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Preview | Aston Villa v Millwall

Villa Park in focus...

21 April 2019

Millwall make the trip to high-flying Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship on Easter Monday (kick-off 1pm).

The Villa Park outfit are currently on a run of nine straight wins in the League, but The Lions take an unbeaten sequence of their own to the Midlands, having now gone four games without defeat, with just one League loss in six games to their name.

Neil Harris will have mostly the same squad to select from for the journey, but Ben Thompson's fitness will be assessed after his early withdrawal in Good Friday's 1-1 draw with Brentford at The Den. Tom Bradshaw is the only other absentee, whilst Shaun Hutchinson will also come into the reckoning for the trip.

Around 1,400 Lions fans have snapped up tickets for the trip, but if you are not one of them, then full match commentary will be available on iFollow Millwall, with coverage starting at around 12.50pm. International subscribers can watch all the action from Villa Park, and can find out more by clicking here. UK subscribers unable to attend can also watch - more details can be found here.

Defender Alex Pearce has been speaking to in the wake of Friday's draw and in the build-up to Monday's encounter, and you can read what he had to say in the build-up to kick-off, whilst Aston Villa's 'Season So Far' and our statistical preview of the game can be viewed by clicking the relevant links.

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Match Reports

Slender defeat for Millwall at Villa Park

Our report from Aston Villa...

22 April 2019

Millwall slipped to a narrow defeat on Easter Monday in the Sky Bet Championship as Aston Villa were 1-0 winners at Villa Park.

Jonathan Kodjia's goal on the half-hour mark was enough to settle matters.

Neil Harris made one change from Good Friday's 1-1 draw with Brentford, as Ben Marshall replaced the injured Ben Thompson. Jiri Skalak stepped up to the bench in his place.

The home side had the better of the opening exchanges but were unable to find a clear way to goal; Mile Jedinak's free-kick, which went over the crossbar, their best effort with five minutes gone.

A more clear-cut chance presented itself on 10 minutes, however, as Anwar El Ghazi headed towards goal at the back post, but the ball fortunately crept wide.

The Lions' first spell of possession and foray into the penalty area came shortly after, but was to end with Tyrone Mings thumping Jed Wallace's cross into touch. The ball was regained, though, and a corner was fashioned, but that was headed behind by Jake Cooper.

Millwall were getting themselves into the game, and as the quarter-hour mark approached, Marshall's through-ball found Jed Wallace. The winger's left-footed effort was struck with power, but a fellow Jed, Aston Villa's goalkeeper Steer, saved well.

With 29 minutes on the clock and The Lions looking to build an attack, Ryan Leonard's backpass was criminally underhit and set Kodjia in on goal. Fortunately for the midfielder, David Martin was quick off his line and smothered the striker, sending the ball out for a goal-kick.

A minute later, however, Villa were in front as El Ghazi had time and space to cross for Kodjia to slide in and open the scoring.

El Ghazi then tested Martin from a free-kick as the sun disappeared behind the clouds and the wind whipped up inside Villa Park, with a Millwall chance coming just two mintues before the break as the ball broke to Marshall, but his attempt was blocked by Tyrone Mings.

Jed Wallace battled his way through the Villa defence on 51 minutes but shot over, whilst Mahlon Romeo did the same three minutes later but scuffed his shot wide. Goalscorer Kodjia then danced his way through Millwall's backline at the other end, but poked wide himself.

Substitute Andre Green then smashed the ball against the side-netting as the last 20 minutes approached, with Martin standing strong to an effort from Jack Grealish shortly after. An Alex Pearce free-kick then saw Cooper beat the stranded Steer to the ball, but a combination of the pace of the ball and the lack of Millwall man able to tap into an empty net stopped the equaliser from being scored.

Martin's instinctive save kept Green from doubling Villa's lead with six minutes remaining, with the stopper again reaching out to palm Keinan Davis' header behind.

At the other end, a deep corner-kick from Shane Ferguson was nodded across the box by Pearce, but Gregory's hook towards the net was in vain, sailing over the crossbar. Martin heroically kept the home side out once more on 88 minutes as he tipped El Ghazi's effort wide, but Villa comfortably negotiated four minutes of stoppage-time to claim a 10th straight victory.

Aston Villa: Steer, Taylor, Whelan (Hourihane 60'), McGinn, Grealish, Jedinak, El Ghazi, Kodjia (Davis 76'), Elmohamady, Adomah (Green 60'), Mings. Subs not used: Sarkic, Lansbury, Bjarnason, Elphick.

Scorer: Kodjia 30'

Booking: Taylor, Davis

Millwall: Martin, Meredith (O'Brien 64'), Cooper, J. Wallace, Gregory, Ferguson, Romeo (Elliott 89'), Pearce, Tunnicliffe (Morison 79'), Leonard, Marshall. Subs not used: Amos, McLaughlin, Williams, Skalak.

Booking: Cooper

Referee: Tim Robinson

Attendance: 39,893

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Ticket News

Tickets | Aston Villa v Millwall

On sale...

1 April 2019

Millwall travel to Villa Park on Easter Monday (22nd April) to face Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship (kick-off 1pm) - and tickets are now on sale to all season ticket holders and members.

To find out the number of priority points you currently have please log into your account at, click the arrow next to your name in the top right hand corner, click 'priority points' and your points total will be displayed. Alternatively, please call the Ticket Office on 0844 826 2004 and select option 1.

Tickets are priced at £30 adults, £20 65s and over, £20 students (valid ID required), £20 Armed Forces (valid ID required), £17 under 21s and £10 under 18s.

Tickets will go off sale at 3pm on Friday 19th April. We have an allocation of 2,102 tickets.

Wheelchair/Ambulant Disabled supporters need to call 0844 826 2004 and select option 1 to book tickets.

There are three easy ways to buy tickets:
* Online at (booking fees apply)
* By phone on 0844 826 2004 and selecting option 2 (calls to this number will cost 7p per minute from your BT landline. Calls from other networks may vary and from mobiles will be considerably more. Booking fees apply)
* In person/by post at the Millwall Ticket Office

COACH TRAVEL: Coaches will leave The Den at 8.30am. Coach tickets are priced at £22. These can be purchased by season ticket holders and members in person at the Ticket Office, online at or via the call centre on 0844 826 2004 and selecting option 2. All coaches operate a strict no-alcohol policy. No coach refunds.

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