Millwall vs. Leeds United  1 - 0

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Warnock blasts ref over red card

18 November 2012 16:38

Leeds manager Neil Warnock has slammed referee Mark Halsey for showing a straight red card to Luke Varney in his side's 1-0 loss to Millwall.

Varney received his marching orders for appearing to elbow Adam Smith two minutes after the half-time interval at The Den on Sunday, in a match decided by an 85th-minute goal from Chris Wood.

"He (Varney) has put his arms up but he has not actually gone in with his elbow," Warnock said after the match.

"The contact was made below the chin but the kid has gone down like he has been hit in the head.

"But you don't get those decisions sometimes.

"I have no complaints with the effort today. I am just disappointed that an experienced referee like that has seen fit to send him off.

"It's getting soft now the game, you want to see some proper sendings off. That is not a sending off. I don't know what the game is coming to."


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Championship: Millwall 1 Leeds 0

18 November 2012 16:29

Millwall climbed to ninth place in the Championship on Sunday courtesy of a 1-0 win over a 10-man Leeds United at The Den.

After going to the half-time break with scores locked at 0-0, the match turned on its head two minutes into the second half when Leeds striker Luke Varney was given his marching orders by referee Mark Halsey for an elbow on Adam Smith.

The home side tried to make their numerical advantage count, but struggled to carve out any clear chances against a well-organised Leeds defence.

Millwall finally made the breakthrough in the 85th minute when Australian Shane Lowry played in an inviting cross, and Chris Wood stooped low to drive a header past Paddy Kenny in the Leeds goal.

The win saw Millwall extend their unbeaten run to 10 matches and moved them above Nottingham Forest, Watford and Blackpool into ninth position, while Leeds are in 18th spot.

Championship table

# Team MP D P
1 46 +27 87
2 46 +9 79
3 46 +27 77
4 46 +26 75
5 46 +11 72
6 46 +23 68
7 46 +8 68
8 46 +4 67
9 46 +6 65
10 46 +3 61
11 46 +2 61
12 46 -6 61
13 46 -9 61
14 46 -13 60
15 46 -1 59
16 46 -9 59
17 46 -7 58
18 46 -8 58
19 46 -20 58
20 46 -11 56
21 46 -14 55
22 46 -9 54
23 46 -14 51
24 46 -25 41