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Harris pleased with "big performance" in Wolves draw

The manager's take on Boxing Day encounter...

26 December 2017

Millwall boss Neil Harris confessed that his side were involved in an "excellent" game after The Lions and Sky Bet Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers drew 2-2 at The Den on Boxing Day.

Lee Gregory gave Millwall the lead early on, but Diogo Jota and Romain Saiss turned the game on its head and put Wolves in the ascendancy.

The Lions had the last laugh, however, as Jake Cooper nodded home at the back post to ensure a share of the spoils.

"I'm extremely pleased with the point," said Harris. "There's not many teams taking points off Wolves this year. It was a big performance by us.

"There were times when they tried to play through us and cause us problems, but I thought we limited them to very few opportunities in the penalty area. They had four of five shots outside the box in the first-half, but then we switched off just before half-time, which was disappointing.

"I thought we could've had two or three goals in the first-half. In the second-half, we came out and started really well, but got caught by the sucker-punch. However, instead of going on to the back foot and letting Wolves come at us, we upped it again. It was a really strong Millwall performance and we could've argubly had all three points."

Cooper's equaliser came from a set-piece and the manager reserved praise for George Saville and Shaun Williams, whilst also looking back - and ahead - to a solid December.

"The delivery from set-pieces today was excellent from George [Saville] and Shaun Williams. Some of our passing play was fantastic. It was an excellent game of football and no one was short-changed.

"We were disappointed with a six-minute period at Derby, but after looking back at it with some of my staff - some of our play was excellent. The difference in the game was the finishing. When we look back at what we've done in December - and the season so far - we are pleased with our efforts, but we quickly move on to Friday night and QPR at The Den. The place will be rocking."


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