Millwall manager Neil Harris was pleased to see his side rewarded for a dominant display as Aiden O’Brien’s goal secured a 1-0 win over Leeds.
The visitors remained top of the Sky Bet Championship despite their first defeat of the season, but they were very much second best at The Den, where the Lions missed plenty of chances before finally scoring. Harris said: “We’ve played in a lot of games this year where we’ve been as good as that and not got the points, so it’s very pleasing to play that well and get the three points.
“We knew it was going to be tough because Leeds have scored the most goals and conceded the least. It makes them the best team in the league.
“We worked very hard on Thursday and Friday to make sure the team’s got a game-plan to stop them playing, and the credit goes to the players for executing it. Not only were we the better team on the pitch, with the ball and without the ball, but you’ve got to remember that last Saturday at Wolves, almost an identical team played for 30 minutes with 10 men.
“Then on Tuesday night we played with 10 men for 60 minutes and I almost picked the same team again and I thought we out-fought, out-ran, won every first ball and every second ball”
Millwall had an early goal disallowed when an offside Steve Morison followed up after Conor McLaughlin’s shot was spilled by Felix Wiedwald, who did well to deny Shaun Hutchinson early in the second half.
Jed Wallace, one of the game’s outstanding performers, than struck a post from the edge of the area before O’Brien broke through on 73 minutes by turning in a loose ball.