Millwall’s hopes of making the playoffs are still alive after they produced one of the close football results of the weekend in the Championship. Juninho Bacuna opened the scoring in the 47th minute before Ollie Burke equalized in the 68th minute. Lyle Taylor put the hosts ahead in the 79th minute before Benik Afobe scored the equalizer in the eighth minute of stoppage time.
Birmingham’s Lee Bowyer: “I thought from start to finish we were very good. We competed, we won a lot of individual battles and we had to stand up and be counted all over the pitch, man to man, against a very good Millwall side. I believed we deserved to win the game, but yet again, another decision from the officials has cost us more points. It’s never a penalty. To have the performance that we did (last week), to be able to turn that around as a group against a good Millwall side, that was pleasing for me.”
Millwall’s Gary Rowett: “We threw everything we had at it. We made too many mistakes in the game and didn’t do the basics well enough at this stage of the season to pass the ball and open the game up. What we have got is fabulous desire and character. We ended up with Oliver Burke at right wing-back, Tyler Burey at left wing-back, and Jake Cooper up front on his own. Maybe just because of that, we deserved something out of the game. We’ve got to take care of our own business. We’ve got to win those games and if we win those games, what you’ve seen is teams faltering all around the top 10 and teams with far better squads than ours. But we’re still in there because we’ve got character.”
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