Millwall 1 - Blues 1

Last updated : 13 January 2002 By Brian Cartlidge

The game was played in an ill-tempered manner through-out and after only nine minutes several occupants of the New Den's East Stand took exception to an offside decision and began throwing missiles on to the pitch.

Match official Phil Barston took evasive action by moving on to the pitch and the Football Association are sure to investigate it.

Blues took the lead in first-half injury time when Tommy Mooney reacted smartly to his own free kick when it rebounded from Millwall's defensive wall. Mooney followed up to smash a 20-yard shot into the top corner.

The highlights of the five minutes leading up to Sean Dyche's equaliser are as follows: within three minutes of arriving as a substitute, Woodhouse was sent off for going over the top on Matt Lawrence. O'Connor was booked for protesting and the free-kick moved 10 yards forward, Millwall substitute Christophe Kinet took the kick, he played it to Neil Harris who flicked the ball on for Dyche to head home.

As tempers began to fray, Steve Bruce joined Mark McGhee on the touchline to protest at Woodhouse's red card. McGhee had been told by referee Phil Dowd to sit in the dug-out in the second half after watching the first half from the touchline.

Ten man Blues held on bravely to earn a point from this difficult trip to South London and moved into 6th position in the division one table.