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Bristol City 2-0 Scunthorpe United

Aden Flint
Aden Flint headed in his fourth goal for Bristol City

Second-half goals from Aden Flint and Greg Cunningham earned Bristol City victory over Scunthorpe United and took them second in the League One table.

Gary McSheffrey went close for the struggling visitors early on with a thumping strike that hit the far post.

But the Robins took the lead when Flint nodded Luke Freeman's corner back across goal and into the net.

The points were wrapped up when Cunningham ran on to Korey Smith's pass and drilled the ball in from the left.

Scunthorpe, who have now lost four of their six league games, drop to third from bottom.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Cotterill on Bristol City v Scunthorpe

"I thought that they were going to be a tough nut to crack, they came here with a few injuries and ended up having two full-backs to try stop Mark Little.

"They ended up with a back six - the back four defended within the 18 yard box, plus the two wide men.

"It wasn't about going around them, we actually needed to go through the middle of them which we did for the corner that got the goal.

"We are pleased that in the second half our performance was upped a lot, but in the first half we needed to think about that situation because we may get that a few more times."

Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Wilcox on Scunthorpe v Bristol City

"First and foremost I've got to say Bristol City are a top, top team and I think they showed that in patches today but I think we showed what we're about.

"We just needed that first goal and we've just got to be a bit more ruthless in both boxes.

"It's been a long four weeks to be honest. There's players out there for us who have played nine games in four weeks and I've moaned about the schedule and I think it showed today in the last fifteen minutes."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 3Williams
  • 4Flint
  • 22Ayling
  • 23BryanSubstituted forCunninghamat 82'minutes
  • 15Freeman
  • 7Smith
  • 8Elliott
  • 2Little
  • 18WilbrahamSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 85'minutes
  • 19AgardSubstituted forWagstaffat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Osborne
  • 6El-Abd
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 13Richards
  • 17Cunningham
  • 21Pack

Scunthorpe

  • 26Olejnik
  • 3Dawson
  • 6Canavan
  • 32LleraBooked at 30mins
  • 2Nolan
  • 30Williams
  • 12Bishop
  • 4McAllisterSubstituted forKeeat 82'minutes
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 72'minutes
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forTaylorat 72'minutes
  • 28McSheffrey

Substitutes

  • 7Sparrow
  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 14Hawkridge
  • 19Taylor
  • 21Weaver
  • 25Boyce
  • 27Kee
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
12,007

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home16
Away7
Fouls
Home4
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 2, Scunthorpe United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 2, Scunthorpe United 0.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Lyle Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Miguel Angel Llera.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Aaron Wilbraham.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 2, Scunthorpe United 0. Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Freeman.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Scott Wagstaff replaces Kieran Agard.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Greg Cunningham replaces Joe Bryan.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Billy Kee replaces Sean McAllister.

Derrick Williams (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Miguel Angel Llera.

Attempt saved. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Miguel Angel Llera.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jennison Myrie-Williams replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Lyle Taylor replaces Paddy Madden.

Attempt missed. Derrick Williams (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Kieran Agard (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Attempt saved. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Aaron Wilbraham.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City).

Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

Attempt blocked. Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough6501126615
2Bristol City642094514
3Fleetwood632163311
4MK Dons531195410
5Bradford631297210
6Chesterfield531164210
7Preston52308359
8Coventry62317619
9Barnsley52219638
10Swindon52218538
11Oldham62227708
12Yeovil622279-28
13Rochdale621311837
14Notts County52126517
15Doncaster52126607
16Sheff Utd52125507
17Gillingham6213911-27
18Leyton Orient51315416
19Crawley6204310-76
20Port Vale6123710-35
21Walsall604235-24
22Scunthorpe6114413-94
23Colchester6024510-52
24Crewe5005413-90
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