CHAMPIONSHIP Team Swansea got extremely red in the face last night.
That’s after he scored TWO own goals in stoppage time to give Millwall a late point.
And the Londoners themselves only had ONE shot on goal!
Swansea looked set to win at home after taking the lead through Ryan Manning in the first minute.
Eleven minutes later, former Southampton striker Michael Obafemi doubled Swansea’s lead.
And the Welsh team dominated Millwall for the rest of the game, with the visitors only managing a single shot on target.
But football is a fun game and Swansea’s warning sign came in the 93rd minute when Ben Cabango put the ball into his own net.
A nervous wave of anticipation spread around Liberty Stadium.
And Swansea’s worst fears were realized two minutes later when Millwall scored a dramatic late equaliser.
It wasn’t their own effort, however – but ANOTHER Swansea own goal, this time thanks to Nathan Wood.
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The equalizer came after a Swansea sub holed the ball onto the pitch, allowing Millwall to throw in a quick throw-in and wreak havoc on a counter-attack.
The Swansea submarine’s crucial decision left boss Russell Martin furious.
He yelled, “The ball goes out for a throw-in and one of our non-participating players hits the ball back onto the field. I’m absolutely furious about this and I told him.
“It just can’t be allowed to happen. He returned the ball to them for a quick throw-in and we conceded a goal.
I have to take responsibility, I’m responsible for the mentality of the team
“It’s those little moments that make a big difference. Whether you’re on the bench or not involved, you need to add value to your team somehow. This is certainly not an added value.
“We were by far the best team for 93 or 94 minutes. Dominant, aggressive, everything we’ve been criticized for against Blackburn and rightly so in many ways.
“I think the guys got it right tonight. We should have scored more goals. Millwall had just one shot on target before two of our defenders scored own goals.
“We should make more of our chances in the last third. I have to take responsibility for that, I’m responsible for the mentality of the team.
“Even though we have so many young men on the pitch, we have to do better than before.”
I think I’ll let the boys have a beer afterwards
But his opponent Gary Rowett was delighted with Millwall’s resilience, adding: “It felt like the game went for us in the 90th minute but we still had good chances. They had 18 shots on our 16 so we still had a lot of chances to score.
“I was an assistant coach once when we were 5-2 up with eight minutes to go and ended up losing 6-5, so anything can happen.
“Even though they passed us and passed us, we hit the crossbar twice and should have been awarded two penalties. We had as many good moments as they did.”
“We want to be the team that keeps going until the last whistle. When we run out of time, we run out of time, but we don’t lose the character and effort to try and turn the game around.
“I think teams will be afraid of our determination, but not of our starts – that’s pretty clear. I think we’ll improve and we’re a team that will be difficult to beat. But we have to be more solid. “
“We’re staying the night because we have to go to Norwich on Friday night so I think I’ll let the boys have a pint afterwards.
“They deserve it for their efforts at the end of the game, but I think while they’re sipping that, they need to think about showing a little bit more confidence. That’s the important thing.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6016751/swansea-millwall-own-goals-match-report/ Swansea scored TWO own goals in injury time to draw 2-2, despite rivals Millwall having just ONE shot on target all game