Cambridge United 1-0 Millwall: League One U’s stun Championship side

Cambridge United 1-0 Millwall: League One U’s stun Championship side

Liam O'Neil celebrates his goal against Millwall
Cambridge’s Liam O’Neil celebrates his goal against Millwall

Liam O’Neil’s second-half goal saw League One Cambridge United beat Championship side Millwall to reach the second round of the Carabao Cup.

O’Neill struck from the edge of the box with just over half an hour remaining to settle the tie at the Abbey Stadium.

Millwall’s George Honeyman was sent off minutes later after being shown a second yellow card, leaving the Lions a man short for the final 30 minutes.

The man disadvantage cost Millwall as they crashed out of the competition.

Honeyman was given a second yellow card for a shirt pull on Saikou Janneh just after Cambridge had taken the lead.

It compounded Millwall’s predicament after Shilow Tracey’s ball from the right found O’Neil, who finished from from the top of the penalty area.

Isaac Olaofe squandered the Championship side’s best chance as he shot straight at Cambridge goalkeeper Will Mannion having been played clean through on goal.

Murray Wallace had earlier seen a curling shot cleared off the line for Millwall by Greg Taylor.

Olaofe’s header was then denied by the crossbar as Millwall pressed in six minutes of stoppage time.

Sam Smith failed to seal the tie as he fired over when one-on-one with Millwall goalkeeper George Long but the miss was not crucial as the U’s held on to progress.

Cambridge United managed Mark Bonner told BBC Radio Cambridge:

« If you can get through in this competition and build some momentum into your season then that’s great but we knew we needed those minutes in our squad.

« It’s a brilliant night for us and without doubt the most physical game we’ve had and the lads are feeling that.

« We’re delighted with the outcome and I’m really pleased with the lads’ performance given how short they are of match minutes at the moment. »

Line-ups

Cambridge

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 25Mannion
  • 2WilliamsSubstituted forOkedinaat 45′minutes
  • 16Rossi
  • 5Taylor
  • 3Haunstrup
  • 8O’NeilSubstituted forDigbyat 75′minutes
  • 22SimperSubstituted forWormanat 75′minutes
  • 18TraceySubstituted forBrophyat 68′minutes
  • 14Lankester
  • 17JannehBooked at 77mins
  • 9IronsideSubstituted forSmithat 64′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Digby
  • 6Jones
  • 7Brophy
  • 10Smith
  • 13Holden
  • 15Okedina
  • 27Worman

Millwall

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Long
  • 2McNamara
  • 18LeonardSubstituted forBureyat 64′minutes
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 15Cresswell
  • 3M WallaceSubstituted forMaloneat 64′minutes
  • 39HoneymanBooked at 61mins
  • 6Evans
  • 23Saville
  • 9BradshawSubstituted forOlaofeat 5′minutesSubstituted forCooperat 90+7′minutes
  • 20Bennett

Substitutes

  • 5Cooper
  • 7Afobe
  • 8Mitchell
  • 11Malone
  • 14Burey
  • 16Shackleton
  • 25Olaofe
  • 33Bialkowski
  • 40Topalloj

Referee:
Charles Breakspear

Attendance:
3,368

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Millwall 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Millwall 0.

  3. Foul by Jake Cooper (Millwall).

  4. Zeno Rossi (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Substitution, Millwall. Jake Cooper replaces Isaac Olaofe.

  6. Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Brophy following a fast break.

  7. Foul by Mason Bennett (Millwall).

  8. Jubril Okedina (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. James Brophy (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Foul by Tyler Burey (Millwall).

  11. William Mannion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall).

  13. Foul by Zeno Rossi (Cambridge United).

  14. Isaac Olaofe (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Foul by Isaac Olaofe (Millwall).

  17. Foul by Sam Smith (Cambridge United).

  18. Mason Bennett (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Attempt missed. Isaac Olaofe (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

  20. Attempt blocked. Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Malone with a cross.

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