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Bristol City 2-0 Peterborough United

Aden Flint celebrates scoring for Bristol City
Aden Flint scored for the first time since October in Tuesday's win over Peterborough

Bristol City moved five points clear at the top of League One with a comfortable victory over Peterborough.

Centre-back Aden Flint scored his fifth goal of the season to put City ahead, stabbing home after a Marlon Pack corner bounced around the box.

Their lead was doubled when Joe Bryan's shot was parried onto the bar by keeper Ben Alnwick and Kieran Agard nodded in.

Posh rarely threatened and their only chance on target from Erhun Oztumer was gathered by Frank Fielding.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Cotterill on Bristol City v Posh

"That was a big win for us tonight. After getting beaten on Saturday, that was a big win.

"I thought they worked their socks off. We controlled the game. We were comfortable.

"We were worthy of that and we're also pleased with the clean sheet."

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"We've conceded from a corner and a long throw. They're poor goals to concede when you come to a place like Bristol City.

"We huffed and puffed but that was about it.

"We said at half-time we wanted more composure. I felt like we lacked a bit of belief. There was not enough conviction from the whole performance."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 22Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 3Williams
  • 2Little
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forElliottat 89'minutes
  • 21Pack
  • 7Smith
  • 23Bryan
  • 9SmithSubstituted forWilbrahamat 75'minutes
  • 19AgardSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Elliott
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 13Richards
  • 17Cunningham
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 24Tavernier

Peterborough

  • 27Alnwick
  • 6Bostwick
  • 4BrisleySubstituted forTaylorat 59'minutes
  • 21Burgess
  • 2SmithBooked at 34mins
  • 8Payne
  • 23Norris
  • 35Beautyman
  • 17NewellSubstituted forNtlheat 66'minutes
  • 9James
  • 20McLeanSubstituted forOztumerat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ntlhe
  • 7Taylor
  • 10Oztumer
  • 14Washington
  • 25Zakuani
  • 28Anderson
  • 32Henry
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
11,101

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 2, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Wade Elliott replaces Luke Freeman.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Kieran Agard.

Attempt saved. Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City).

Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Kieran Agard (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Aaron Wilbraham replaces Matt Smith.

Attempt blocked. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jack Payne.

Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jon Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

Luke James (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Kgosi Ntlhe replaces Joe Newell.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Joe Bryan.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Erhun Oztumer replaces Aaron McLean.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jon Taylor replaces Shaun Brisley.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Mark Little.

Attempt blocked. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

Attempt blocked. Aaron McLean (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Shaun Brisley.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Aaron McLean.

Luke Freeman (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry Beautyman (Peterborough United).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 2, Peterborough United 0. Kieran Agard (Bristol City) header from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bristol City 1, Peterborough United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bristol City 1, Peterborough United 0.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

Hand ball by Luke James (Peterborough United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City30197456263064
2MK Dons31178663313259
3Swindon30176756322457
4Preston29158644281653
5Sheff Utd2914694133848
6Doncaster3012993834445
7Oldham30111094141043
8Chesterfield31119114443142
9Bradford2811893733441
10Peterborough31125143840-241
11Fleetwood31118123032-241
12Gillingham31118124447-341
13Walsall301010103232040
14Scunthorpe29117114344-140
15Port Vale31116143845-739
16Rochdale281151250401038
17Notts County30108123237-538
18Crewe31115153253-2138
19Barnsley30105153948-935
20Coventry30711123041-1132
21Colchester3187163651-1531
22Crawley3179153255-2330
23Leyton Orient2978143846-829
24Yeovil3177172345-2228
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