Millwall 3 Cardiff City 3
Championship, The New Den, Bermondsey, south London
(Photos ©urban75, Saturday 19th March 2011)
This game had everything, except a win for Cardiff. We had Millwall fans fighting amongst themselves, dodgy refereeing, sending offs, a penalty revoked, fightbacks, a fantastic atmosphere and, sadly, a Cardiff fan falling from the top tier of the stadium to the empty seats below after we scored.
The charming walk for away fans from South Bermondsey station to the ground.
Inside the ground at the bar.
As at Crystal Palace, the centre circle was well populated with random people promenading about before the match.
I don't think there were many dockers in the stand.
Millwall fans start fighting themselves for the LOLs.
First half ended 0-0, with City under pressure at the end.
Burke puts us ahead in the 29th minute.
Trotter scores from the penalty spot to make it 1-1.
The penalty that never was. The ref awarded a penalty for a foul on Bellamy and then changed his mind.
Bellamy talks himself into the ref's book.
Whittingham slams it home to make it 2-1.
Burke makes it 3-2 and the place went wild.
Shoes off for City!
Millwall got one back in the 87th minute leading to a nail baiting last few minutes. If City had managed to score again, this would have been one of the very best away games I've ever been to.
Update about the fan who fell
Here yuo can see where the City fan fell from - it's at least 15 foot from the top tier down to the seats below.
Millwall's official site posted this:
Regarding the Cardiff fan injured when his team scored after 48 minutes in front of their own supporters, a male Cardiff fan climbed on to the yellow safety railing, lost his footing and fell into the low tier, some 15 feet.
He received lengthy treatment by Millwall club doctors and the matchday medical team and was taken to Kings College Hosital by ambulance.
He sustained head and neck injuries and he is currently in a 'stable condition'. His next of kin have been informed.
Dave Jones comments
Speaking after the game, Cardiff City manager Dave Jones said: "I couldn't give two hoots about the result after that. One or two of the players saw it, and Craig (Bellamy) said it made him feel physically sick..
We don't know much about him, but all well say is that we as a club send our best wishes for a speedy recovery.
We desperately want to do well for our supporters and as a club we have a duty to them. At the moment, we are all just concerned about that guy.
We were kept penned in for ages after the game.
Finally walking to the station.
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