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Summary

  1. Full-time: Bristol City 0-2 Fulham
  2. Cairney made it two after half-time
  3. Piazon slotted Fulham into the lead
  4. Fulham go seventh with easy victory
  5. Visitors claim third straight league win
  6. Hosts stay two points above drop zone

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By Owen Phillips

All times stated are UK

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FT: Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

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Click the following link to read Tom Garry's report from Ashton Gate where Fulham ran out routine winners against Bristol City.

Let's go again on Friday night when there's a mouthwatering match between Midlands rivals Wolves and Birmingham City, as well as a tasty tussle featuring strugglers Burton Albion and Blackburn Rovers.

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Emile: Best we can do this year is play-offs. Next year we'll go straight up though.

Ali Colthurst: Looking forward to the Bristol derby next season. 

Fulham fans are happy on social media tonight. Bristol City fans are less so...

Reasons to be cheerful?

FT: Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Taking positives from such a comprehensive defeat is tricky. But Bristol City did create two or three good openings.

They also looked bright and dangerous when they went all out during a 15-minute spell soon after Fulham went 2-0 up.

But, in all honesty, there wasn't a lot to cling to. It was very one-sided for long periods of the game. 

City have Newcastle away next too.

Three on the spin for Fulham

FT: Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Fulham's third win in three league games leaves Bristol City just two points above the Championship relegation zone.

The Londoners are up to seventh and are six points below the top six.

They also have a game in hand on most of their promotion rivals.

FULL-TIME

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

It's all over at Ashton Gate. Fulham were good but didn't need to be at their very best. They just had too much for Bristol City, who never got going.

Lots of boos from the home fans.

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Fulham are coasting to a third successive Championship victory. They have really impressed and, with this form, look well set to push on for play-off spot.

Bristol City are bang in relegation trouble. 

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

The extra six minutes are showing no signs of producing any late drama.

Bristol City had a few periods of pressure soon after they went 2-0 down but have barely threatened in the latter stages.

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

But there's hope in the form of six minutes of added time. Not quite sure where all that came from.

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

It's near miracle territory now if Bristol City are to get anything from this.

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Bristol City are surely heading for a 10th loss in 13 league games and a 13th loss in 17 league games. It's raining too.

Not a great night for the hosts. 

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Bobby Reid has looked lively since coming on but it's fellow substitute Lee Tomlin who has a sight of goal.

For some reason the striker opts to take another touch when ten yards from goal and is crowded out of things. Take a swing. Surely.

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Fulham are wasting some time taking a couple of corners. It's frustrating for the hosts.

Kevin McDonald heads the ball over. A free header and a decent chance.

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Almost a goal for Bristol City there. Fulham keeper David Button makes a smart save to keep out Bobby Reid's strike and then grabs the ball just as Matty Taylor was about to pounce.  

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

More than 17,000 fans in the ground tonight. Just over 500 from Fulham.

They will be enjoying their trek back to London at this rate.

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Fulham are taking the pace out of the game where they can. All the changes have helped too.

Bristol City were upping the tempo but the noise levels have dipped in the ground as we approach the final ten minutes.

SUBSTITUTION

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Another Fulham change. This time it's like for like, with Sone Aluko coming on for fellow attacker Neeskens Kebano.

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Tom Cairney (left)
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Fulham are dropping quite deep now. It's often a natural response in the closing stages when there is a lead to protect.

But it's a dangerous game. One goal and there will be a barnstorming finish.

City fans will be wondering why their side have left it so late to get in Fulham's faces.

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Gary Owers

Former Bristol City midfielder on BBC Radio Bristol

Bristol City are now, at last, camped in Fulham's half. They may even put Fulham under a bit of pressure here.

SUBSTITUTION

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Fulham go with five at the back as they respond to Bristol City's gung-ho approach. Defender Ryan Fredericks replaces forward Lucas Piazon.

The on-loan Chelsea man's work is done.

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Fulham are looking to slow things down. They don't want it turning all frantic. One goal would really liven things up.

The Londoners haven't looked great defensively, but they have outclassed their opponents with the ball.

