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Bristol City 1-2 Brentford

Clayton Donaldson scores

Brentford scored two late goals to beat bottom side Bristol City, whose winless run now stretches to 21 games.

City enjoyed the best chances in the first half and they held off the Bees until the final 10 minutes of the game.

Sam Saunders' 25-yard shot deflected in off Derrick Williams to break the deadlock before Clayton Donaldson stabbed in at the back post.

Marlon Harewood grabbed his first City goal in injury time but it proved to be a mere consolation.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol City head coach Sean O'Driscoll told BBC Points West:

Post-match: Bristol City's O'Driscoll

"It's like deja vu and groundhog day. They had one shot at goal and it deflected in.

"We dominated, especially in the first half, against one of the more accomplished sides in the division.

"There's lots of positives from the players' point of view but it just gets lost because of the result and the situation.

"People will now focus on the result and not on the aspects of how we played."

Line-ups

Bristol City

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Parish
  • 2Moloney
  • 22Shorey
  • 21Pack
  • 3Williams
  • 30Dunk
  • 14ReidSubstituted forHarewoodat 81'minutes
  • 25Elliott
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 9Baldock
  • 11WagstaffSubstituted forBryanat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Bryan
  • 17Cunningham
  • 18Taylor
  • 23Harewood
  • 26Brundle
  • 28McLaughlin
  • 33O'Leary

Brentford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Lee
  • 12McCormack
  • 24Bidwell
  • 8Douglas
  • 5Craig
  • 6Dean
  • 4Forshaw
  • 17Saville
  • 9Donaldson
  • 11GriggSubstituted forTrottaat 54'minutes
  • 26K HarrisSubstituted forSaundersat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Saunders
  • 10El Alagui
  • 14Logan
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 21O'Brien
  • 29Trotta
  • 38Taylor
Referee:
Phil Gibbs
Attendance:
10,639

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City 1, Brentford 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Brentford 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Harewood (Bristol City).

  4. Post update

    Sam Saunders (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol City 1, Brentford 2. Marlon Harewood (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Harewood (Bristol City).

  7. Post update

    Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

  9. Post update

    Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol City 0, Brentford 2. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Saunders following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Brendan Moloney.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Marvin Elliott.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Marlon Harewood replaces Bobby Reid.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

  17. Post update

    Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by George Saville (Brentford).

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol City 0, Brentford 1. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).