A goalless draw played out at Aston Gate meant neither Bristol City nor Millwall could gain ground on their Championship rivals.
Although it was a 0-0, it was by no means boring, as both teams hit the woodwork. Joe Bryan hitting the crossbar in the second-half, before Tom Elliott for the visitors struck the post with a header.
Both sides created chances, however neither team could find the breakthrough to snatch all three points.
Bristol City boss Lee Johnson was disappointed his side couldn’t win the game but was pleased in how committed the players were in a full-blooded performance.
Johnson said: “I’m slightly disappointed, but still proud of my players for the commitment they showed to achieve our first clean sheet of the season. It was a very tough game for us and Millwall deserve credit for that. I was vexed by the start we made because I didn’t feel we were doing the things we had worked on in training.
“But I can’t criticise my team because they gave everything, the fans will probably be disappointed that we weren’t as creative as in our previous home games, but it was asking a lot to maintain that standard. We have had a busy programme to start the season and I can’t fault the effort that has been put in.”
Meanwhile Millwall boss Neil Harris said on his side’s performance: “I told them if they keep playing like they have been this season victories will come soon. We have put in some outstanding performances and deserved more from our games. It is only a matter of time before we get the right reward.
“Today all we lacked was a bit of luck in front of goal, I was delighted with the way we nullified Bristol City’s strengths and kept them under pressure. Our defending as a team was terrific and my strikers also looked dangerous going forward. Steve Morrison and Lee Gregory will score goals at the level. There is no doubt about that.”