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Bristol City 1-0 Oldham Athletic

Kieran Agard
Kieran Agard scored his seventh goal of the season for Bristol City

Kieran Agard's smart finish ended Oldham's 13-game unbeaten run and moved Bristol City five points clear at the top of League One.

The Robins took the lead when a well-worked free-kick routine involving Wade Elliott and Aaron Wilbraham found Agard, who shot into the bottom corner.

Agard's effort from distance, with Paul Rachubka stranded, nearly made it 2-0.

Frank Fielding saved substitute Dominic Poleon's shot as the hosts weathered late pressure to win.

Victory extends Bristol City's unbeaten league run to 22 games, while Oldham's first defeat since August sees them drop to ninth.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Cotterill on Bristol City v Oldham

"It was a hard-fought game. I think that if you look at the first 25 minutes we were fantastic - we started at a blistering pace.

"I think that Oldham had the better of it for 10 minutes in the first half right at the death, but by then we could have been four up.

"Going in at half-time, I sensed a little bit of disappointment from the lads because we've normally come out of the traps and all those chances have gone in.

"But today was going to be about patience and concentration and it was going to be small margins that won that game."

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I'm obviously disappointed to lose the unbeaten run, but more importantly lose the game.

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Lee Johnson: Oldham manager on Bristol City defeat

"I thought the lads were fantastic against a very good Bristol City side.

"I'm certainly not blaming the referee, all I'm saying is you like a consistency in the decision making.

"We just came up short but there's a lot to be positive about."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 22Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 3WilliamsBooked at 40mins
  • 2Little
  • 8Elliott
  • 15FreemanBooked at 60minsSubstituted forWagstaffat 90'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 23Bryan
  • 19AgardSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 87'minutes
  • 18Wilbraham

Substitutes

  • 6El-Abd
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 13Richards
  • 17Cunningham
  • 20Burns
  • 21Pack

Oldham

  • 1Rachubka
  • 20WilsonSubstituted forBrownat 73'minutes
  • 16WilsonBooked at 66mins
  • 21Kusunga
  • 3Mills
  • 6Kelly
  • 8Jones
  • 7DaytonSubstituted forWinchesterat 73'minutes
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 19Ibehre
  • 11ForteSubstituted forPoleonat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 4Dieng
  • 9Poleon
  • 12Mellor
  • 15Winchester
  • 29Bove
  • 38Etheridge
Referee:
Phil Gibbs
Attendance:
12,696

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Foul by Korey Smith (Bristol City).

Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

(Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Mark Little.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Scott Wagstaff replaces Luke Freeman.

Attempt missed. Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Kieran Agard.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Wade Elliott.

Foul by Kieran Agard (Bristol City).

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Kieran Agard (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

Attempt saved. Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Carl Winchester replaces James Dayton.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Connor Brown replaces Brian Wilson.

Foul by Wade Elliott (Bristol City).

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Little (Bristol City).

Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Derrick Williams (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

Booking

James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Luke Freeman (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Jonathan Forte.

Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Kieran Agard (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Luke Freeman (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Luke Freeman (Bristol City).

James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Oldham Athletic 0. Kieran Agard (Bristol City) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City16106033171636
2Preston1594228161231
3MK Dons1483329161327
4Rochdale1582529151426
5Swindon1575331191226
6Notts County157532214826
7Peterborough168262519626
8Sheff Utd158252219326
9Oldham166732318525
10Fleetwood166461816222
11Chesterfield165562324-120
12Barnsley155462324-119
13Port Vale165472224-219
14Bradford165472022-219
15Crawley165471525-1019
16Walsall164661416-218
17Doncaster145361421-718
18Colchester164572224-217
19Coventry164572027-717
20Leyton Orient163761722-516
21Scunthorpe164391930-1115
22Gillingham163581422-814
23Yeovil163581226-1414
24Crewe1642101332-1914
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