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Bristol City 0-1 Preston North End

Callum Robinson
On-loan Aston Villa striker Robinson scored just his second goal in League One this season

Preston ended a run of three straight league defeats with a narrow win over League One leaders Bristol City.

The Robins had lost to rivals Swindon a week previously and could have scored early on, but Aaron Wilbraham shot wide after rounding the goalkeeper.

Preston took the lead against the run of play when Chris Humphrey's cross was tapped in by striker Callum Robinson.

Aden Flint headed over as Bristol City failed to convert one of many chances as Preston held on for a valuable win.

The result was only Bristol City's second defeat of the season and their first at home since February, and with Swindon also winning, the Robins' lead at the top of League One was cut to a single point.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Cotterill on Bristol City v Preston

"By a country mile we had enough chances to win that. We had enough chances to win that game, the one last week and the one next week.

"But that's what happens if you don't take your chances. We started the game really well for 15 minutes, I thought our passing was excellent

"Then, all of a sudden, we got embroiled in a long ball, second-ball game and they're better at it than us.

"We lost a little bit of concentration for the goal and then it's nip and tuck and a scrappy game from about 20 minutes onwards."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 22Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 3Williams
  • 2LittleSubstituted forKaneat 70'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 21PackSubstituted forReidat 85'minutes
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 69'minutes
  • 23Bryan
  • 19AgardBooked at 30mins
  • 18Wilbraham

Substitutes

  • 6El-Abd
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 12Kane
  • 13Richards
  • 14Reid
  • 17Cunningham

Preston

  • 21Stuckmann
  • 4Wiseman
  • 5Clarke
  • 23Huntington
  • 16Buchanan
  • 8KilkennyBooked at 72mins
  • 19WelshBooked at 60mins
  • 12GallagherBooked at 30mins
  • 7HumphreySubstituted forKingat 74'minutes
  • 14GarnerSubstituted forDaviesat 45'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 27Robinson

Substitutes

  • 1Jones
  • 3Laird
  • 9Davies
  • 10Beckford
  • 17Reid
  • 22King
  • 30Brownhill
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
13,245

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 0, Preston North End 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 0, Preston North End 1.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Bobby Reid replaces Marlon Pack.

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

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

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Attempt missed. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Jack King replaces Chris Humphrey.

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

Foul by Paul Huntington (Preston North End).

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Korey Smith (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).

Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Todd Kane replaces Mark Little.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Luke Freeman.

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

Foul by Scott Wiseman (Preston North End).

Attempt saved. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End).

Attempt saved. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Chris Humphrey.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Paul Huntington.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City18106233191436
2Swindon18105335201535
3Preston18104430191134
4MK Dons1593330161430
5Sheff Utd179352420430
6Notts County178542416829
7Peterborough188372621527
8Oldham186932520527
9Rochdale1782730191126
10Fleetwood187471917225
11Chesterfield186662525024
12Bradford186572324-123
13Barnsley176472728-122
14Walsall185761516-122
15Port Vale186482325-222
16Doncaster166371723-621
17Crawley185671828-1021
18Coventry185582128-720
19Leyton Orient184772326-319
20Gillingham184681825-718
21Colchester184592428-417
22Yeovil184591428-1417
23Scunthorpe174492132-1116
24Crewe1843111436-2215
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