League One
Bristol CityBristol City2CarlisleCarlisle United1

Bristol City 2-1 Carlisle United

Marvin Elliott

Substitute Marvin Elliott scored twice in three minutes as Bristol City came from behind to beat Carlisle.

The visitors were ahead after 36 minutes when Adam El-Abd brought down Charni Ekangamene and Brad Potts drilled in the resulting free-kick.

But Elliott, introduced as one of two half-time substitutes by manager Steve Cotterill, headed City level.

And the Jamaica midfielder earned his side all three points when he volleyed home from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas's corner.

It means Bristol City move out of the League One drop zone for the first time since November and sit 20th, while Carlisle are two places and three points above them.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol City midfielder Marvin Elliott told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I'm happy with today but I don't want the super-sub tag to stick.

"We were told [at half-time] to up the tempo. We thought we were a bit flat.

"Today was more about the result as we've got ourselves out of the bottom four on goal difference.

"It's important that we strike up a little run now to get away from some of the teams."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 30Moore
  • 21PackBooked at 90mins
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 18El-AbdBooked at 42mins
  • 5Flint
  • 3WilliamsSubstituted forElliottat 45'minutes
  • 17Cunningham
  • 8ElliottSubstituted forBurnsat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 9Baldock
  • 14ReidSubstituted forBarnettat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Moloney
  • 15Bryan
  • 23Barnett
  • 25Elliott
  • 27Burns
  • 34Gillett

Carlisle

  • 20Fleming
  • 3Robson
  • 39Chimbonda
  • 10EkangameneSubstituted forSymingtonat 89'minutes
  • 30Meppen-Walter
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 31DrennanSubstituted forByrneat 77'minutes
  • 21Berrett
  • 7Amoo
  • 8NobleSubstituted forGuyat 73'minutes
  • 16PottsBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 19Symington
  • 25Byrne
  • 27Brough
  • 29Guy
  • 32Dempsey
  • 40Bouzanis
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
11,029

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City 2, Carlisle United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol City 2, Carlisle United 1.

  3. Booking

    Wes Burns (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Wes Burns (Bristol City).

  5. Post update

    David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

  8. Booking

    Brad Potts (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Wes Burns (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Brad Potts (Carlisle United).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

  13. Post update

    David Symington (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. David Symington replaces Charni Ekangamene.

  15. Post update

    Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sam Byrne (Carlisle United).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

  18. Post update

    Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Tyrone Barnett.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Marvin Elliott (Bristol City).