but it was Derby who put the skids on Cardiff with a defiant response. Cardiff could still secure a top-two finish this weekend if they beat Hull City and rivals Fulham suffer a defeat against Sunderland, but the chase now seems certain to be a nail-biting experience. Cardiff are a point above Fulham with two games left. This was only Derby’s third win in 14 games, but lifted them above Millwall into the final play-off place. Warnock said: “We’ve got to ­regroup and go again. We’ve got to win at Hull and beat Reading, we’d have settled for that on July 15 when we started pre-season. “It’s exciting isn’t it? It was ­always going to the wire. It’s disappointing for us, they were Sunday league goals for us to concede and the players are flat. “You’d think Derby had won the World Cup at the final whistle. I can’t blame the weather and I’m pleased they managed to get a full team out this time.” Warnock reacts as his team loses to Derby County Credit: GETTY IMAGES Relations between Warnock and Derby’s Gary Rowett have become frosty after the initial fixture was controversially postponed last month. Warnock, a master of conspiracy theories, branded the decision a “disgrace” and hinted darkly that Derby wanted the game called off due to a lengthy injury list. The stakes in this rearranged game were huge and Cardiff took the lead after the 28th minute through a spectacular volley from Callum Paterson. Derby were nervy in the first half, Pride Park an arena of anxiety, and there was no hint of what was to follow. Yet they were vastly ­improved in the second half, and it was Jerome – who scored 27 goals between 2004-2006 for Cardiff – who pinched the equaliser after the 68th minute. Cardiff failed to adequately clear a corner and Richard Keogh headed the ball back into the area, with ­Jerome holding off Morrison to slide the ball past Neil Etheridge. Vydra put the game beyond the visitors nine minutes from time with an emphatic finish, his 20th of the season, before Jerome added a third in added time. Rowett said: “There are no ­second chances for us and we had to lay it all out on the pitch. “The players have shown ­tremendous character and it’s now in our own hands again. We’ve got Aston Villa on Saturday and then Barnsley who will be fighting for their lives, which is why we all love this division.” Teams Derby County (3-6-1) Carson; Keogh, Davies, Forsyth; Wisdom, Huddlestone, Johnson, Lawrence (Hanson 88), Olsson (Vydra 60), Weimann (Pearce 88); Jerome. Subs Roos (g), Palmer, Nugent, Ledley. Cardiff City (4-4-2) Etheridge; Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Paterson, Gunnarsson, Ralls, Ward (Wildschut 74); Hoilett (Pilkington 74), Madine (Zohore 67). Subs Murphy (g), Peltier, Mendez-Laing, Grujic. Booked Paterson, Manga, Bennett, Ralls Referee Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire).
Millwall's Tim Cahill handed three game ban for violent conduct
Millwall's Tim Cahill handed three game ban for violent conduct
Millwall's Tim Cahill handed three game ban for violent conduct
Millwall's Tim Cahill handed three game ban for violent conduct
Millwall's Tim Cahill handed three game ban for violent conduct
Millwall's Tim Cahill handed three game ban for violent conduct
Millwall heartache inspiring Premier League promotion push, says Neil Harris
Millwall heartache inspiring Premier League promotion push, says Neil Harris
Millwall heartache inspiring Premier League promotion push, says Neil Harris
Millwall heartache inspiring Premier League promotion push, says Neil Harris
Millwall heartache inspiring Premier League promotion push, says Neil Harris
Millwall heartache inspiring Premier League promotion push, says Neil Harris
‘Pressure is on Cardiff’ after Fulham edged back into promotion places after win at Millwall
‘Pressure is on Cardiff’ after Fulham edged back into promotion places after win at Millwall
‘Pressure is on Cardiff’ after Fulham edged back into promotion places after win at Millwall
‘Pressure is on Cardiff’ after Fulham edged back into promotion places after win at Millwall
‘Pressure is on Cardiff’ after Fulham edged back into promotion places after win at Millwall
‘Pressure is on Cardiff’ after Fulham edged back into promotion places after win at Millwall
‘Pressure is on Cardiff’ after Fulham edged back into promotion places after win at Millwall
‘Pressure is on Cardiff’ after Fulham edged back into promotion places after win at Millwall
‘Pressure is on Cardiff’ after Fulham edged back into promotion places after win at Millwall
The Australian veteran came off the bench as Millwall's unbeaten run crashed to an end
Socceroos Watch: Tim Cahill gets game time as Millwall thumped by Fulham
The Australian veteran came off the bench as Millwall's unbeaten run crashed to an end
Fulham leapfrogged over Cardiff City in the Championship table after recording a 3-0 triumph over Millwall.
