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Bristol City 2-1 Colchester United

Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill
Steve Cotterill's side are one of five teams with 100% win records in League One

Aaron Wilbraham made it three goals in two league starts as Bristol City came from behind to beat Colchester.

The visitors took the lead in the ninth minute when George Moncur tapped home Sean Clohessy's low cross.

But City hit back just after half-time with Greg Cunningham crossing for Wilbraham to convert.

And the striker was on hand again in the 68th minute to head in a Wade Elliott delivery to make it two wins from two for the Robins.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

"It was a hard-earned three points in the end. It's always difficult when you go 1-0 down at home.

"To show character to come from behind to win the game, I think that takes a lot more effort.

"I'm obviously pleased with the win and it's been a good start for us but there's nothing to get carried away with yet."

Line-ups

Bristol City

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Fielding
  • 22Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 3Williams
  • 2Little
  • 8ElliottSubstituted forWagstaffat 88'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forPackat 65'minutes
  • 17CunninghamSubstituted forEl-Abdat 65'minutes
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 9Baldock

Substitutes

  • 6El-Abd
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 13Richards
  • 20Burns
  • 21Pack
  • 23Bryan

Colchester

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Walker
  • 20Clohessy
  • 26Kent
  • 18Eastman
  • 3Gordon
  • 8Gilbey
  • 15Bean
  • 21MasseySubstituted forVoseat 72'minutes
  • 11Sears
  • 24MoncurSubstituted forSzmodicsat 69'minutes
  • 9IbehreSubstituted forHolmanat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Holman
  • 12Lewington
  • 25Vose
  • 27Bonne
  • 28Szmodics
  • 30Curtis
  • 35O'Donoghue
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
11,626

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City 2, Colchester United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Adam El-Abd (Bristol City).

  5. Post update

    Dan Holman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Scott Wagstaff replaces Wade Elliott.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Luke Ayling (Bristol City).

  8. Post update

    Dominic Vose (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Clohessy (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

  11. Post update

    Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Korey Smith (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

  18. Post update

    Dominic Vose (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Dan Holman replaces Jabo Ibehre.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Dominic Vose replaces Gavin Massey.