Sheffield United v Millwall: The bonkers 2003 match that saw Phil Jagielka in goal, a fight in the tunnel and Neil Warnock ready to '˜chin' the oppositionÂ

Sheffield United travel to The Den this weekend as they play Millwall in the Championship, but do you remember their famous clash in the 2003/04 season?

Thursday, 27th September 2018, 11:51 am
Updated Thursday, 27th September 2018, 11:57 am
Neil Warnock

Warning: strong language in video.

A 2-1 score-line in Sheffield United's favour does not do the story of the match justice in one of the more unusual matches in Championship history.

Neil Warnock

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

When the Blades travelled to The Den 15 years ago in search of their first win against the Lions for two decades, then-manager Neil Warnock can hardly have predicted the chaos that would ensue during the match.

Luckily, a fly-on-the-wall documentary filmed for Sky Sports following the United boss captured it all on camera.

A heated first-half ended 0-0 as Lions '˜keeper Graham Slack denied Paul Shaw and Alan Quinn, but the action continued off the pitch as Blades goalie Paddy Kenny and Millwall captain Kevin Muscat clashed in the tunnel.

Footage from inside the United dressing room shows Kenny with a nasty bruise on his head and despite seeming the innocent party, the shot stopper was sent off by referee Iain Williamson.

Phil Jagielka stepped up to fill the space between the sticks and although Mark Phillips put the home side ahead, United scored two in 15 minutes to wrap up the points thanks to Andy Liddell's free-kick and Derek Geary's volley.

In a post-match interview with the BBC, Warnock said: 'We have someone filming us this season for a TV programme, and we are hoping that our man has it on video.

"I would love to see the video come out. Paddy Kenny has a balloon on his forehead like you have never seen. I will take the video to the FA myself to ensure it gets there.

"If somebody head-butted me like somebody has head-butted Kenny, then I would chin him. We know who it is, but that is not for me to say."

No doubt Chris Wilder will be hoping for a much calmer route to three points on Saturday.