Millwall 0 Fulham 3: Sessegnon on target as Jokanovic's side go second
Fulham leapfrogged over Cardiff City in the Championship table after recording a 3-0 triumph over Millwall.
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon celebrates scoring their first goal Action Images/Matthew Childs
Championship - Millwall v Fulham
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon celebrates scoring their first goal Action Images/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates scoring their third goal Action Images/Matthew Childs
Championship - Millwall v Fulham
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates scoring their third goal Action Images/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon celebrates scoring their first goal Action Images/Matthew Childs
Championship - Millwall v Fulham
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon celebrates scoring their first goal Action Images/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon in action with Millwall's Jed Wallace Action Images/Matthew Childs
Championship - Millwall v Fulham
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon in action with Millwall's Jed Wallace Action Images/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon celebrates scoring their first goal Action Images/Matthew Childs
Championship - Millwall v Fulham
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon celebrates scoring their first goal Action Images/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Millwall's Mahlon Romeo in action with Fulham's Kevin McDonald Action Images/Matthew Childs
Championship - Millwall v Fulham
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Millwall's Mahlon Romeo in action with Fulham's Kevin McDonald Action Images/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic Action Images/Matthew Childs
Championship - Millwall v Fulham
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic Action Images/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic scores their third goal Action Images/Matthew Childs
Championship - Millwall v Fulham
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic scores their third goal Action Images/Matthew Childs
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Fulham's Kevin McDonald celebrates scoring their second goal Action Images/Matthew Childs
Championship - Millwall v Fulham
Soccer Football - Championship - Millwall v Fulham - The Den, London, Britain - April 20, 2018 Fulham's Kevin McDonald celebrates scoring their second goal Action Images/Matthew Childs
Something had to give. Eventually, it was Millwall. They lost their 17-match unbeaten run as Fulham extended their own to 22 and climbed back into second place. Early second-half goals from Ryan Sessegnon and Kevin McDonald helped lift Slavisa Jokanovic’s side two points above Cardiff City, who have two games in hand. “If I don’t find something more interesting, then maybe I will watch it,” said Jokanovic of Cardiff’s game against Nottingham Forest this evening. “I must be proud. We played brilliantly in the second 45 minutes. In this place, it’s not easy to play football.” Neil Harris described the achievement of competing at the top end of the division as “a miraculous achievement”, with promotion the talk of both south-east and south-west London before kick-off. “Tonight’s a great realisation for all of us,” said Harris. “I think the standing ovation from the fans at the end was respectful of our situation. It was a great ‘Millwall’ first 45 minutes. The atmosphere in the stadium … I’m really proud of the club. We’ve been beaten by a good side, no problem.” McDonald curled home a superb second to put Fulham firmly in control Credit: PA A balmy Friday night in London saw one team desperate to get out of the play-offs and the other desperate to stay in them. Millwall are still there, in sixth, but their position is precarious. Their next game is against Middlesbrough, who are above them on goal difference, having played a game less. All eyes will now be on today’s game between Derby and Boro. This was a clash of cultures on and off the pitch. Easy-on-the-eye Fulham leaving the comfort of their leafy Thameside surroundings to enter the raw intensity of SE1. A hostile atmosphere became more frenetic after only four minutes, when Jake Cooper thumped a header against the bar from Ben Marshall’s corner with the home side on the offensive. They thought they had scored when George Saville smashed into the roof of the net, but Jed Wallace was penalised for a foul in the build-up. The decision did not go down well. Harris had predicted Fulham would face “a cauldron of noise” and he was right. Sessegnon’s every touch was greeted with boos and referee Andre Marriner was scrutinised relentlessly by players from both teams. Millwall’s muscularity continued to pose problems. Marcus Bettinelli groped unconvincingly at Marshall’s cross and Wallace fired the loose ball at goal, but Tim Ream recovered to clear off the line. An enthralling half ended as Matt Targett shot from distance, this time clipping the top of the bar. Aleksandar Mitrovic