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Bristol City 2-0 Crawley Town

Bristol City striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas scored one goal and made another as Bristol City won their first home game since March.

Emmanuel-Thomas finally broke the deadlock in the 80th minute when he scored a left-footed shot.

Karleigh Osborne then won a tackle on the edge of his own penalty area and found Emmanuel-Thomas who set up Joe Bryan for his first City league goal.

City's victory takes them out of the relegation zone as Crawley suffered their fourth defeat in a row.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol City head coach Sean O'Driscoll told BBC Radio Bristol:

"It was a difficult 90 minutes and Crawley showed what a good team they can be.

"But we dug in and that was the key to it. When we got fluid we banked up and made it difficult for them.

"It was one of those wins where if we'd been in the top half of the table, people would say it was a professional performance.

"Because of where we are it's a scrappy 2-0. But they did all the right things."

Crawley Town manager Richie Barker told BBC Surrey:

"I thought it had 0-0 written all over it, but yet again individual errors. I said last week all my players have a flaw, which is why they play for Crawley Town, and I think that was reiterated tonight.

"It is frustrating, but if I was sat there thinking I got the tactics wrong, I would look closer to myself. Unfortunately, you put your faith in other people when you throw them out there.

"All I can do is work as hard as I can do, and try and do the right things. I think we did the right things for 80 minutes, unfortunately the game lasts for 90 minutes.

"The players are letting themselves down. Whether they are letting me down is irrelevant. We are what we are, and we've got what we've got."

Line-ups

Bristol City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Parish
  • 2MoloneySubstituted forFlintat 76'minutes
  • 22Shorey
  • 21PackBooked at 90mins
  • 3Williams
  • 35Osborne
  • 34GillettSubstituted forElliottat 85'minutes
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 9Baldock
  • 10Emmanuel-ThomasBooked at 89minsSubstituted forHarewoodat 90+2'minutes
  • 15Bryan

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 5Flint
  • 14Reid
  • 17Cunningham
  • 18Taylor
  • 23Harewood
  • 25Elliott

Crawley

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Jones
  • 2Hurst
  • 3SadlerSubstituted forRooneyat 85'minutes
  • 21Jones
  • 5McFadzean
  • 12Walsh
  • 16Adams
  • 14Proctor
  • 20SinclairSubstituted forAlexanderat 81'minutes
  • 11Simpson
  • 32BennettSubstituted forDruryat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Connolly
  • 8Torres
  • 9Alexander
  • 10Drury
  • 15Bulman
  • 18Rooney
  • 25Maddison
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
10,085

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City 2, Crawley Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Marlon Harewood replaces Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

  4. Post update

    Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

  6. Booking

    Marlon Pack (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

  8. Post update

    Michael Jones (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Booking

    Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nicky Shorey.

  12. Goal!

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Luke Rooney replaces Matthew Sadler.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Marvin Elliott replaces Simon Gillett.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Gary Alexander replaces Emile Sinclair.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Elliot Parish.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Emile Sinclair (Crawley Town) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol City 1, Crawley Town 0. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient15122136122438
2Wolves15113129101936
3Peterborough15102325121332
4Preston157622316727
5Brentford158342017327
6Bradford1565424141023
7Swindon157262920923
8MK Dons156452420422
9Walsall156451715222
10Rotherham155642122-121
11Coventry1593334221220
12Port Vale156272124-320
13Crawley155461822-419
14Colchester153841520-517
15Shrewsbury153751516-116
16Carlisle154471527-1216
17Oldham154381923-415
18Gillingham154381824-615
19Stevenage154291523-814
20Bristol City152762327-413
21Tranmere153481529-1413
22Crewe153481231-1913
23Sheff Utd153391323-1012
24Notts County1531111729-1210
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