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Chances at both ends now. The away side break forward but an inviting cross evades everyone and almost immediately Bristol City's Milan Djuric goes close at the other end with a shot across goal.

The home side are going for it. The game is opening up.

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Matty Taylor has a sniff of goal from some route one football. 

A long punt forward by keeper Fabian Giefer is flicked on but Fulham manage to block the striker's shot.

SUBSTITUTION

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

City are also making changes. Gary O'Neil replaces Jens Hegeler.  

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Matt Price: Give Jokanovic another year, he'll get Fulham back up there! Doing brilliant so far with only teams above them doing even better.

Queen Allyse: Bristol City: Top 10 team on paper, bottom half team with that man in charge.

El Diablo: Fulham have got Sheffield Wednesday on the last day of the season. This win is crucial with them dropping points last night 

SUBSTITUTION

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

This won't help Bristol City's cause. Fulham's top scorer Chris Martin joins the game. He replaces Floyd Ayité.

YELLOW CARD

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Jens Hegeler
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Bristol City's Jens Hegeler is booked for halting a Fulham attack.

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

David Cotterill has been at the heart of the few decent attacks Bristol City have managed, but his corner comes to nothing.

They are giving it a go with a some more pressure. At least they have reacted well. At 2-0 it looks like it could well be too late.

SUBSTITUTION

Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Adam Matthews is replaced. It's not been a good few minutes for the Bristol City right-back.

Lee Tomlin comes on. He will play on the right with David Cotterill reverting to right-back.

GOAL Bristol City 0-2 Fulham

Tom Cairney

Tom Cairney
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That's a defensive disaster. City get in a one hell of a mess at the back trying to play the ball out and Adam Matthews gifts the ball to Tom Cairney who finishes coolly.

That was way too easy. it's a long way back now. A long way back. The boos are very loud from the home fans.

Bristol City 0-1 Fulham

The natives are restless. They can sense that their side are really struggling to find an answer to Fulham's dominance.

Bristol City 0-1 Fulham

Ryan Sessegnon is still running around like a hyperactive two-year-old. He is only 16 though. Did I mention it? am still struggling to get my head around that.

The Fulham man is posing all sorts of problems for the Bristol City defence.

Bristol City 0-1 Fulham

More pressure on the ball seems to be the way to go for Bristol City. They cannot afford to let Fulham dictate play they way they did for the majority of the first half. 

That way a second goal surely lies.

Can Lee Johnson's men actually see that through or do the Londoners have too much quality?

SUBSTITUTION

Bristol City 0-1 Fulham

Bristol City brought on Bobby Reid for Josh Brownhill at the break.

Is that an injury or a tactical change? Well, Reid is a more attacking option. They've switched to 4-3-3.

KICK-OFF

Bristol City 0-1 Fulham

The second half is under way. Can Bristol City stem the flow and stage a comeback? 

First-half stats

HT: Bristol City 0-1 Fulham

First-half stats
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The first-half stats show Fulham saw a fair bit more of the ball than the hosts.

There wasn't too much between the sides in terms of attempts on goal though, according to the figures.

Fulham finding it easy

HT: Bristol City 0-1 Fulham

There have been a couple of decent chances for Bristol City but Fulham are well on top.

They are knocking the ball around nicely and finding it too easy to create opportunities.

Lucas Piazon's goal is the difference but it could easily have been more.

'Fulham picking City off at will'

HT: Bristol City 0-1 Fulham

Gary Owers

Former Bristol City midfielder on BBC Radio Bristol

Fulham are the best possession-based team in the division. Bristol City have got to do something about that.

The home fans want them to play on the front foot a lot more than they have done!

It is a really important night and some balls that they should have chased, they've left.

Fulham are picking Bristol City off at will.

HALF-TIME

Bristol City 0-1 Fulham

The interval arrives and there are a fair few boos around Ashton Gate. Bristol City have been second best. By a fair distance.

Bristol City 0-1 Fulham

Just the one minute of added time to play.

Bristol City 0-1 Fulham

More Fulham pressure ends with home keeper Fabian Giefer having to steam out of his goal to thwart the away side.

Bristol City could really do with the half-time whistle.

I believe the phrase is under the cosh.