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Bristol City 2-0 Fleetwood Town

Matt Smith
Matt Smith has scored 11 goals in his past 10 games

Bristol City returned to the top of League One with a comfortable win over Fleetwood Town.

After a bright start by the visitors, the Robins came into the game and Kieran Agard's drive was tipped onto the crossbar by Chris Maxwell.

Matt Smith opened the scoring early in the second half, turning home Joe Bryan's cross from close range.

Josh Morris and Jamie Proctor both went close for the Lancashire side, but Jay Emmanuel-Thomas sealed the win late on.

Victory means Steve Cotterill's team have won five league matches in a row and are two points clear of MK Dons at the top.

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Cotterill on City v Fleetwood

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

"There's been a lot of emotion involved this week, with the build up to the West Ham game and the emotion used in that.

"And then we get to Wembley. It was two massive games.

"Coming into this one today, it took us 30 minutes to get it out of our legs.

"But I thought in the end we were worthy winners and I thought it could have been more than two at the end."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 22Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 3Williams
  • 2Little
  • 8Elliott
  • 7SmithBooked at 28minsSubstituted forPackat 90+4'minutes
  • 12SavilleBooked at 68minsSubstituted forFreemanat 71'minutes
  • 23Bryan
  • 19AgardSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 83'minutes
  • 9Smith

Substitutes

  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 13Richards
  • 15Freeman
  • 17Cunningham
  • 21Pack
  • 24Tavernier

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 5Roberts
  • 25JordanBooked at 69mins
  • 20Hornby-ForbesBooked at 36mins
  • 11Hughes
  • 7EvansBooked at 57mins
  • 12Morris
  • 27Haughton
  • 29McAlindenSubstituted forBallat 61'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19ProctorSubstituted forDobbieat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 4Murdoch
  • 6Pond
  • 9Dobbie
  • 23Ball
  • 32Cartwright
  • 40Sowerby
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
11,654

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home19
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Marlon Pack replaces Korey Smith.

Booking

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 2, Fleetwood Town 0. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Freeman.

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

Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

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

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Wade Elliott.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Gareth Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Stephen Dobbie replaces Jamie Proctor.

Attempt missed. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

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

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Mark Little.

Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

Derrick Williams (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Luke Freeman replaces George Saville.

Booking

Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Mark Little (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town).

Booking

George Saville (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by George Saville (Bristol City).

Nick Haughton (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Liam McAlinden.

Booking

Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Fleetwood Town 0. Matt Smith (Bristol City) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.

Joe Bryan (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City26176350222857
2MK Dons27167459253455
3Swindon27166552272554
4Preston27138641281347
5Chesterfield2710984136539
6Sheff Utd2511683228439
7Rochdale261151047351238
8Bradford2610793330337
9Oldham2691073838037
10Peterborough27114123434037
11Fleetwood28107112728-137
12Doncaster269982831-336
13Notts County2798103034-435
14Port Vale28105133440-635
15Walsall2781092729-234
16Scunthorpe2596103741-433
17Barnsley2695123639-332
18Gillingham2888123644-832
19Coventry28710112939-1031
20Crewe2785142549-2429
21Colchester2777133243-1128
22Crawley2869132647-2127
23Leyton Orient2768133543-826
24Yeovil2867152140-1925
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