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  • Dan Shittu 27'
  • John Marquis 89'

2 - 1


Aston Villa

  • Darren Bent 22'

Lambert: I'm not a quitter

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has vowed not to give up on his struggling side after a second dismal cup upset in as many games.

Villa's 2-1 defeat to Millwall added to their woes following Tuesday's Capital One Cup exit to League Two side Bradford, but Lambert remained upbeat when questioned about his desire to stay in the top job.

"There's no point in asking that, of course I am," he told Sky Sports. "I'm not a quitter, I'll keep going. I thought we dominated the game and I don't think we should have lost, at the very worst it should have been a replay.

"The first goal was a set-piece again and the second was just a crossed ball. The first was just a bog-standard corner, you've got to rely on individuals to go and compete.

"I thought it was going to peter out to a replay. We'll take the knock but you have to come back strongly."

Darren Bent had given Villa the lead but Danny Shittu equalised before John Marquis headed a late winner at the second attempt.

Millwall boss Kenny Jackett told the club's official website that a lacklustre Villa performance should not detract from his side's efforts.

"I thought it was a terrific performance from the whole team tonight," Jackett said. "I thought we deserved to win and I was so pleased for John Marquis that he got the winning goal. He has been out for a long time and has worked so hard to get back to fitness."

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.

Scoring Summary

  • Millwall
  • Aston Villa
Dan Shittu (27')
John Marquis (89')
(22') Darren Bent

Match Stats

  • Millwall
  • Aston Villa
10(4) Shots (on goal) 3(2)
6 Fouls 14
4 Corner kicks 5
6 Offsides 1
48% Time of Possession 52%
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
3 Saves 5


  • Millwall
  • Aston Villa
Yellow Cards
Mark Beevers (81')