wrapped the points up with a fine finish Credit: PA Millwall had edged the first half, but Fulham were ahead within a minute of the second. Jordan Archer made a flapped attempt to push Aleksandar Mitrovic’s low shot to safety, but Sessegnon used his pace to latch on to the rebound and force it home. He is the most prolific teenager in all four divisions; that was his 15th of the season. “Everything he touches in the box, many times it finishes in the net,” said Jokanovic. With Fulham in the ascendancy, McDonald’s swerving shot from 25 yards deceived Archer and crashed into the top corner. It was up to Mitrovic to put the gloss on a fine win for Fulham with an emphatic finish into the top corner. Match details Millwall (4-4-2): Archer; Romeo (O’Brien 89), Hutchinson, Cooper, Meredith (Cahill 77); Wallace, Williams, Saville, Marshall (Elliott 65); Morison, Gregory. Subs: Onyedinma, Martin, Tunnicliffe (g), Shackell. Booked: Hutchinson, Wallace, Gregory. Fulham (4-3-3): Bettinelli; Fredericks (Christie 90), Odoi, Ream, Targett; Johansen, McDonald, Cairney; Piazon (Kalas 83), Mitrovic, Sessegnon. Subs: Kebano, Rui Fonte, Norwood, Button (g), Kamara. Booked: Ream. Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands).
Emphatic Fulham weather Millwall's early storm to find extra gear in automatic promotion hunt
Something had to give. Eventually, it was Millwall. They lost their 17-match unbeaten run as Fulham extended their own to 22 and climbed back into second place. Early second-half goals from Ryan Sessegnon and Kevin McDonald helped lift Slavisa Jokanovic’s side two points above Cardiff City, who have two games in hand. “If I don’t find something more interesting, then maybe I will watch it,” said Jokanovic of Cardiff’s game against Nottingham Forest this evening. “I must be proud. We played brilliantly in the second 45 minutes. In this place, it’s not easy to play football.” Neil Harris described the achievement of competing at the top end of the division as “a miraculous achievement”, with promotion the talk of both south-east and south-west London before kick-off. “Tonight’s a great realisation for all of us,” said Harris. “I think the standing ovation from the fans at the end was respectful of our situation. It was a great ‘Millwall’ first 45 minutes. The atmosphere in the stadium … I’m really proud of the club. We’ve been beaten by a good side, no problem.” McDonald curled home a superb second to put Fulham firmly in control Credit: PA A balmy Friday night in London saw one team desperate to get out of the play-offs and the other desperate to stay in them. Millwall are still there, in sixth, but their position is precarious. Their next game is against Middlesbrough, who are above them on goal difference, having played a game less. All eyes will now be on today’s game between Derby and Boro. This was a clash of cultures on and off the pitch. Easy-on-the-eye Fulham leaving the comfort of their leafy Thameside surroundings to enter the raw intensity of SE1. A hostile atmosphere became more frenetic after only four minutes, when Jake Cooper thumped a header against the bar from Ben Marshall’s corner with the home side on the offensive. They thought they had scored when George Saville smashed into the roof of the net, but Jed Wallace was penalised for a foul in the build-up. The decision did not go down well. Harris had predicted Fulham would face “a cauldron of noise” and he was right. Sessegnon’s every touch was greeted with boos and referee Andre Marriner was scrutinised relentlessly by players from both teams. Millwall’s muscularity continued to pose problems. Marcus Bettinelli groped unconvincingly at Marshall’s cross and Wallace fired the loose ball at goal, but Tim Ream recovered to clear off the line. An enthralling half ended as Matt Targett shot from distance, this time clipping the top of the bar. Aleksandar Mitrovic wrapped the points up with a fine finish Credit: PA Millwall had edged the first half, but Fulham were ahead within a minute of the second. Jordan Archer made a flapped attempt to push Aleksandar Mitrovic’s low shot to safety, but Sessegnon used his pace to latch on to the rebound and force it home. He is the most prolific teenager in all four divisions; that was his 15th of the season. “Everything he touches in the box, many times it finishes in the net,” said Jokanovic. With Fulham in the ascendancy, McDonald’s swerving shot from 25 yards deceived Archer and crashed into the top corner. It was up to Mitrovic to put the gloss on a fine win for Fulham with an emphatic finish into the top corner. Match details Millwall (4-4-2): Archer; Romeo (O’Brien 89), Hutchinson, Cooper, Meredith (Cahill 77); Wallace, Williams, Saville, Marshall (Elliott 65); Morison, Gregory. Subs: Onyedinma, Martin, Tunnicliffe (g), Shackell. Booked: Hutchinson, Wallace, Gregory. Fulham (4-3-3): Bettinelli; Fredericks (Christie 90), Odoi, Ream, Targett; Johansen, McDonald, Cairney; Piazon (Kalas 83), Mitrovic, Sessegnon. Subs: Kebano, Rui Fonte, Norwood, Button (g), Kamara. Booked: Ream. Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands).
