Sven's Foxes end Lions' streak

Sven-Goran Eriksson's Leicester continue to be upwardly mobile after ending Millwall's unbeaten run with a 4-2 home win in the Championship.

Last Updated: 22/01/11 at 17:41

Bamba (left): Hit a brace for Leicester

Bamba (left): Hit a brace for Leicester

World Cup Promotions

Daily World Cup Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

It may have been a different story had Steve Morison converted a third-minute penalty, but the Millwall marksman blazed his spot-kick high and wide.

Lloyd Dyer quickly punished the Lions by marking his 100th appearance for Leicester with the opening goal but that was quickly cancelled out by James Henry's superb strike.

Ayegbeni Yakubu brought a touch of Premier League class to proceedings with a slick finish to restore the Foxes' lead before Sol Bamba gave Eriksson's side a two-goal cushion at half-time.

Jack Smith momentarily got Millwall back into it midway through the second half, showing Morison how it should be done from the penalty spot.

But their hopes were soon dashed with the 72nd-minute sending-off of debutant Jens Berthel Askou, before Bamba grabbed his second goal of the game two minutes later to inflict a first defeat in 10 league matches on the Lions.

Yakubu and Darius Vassell were paired together for the first time as Eriksson recalled the strikers as two of three changes.

Yakubu was cup-tied against Manchester City in midweek while Vassell has missed the last two matches, including Yakubu's debut at Preston, with a hamstring injury.

Eriksson also handed Manchester City loanee Ben Mee his Leicester debut.

Millwall also made three changes. Berthel Askou made his debut after joining on loan from Norwich, Theo Robinson started in attack for the first time since completing his permanent switch from Huddersfield and Chris Hackett was also recalled.

Mee made a disastrous start, bringing down Robinson with a late challenge just inside the area. However, Morison's woeful spot-kick let Leicester off the hook.

Former Millwall trainee Dyer then made his former club pay five minutes later, collecting Yakubu's pass and firing a shot into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

But the lead was shortlived as Henry's 20-yard thunderbolt immediately levelled things up.

Dyer repaid the favour to Yakubu after 22 minutes. The Everton striker collected the ball and picked his spot beyond David Forde.

Millwall almost equalised again but Alan Dunne's header was tipped over by Chris Weale. At the other end, Forde denied Dyer.

Yakubu turned provider again when Bamba converted his cross from close range after 35 minutes.

Hackett and Nadjim Abdou threatened for the Lions early in the second half before Mee conceded a second penalty, this time clipping Hackett's heels inside the box. Smith squeezed the ball past Weale, who went the right way.

The drama then came thick and fast. Berthel Askou was shown a straight red card for a two-footed lunge at Yakubu.

From the resulting free-kick, Bamba bundled Richie Wellens' cross over the line.

Yuki Abe shot just wide soon afterwards as Leicester looked to extend their lead, and substitute Steve Howard did likewise in stoppage time.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

There are no results at present.

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Birmingham 0 0 0
2 Blackburn 0 0 0
3 Blackpool 0 0 0
4 Bolton 0 0 0
5 Bournemth 0 0 0
6 Brentford 0 0 0
7 Brighton 0 0 0
8 Cardiff 0 0 0
9 Charlton 0 0 0
10 Derby 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0
12 Huddersfld 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0
14 Leeds 0 0 0
15 Middlesbro' 0 0 0
16 Millwall 0 0 0
17 Norwich 0 0 0
18 N Forest 0 0 0
19 Reading 0 0 0
20 Rotherham 0 0 0
21 Sheff Wed 0 0 0
22 Watford 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0

Updated Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Footer 365

Transfer news: Newcastle agree fee with Montpellier for Remy Cabella

Newcastle have agreed a fee with French club Montpellier to sign midfielder Remy Cabella, according to Sky sources.

Transfer news: West Ham keen on Chelsea winger Christian Atsu, say Sky sources

West Ham are interested in taking Chelsea winger Christian Atsu on loan, according to Sky sources.

Transfer news: Luis Suarez will sign for Barcelona next week after fee agreed with Liverpool

Liverpool have agreed to sell Luis Suarez to Barcelona in a deal which could be worth as much as £75m.

Mail Box

Alexis Sanchez: Really Not THAT Good

The backlash has begun: Why are Barca letting him go if he's any good? We have mails on Alexis Sanchez, Luis Suarez, the World Cup and the wonder of F365...

Stop Your Sobbing And Man Up...

Oh and honey, put the kettle on. We have more World Cup mails but it's mostly an orgasmic explosion at the signing of Alexis Sanchez. Could this be Arsenal's year?

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property