Millwall is not a happy hunting ground for the Clarets – we’ve only won four out of 27 meetings there, writes James Bird.
Last time out
Burnley’s last visit to The Den coincided with their 125th anniversary celebrations. We were party-poopers that day as we proved resilient, despite being down to 10-men, to hold on for a 1-1 draw. Clarke Carlisle was the man dismissed that day after a mere eight minutes! Burnley took the lead with more-or-less our only attempt of the day as Jay Rodriguez headed home a Chris Eagles cross. Millwall equalised soon after through Scott Barron and from there on controlled the game. Luckily, a good performance from Brian Jensen and wastefulness by Millwall allowed Burnley to hang on for a point.
Millwall 1 – 1 Burnley. 2 October 2010.
One for us
Burnley last won at The Den in August 2001, taking the first division game 2-0. Ian Moore and Alan Moore grabbed the goals that day with two goals in five minutes for the Clarets. Stan Ternent’s side had dominated proceedings even when the sides went in to the dressing rooms scoreless at half time. Steve Claridge came close to putting the home side ahead early in the second half, however the post was on hand to help out Nik Michopoulos on that occasion. Andy Reid was dismissed late in the game for Millwall but it had little effect on the scoreline with the game already done and dusted.
Millwall 0 – 2 Burnley. 25 August 2001.
One for them
Burnley visited The Den in April 2006 and came away defeated by a single goal. Steve Cotterill’s men had gone six games unbeaten in the lead up to this poorly attended game against Millwall – a crowd of only 7,780 were present! The only goal of the game came on the stroke of half time as a poor headed pass back from James O’Connor was intercepted by Marvin Williams who chipped the ball over Brian Jensen. Burnley had suffered a blow on 37 minutes when veteran defender John McGreal was forced off with a back injury, meaning John Spicer was needed to fill in at right-back. Millwall had the lion’s share of possession that day and despite a few promising efforts by the Clarets, had enough to see the game out.
Millwall 1 – 0 Burnley. 22 April 2006.
One to forget
Millwall’s biggest win against the Clarets came in a 4-1 encounter at The Den in 1932, luckily most of us won’t be able to remember that one and thus it should be easy to forget! It was Reg Edwards who grabbed the consolation goal for Burnley that day.
Millwall 4 – 1 Burnley. 26 November 1932.
Head-to-head at The Den
Burnley – four wins, 26 goals.
Biggest win – 2-0, several occasions
Millwall – 12 wins, 38 goals.
Biggest win – 4-1, 26 November 1932.
Draws – 11.
- Charlie Austin will be looking for revenge as Millwall were the team who prevented Swindon’s rise to the Championship in 2010.
- Charlie Austin has 38 goals in just 69 appearances, he’ll be wanting to add more to that this weekend.
- Junior Stanislas and Zavon Hines are sure to be booed due to their West Ham connections. Stanislas scored twice and Hines once in the Carling Cup tie at Upton Park that was marred by crowd troubles.
There have been a lot of draws and home wins in games at The Den, hopefully we’ll see neither and Eddie Howe’s men can come away with three points and back-to-back wins.
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