Sunday March 10, 2013 Round 6 Finished The Den

  1. FA Cup - Millwall and Rovers to replay after stalemate

    FA Cup - Millwall and Rovers to replay after stalemate

    Millwall and Blackburn will have to do it all again to settle their FA Cup quarter-final tie after a dour 0-0 draw at The Den. More

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    • Millwall
    • Blackburn Rovers
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! 0-0 draw. They will replay on Wednesday night at Ewood Park.
    • 89' Into three minutes of time added on. Hanley and Keogh both booked for a spot of afters.
    • 88' On no previous occasion this season have Blackburn Rovers failed to register a shot on target in a single match. That is where they are heading.
    • 87' Trotter trying to get on the end of Keogh's header, but Lowe is well positioned to turn and smash the ball clear.
    • 86' Off goes Josh King to be replaced by Nuno Gomes for the visiting side.
    • 85' Another effort by N'Guessan can't cause any damage. Millwall with five minutes to find a winner otherwise they are heading for Blacburn in midweek.
    • 84' Shittu making sure Best or Rhodes can't cause any damage as he muscles it back to Forde in the Rovers goal.
    • 83' N'Guessan leans back and lifts his effort well over the bar when you expected him to at least hit the target.
    • 82' A stinging shot by Shittu from distance. Blocked by Kean, but Hulse can't force home the equaliser. Shittu very much to the fore.
    • 81' A fine piece of defending by Pedersen to clear the danger from Keogh's cross ball. Blackburn living dangerously here.
    • 80' Pederesen chests the ball behind from the cross by Beevers. Appeals for a penalty, but Millwall instead get the corner. No handball.
    • 79' A Millwall free-kick and a booking for Best for some foul play.
    • 78' Hulse tries to cause some havoc, but can't turn in time to get the shot away. And on we go with the scores all level at 0-0.
    • 77' Shittu and Smith run into the back of Best, but nothing doing. Millwall getting a bit frustrated the longer this match runs on.
    • 76' Two teams have now hit the same post in this match as the referee speaks to the respective captains Shittu and Dann after a spot of verbal sparring.
    • 75' King sees a header come back off a post. Dann had met the corner from Pederson. Ball came off Shittu, but King couldn't force it home in a crowded area.
    • 74' Rhodes fires a volley at goal. Deflects off a dark blue shirt for another Rovers corner. Better for Blackburn here.
    • 73' Pedersen with the corner. His second corner. Forde can't collect, but isn't punished as N'Guessan smashes it well clear of the danger area.
    • 72' Smith forced to block the run of Dunn. But Blackburn get second prize with a rare corner.
    • 71' The replay is pencilled in for this Wednesday night at Ewood Park. One goal might yet win this one for either side.
    • 70' Rhodes with a little pass looking for Best, who is caught offside in the Millwall area.
    • 69' N'Guessan is then caught offside after he sped through the middle. Not the most intelligent of moments.
    • 68' Rovers have been utterly played out of this match in the second half. Pederesen doesn't have the answer as his chipped free-kick is headed out by Shittu.
    • 67' And so the one-way traffic continues as N'Guessan nods wide from the cross by Taylor after he held the ball up.
    • 66' Dunne with a lovely cross to the back post, but Keogh can't connect. Lowe doing superbly well to put off Keogh.
    • 65' Shittu thumps a long ball from deep trying to pick out Hulse, who has strayed offside.
    • 64' This match seems to have been played with two teams conent to keep the ball in the air.
    • 63' Another Keogh cross, another Taylor head..another easy enough take for Kean.
    • 62' Hanley bundled over out wide by Taylor as the referee demands to have a word with Keogh for a bit of verbal abuse.
    • 61' Keogh throws over a high, hopeful ball. Headed on by Pulse, but safely into the arms of Kean.
    • 60' Millwall might live to regret that miss. They should be ahead, but Rovers are somehow level at 0-0. Which is a minor miracle.
    • 59' Horrific miss by Hulse as he lifts the ball over the bar from eight yards out! Played in by Keogh, but the finish was not there.
    • 58' That would have been the goal of the tournament there. Utterly astonishing hit.
    • 57' Shittu unloads a brilliant effort from distance. 45 yards out that came in from, but Kean does just enough to nudge it over the bar. Stunning stop too.
    • 56' Bentley goes short to Bentley, but he is leaning back as he crashes a shot miles over the bar from distance.
    • 55' Official attendance is just over 14,000 for this one. Dunne blocks the cross by Olsson and that will be Blackburn's first corner of the day.
