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Meetings with Millwall

18 August 2014

There have been a total of 14 goals in the last four meetings between Sheffield Wednesday and Millwall.

All the ingredients are present for tomorrow’s clash to be another entertaining affair, particularly given the strong start to the season both sides have made.

Wednesday have remained undefeated in this fixture since the 2005/06 campaign, when the Lions prospered 2-1 at Hillsborough but since then, the pendulum has swung in favour of the Owls.

The clash at The Den in 2005/06 will be best remembered for Lee Bullen putting on the goalkeeper gloves in the 44th minute after David Lucas was struck down by injury.

With Bullen between the sticks, the Owls managed to keep a clean sheet and post a vital three points with Frankie Simek striking just past the hour on the counter, while Millwall were celebrating a goal they were unaware had been disallowed.

The next meeting came in the 2012/13 campaign under the floodlights at Hillsborough.

Wednesday had made an unbeaten start to the season upon their return to the second tier and posted a 3-2 win over the Lions in August 2012.

James Henry and Liam Trotter goals overturned an early Jermaine Johnson strike but Miguel Llera came up with the goods to equalise in the 68th minute and notch a dramatic last-minute winner.

With the Owls in need of points to stave away the threat of relegation, Chris Maguire popped up with a crucial winner at the last.

Like in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, Wednesday snatched three points at the death as Maguire’s volley – his first goal for the club – secured a big three points for Wednesday.

Nadjim Abdou gave the hosts a lead inside two minutes but Miguel Llera restored parity with a sweetly struck free kick before the break.

A late penalty for the Lions salvaged a 2-2 draw for Millwall last time out at Hillsborough, while the points were also shared at The Den in January 2014, with the Owls in their changed all-white strip.

Giles Coke rounded ex-Owl Stephen Bywater to slot the visitors in front before DJ Campbell levelled on his Lions debut with ten minutes left on the clock.

The game also saw both sides reduced to ten men in the 88th minute when Coke and Shane Lowry clashed and highlights of the that game can be seen again below:

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