Date: 10th January 2017 at 1:59pm
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Manager Neil Harris has reflected on some truly ‘outstanding’ play from Millwall as we took Bournemouth’s scalp in the FA Cup at the weekend.

Easily one of, if not the, upset of round three of this years competition, Millwall welcomed Eddie Howe’s side to The Den for the clash and goals from Steve Morison, Shaun Cummings and Shane Ferguson gave us a pretty comfortable and comprehensive three nil victory on the day to book our place in last night’s fourth round draw – Watford next also at The Den.

With the lion’s share of possession on the day greater chances overall and more on target considered they are credited with no efforts on target and we had four, it was a pretty phenomenal day against the Premier League much admired side – and although there were plenty of changes it’s hardly as if they didn’t play a side people had never heard of.

For Harris that just made it even more special as the spoke to the official site in his post game press interviews.

‘We knew Bournemouth would make changes, they have got a big few games coming up in the Premier League with a very talented squad. We knew there would be some minutes for other people, but we defended really well as a team and at the right times we were clinical – 3-0 doesn’t flatter us. We could’ve scored more. Some of our play was outstanding.’

Harris went on to praise the efforts of the side in their preparation for the game as well.

‘My players probably worked a bit harder in training on Thursday and Friday to know how we would nullify their threats. The players didn’t quite get it at first and they had to stay a little bit longer on the training pitch. It wasn’t that they didn’t get it right so come back later. We wanted to get messages across. The higher you go up the divisions the minor details are really important – for example set-plays. We showed that with our first goal.’

With a fourth round home draw against fellow Premier League side Watford to look forward to – and their struggles so far this year – well, maybe a touch too early yet to be thinking along those lines.

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