Millwall and Cardiff played out a 2-2 draw at The Den, as Adam Barrett handed the reigns over to Gary Rowett.

Bartosz Bialkowski – 8

Made a couple of good saves in the first half to prevent Cardiff going further ahead in the first half. He may feel slightly disappointed to have conceded the first goal but his overall performance was good was once again. He made two good saves in the second half, firstly to deny Flint from close range and then a superb reaction save from the following corner.

Mahlon Romeo – 6

Allowed Junior Hoilett too much space to deliver the cross that led to the opening goal. He found it very tough to deal with the Cardiff wide man who got on the scoresheet in the second half, curling a lovely effort past Bialkowski. His forward play was good and managed to support Jed Wallace as and when he could and got crosses into the box.

Jake Cooper – 5

He had very little to do throughout the game. However, he did not look overly comfortable on or off the ball.

Shaun Hutchinson – 7

Once again a rock at the back for Millwall. He has stepped up to the plate since returning to the side and is slowly getting back to the levels that saw him win the player off then season award in 2017/18. He made a number of interventions and clearances at times when it looked as if Cardiff were in for a chance at goal.

Murray Wallace – 6

Left Danny Ward free at the back post to give the visitors the lead. Aside from that he didn’t do much wrong he improved as the game went on and was solid in defence.

Jed Wallace – 8

His form this season has been brilliant so far and he was Millwall’s best player by far in the first half. His level of positivity was clear to see and he and he alone carried Millwall forward in the opening 45 minutes. He continued this in the second half and was Millwall’s best player throughout the evening.

Shaun Williams – 6

A quiet evening for Millwall’s number six, starting his second successive game in the absence of Ryan Leonard. Did what he had to do well and frustrated the Cardiff midfield as much as he could. He also fancied a goal from distance but the shot from distance was blocked.

Ben Thompson -7

Dropping back into a deeper role, but still had a big effect on the game. He got forward and along with Jed Wallace tried to keep Millwall moving in a  forward direction during spells of Cardiff dominance with the ball.

Aiden O’Brien -5

Making his first start since the trip to Huddersfield. Had an early shot that went both high and wide. Will feel that he didn’t get forward enough at times.Did not have a massive impact on the game as a whole.

Matt Smith- 5

Headed an early Romeo cross over the bar. Another opportunity fell his way another header that whistled over the bar. However, it would not have counted as the referee blew for a foul. Overall he found it tough to  beat the two Cardiff centre halves who did a good job on marking him.

Tom Bradshaw – 8

Excellent again. He now has five goals in four games. He caused the Cardiff defence all sorts of problems and could have bagged himself third but his volley was straight at the goalkeeper, either side of him and he would have had a hat-rick.

 


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