Millwall made light work of Preston North End on Wednesday – comfortably claiming their third Championship away victory of the season at Deepdale, with a familiar face in Jed Wallace heavily involved.
Despite being without manager Gary Rowett and assistant Adam Barrett, plus technical coach Joe Carnell, performance coach Dave Carolan and goalkeeping coach Lee Turner, the Lions cruised to the three points which saw them climb back into the top-six and move just one point behind second-place Bournemouth.
After a frustrating opening 45 minutes, Millwall sparked into life just nine minutes after the restart and broke the deadlock following a blistering counter-attack.
Mason Bennett burst forward and played through the dangerous Wallace, who composed himself before squaring to West Brom loanee Kenneth Zohore to easily tap home his first goal since making the Deadline Day switch from the Baggies on what was his first start for the Lions.
Preston rarely threatened, registering just one attempt on target throughout the entire game, and were made to pay for their lacklusture display when Wallace got himself on the scoresheet from the penalty spot after his namesake Murray had been upended in the box with six minutes remaining.
It was a strong performance from Millwall, but there was one man in particular that The Den faithful were pleased with in Wallace, whose now been involved in 50 percent of the Lions goals this season.
Check some of the best reactions below:
Another Jed Wallace goal and assist😩
— William🦜 (@WillWallFC) October 29, 2020
Jed Wallace has been unbelievable tonight.
— The Lions (@mfc_onion) October 28, 2020
— Mayes (@MichaelMayes10) October 28, 2020
What a man🦁 https://t.co/2Ze0itmbqy
— Steve Evans (@EvansMFC) October 28, 2020
Totally professional and dominant performance from @millwallfc tonight. A joy to watch. @jedwallace12 superb again. No doubt Alex Neil will say we bullied them and shithoused a win on the break. Well done Wall. Onwards and upwards.
— Clarence the lion 3.5% (@Clarenc25093338) October 28, 2020
— James Ward (@wardy1885) October 28, 2020
— Stephanie Birkett | Incredible | 😈 (@Steph_Birkett) October 28, 2020
— 𝖦𝗋𝗎𝗆𝗉𝗒 𝖦𝗋𝗂𝖬𝖺𝖼𝖾 (@StuartMace) October 28, 2020
Jed Wallace é o pai da criança! Te amo, monstro! 🦁
— Millwall FC Brasil (@Millwall_BR) October 28, 2020
Jed wallace doesn't miss pens 🤛
— Josh (@GeezerMFC) October 28, 2020