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Boleyn Ground (ATT 28,221) 16th April 2005 - Kick off 12:00 Ref: Uriah Rennie

West Ham West Ham United vs Millwall Millwall

Lions hold Hammers

By Peter ORourke.   Last Updated: 16/04/05 2:05pm

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West Ham missed the chance to move into the play-off spots after being held to a 1-1 draw by Millwall.

Marlon Harewood cancelled out Barry Hayles' early opener to earn West Ham a point at Upton Park.

The Lions stunned the hosts with the opening goal after 12 minutes with Hayles picking up a pass from Kevin Muscat and rounding James Walker before scoring from an acute angle.

Harewood should have drawn West Ham level three minutes later only to miss his header from just six yards out.

West Ham drew level on 35 minutes when Harewood superbly volleyed home Matthew Etherington's cross past Andy Marshall.

Both sides had chances to win the game in the second half with Harewood going close with an acrobatic overhead kick on the hour mark which Marshall did well to tip over the crossbar.

Jody Morris saw a deflected shot well saved by Walker on 66 minutes and although West Ham pushed forward in search of a winner they could not find a way past a resolute Millwall defence.

The draw all but ends Millwall's slim promotion hopes, while the point lifts West Ham up into seventh spot above Sheffield United on goal difference.

 

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Middlesbrough 35 66
2 Derby County 35 65
3 Watford 35 65
4 Bournemouth 35 63
5 Norwich City 35 62
6 Brentford 35 61
7 Ipswich Town 35 60
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 35 57
9 Nottingham Forest 35 50
10 Blackburn Rovers 35 48
11 Sheffield Wednesday 35 46
12 Charlton Athletic 35 45
13 Birmingham City 35 45
14 Cardiff City 35 44
15 Leeds United 35 44
16 Huddersfield Town 35 42
17 Bolton Wanderers 35 41
18 Reading 35 41
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 35 40
20 Fulham 35 39
21 Rotherham United 35 37
22 Wigan Athletic 35 31
23 Millwall 35 31
24 Blackpool 35 22

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