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Dunne: Defeat would've been tough to take

24 November 2014

Millwall skipper satisfied with derby draw

"I was going to run off and celebrate like scoring but there was still a bit of time left so I couldn't," said The Lions captain. "For me to make a clearance like that is like scoring a goal.

A clipped forward pass from sub Callum Harriott picked out the onrushing sub in the 95th-minute, and although Byron Webster got a bit of the ball to clear Tucudean's lofted effort, he slipped in doing so and it took the perfectly positioned Dunney to divert the ball as it headed towards the bottom corner of the net.

Skipper Dunney crowned a magnificent defensive performance with a last-gasp goal-line clearance to prevent Charlton's George Tucudean scoring what would have been a heartbreaking winner in the dying seconds of the game - and The Addicks first goal against The Lions in six games.

Alan Dunne produced a Man of the Match winning display to help Millwall maintain their impressive derby record against Charlton Athletic with a 0-0 draw at The Valley on Saturday.

"Initially I thought their lad was off-side, but watching it back he wasn't. It would have been tough to take if they had scored that. The way things are going this season, I'm surprised it didn't. Apart from that shot late on, I thought we were comfortable defensively throughout the game and were solid.

"A draw was a fair result and it was a great occasion. I heard 'You'll never beat Millwall' sung a few times, and at the end. Both sets of fans were fantastic, they made it a great atmosphere.

"It was a typical derby game and one that some of the lads here hadn't played in. We had chances but perhaps we didn't create enough, although it did open up a bit in the second-half. "But we'll take a clean sheet and move on from here."

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