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Swansea City 2-2 Millwall: Two own goals see the Lions fight back to Last Gasp draw

Nathan Wood heads to hjs own net to give points to Millwall

Millwall scored two own goals in stoppage time to secure a 2–2 draw at Swansea City.

Swansea appeared to secure their first home win of the season thanks to first-half goals from Ryan Manning and Michael Obafemi.

However, the Lions refused to lie down and had hope when Harry Darling scored an own goal in the 93rd minute.

The leveler came from almost the final kick of the game as another Nathan Wood own goal ended a deep cross.

It meant despair for Swansea, who were expected to secure their first back-to-back championship title since April and their first home win of the season.

But Millwall were happy to score their first away points in 2022-23.

Gary Rowett’s team held on to fourth place in the championship table early in the season, while Swansea climbed up to 12th, but struggled to explain why they finished with one rather than three. I will.

Both sides saw Swansea score their first win of 2022-23 at Blackpool last weekend with a late goal, while Millwall secured a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Coventry City.

After a minute of applause in memory of former Swansea midfielder Lenny Johnrose, a club hero who escaped the threat of relegation to non-league football 19 years ago, it picked up where it left off over the weekend. was the host.

Swansea were up front from the start and scored their first home goal of the season from their first attack of the night as Scott Malone’s attempt to clear was flicked to Manning by Olivier Ncham.

In space at the far post, Swansea’s left-back fired a sharp half-volley that bounced off the opposite post into the net after a touch from a diving Bartosz Bialkowski.

Swansea should have doubled their lead when Ntcham’s drive was parried and Joel Latibeaudiere, who immediately looked like a shoulder injury, brought up the rebound from close range.

Millwall then came close to leveling, with a sweet Shackleton strike beating home goalkeeper Andy Fisher, but a heavy artillery return from the bar.

Shackleton turned in another notable first-half effort for Millwall. This time, they pulled the shot wide as Swansea pressed the advantage thanks to a superb first goal of the season from Obafemi.

Ryan Manning fired his house
Ryan Manning scored his first goal since January within the first minute of the game.

On a feed from Kyle Norton, the striker turned Jake Cooper inside out before hitting the ball back off the edge of the area.

Millwall needed significant improvement after the break and a stray effort from Billy Mitchell forced their first save of the night from Fisher.

Swansea threatened to end the contest when Joe Allen, who had made his second home debut after returning to the Welsh club in the summer, Ncham was turned down by Bialkowski.

Millwall players almost unanimously sued the handball after Manning blocked George Honeyman’s shot, but referee Gavin Ward did not award the penalty and challenged Malone.

There was another less convincing handball appeal against Ben Kavango, with debutant Andreas Voglesammer lobbing an advancing Fischer from the corner of the area, but his effort bounced safely off the bar.

So Swansea must have come home feeling dry, but Millwall somehow sparked excitement for the second time in three days.

First Danny McManamara flashed with a cross and bounced into Darling’s net.

As the home side were strained, another deep cross was inadvertently headed behind Fischer By Wood as Millwall’s Tyler Bully lurked at the far post.

Swansea manager Russell Martin:

“For 93 minutes we were by far the best team. We were dominant, we were aggressive. Everything that was criticized against Blackburn was right. ”

“I have to take responsibility. I’m in charge of the mentality of the team. The ball is out for a throw-in and one of the players [who is] A non-involved player hits the ball back onto the pitch. I am absolutely furious about it. I told him No way. He hit the ball back to them, made a quick throw-in and we conceded.

“Whether you’re on the bench or not, you have to add value to the team in some way. It’s certainly not added value.

“I’m sure in this league if it’s against us it’s a blow to the stands. It takes a minute to get it back and the game is over and everyone leaves in a really good mood .”

Millwall manager Gary Rowett:

“It’s very difficult to play against Swansea. They pass the ball well and create a lot of movement. But on the flip side, they can be unprepared when under pressure. Time.

“Everything we worked on went out the window after a minute and the second goal we need to improve our defence. Then there were two clear penalties.

“Swansea still open you up and produce quality moments, so it took a bit of luck.

“We took something out of the game and maybe half an hour later we didn’t know we had taken anything.”



formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1fisher
  • twenty threewood
  • 26Norton
  • 6darling
  • twenty twola chibaudièresubstituteSolinolaand 20′minute
  • 7AllensubstituteFultonand 68′minute
  • 8grimes
  • 3manningBook in 73 minutessubstituteKavangoand 75′minute
  • 17Piroe
  • TenNchamsubstituteCongreveand 76′minute
  • 9ObafemiBook in 90 minutes


  • FourFulton
  • FiveKavango
  • 13vendor
  • 20Karen
  • 29Solinola
  • 31cooper
  • 45Congreve


formation 3-4-1-2

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 15cresswellsubstituteLeonardand 64′minute
  • FivecoopersubstituteHutchinsonand 64′minute
  • 3M. Wallace
  • 2mcnamara
  • 8MitchellBook in 42 minutessubstituteFoggle Sammerand 75′minute
  • 16ShackletonsubstituteSavilleand 64′minute
  • 11MaloneBook in 65 minutes
  • 39honey man
  • 14BurayBook in 39 minutes
  • 7Afobe


  • 1long
  • FourHutchinson
  • 6Evans
  • 18Leonard
  • twenty oneFoggle Sammer
  • twenty threeSaville
  • twenty fiveOrafe

Gavin Ward


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