• By Alessandro Schiavone at The Den

Bennett and Burey see off QPR as Lions win 2-0 at the Den


Millwall came out on top in the London derby with a 2-0 win over QPR as Gary Rowett's men won consecutive league games for only the third time this season.


The stylish Lions did the job in impressive style thanks to second-half goals from Mason Bennett and Tyler Burey.


It wasn't a blockbuster match but for Millwall it was nothing short of a blockbuster result and one that will long live in the memories of club, fans and players.


It was their first first win over QPR in over four years, ending a barren run of four defeats and three stalemates.


Buoyed by their 2-1 win over Cardiff at The Den on Saturday, the Lions followed that up with another three points against the free-falling promotion candidates from West London, who have only picked up a solitary point from their last three fixtures.


And the Hoops, who went into this game on the back of a shock 1-0 defeat at Barnsley, managed to do it even worse here as their dreams of automatic promotion are now hanging in the balance with seven clubs within seven points of each other and breathing down their neck.


Mark Warburton's men were never really in the game - overrun in midfield, poor in transition while their best chances came at the end when the pressure was off and the damage done.


While it's too early to talk about crisis, Mark Warburton‘s Hoops were nowhere near good enough to stake a claim for a place in the Premier League while Millwall took the game by the scruff of the neck and looked in control for large parts of the 90 minutes.


Millwall could have been 1-0 up less than a minute into the game when Danny McNamara fluffed his lines from a few yards out, slamming a volley over.


Four minutes later Lyndon Dykes, played into space by Ilias Chair, had his effort blocked by Murray Wallace.

In the 22nd minute, David Marshall, who was given the nod again ahead of Seny Dieng, produced an outstanding save from Jed Wallace's low drilled effort, pushing it away as the fleet-footed Lions were committing bodies forward.


And QPR's best chance of the first half came through Jimmy Dunne, who should have done better as he scuffed his shot which dropped straight at Bartosz Bialkowski from a corner.


The static Hoops were even more underwhelming after the restart, and it wasn't long before they were made to pay for their laziness as Millwall took the lead on 48 minutes when Wallace found Scott Malone with a cross field pace.


The ex-Fulham and Derby County winger hit a first-time square pass for Bennett to turn it home.


And the home side came closing to doubling their lead five minutes later but the angle worked against provider Malone to turn into a goalscorer.


Chances had by then completely dried up for Hoops who were playing catch-up.


And Burey added to his side's tally with a confident finish on 67 minutes.


The substitute latched on to a well-weighted back-heel flick from Wallace before opening his body up and sending a composed finished beyond the arms of the outstretched Marshall


Charlie Austin showed desire and tried to stamp his proceedings on the game after coming on for Stefan Johansen 12 minutes from time, but while he blasted his first shot over, his angled second at the death was easily parried by Bialkowski.