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Match Report: Millwall 2-0 Wigan Athletic

Our survival chances came crashing down on Tuesday night, the next three games are still important; that is if we can win them. Gary Caldwell though has three games to test his squad and just see who he should be keeping on.

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No changes from the 2-2 draw against Fulham which was to be expected. The team and fans alike both having belief that maybe we could get back to safety. The new the day before of the Rotherham mess up giving us an even greater glimmer of hope. That hope looked to be amplified as we battle hard in a first half which ended 0-0.

It was to be a hot and feisty game as Millwall were cheered on by their loud home crowd. Yet neither side could break the deadlock, James McClean coming the closets for Wigan Athletic has he struck the post; whilst efforts from Marc Antoine Fortune and Jason Pearce were both wide of the mark.

That wasn't to say Scott Carson wasn't called into action, twice the goalkeeper had to work hard to keep Millwall at bay as they prodded and probed at our goal looking to take the lead.

In the end they would take the lead, on the 74th minute through Nadjim Abdou as the ball found the back of the net beating Carson. This was after Martyn Waghorn had been sent off for swiping out after being fouled by a Millwall player, the referee had no choice but to show a red.

Wigan were down to nine players and Millwall down to ten after an incident between Ed Upson and Jason Pearce saw tempers flare and the referee produce two red cards to send the players for early showers. Millwall though continued to make their man advantage count and put the game beyond Wigan when Magaye Gueye scored in added time.

Luckily for Wigan Rotherham drew against Fulham on Wednesday night and keep our slender hopes of survival alive.