Leeds United v Millwall: Last five meetings at Elland Road

Davide Somma celebrates after scoring his second goal against Millwall in August 2010.
Davide Somma celebrates after scoring his second goal against Millwall in August 2010.
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LEEDS United will be looking to make it two wins from two when they host Millwall tomorrow and their recent home record against their London rivals seems to suggest a win could well be on the cards.

United have picked up an impressive four wins from the last five clashes with the Lions at Elland Road.

MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010 – LEEDS UNITED 0 MILLWALL 2

In a feisty League One affair in West Yorkshire, Millwall came away with the spoils for the second consecutive game.

Having won 2-1 at The Den, the visitors’ search for a league double got off to a good start with current Leeds man Steve Morison giving his side the lead on 11 minutes.

However Leeds, who had the likes of Robert Snodgrass and Max Gradel in their match-day squad, could not force home an equaliser and Millwall doubled their lead on 80 minutes as Leeds threw men forward. It was Shaun Batt who put the game beyond doubt in a year which saw both sides promoted from the third tier of English football.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010 – LEEDS UNITED 3 MILLWALL 1

As Leeds looked to end their four-game run without a win over their visitors, things got off to a poor start with Richard Naylor handing the London side the lead, diverting a Steve Morison cross into his own net on 15 minutes.

But Lloyd Sam produced a much-needed equaliser on 32 minutes and the game remained on a knife-edge until the 79th minute. It was Davide Somma who finally found the net – just four minutes after coming on as a substitute – and the South African, who is currently without a club, netted once again four minutes into added time to secure Leeds’ first win of the season.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011 – LEEDS UNITED 2 MILLWALL 0

Robert Snodgrass scored twice as the memory of Gary Speed helped inspire Leeds to a 2-0 victory over Millwall at Elland Road.

The match was preceded by a minute’s applause and an uneventful first period followed before two touches of inspiration from Snodgrass.

The Scottish winger handed Leeds the lead on 62 minutes with a fine free-kick before doubling his side’s advantage three minutes later with a brave header – two moments Speed himself would have been proud of.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013 – LEEDS UNITED 1 MILLWALL 0

Leeds continued their excellent home record against the Lions with a solid 1-0 win in what proved to be a tight game throughout.

In contrast to the current plight of both clubs, this was a clash of two play-off chasing sides and Leeds came out on top courtesy of a Steven Warnock penalty mid-way through the second half.

The first half was largely forgettable but the second period sparked into life with Leeds taking charge of the game. But, despite a number of chances falling to the home side, the visitors stood firm until Alan Dunne fouled Ross McCormack in the box and Warnock made no mistake from the spot on 72 minutes.

SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014 – LEEDS UNITED 2 MILLWALL 1

Brian McDermott’s Leeds side put a week of uncertainty behind them with a first win in six league games.

The game came in the wake of the seeming collapse of Massimo Cellino’s proposed takeover of the club but Matt Smith and Ross McCormack made sure the Whites produced the perfect response. Smith opened the scoring on 19 minutes with his fellow striker notching his 25th goal of the season four minutes before the break.

Millwall, who were sat in the final relegation place, lifted their game in the second half and a 72nd minute strike from DJ Campbell ensured a nervous final period for the hosts. But they hung on to take the spoils.

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