With the dust firmly settled on this weekend’s fixtures and the majority of clubs with their eye on their midweek games, Millwall boss Neil Harris has given a further verdict on his sides 1-1 draw with Leeds.
With Millwall 1-0 up on 88 minutes at the Den, Leeds United’s unbeaten start to the league looked to be under serious threat, that is until Jack Harrison popped up with his first goal for the Whites in the last few minutes. The goal sparked mass celebrations for Marcelo Bielsa’s, to the dismay of the Millwall gaffer.
Bielsa and Harris seemed to have buried any hard feelings during a post-match chat in the dugout, but Harris has commented further on the games late theatrics: “their reaction to the goal is completely over the top and a disgrace in English football.”
The Lions boss also said that the equalising goal was completely against the run of play and thus rather unjust, which hints at bitterness more than anything. For anyone that has played the game, will understand that a last minute goal to rescue a point is a momentous occasion, no matter how the game has transpired previously.
Bielsa himself apologised for the incident and while Harris sees Leeds’ reaction as a disgrace, there was no malice or unsportsmanlike conduct intended in the way the Whites celebrated their goal and is now better left in the past.
Harris now has the task of raising the morale of his players, having only picked up six points this season. The London club face a resurged QPR on Wednesday night, who now sit above Millwall in the table on seven points.