Millwall v Leicester City: five memorable games between The Lions and The Foxes

Millwall host Premier League stars Leicester City in the Carabao Cup at the Den.

<p>Jed Wallace of Millwall. Credit: Getty </p>

Jed Wallace of Millwall. Credit: Getty

The last time Millwall played Leicester City, Shaun Cummings scored a dramatic late winner to send The Lions - who had a man sent off - into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Back then, Millwall were 33 places behind Leicester City in the English Football League, but Wednesday’s encounter has seen the Championship side close the gap.

Millwall are now just 25 places behind their hefty Premier League rivals, and will be hoping for another memorable night at the Den when they upset the odds.

The two teams meet in the Carabao Cup tonight, with Brendan Rodgers expected to name a changed team. This could allow the Lions to roar.

In fact, Millwall have won five of their previous seven meetings with Leicester.

The tie has provided some magical games in the past, particularly for home fans, so LondonWorld brings you five matches that have left fans asking for more after 90 minutes.

Shaun Cummings scores the winner in Millwall’s last match against Leicester. Credit: IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images

Millwall 1-0 Leicester City, FA Cup February 2017

The Foxes - then under manager Claudio Ranieri - had won their previous two meetings against Millwall.

Things got off on a bad note for the Lions, who had Jake Cooper sent off.

Not much appeared on for Millwall’s Shaun Cummings when he collected Lee Gregory’s pass on the right.

He cut in from the wing, went past Leicester defender Ben Chilwell in the box and finished low past Ron-Robert Zieler to grab a dramatic winner - sending the Championship outfit into the quarter finals of the FA Cup.

Millwall 1-3 Leicester City, Championship January 2014

Leicester were on their way to the Premier League while Millwall were managerless and fighting relegation.

Anthony Knockaert, David Nugent and Jeffrey Schlupp got the goals for the Foxes with Richard Chaplow scoring for Millwall.

That was the season Leicester City made the big jump to the Premier League, and two years later they won it.

Jamie Vardy scores the first of two goals in the match between Leicester and Millwall in November 2013. Credit: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Millwall 0-3 Leicester City, Championship November 2013

The 2013-14 season was a special one for the Foxes, who came into the game having lost their last four meetings against The Lions.

But future England star and Premier League golden boot winner Jamie Vardy scored twice and Lloyd Dyer got the other to give Nigel Pearson’s side a thumping 3-0 victory.

The three important points took them to the summit of the Championship table, and the ended up getting promoted to the Premier League.

Millwall 2-1 Leicester City, Championship April 2012

During the 2012 Championship season, Leicester were on their way to Championship play offs but Millwall were fighting relegation.

Leicester were huge favourites but current England captain Harry Kane, on loan from Tottenham, opened the scoring for the Lions following a free-kick by James Henry.

Keogh’s penalty made it 2-0 after teenager Kane was upended by Paul Konchesky, before Danny Drinkwater scored a late consolation for Leicester.

That was Millwall’s third straight win and secured their survival in the Championship that season.

Kane would go on to play for Leicester on loan the next season.

Harry Kane during his brief career on loan at Millwall. Credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Millwall 1-0 Leicester, League One September 2008

Gary Alexander scored the only goal of the game to give Millwall victory, bringing an end to Leicester’s unbeaten start to the season.

The game was marred with the sending off of Tresor Kandol who received a red card for a late challenge on Leicester’s Michael Morrison.