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Lions cover Bart's blushes.

Byline: IAN BAKER at Adams Park

WYCOMBE 1 Kashket 9, MILLWALL 2 Wallace 48 pen, Leonard 63

GARY ROWETT defended his keeper Bartosz Bialkowski after Millwall recovered from an incredible howler by their big Pole.

Wycombe were gifted their first ever Championship goal as Scott Kashket scored by TACKLING the 6ft 4in stopper.

But the Lions roared back with Jed Wallace's penalty and Ryan Leonard's half-volley for a second half turnaround.

Boss Rowett said: "You don't need to say too much to Bart. As a goalkeeper you know you shouldn't have got caught on the ball.

"I would say that last season Bart probably won five or six games single-handedly.

"He has plenty of credit in the bank. But I don't want him doing that too much!" Millwall struggled to get going after Kashket's ninthminute goal. But within four minutes of the second half they levelled.

Jack Grimmer manhandled Matt Smith and Jed Wallace converted from the spot.

The Chairboys were aggrieved as Joe Jacobson's corner went in but was disallowed by the linesman for a shirt pull on Bialkowski.

However TV replays showed there was not a single player near the keeper.

Leonard's 63rd-minute effort was the match winner.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth was still upset after the match. He said: "Please, please tell me what is wrong with that Jacobson goal.

"I really hope people look at the replay and try and find out what has been given because to me that's a perfect goal."

He added: "My players gave me everything."

WYCOMBE WANDERERS: Allsop 6, Grimmer 6, Knight 6, Stewart 6, Jacobson 6, Wheeler 7, Thompson 6, Adeniran 7 (Mehmeti 79), Onyedinma 5 (Horgan 66, 6), Kashket 7, Samuel 6 (Akinfenwa 64, 6).

MILLWALL: Bialkowski 4, Romeo 7, Hutchinson 7, Cooper 7, M Wallace 7, J Wallace 8, Woods 6, Leonard 7, Mahoney 6 (Ferguson 90), Bradshaw 6 (Thompson 82), Smith 7 (Pearce 90).

MAN OF THE MATCH: Jed Wallace. Crossing was superb throughout and confidently hammered home his penalty.

REFEREE: Andrew Madley 6.

VITAL STATS WYCOMBE MILLWALL 3 ........ Shots on Target .........6 4 ........Shots off Target ....... 10 1 .................Corners .................2 17................. Fouls.................. 15 1 ................ Offsides.................2 49.8 Passing Success %...67.4 299 ...... Total Passes........442 40.7.....Possession %.....59.3 53.8 .Territorial Adv %..46.2

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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:IAN BAKER at Adams Park
Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Oct 18, 2020
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