Leeds United 3 Millwall 4 – Lions leave it late to secure first away win of the season in Championship thriller

Photo: Brian Tonks

By Ross Heppenstall

Jed Wallace struck a dramatic injury-time winner for Millwall to down the 10 men of Leeds United in one of the Championship games of the season so far.

The Lions produced a dominant first-half display which harvested well-taken goals for Aiden O’Brien and Lee Gregory in front of a bumper crowd of 33,564.

Leeds old-boy Steve Morison created both strikes and there was controversy seven minutes before half-time when home defender Liam Cooper was shown a straight red card.

Cooper caught George Saville with a late lunge, a challenge which sparked an ugly melee between the rival benches on the touchline.

Photo: Brian Tonks

Yet despite their numerical disadvantage, old foes Leeds roused themselves in spectacular fashion in the second half.

Within seconds of the restart, Pierre-Michel Lassoga got Leeds back into contention with a well-struck shot from 12 yards before Kemar Roofe bundled in a 55th-minute equaliser.

Remarkably, Lassoga struck again with a fine left-foot shot strike in the 62nd minute to put Leeds 3-2 up, but the drama was not over.

Photo: Brian Tonks

Tom Elliott, nurtured in the youth ranks at Elland Road, hit a clinical right-foot shot into the bottom corner from 12 yards with just three minutes remaining to make it 3-3.

Then it was Wallace’s turn to take centre stage two minutes into added time, hitting a deflected left-foot shot which flew past Felix Wiedwald and sent the travelling Lions fans into ecstasy.

Significantly, the result gave Neil Harris’ men their first Championship away win of the season.

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