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Millwall v Leicester City - the stats

18 February 2017

Saturday's Cup clash analysed...

A sold-out Den will welcome Millwall and Leicester City to the field in The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round this Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

In an SE16 first, the reigning Premier League champions will visit The Den in what is sure to be an exciting Cup-tie, as both clubs look for a place in the Quarter-Finals.

It will be the 43rd meeting between the two, with The Foxes slightly holding the upper hand, having won 18 games to Millwall's 16.

The last meeting came on New Years' Day 2014, as Richard Chaplow scored The Lions' consolation in a 3-1 home defeat.

However, prior to that, Millwall went three matches unbeaten on their own patch against Leicester. In December 2012, Chris Taylor scored the only goal in a game that contained names such as Wes Morgan, Danny Drinkwater and Jamie Vardy, whilst eight months previously, Harry Kane and Andy Keogh netted as The Lions defeated The Foxes 2-1.

Darius Henderson's hat-trick was the difference between the two in October 2011, whilst Steve Morison and loan signing Jason Puncheon helped The Lions on their way to a 2-0 victory in December 2010.

The last FA Cup meeting came on January 5th 1991, as a Teddy Sheringham double downed Leicester. Four meetings in the competition have seen two victories apiece shared - Millwall's other win coming in 1985, as John Fashanu and Alan McLeary's strikes set up a Quarter-Final tie with Luton Town.

Millwall and Leicester City served up a nine-goal thriller in their first ever meeting, coincidentally in the the FA Cup in 1933/34, but The Lions were on the wrong end of the result, losing 6-3.

Should Neil Harris' side advance to the Quarter-Finals this weekend, it will be the first time that Millwall have defeated three Premier League sides in the same season, following wins over AFC Bournemouth and Watford in previous rounds this current campaign.

Over 18,000 fans are to descend on The Den this Saturday - arrive early to collect your ticket and avoid the queues!   

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