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Ewood Park (ATT 13,898) 24th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: E Ilderton

Blackburn Blackburn Rovers vs Millwall Millwall

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C Wood (71)
J Henry (90)

Millwall up to sixth in the Championship after 2-0 win at Blackburn Rovers

Last Updated: 25/11/12 12:36pm

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Chris Wood: Scored the opener for Millwall

Chris Wood: Scored the opener for Millwall

Millwall climbed above opponents Blackburn and up to sixth in the Championship table after registering a 2-0 win at Ewood Park.

Chris Wood opened the scoring, powering in from 25 yards 19 minutes from time, before James Henry sealed it at the death to extend the Lions' unbeaten league run to 11 matches.

Blackburn went into the game inside the play-off positions having scored four at Peterborough last time out but Henning Berg's side had been goal-shy in front of their own fans with only nine goals in their eight games at Ewood Park.

Millwall made the stronger start in a competitive opening and striker Andy Keogh twice had the ball in the back of the net only for both headers to be ruled out for offside.

At the other end Argentinian forward Mauro Formica tested visiting goalkeeper David Forde before Ruben Rochina forced an even better save from the Lions' number one who dived full-stretch to tip the ball behind for a corner following a 20-yard drive.

Wood, on loan from West Brom, then picked up the ball 20 yards out but his stinging shot was parried by former England keeper Paul Robinson before Grant Hanley hacked the ball to safety.

Blackburn started the second period strongly and striker Rhodes, who was almost anonymous for the first 45 minutes, headed over from 12 yards before Martin Olsson nipped between two defenders to strike an effort which deflected up and over the crossbar.

Manager Berg then looked to influence the game from the bench as he introduced Manchester United loanee Josh King for his debut and the 20-year-old striker almost made the difference as he forced a fine save from Forde from 12 yards out.

Forde then parried from Rochina before Millwall made the breakthrough. Striker Wood found space 25-yards from goal to thump an unstoppable right-footed effort into the roof of the net.

The recalled Henry then struck a powerful drive from 30-yards in the final minute to seal it as Millwall climbed into the npower Championship playoff places, leaving Rovers with one win from five.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 18 35
2 Bournemouth 18 32
3 Middlesbrough 18 32
4 Ipswich Town 18 31
5 Brentford 18 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 18 30
7 Watford 18 29
8 Nottingham Forest 18 28
9 Charlton Athletic 18 28
10 Norwich City 18 27
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 27
12 Cardiff City 18 26
13 Sheffield Wednesday 18 22
14 Huddersfield Town 18 21
15 Reading 18 21
16 Leeds United 18 20
17 Fulham 18 19
18 Millwall 18 19
19 Birmingham City 18 19
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 18
21 Bolton Wanderers 18 18
22 Rotherham United 18 18
23 Wigan Athletic 18 17
24 Blackpool 18 8