    • 54' Pedersen drives a free-kick into the Millwall box at pace. Breaks to Hanley, but he can't turn to get the shot away.
    • 53' Both managers deep in thought in the technical area. Meanwhile, Lowry is booked for a late one on Bentley.
    • 52' Hanley can't connect with Pedersen's long free-kick as the ball glances off his head and drops well wide.
    • 51' Shittu and Best collide going for the loose ball. Best deemed to be guilty of a foul.
    • 50' Lowry with a probing cross. Headed away by Dann. Shot comes in from Keogh. Easy enough take for Kean.
    • 49' Keogh flicks the ball into the Rovers box, but another easy take for Kean. And he can thump the ball long down the park.
    • 48' A shoulder injury for Orr and he is going to have to depart to be replaced by David Dunn. The substitute is substituted.
    • 47' Glorious chance for Rhodes, but he lifts the ball over the bar from eight yards out. Expected him to bury that one.
    • 46' And off we go then in this second half. Let us hope for something a bit better in this period.
    • 45+2' There goes the whistle for the break! 0-0 at half-time.
    • 44' We are into two minutes of time added on in the first period.
    • 43' Not much to write home about in this first half as we head for injury time.
    • 42' But Millwall quick to launch it back into the Rovers box. Hulse just failing to control Dunne's hopeful high ball.
    • 41' Two home players cut down the space for Bentley to cause any damage out wide, but Rovers at least have the ball in the home half.
    • 40' Blackburn Rovers' passing accuracy is currently 47.3% against Millwall in the FA Cup. Millwall have only managed 56.0%.
    • 39' N'Guessan cuts inside a white shirt out wide. Uncorks a shot from distance, but the ball flies well wide of the target.
    • 38' Keogh then penalised for a late push on the back of Hanley in the air. So unfortunate not to be on the scoresheet here.
    • 37' Smith picks out Keogh on the run, but his header comes back off a post from five yards. So unfortunate. Millwall should have the lead.
    • 36' Lowry with another high and hopeful ball into the Rovers area, but Dann is ideally positioned to head out of the box.
    • 35' N'Guessan caught just offside from Trotter's ball through the middle. The lack of chances continue.
    • 34' Bradlay Orr is going to take over from Henley for Rovers. Bit of height and a bit of extra power added to the mix.
    • 33' Looks like Henley might be in some trouble here. Looks like he has damaged a hamstring.
    • 32' Another decent take by Kean to pluck the ball out of the air from Taylor's run and cross.
    • 31' Rovers seems to be content to go from back to front with the ball. Meanwhile, an offside flag goes up against the rampaging Hulse.
    • 30' N'Guessan doing well defensively to cut out the attempted pass by Henley in the middle of the park.
    • 29' N'Guessan again tracked tightly as he tried to wriggle free out wide. Another goalkick to Rovers.
    • 28' Millwall trying to turn the screw here as Dunne smashes a shot wide from distance. Good spell of play by the home team.
    • 27' Taylor with the corner, but Kean clearly being fouled on his own line by N'Guessan. Hulse headed into the net off the bar, but referee had blown for a foul.
    • 26' Lowe picks up a booking for a late one on Taylor before Millwall earn their first corner-kick of the day.
    • 25' Blackburn have only lost one of their last six trips to Millwall in all competitions - won four, drawn one, though they did lose at home to the Lions earlier this season.
    • 24' Forde also collects a booking for his part in the ensuing melee that saw Olsson pushed to the deck.
    • 23' Free-kick comes to nothing. Meanwhile, Olsson is going to be booked here for holding onto the ball as Smith tried to take a quick free-kick.
    • 22' Beevers seemed to be pulling Best back. Referee missed it, but the linesman spotted it. Free-kick to Rovers 30 yards from goal.
    • 21' Trotter sends a shot spinning wide of goal from distance. We remain level at 0-0. But that was not too far away from finding the target.
    • 20' The last team to win the FA Cup without conceding a goal were Bury in 1902-03. What odds on Blackburn doing it this term?
    • 19' Henley knocks the ball back to Kean. Millwall having a lot more of the ball with Kean looking very lively coming off line to punch clear.
    • 18' Dunne rattles in a decent high ball, but Kean is quickly off his line to punch clear the danger.
    • 17' Dann forced to change his shirt before he returns to the action. Dann deemed to be guilty of a foul on Hulse.
    • 16' Frank Maloney, the boxing promoter and Millwall fan among the home fans here expecting a home win no doubt with Millwall aiming to replicate their run to the final in 2004.
