Leeds United 3 Millwall 4: Lions boss Harris riding an emotional rollercoaster

Millwall boss Neil Harris get vocal at Elland Road. PIC: Tony Johnson
Millwall boss Neil Harris get vocal at Elland Road. PIC: Tony Johnson
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Millwall’s dramatic 4-3 victory over 10-man Leeds at Elland Road was an “emotional rollercoaster” for boss Neil Harris.

The Lions claimed their first away win of the season in the most dramatic fashion, netting twice at the death to break their duck at the 14th attempt.

Aiden O’Brien and Lee Gregory put Millwall in control, finding the net either side of Liam Cooper’s red card for a high tackle, but Pierre-Michel Lasogga’s double and Kemar Roofe’s tap-in soon turned the game on its head at the start of the second half.

Yet it was Millwall who came away with the three points as former Leeds striker Tom Elliott and Jed Wallace scored in the final three minutes.

“First and foremost, I want to say well done to Leeds,” Harris said. “Thomas’ [Christiansen] boys in the second half were fantastic. As bad as I thought we were and as disappointed as I was with our game management and discipline, I thought they were good.

“First half, 11 versus 11, barring the first five minutes when Jordan [Archer] makes a great save low down, I thought we were excellent. If we had come in five or six up, no complaints. Away at Elland Road, 2-0 up and playing 10 men, the game is not done. It would never be done at the Den and it would never be done at Elland Road. You have to kill the game and manage the situations.

“And we didn’t do that.

“An emotional rollercoaster, definitely. It might not be good for my health, but I will certainly take the points.”