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04 November 2017 Venue Ashton Gate Attendance

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Match Previews

Match Preview: Bristol City vs. Cardiff City

3 November 2017

The Bluebirds are back in action this weekend at Ashton Gate, and will look to follow on from their superb 3-1 victory over Ipswich Town.

The Robins are enjoying a strong run also, and they overcame Fulham at Craven Cottage in midweek.

What to expect from Bristol City…

It was a solid October for the Robins, who only suffered one defeat to Leeds United. Victories over Premier League side Crystal Palace, Sunderland and that win over Fulham places Lee Johnson’s side fourth in the table.

Winger Bobby Reid scored his ninth goal of the season against Fulham, and has hit the ground running so far this season. Having been loaned out from 2011 until 2015, the 24-year-old has now secured a spot in the first team and has impressed with his skillful and pacey game.

Milan Durić is another who has been in good form since his move from Italian side Cesena in the summer. The Bosnian international has scored three goals in 13 appearances, and standing at 6 feet 6 inches – the 27-year-old has a very large aerial presence.

Another who has enjoyed a strong start to the season for the Robins is midfielder Josh Brownhill. At just 21 years old, the former Manchester United youth player knows how to dictate play in the middle of the park despite being one of the youngest players in the squad.

In the hot seat…

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson is currently in charge at his third EFL club. The 36-year-old previously had spells with Oldham Athletic & Barnsley, before returning to Ashton Gate.

Playing as a midfielder, Johnson made 405 appearances for the team he currently manages, as well as the likes of Brentford, Yeovil Town and Kilmarnock – scoring 34 goals.

Previous meetings…

The Bluebirds are unbeaten in the last five meetings between the two sides, winning the last three successive fixtures.

The last meeting against Saturday’s opponents saw a thrilling encounter in which City came from behind twice and goals from Anthony Pilkington and Kadeem Harris secured the win for Warnock’s side.

Warnock also defeated Bristol City in his first match in charge at Cardiff City Stadium with Peter Whittingham and debutant Sol Bamba netting in a 2-1 win. A certain Lee Tomlin netted the consolation for our opponents on that day…

Club connections…

Current City No.7 Tomlin made the move across the Severn Bridge to the Welsh capital in the summer, after making 56 appearances for the Robins.

Cardiff City FC Academy graduate Adam Matthews also spent two seasons on-loan in Bristol, making just 15 appearances in his time at Ashton Gate.

Other players to play for both sides include Andy Keogh, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Tom Heaton.

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Match Reports

Match Report: Bristol City 2-1 Cardiff City

4 November 2017

Ten-man Cardiff City battled to a 2-1 defeat to Bristol City at Ashton Gate on Saturday afternoon.

The Bluebirds were dealt an early blow in the midday kick-off as Nathaniel Mendez-Laing was forced off the field through injury after just six minutes. Neil Warnock sent on Liam Feeney to take his place on the right flank, and the winger combined well with Callum Paterson as City did the early pressing.

Several Paterson long-throws caused issues for the home defence, while Joe Ralls and Sol Bamba both had chances to break the deadlock following early corners.

However, despite the Bluebirds’ promising start, the home side took the lead in the 20th minute. Bobby Reid found Callum O’Dowda in too much space down the left side, and the winger fired the ball into the far corner.

The goal put the wind in the hosts’ sails as Milan Djuric and Joe Bryan both saw efforts well saved by Neil Etheridge.

City had a great chance to draw level when Feeney was brought down as he drove towards the box. Junior Hoilett’s inventive free-kick struck the wall though, while Hordur Magnusson's dead ball for Bristol City was blocked by Sean Morrison.

Just five minutes from the interval, City found that equaliser through Omar Bogle. Hoilett, who had switched to the right side, did superbly to evade several markers with a fine piece of skill before finding the forward, who drilled the ball home.

Having already been booked, Marlon Pack was lucky to remain on the pitch at the beginning of the second half following a late lunge on Bamba.

And Pack was in the thick of the action ten minutes later. The Bluebirds’ job was made significantly more difficult as Bogle was dismissed for a rash challenge on the midfielder.

Warnock’s men needed a fine stop from Etheridge to keep the scores level as Reid dribbled into the box and fired low at the ‘keeper. But the hosts then went ahead on 66 minutes, when centre-half Aden Flint headed in from a long-throw.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, City looked to respond as substitute Danny Ward headed a Paterson cross wide, and Ralls rifled narrowly over when the ball broke to him 25 yards from goal.

Lee Peltier did well to deflect Josh Brownhill’s powerful strike onto the post and wide as the hosts looked for a third.

But City then piled on the pressure in injury time as Danny Ward was twice fouled just outside the box. The newly-introduced Lee Tomlin curled the first free-kick onto the roof of the net, while the second resulted in a corner.

A scramble in the box and an opportunity for Hoilett gave the Bluebirds their final chance to salvage a point, but the home defence hung onto their lead to secure a narrow victory.

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