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Millwall in the media after Fifth Round victory...

18 February 2019

Millwall secured their passage into the Quarter-Finals of the Emirates FA Cup at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday afternoon - and the media had their say after Murray Wallace's fifth-minute header settled matters at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

"There is nothing pretentious about Millwall and they found it easy to roll up their sleeves against AFC Wimbledon, who lacked the wit to inconvenience their wily Championship opponents," said The Observer.

"He deserves the adulation and attention," Millwall manager Neil Harris said when speaking about matchwinner Wallace. "I said to the lads that I needed a hero and someone had to step up. He did that."

Meanwhile, the Evening Standard commented on Saturday's win by saying: "The hosts had triumphantly knocked out West Ham in the Fourth Round, but were undone by Murray Wallace's goal after just five minutes before Neil Harris' side put on a lesson in game management.

"Millwall will fancy their chances at whoever comes out the hat in Monday night's draw as they sit one win from Wembley," they added.

"For the second time in three years, Millwall are through to the FA Cup Quarter-Final," stated The Sun.

"It was not exactly a classic, but Murray Wallace’s fifth-minute header was enough for Neil Harris' side.

"Ryan Leonard’s cross was met with a powerful header from the unmarked Murray Wallace who had timed his run expertly."

The Times reported that 'FA Cup love affair has Millwall's Neil Harris dreaming of Wembley return," whilst The Telegraph commented that Harris is ready for an 'FA Cup draw ritual' ahead of Monday night's draw.

“I loved it as a player and a manager," he said. "It brings out the best in us. This competition is built on clubs like Millwall and Wimbledon and Newport, and of causing the upsets – that’s what it’s all about."

The Mail, meanwhile, also touched on the manager's ritual, stating: "Millwall’s recent FA Cup record has been outstanding for a club from outside the top flight."

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