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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.

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

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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Bristol City 1, Brentford 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Brentford 2.

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Bristol City).

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

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.

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Bristol City).

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

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.

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

Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).

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.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Brendan Moloney.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Marvin Elliott.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Marlon Harewood replaces Bobby Reid.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.

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

Foul by George Saville (Brentford).

Goal!

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

Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

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

Brendan Moloney (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Saville (Brentford).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sam Saunders replaces Kadeem Harris.

Foul by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City).

Kadeem Harris (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

George Saville (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Derrick Williams (Bristol City).

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Adam Forshaw (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).

(Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Joe Bryan replaces Scott Wagstaff.

Attempt missed. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Brentford).

Attempt missed. Adam Forshaw (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Marcello Trotta replaces William Grigg.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient13102132112132
2Peterborough1310212481632
3Wolves129212371629
4Preston136522115623
5Bradford1364323121122
6Walsall136431713422
7Brentford136341817121
8Swindon136252316720
9Rotherham135531919020
10MK Dons135442117419
11Crawley125431817119
12Port Vale135261718-117
13Carlisle124351120-915
14Coventry137333022814
15Shrewsbury132741315-213
16Colchester132741218-613
17Gillingham133371622-612
18Crewe133371128-1712
19Oldham123271418-411
20Stevenage133281321-811
21Sheff Utd132381020-109
22Tranmere132381126-159
23Notts County122191423-97
24Bristol City120661624-86
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