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Report: Wycombe 1-2 Millwall

Lions roar back at Adams Park.

17 October 2020

Scott Kashket scored Wanderers' first goal of the season but it wasn't enough to prevent defeat to Millwall at Adams Park on Saturday afternoon.

Kashket capped a fine start from the hosts when he made history, becoming Wanderers’ first ever Championship goalscorer in unorthodox fashion, closing down keeper Bartosz Bialkowski as he received a backpass and robbing him in the six-yard box to bundle the ball over the line.

The hosts had their tails up, moving the ball fluidly in the final third, but the Lions proved their threat particularly from set pieces. Shaun Hutchinson’s header was denied by Ryan Allsop, while Matt Smith twice went close before the interval.

Millwall levelled the scores soon after the break, when referee Andrew Madley spotted a push on Smith by Anthony Stewart and Jed Wallace blasted home, but Wanderers were robbed of a crucial second goal when Joe Jacobson’s corner sailed straight in but the linesman inexplicably found reason to disallow it, indicating a shirt pull.

And salt was rubbed into the wounds when Ryan Leonard crashed home when the ball fell for him in space, prompting Gareth Ainsworth to summon Adebayo Akinfenwa and Daryl Horgan from the bench.

Smith missed another chance for the visitors before Wycombe’s penalty appeals for a push on Kashket were waved away, and then Ryan Woods almost scored with a quickly-taken free-kick from the halfway line only to see the ball bounce back off the crossbar.

Anis Mehmeti then replaced Dennis Adeniran in midfield, becoming the first ever player born this century to play for the Blues, but a late rally in eight minutes of stoppage time wasn’t quite enough to salvage a late equaliser.

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