Cardiff missed the opportunity to move back to the top of the Championship as Millwall held them to a 0-0 draw.
It was a scrappy game, with a few clear-cut chances but not many. In the first half, Millwall goalkeeper Jordan Archer denied Danny Ward from point-blank range from a low Lee Peltier cross. He should’ve scored.
Soon after that, Ward had another effort which Archer saved. After Sol Bamba played it to him, Archer had to push away his effort which was going into the bottom left corner.
Bamba nearly gifted Millwall a goal when his under-hit backlash was seized upon by Steve Morison, but his one-on-one was saved by Neil Etheridge.
In the 37th minute, Joe Bennett had to go off because of injury, with Callum Paterson replacing him for his debut. About a minute after he came on, he nearly set up a goal when he ran with the ball, before crossing it in towards Hoilett, who controlled the ball and volleyed it, but Archer was to the rescue for Millwall again.
Early on in the second half, Morison had an effort which was saved by Etheridge. City could’ve been down to 10 men when Sean Morrison impeded Lee Gregory when he was through on goal, but nothing was given.
Late on substitute Lee Tomlin had the ball in the net, but it was disallowed for dangerous play. After having a decent shot saved by Archer, Tomlin waited for the keeper to throw the ball up to kick it before flicking the ball past the keeper and tapping into the empty net. Tomlin was given a yellow card.
In stoppage time, City should’ve had a penalty when Morrison was pulled to the floor, but the referee didn’t give it. The ref had a very poor game, getting key decisions wrong.
I believe Neil Warnock has to start starting Tomlin as he is the most creative player in the team. He isn’t as hard-working as other players but, he can do more than others with the ball at his feet.
City drop to third, with Sheffield United going top of the table. Wolves lost, so it was a missed opportunity to go top. Millwall are 15th.
Next up for the Bluebirds is Ipswich at home next Tuesday, the 31 October. Hopefully we can get to winning ways.