Lions maul 10-man Leicester
By Andy Clarke. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Millwall bounced back from the disappointment of their midweek defeat to Wigan by recording a convincing 2-0 victory over 10-man Leicester at The New Den.
Player-manager Dennis Wise responded to Tuesday's poor display by restoring himself to the starting line-up and handing a debut to new signing Adrian Serioux.
The Canadian has a reputation for possessing one of the longest throws in the game and it did not take long for Leicester to see why.
His huge 37th minute throw caused confusion in the heart of the visitors' penalty area and Jody Morris was the quickest to react, the former Chelsea man sweeping the ball past Ian Walker from close range.
Leicester had been given a warning as early as the third minute when Mark McCammon got his head to a Serioux throw-in, but Walker was able to push the ball to safety.
James Scowcroft had City's first attempt at goal a minute into the second half, but Millwall keeper Graham Stack made a simple save, while at the other end Danny Dichio flashed a header just wide.
Nikos Dabizas posed a threat at set pieces for Leicester and he twice went close, heading wide and then having a close range shot cleared off the line by Wise.
But Millwall scored a crucial second goal on 76 when Dichio chased down a long ball from Wise and prodded a low shot past Walker.
Leicester's misery was compounded a few minutes later when Chris Makin pulled back substitute Stefan Moore and was shown a straight red card - City's second of the campaign.