Emphatic Fulham weather Millwall's early storm to find extra gear in automatic promotion hunt
Emphatic Fulham weather Millwall's early storm to find extra gear in automatic promotion hunt
Emphatic Fulham weather Millwall's early storm to find extra gear in automatic promotion hunt
Emphatic Fulham weather Millwall's early storm to find extra gear in automatic promotion hunt
Emphatic Fulham weather Millwall's early storm to find extra gear in automatic promotion hunt
Emphatic Fulham weather Millwall's early storm to find extra gear in automatic promotion hunt
Something had to give. Eventually, it was Millwall. They lost their 17-match unbeaten run as Fulham extended their own to 22 and climbed back into second place. Early second-half goals from Ryan Sessegnon and Kevin McDonald helped lift Slavisa Jokanovic’s side two points above Cardiff City, who have two games in hand. “If I don’t find something more interesting, then maybe I will watch it,” said Jokanovic of Cardiff’s game against Nottingham Forest this evening. “I must be proud. We played brilliantly in the second 45 minutes. In this place, it’s not easy to play football.” Neil Harris described the achievement of competing at the top end of the division as “a miraculous achievement”, with promotion the talk of both south-east and south-west London before kick-off. “Tonight’s a great realisation for all of us,” said Harris. “I think the standing ovation from the fans at the end was respectful of our situation. It was a great ‘Millwall’ first 45 minutes. The atmosphere in the stadium … I’m really proud of the club. We’ve been beaten by a good side, no problem.” McDonald curled home a superb second to put Fulham firmly in control Credit: PA A balmy Friday night in London saw one team desperate to get out of the play-offs and the other desperate to stay in them. Millwall are still there, in sixth, but their position is precarious. Their next game is against Middlesbrough, who are above them on goal difference, having played a game less. All eyes will now be on today’s game between Derby and Boro. This was a clash of cultures on and off the pitch. Easy-on-the-eye Fulham leaving the comfort of their leafy Thameside surroundings to enter the raw intensity of SE1. A hostile atmosphere became more frenetic after only four minutes, when Jake Cooper thumped a header against the bar from Ben Marshall’s corner with the home side on the offensive. They thought they had scored when George Saville smashed into the roof of the net, but Jed Wallace was penalised for a foul in the build-up. The decision did not go down well. Harris had predicted Fulham would face “a cauldron of noise” and he was right. Sessegnon’s every touch was greeted with boos and referee Andre Marriner was scrutinised relentlessly by players from both teams. Millwall’s muscularity continued to pose problems. Marcus Bettinelli groped unconvincingly at Marshall’s cross and Wallace fired the loose ball at goal, but Tim Ream recovered to clear off the line. An enthralling half ended as Matt Targett shot from distance, this time clipping the top of the bar. Aleksandar Mitrovic wrapped the points up with a fine finish Credit: PA Millwall had edged the first half, but Fulham were ahead within a minute of the second. Jordan Archer made a flapped attempt to push Aleksandar Mitrovic’s low shot to safety, but Sessegnon used his pace to latch on to the rebound and force it home. He is the most prolific teenager in all four divisions; that was his 15th of the season. “Everything he touches in the box, many times it finishes in the net,” said Jokanovic. With Fulham in the ascendancy, McDonald’s swerving shot from 25 yards deceived Archer and crashed into the top corner. It was up to Mitrovic to put the gloss on a fine win for Fulham with an emphatic finish into the top corner. Match details Millwall (4-4-2): Archer; Romeo (O’Brien 89), Hutchinson, Cooper, Meredith (Cahill 77); Wallace, Williams, Saville, Marshall (Elliott 65); Morison, Gregory. Subs: Onyedinma, Martin, Tunnicliffe (g), Shackell. Booked: Hutchinson, Wallace, Gregory. Fulham (4-3-3): Bettinelli; Fredericks (Christie 90), Odoi, Ream, Targett; Johansen, McDonald, Cairney; Piazon (Kalas 83), Mitrovic, Sessegnon. Subs: Kebano, Rui Fonte, Norwood, Button (g), Kamara. Booked: Ream. Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands).
