Lee Gregory’s 12th goal of the season gave Millwall the lead against Brentford

Millwall failed to beat 10-man Brentford to remain in Championship relegation trouble.

After Lee Gregory’s close-range finish and a stunning 25-yard equaliser from Brentford midfielder Josh Dasilva, Bees captain Henrik Dalsgaard was sent off for halting Ben Thompson’s goal-bound run to cap an action-packed first half.

Despite their man advantage, the home side struggled to break their opponents down and it was in fact Brentford who perhaps deserved to find a winner.

Sergi Canos rattled the crossbar with a near replica of Dasilva’s effort, Kamohelo Mokotjo saw a goal ruled out for offside and top-scorer Neal Maupay shot inches wide in the closing moments.

Millwall did hit the bar themselves, but in fortuitous fashion when midfielder Jed Wallace sliced a cross.

A third draw in a row means they are now three points clear of the relegation zone, but Wigan and Rotherham could close the gap later on Friday.

Lions boss Neil Harris may well consider this an opportunity missed having taken the lead when Gregory stabbed in at a corner, only for that goal to be quickly cancelled out when Dasilva cut in from the right to rifle into the top corner with his left foot.

But the bigger frustration will likely be from playing against 10 men for almost an hour and struggling to control the game.

Millwall arguably have bigger tests to come, with a trip to promotion-chasing Aston Villa on Monday – the Championship’s in-form team – and a home match with play-off hopefuls Bristol City among their final four games.

They finish the campaign away at Wigan, who are currently just a place and a point below them.

Mid-table Brentford – who cannot be promoted or relegated – play Leeds United next.

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