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"It was a great feeling to walk out of Elland Road with three points," says Morison

Striker looks back at Leeds classic...

22 January 2018

Millwall striker Steve Morison was a happy man following last Saturday's classic 4-3 Sky Bet Championship victory over Leeds United at Elland Road.

In a topsy-turvy encounter in Yorkshire, Aiden O'Brien and Lee Gregory's goals handed The Lions a 2-0 first-half lead, however, strikes from Pierre-Michel Lasogga (2) and Kemar Roofe swung the game in The Whites' favour, despite having captain Liam Cooper sent off.

Millwall had the last laugh, however, with late efforts from substitute Tom Elliott and Jed Wallace finding the net to secure the win and the first three-point haul on the road in 2017/18.

"It was every emotion a football player could ever have in one day," Morison told talkSPORT radio. "It was amazing, then it was horrible, then you had the jubilation at the end; the feeling, the emotion - that's how you want to walk off the pitch. In the end, it was a brilliant day.

"I had good figures in the first-half and thoroughly enjoyed myself, setting up both of our goals. I also laid the ball off for Jed [Wallace] to go on his run and win us the game.

"We've been playing very well away from home, the win was going to come eventually. We've always been losing by that odd goal or getting a draw where we couldn't quite get the win. We tried our best to throw it away on Saturday after being 2-0 up against 10 men, but we got there in the end. It was a great feeling to walk out of Elland Road with three points."

The striker, Millwall's sixth-highest all-time goalscorer on 88 goals, turned in a Man-of-the-Match-worthy display last weekend, scoring an overall rating of 9.11, assisting three of The Lions' four goals and executing six key passes as well as winning seven aerial duels.

Speaking to iFollow Millwall directly after the victory, Morison had a more contrasting view of the afternoon.

"We got ourselves out of jail - we could've lost that quite easily," he said. "We'll take away the fact we've won and scored four good goals, but we're not too happy with our performance.

"In the first-half we were very good, when they had 11 and 10 men. Going in at half-time 2-0 up felt like a very comfortable lead - we should've been in total control in the second-half, but we weren't strong enough and nearly let it slip.

"The third goal was a good knockback from Coops and a great touch and finish by Tom Elliott. Jed has then got us out of jail with a driving run and a good finish. In the end, we go home pleased with the three points - six points against Leeds this year makes me a happy man."


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