Emphatic Fulham weather Millwall's early storm to find extra gear in automatic promotion hunt
Something had to give. Eventually, it was Millwall. They lost their 17-match unbeaten run as Fulham extended their own to 22 and climbed back into second place. Early second-half goals from Ryan Sessegnon and Kevin McDonald helped lift Slavisa Jokanovic’s side two points above Cardiff City, who have two games in hand. “If I don’t find something more interesting, then maybe I will watch it,” said Jokanovic of Cardiff’s game against Nottingham Forest this evening. “I must be proud. We played brilliantly in the second 45 minutes. In this place, it’s not easy to play football.” Neil Harris described the achievement of competing at the top end of the division as “a miraculous achievement”, with promotion the talk of both south-east and south-west London before kick-off. “Tonight’s a great realisation for all of us,” said Harris. “I think the standing ovation from the fans at the end was respectful of our situation. It was a great ‘Millwall’ first 45 minutes. The atmosphere in the stadium … I’m really proud of the club. We’ve been beaten by a good side, no problem.” McDonald curled home a superb second to put Fulham firmly in control Credit: PA A balmy Friday night in London saw one team desperate to get out of the play-offs and the other desperate to stay in them. Millwall are still there, in sixth, but their position is precarious. Their next game is against Middlesbrough, who are above them on goal difference, having played a game less. All eyes will now be on today’s game between Derby and Boro. This was a clash of cultures on and off the pitch. Easy-on-the-eye Fulham leaving the comfort of their leafy Thameside surroundings to enter the raw intensity of SE1. A hostile atmosphere became more frenetic after only four minutes, when Jake Cooper thumped a header against the bar from Ben Marshall’s corner with the home side on the offensive. They thought they had scored when George Saville smashed into the roof of the net, but Jed Wallace was penalised for a foul in the build-up. The decision did not go down well. Harris had predicted Fulham would face “a cauldron of noise” and he was right. Sessegnon’s every touch was greeted with boos and referee Andre Marriner was scrutinised relentlessly by players from both teams. Millwall’s muscularity continued to pose problems. Marcus Bettinelli groped unconvincingly at Marshall’s cross and Wallace fired the loose ball at goal, but Tim Ream recovered to clear off the line. An enthralling half ended as Matt Targett shot from distance, this time clipping the top of the bar. Aleksandar Mitrovic wrapped the points up with a fine finish Credit: PA Millwall had edged the first half, but Fulham were ahead within a minute of the second. Jordan Archer made a flapped attempt to push Aleksandar Mitrovic’s low shot to safety, but Sessegnon used his pace to latch on to the rebound and force it home. He is the most prolific teenager in all four divisions; that was his 15th of the season. “Everything he touches in the box, many times it finishes in the net,” said Jokanovic. With Fulham in the ascendancy, McDonald’s swerving shot from 25 yards deceived Archer and crashed into the top corner. It was up to Mitrovic to put the gloss on a fine win for Fulham with an emphatic finish into the top corner. Match details Millwall (4-4-2): Archer; Romeo (O’Brien 89), Hutchinson, Cooper, Meredith (Cahill 77); Wallace, Williams, Saville, Marshall (Elliott 65); Morison, Gregory. Subs: Onyedinma, Martin, Tunnicliffe (g), Shackell. Booked: Hutchinson, Wallace, Gregory. Fulham (4-3-3): Bettinelli; Fredericks (Christie 90), Odoi, Ream, Targett; Johansen, McDonald, Cairney; Piazon (Kalas 83), Mitrovic, Sessegnon. Subs: Kebano, Rui Fonte, Norwood, Button (g), Kamara. Booked: Ream. Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands).

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