Pompey stay top
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
A single strike from Bulgarian international Svetoslav Todorov (pictured) was enough to give Harry Redknapp's side all three points.
The Lions had dominated the first half action and Portsmouth would have been more than relieved to have seen the dressing room at half time, without conceding a goal.
Todorov himself missed Portsmouth's best chance in the first half just five minutes before the break, but he would make up for his indiscretion soon after the interval.
Nigel Quashie created the chance with a fantastic long range pass which found the former West Ham striker unmarked 30 yards out and he took the ball into the area before he coolly beat Tony Warner to find the net.
Millwall boss Mark McGhee introduced Neil Harris with 20 minutes remaining and went with a three-man attack in an attempt to get something from the game.
However, it was not to be for Millwall and although they dominated for the whole first half, they were punished by Pompey who not look like becoming one of the division's dominant sides under Redknapp's leadership.
Leicester City stayed within touching distance of the leaders with a 3-1 win over Midlands rivals Derby.
Chris Riggott had headed his side into a 22nd minute lead after good work from Rob Lee, but Muzzy Izzet got on the end of a James Scowcroft cross to level matters just five minutes later.
Leicester left it late to press home their dominance and it was substitute Jordan Stewart who created the chance, as his ball for Brian Deane was buried by the ex-Middlesbrough man.
The points were wrapped up with just a few minutes left when Paul Dickov scored.
Gillingham recorded a very good victory at The Withdean Stadium which leaves Brighton entrenched in the bottom three.
The Gills took the lead after 11 minutes the ball broke in the area for Paul Shaw who lashed the ball home.
Less than 60 seconds later David Perpetuini broke down the left and smashed the ball past Andy Petterson to make it 2-0.
Richard Carpenter struck a great volley from 20 yards to bring his side back into the game after 27 minutes, but Shaw made it 3-1 with a nice chip over Petterson just before the interval.
Gillingham were reduced to ten men after 37 minutes when Mark Saunders was given his marching orders and Brighton pushed forward.
Gary Hart brought them back into the game after 80 minutes, but Kevin James made sure of the points with a last minute goal.
Although, James received a second yellow card for his celebrations to put a dampener on his day.
Burnley recorded a morale boosting victory at Turf Moor as they came from behind to beat Stoke 2-1.
Stoke had taken the lead after 74 minutes when Bjarni Gudjonsson scored, but The Clarets equalised through Arthur Gnohere just a minute later.
The winner came with just nine minutes remaining when substitute Dimitros Papadopoulos scored.
Stoke's misery was confirmed when debutant Tommy Mooney was sent off on his debut.
Coventry maintained their good start to the season with a hard fought 3-2 win over Grimsby - who remain bottom.
The Mariners took the lead after 47 minutes through Steve Kabba, only for Lee Mills to break clear and equalise just two minutes later.
City's player-manager Gary McAllister then made is 2-1 with a penalty, before Alan Pouton's header looked to have grabbed a point for the visitors.
However, a late strike from Jay Bothroyd was enough to give the points to Coventry.
A six-goal thriller at Selhurst Park saw Crystal Palace overcome Wolves.
Wayne Routledge scored his first senior goal for Palace within a minute of the start, after a great cross from Danny Butterfield.
Wolves equalised on the break after 36 minutes when Dean Sturridge found Ivar Ingirmarsson in the area and the Icelander lobbed the ball over Alexander Kolinko.
Minutes later Dougie Freedman scored against his former club with a header from another Butterfield cross.
A Freedman penalty on 62 minutes made it 3-1, but Nathan Blake brought Wolves back into the game after he bundled home Paul Ince's fumbled effort.
Palace, though, were not to be denied and Steve Thomson scored his first goal for the club with a header after 72 minutes.
Watford recorded a good 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest at The City Ground with Neil Cox's goal separating the sides.
Cox pounced just before half time to give his side the win, although Forest were reduced to nine-men in the second half when David Prutton and Jack Lester were both sent off for bad challenges.
Preston and Sheffield Wednesday shared four goals at Deepdale, as North End recorded their fifth draw of the season.
A great solo effort from Ricardo Fuller gave Preston the lead after 13 minutes, but Shefki Kuqi pulled Wednesday level after 34 minutes.
Paul McClaren then put The Owls in front after 75 minutes and looked to be on their way to victory, before Richard Cresswell's late strike gave Craig Brown's side a share of the spoils.
A very dull affair at The Madjeski Stadium looked to be heading for a 0-0 draw, before a late winner from Wimbledon stunned Reading.
There had not been a single shot on target until the final minute when Adam Nolan found Joel McAnuff who finished with a simple tap in.
Sheffield United moved into fourth place with a 1-0 win over South Yorkshire rivals Rotherham United, who are pushed down to fifth.
The Millers looked set to claim a credible 0-0 draw, but Blades substitute Peter Ndlovu scored with almost his first touch of the ball after 74 minutes to give the home side all three points.
A solitary strike from Andy Gray gave Bradford City all three points at The Bescot Stadium against Walsall.
Good work from Ashley Ward and Michael Proctor worked the opening for Gray whose 53 minute goal was enough to take the points.
Click below for match summaries:
Brighton 2-4 Gillingham
Burnley 2-1 Stoke
Coventry 3-2 Grimsby
Crystal Palace 4-2 Wolves
Leicester 3-1 Derby
Nott`m Forest 0-1 Watford
Portsmouth 1-0 Millwall
Preston 2-2 Sheff Wed
Reading 0-1 Wimbledon
Sheff Utd 1-0 Rotherham
Walsall 0-1 Bradford
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