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Bristol City 1-1 Rotherham United

Bristol City striker Peter Odemwingie
Peter Odemwingie has scored two goals in four games for Bristol City since joining on loan from Stoke in March

Peter Odemwingie's second-half goal earned Bristol City a draw against fellow strugglers Rotherham.

Matt Derbyshire put the Millers ahead when he collected Richard Wood's pass and lobbed keeper Richard O'Donnell.

Lee Camp saved brilliantly from Robins defender Aiden Flint's header to keep the scores level before the break.

Odemwingie levelled with a powerful left-footed shot, before Camp made another good save from Odemwingie's late header to secure his side a point.

The result leaves Bristol City 20th in the table, seven points clear of the relegation zone, with Rotherham one point further back in 21st after extending their unbeaten run to seven games.

The Millers had won three straight league matches against the Robins, and looked on course for a fourth when Derbyshire's fine finish put them ahead,

Lee Johnson's side controlled possession throughout, with Flint unlucky not to equalise before the break on his 100th consecutive league start.

But the hosts were rewarded for their pressure when Scott Golbourne's cross fell for Odemwingie to fire in his second goal in four games, having failed to score in the league since May 2014 before moving to Ashton Gate.

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson:

"The crowd were brilliant, I asked them for it and they delivered so I thank them for that,

"It was always going to be difficult, it was a bit edgy, the referee probably didn't help he had a poor 15 minutes.

"Our players were getting frustrated, I was getting frustrated and the fans were getting frustrated.

"But we kept our composure, kept our structure and we were the side that looked like going on and win it in my opinion."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 12O'Donnell
  • 26Matthews
  • 4Flint
  • 17Baker
  • 13GolbourneSubstituted forFreemanat 75'minutes
  • 21Pack
  • 7SmithBooked at 21mins
  • 27OdemwingieSubstituted forKodjiaat 80'minutes
  • 9Tomlin
  • 23Bryan
  • 18Wilbraham

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Little
  • 10Agard
  • 14Reid
  • 15Freeman
  • 16Pearce
  • 22Kodjia

Rotherham

  • 1Camp
  • 12Kelly
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 6Wood
  • 3Mattock
  • 15Halford
  • 17Ward
  • 8Frecklington
  • 33Smallwood
  • 27DerbyshireSubstituted forWardat 64'minutes
  • 50Best

Substitutes

  • 7Thomas
  • 9Ward
  • 16Richardson
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 22Newell
  • 28Facey
  • 30Kenny
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
15,248

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 1, Rotherham United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Rotherham United 1.

Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Richard Wood (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marlon Pack.

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

Foul by Greg Halford (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lee Frecklington.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Luke Freeman (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stephen Kelly (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Frecklington.

Offside, Rotherham United. Stephen Kelly tries a through ball, but Danny Ward is caught offside.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Greg Halford (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Grant Ward with a cross.

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

Foul by Leon Best (Rotherham United).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Lee Camp.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Jonathan Kodjia replaces Peter Odemwingie.

Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Kirk Broadfoot.

Attempt saved. Peter Odemwingie (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Matthews with a cross.

Nathan Baker (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leon Best (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Luke Freeman replaces Scott Golbourne.

Offside, Rotherham United. Danny Ward tries a through ball, but Leon Best is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Greg Halford.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Leon Best (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Greg Halford.

Offside, Bristol City. Nathan Baker tries a through ball, but Peter Odemwingie is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Greg Halford (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leon Best.

Foul by Korey Smith (Bristol City).

Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City).

Richard Wood (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Danny Ward replaces Matt Derbyshire.

goal

As It Stood

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1Burnley402114563333077
2Middlesbrough39237954252976
3Brighton402015556381875
4Hull392091054272769
5Sheff Wed401814859372268
6Derby401813956371967
7Cardiff40161595142963
8Ipswich401612124644260
9Birmingham391511134339456
10Preston401414123938156
11QPR401216125047352
12Wolves401313144852-452
13Reading391312144544151
14Brentford39147185460-649
15Leeds391115133948-948
16Blackburn401113163940-146
17Nottm Forest401113163541-646
18Huddersfield40129195257-545
19Fulham401014166166-544
20Bristol City401111184163-2244
21Rotherham40127214764-1743
22MK Dons40910213455-2137
23Charlton40812203670-3436
24Bolton40414223772-3526
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