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Summary

  1. Deflected Wilbraham shot puts City ahead
  2. Wilbraham heads Robins 2-0 up
  3. Victory moves Bristol City up to 19th
  4. Forest remain 14th in the Championship
  5. Cotterill celebrates 100th game as City boss

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By Owen Phillips

All times stated are UK

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Onwards and upwards

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

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That's it folks. A pretty decent game ending with a home win that takes Bristol City off the bottom of the Championship table and up to 19th place. Suddenly things are looking far healthier in the West Country.

If you want to read up on how they did it, without wading through every cough and spit, then have a look at the match report here. Forest stay 14th for now but are unlikely to remain there after the rest of the weekend's action.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

I can tell you I'm a native and I'm getting restless. Slightly fed up with the results of late. #nffc #bbcfootball

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Full time: City climb out of the bottom 3 with their first home victory of the season, 2-0 v Nottingham Forest.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

"When 2-0 down, you need to get a goal back early and for all the good build-up play, the keeper wasn't tested." - Craig Armstrong. #NFFC

Player reaction

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Bristol City midfielder Luke Freeman told Sky Sports: "It's massive - our first home win of the season. It was coming. It's a massive bonus to get a clean sheet. We have been working on it. If we can get another three points on Tuesday night [away against Brighton] we can build on this."

FULL-TIME

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

There it is. Bristol City celebrate their first home win this season. And they deserve it for a blistering start and dominant first half. Steve Cotterill looks a happy man. The City fans will no doubt enjoy the weekend too. Lots of grim looking Forest players trudging off.

SUBSTITUTION

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Mark Little is on for debutant Elliott Bennett at right wing-back. Bristol City wind down the clock.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Henri Lansbury
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No one can deny Forest have made a game of it in the second half but they were mostly awful before half-time. Conceding twice in the first 11 minutes when they played like strangers at the back basically sealed their fate. Three minutes of added time being played.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

"991 Forest fans here tonight at Ashton Gate, a fair few have left by now." - Colin Fray as #NFFC trail 2-0 with 2mins to go. #BBCFootball

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

That first home win is coming. Less than three minutes - and counting.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Before Wilbraham's double chance, Forest last hopes were pinned on Dexter Blackstock, who surely has one of the best names in football. He's had a terrible time with injuries in the last couple of years but on his day is still a big threat and strong presence up front. Can he lift Forest as we enter the final five minutes?

YELLOW CARD

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Joe Bryan, recently on at left wing-back for Bristol City, is the latest player to go into the referee's notebook for a clip on Jamie Ward's heals.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

It should be game over. Aaron Wilbraham has a couple of chances to add his third, but his header his saved and he makes a hash of follow-up when it looked easier to score. To be fair to Dorus de Vries the second save was outstanding. 

SUBSTITUTION

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest's third and final substituion - Dexter Blackstock is on for Jack Hobbs.

And Luke Freeman has made way for Bristol City, replaced by Bobby Reid.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Jonathan Kodjia has been bright all night and probably deserves a goal. He was so close there as well, with only an instinctive low save by Dorus de Vries keeping the score at 2-0.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

"Hopefully a game-changing save. Who knows?" - Craig Armstrong as De Vries pulls off a superb save to keep it at 2-0. #NFFC #BBCFootball

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Jonathan Kodjia
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Immediately Bristol City threaten at the other end and Dorus de Vries has to make two fine saves in quick succession to deny Jonathan Kodjia and Luke Ayling, the second save coming from Nathan Baker's cross.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

A hairy moment for City there. Aden Flint plays a pass back towards goal and Frank Fielding had come to the right hand side of his box to help his defender. Had there been a bit more pace on that it could have been humiliating. 

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

City are showing the other side of their game now and the defence is managing to stand firm. Most of Forest's opening have been half-chances and the home side are doing a pretty decent job of keeping the visitors at arm's length. Keeper Frank Fielding saves a Jamie Ward effort at his near post without too much fuss.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Bristol City
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Bristol City are working as one, as a team, to shut out Nottingham Forest here. We need that scoreboard to tick and tick and tick...

Adam BakerBristol City head of media on BBC Radio Bristol

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

A searching cross by Daniel Pinilos from the left flank comes to nothing as Forest still seek a way back in to the match. One goal and you sense the doubts will start creeping in for Bristol City. After all, this is a side who have won just one game all season and have yet to win at home.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

"Better in the 2nd half. #NFFC have a midfielder on Wilbraham's toes so he can't take the ball and bring in others." - Craig Armstrong.

SUBSTITUTION

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Nathan Baker
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Jamie Ward replaces Nelson Oliveira for Nottingham Forest's second substitution of the evening.

YELLOW CARDS

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest duo Henri Lansbury and Danny Fox both go into the book for late challenges on Luke Freeman and Jonathan Kodjia during the same passage of play.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

It's been much better from the visitors after the interval. The strikes on goal are mounting and so is the pressure. Bristol City suddenly look a bit flat.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

"It's good football on the front foot. Such good technique!" - Craig Armstrong as Lansbury hits the crossbar. 2-0. Williams for Burke. #NFFC

SUBSTITUTION

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest midfielder Jonny Williams, on loan from Crystal Palace, is on for Chris Burke.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Henri Lansbury hits the bar for Forest, and that would have been an absolutely stunning goal. He controls the ball out wide and volleys a looping effort towards the far post but it bounces away to safety.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Aden Flint forgets he's a great big lumbering defender and suddenly thinks he's Lionel Messi, mixing some rarely seen dribbling skills with a stepover or two in the left-back area. He scored 15 goals last season though. Maybe I am being unkind.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Henri Lansbury then sends a dipping half-volley wide from 20-odd yards. Already there has been about as much goal threat from Forest as there was for the first 35 minutes of the opening period.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Daniel Pinilos forces a fine sprawling stop from Frank Fielding, the Bristol City keeper diving to keep out the full-back's swerving strike.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Marlon Pack
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First chance for the Robins from a free-kick but it's a pretty woeful training ground routine which ends with Marlon Pack dribbling the ball in to the wall. That needs more work.

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Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

#bbcfootball Forest have got Jonny Williams on the bench, would make the world of difference, MOTM for Wales against Andorra...get him on!!

Part two

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Under way again at Ashton Gate. Anyone fancy a stirring Forest fightback inspired by a fed-up Dougie Freedman? No changes for either side.

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Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Well, what do you make of this? City fans have to be feeling pretty chuffed. Your team is playing some lovely stuff and creating chances at will. Has this performance been coming?

As for an injury-hit Forest, it's not looking so rosy. Was it it be expected given the number of key men out? Is a change of tactics required? There's oodles of space out wide for the hosts and if it carries on then more home goals seem on the cards.

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Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Bristol city moving the ball around beautifully, using the wings and playing cross field passes #BCFCvNFFC #bbcfootball

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

We all know what Steve Cotterill's half-time team talk will be - get three and kill the game

Adam BakerBristol City head of media on BBC Radio Bristol

HALF-TIME

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Aaron Wilbraham
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That's a half of football Forest will want to forget. Something to build on towards the end with some decent possession. But that will not hide the fact that Bristol City have been superb and have totally dominated.

Aaron Wilbraham has two goals to his name and the hosts could have been four or five up by now.

Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

More encouraging signs for Forest manager Dougie Freedman with City pegged back in their own box. It comes to nothing but the last ten minutes is by far the best spell the away side have had.