    • 15' Was certainly not intentional by Hulse. Dann continues to receive treatment as Kean hammers another free-kick long down the park.
    • 14' Dann very unhappy as he is caught late in the air by Hulse. Dann needing some treatment for a cut on his eye here.
    • 13' An offside flag goes up against Rovers with Best and Rhodes looking to get on the move.
    • 12' Millwall trying not to allow Blackburn any time on the ball. Tension palpable in the ground.
    • 11' Morten Gamst Pedersen throws a high hopeful free-kick straight into the Millwall box and straight out of play. Disappointing end to that move.
    • 10' Andrew Keogh tailed by Olsson. Fails to make contact with the ball trying a cross on the run. That will be a goalkick to the home side.
    • 9' Best with a late push on the back of Shittu and that will be a free-kick to the visiting side.
    • 8' Blackburn Rovers are one of only two teams (with Man City) yet to concede a goal in the FA Cup proper this season
    • 7' N'Guessan takes up a decent position out wide, but ends up lifting the ball straight out of play on the other side. Poor delivery really.
    • 6' The Shittu-Best duel should be an interesting one today. Kean with another ball long down the park from Dann's passback.
    • 5' Millwall have only failed to score in one of their last 15 FA Cup games at the New Den. Tells you enough about their form in this competition.
    • 4' Pedersen back to Kean, who hammers the ball long down the park. Very much a hectic atmosphere inside The Den for this one.
    • 3' Chris Taylor caught late by Bentley and the home side have a free-kick out wide. Taylor throws the ball in, but Rovers do enough to clear the danger.
    • 2' Dany N'Guessan snuffed out at one end before Shittu does just enough to hold off Rhodes at the other end as he raced into the box. Both teams starting strongly.
    • 1' Millwall get the match off and running then. Ideal day for football if the wind calms down. Over 20,000 inside The Den for this one.
    • 13:55 The odds for this match in case you are after a punt on this one: Millwall 6/4, Blackburn Rovers 19/10, Draw 21/10.
    • 13:50 The Lions have not won four successive FA Cup games outright On home soil, Millwall have lost just two of their last 18 FA Cup games - winning 11 and drawing five. Rovers are one of only two teams (with Man City) yet to concede a goal in the FA Cup proper this season.
    • 13:45 This is the first FA Cup quarter-final not to feature a Premier League side since 2008, when West Brom thumped Bristol Rovers 5-1. Rovers have won both previous FA Cup meetings with Millwall; they won 2-1 in round three of the 1978/79 competition and 1-0 in round four back in 2001/02.
    • 13:40 Michael Appleton (Blackburn): "I think this is an opportunity to put the league to bed for a few days. We've got a great opportunity to go and play at Wembley, it has been a while since the football club did that. So I'm sure the players will grasp that, they've got an opportunity to do something special."
    • 13:35 Kenny Jackett (Millwall): "I just think it is a great opportunity, if you had a choice you would take a home game all day. We are going to sell it out, pack the place, there will be a great atmosphere there and the crowd will be behind us and it is just a fantastic opportunity and if that makes us favourites we just have to look at the chance we have got."
    • 13:30 Leon Best make his first Blackburn start. Best, who suffered cruciate knee ligament damage shortly after a £3 million summer move from Newcastle, made his long-awaited Rovers debut from the bench during the closing stages of Tuesday's night's 1-0 Championship defeat at Bolton. The Republic of Ireland international partners Jordan Rhodes in attack as DJ Campbell is cup-tied. Campbell's fellow loanees Cameron Stewart and David Jones are also unavailable.
    • 13:25 Millwall hand a start to Rob Hulse. The on-loan QPR striker has missed the last three matches with a stomach injury but returns. Martyn Woolford is cup-tied and fellow winger James Henry was this week ruled out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury. The Lions have also lost on-loan Arsenal forward Benik Afobe to a cruciate ligament injury, although he too would have been ineligible.
    • 13:20 Teams: Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Shittu, Beevers, Lowry, Smith, Trotter, Taylor, N'Guessan, Keogh, Hulse..subs: M.Taylor, A.Smith, Osborne, Abdou, Saville, Feeney, Marquis////Blackburn Rovers: Kean, Henley, Dann, Hanley, Markus Olsson, Bentley, Lowe, Pedersen, King, Best, Rhodes..subs: Sandomierski, Orr, Givet, Dunn, Nuno Gomes, Rekik, Goodwillie
    • 13:15 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Millwall against Blackburn in the FA Cup sixth round at The Den. An all-Championship clash in this one. Teams coming right up for you.
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