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Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Bristol City

Aaron Wilbraham
Aaron Wilbraham's goal was his 14th this season, but his first since 10 December

Bristol City extended their lead at the top of League One to five points with a win at play-off chasing Doncaster.

Luke Freeman opened the scoring as he reacted quickest to a blocked Aaron Wilbraham pass and fired in a low shot.

Greg Cunningham doubled City's lead from the penalty spot after Kieran Agard was fouled by Andy Butler.

Rovers pulled one back through Curtis Main's powerful shot, but Wilbraham sealed the win soon after as he converted Cunningham's cross.

Doncaster remain one place outside the play-off places by virtue of goal difference after Bradford City were beaten by third-placed Swindon Town.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Cotterill on Doncaster v Bristol City

"It's a really tough place to come and get a result, especially when we've played them a few times already this season. The players get to know each other.

"We didn't have to find too much of a response from Saturday. We just had a bad half an hour.

"The performance wasn't something we had to up tonight.

"But saying that, coming to Doncaster you have to make sure you perform well."

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 43Bywater
  • 22Wabara
  • 6McCombe
  • 16Butler
  • 17Stevens
  • 18KeeganSubstituted forRazakat 76'minutes
  • 4Furman
  • 23BennettSubstituted forIkpeazuat 45'minutes
  • 19WellensBooked at 83mins
  • 10ForresterSubstituted forMainat 45'minutes
  • 14Tyson

Substitutes

  • 3Evina
  • 8Razak
  • 9Robinson
  • 11Main
  • 12McCullough
  • 13Marosi
  • 20Ikpeazu

Bristol City

  • 1FieldingBooked at 81mins
  • 22Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 3Williams
  • 2Little
  • 21Pack
  • 7Smith
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forWagstaffat 90+3'minutes
  • 17CunninghamBooked at 73mins
  • 18WilbrahamBooked at 70minsSubstituted forSmithat 89'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19AgardSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Elliott
  • 9Smith
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 13Richards
  • 23Bryan
  • 24Tavernier
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
5,495

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Bristol City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Bristol City 3.

Attempt saved. Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Scott Wagstaff replaces Luke Freeman.

Booking

Matt Smith (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Smith (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Matt Smith replaces Aaron Wilbraham.

Foul by Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers).

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Derrick Williams (Bristol City).

Hand ball by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

Booking

Frank Fielding (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Jamie McCombe (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Greg Cunningham.

Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

Attempt missed. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Abdul Razak replaces Paul Keegan.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Marlon Pack.

Booking

Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Mark Little (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City).

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Bristol City 3. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Greg Cunningham with a cross.

Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Hand ball by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Uche Ikpeazu (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Ayling (Bristol City).

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Bristol City 2. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City).

Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City32207561303167
2MK Dons32188666313562
3Swindon32186859352460
4Preston31178647281959
5Sheff Utd3115794536952
6Bradford31129104136545
7Doncaster32129113940-145
8Fleetwood32128123233-144
9Oldham311110104144-343
10Chesterfield32119124444042
11Gillingham32119124649-342
12Port Vale32126144145-442
13Rochdale301251352421041
14Walsall321011113334-141
15Peterborough32125153843-541
16Barnsley32125154248-641
17Scunthorpe31117134347-440
18Notts County31108133339-638
19Crewe32115163255-2338
20Colchester3297163953-1434
21Coventry31712123243-1133
22Crawley3289153456-2233
23Leyton Orient3188154148-732
24Yeovil3278172547-2229
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