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Bristol City 1-2 Burnley

Michael Keane
Michael Keane's goal against Bristol City was his third of the season

First-half headers from Ben Mee and Michael Keane handed Burnley victory over Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

The hosts had the better of the first half, with Bobby Reid and Jonathan Kodjia both forcing Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton into smart saves.

But Mee nodded the Clarets ahead from David Jones's corner on 34 minutes, and Keane repeated the trick soon after.

City defender Derrick Williams struck a post after the break, before Kodjia bundled in a last-gasp consolation.

It was too little, too late for Steve Cotterill's side, meaning they have now lost three of their opening five league games - having lost the same number after 28 matches on their way to the League One title in 2014-15.

Burnley have recorded back-to-back victories for the first time since last November, after managing just two draws and one defeat before last week's win over Brentford.

The Robins had the better of the play in the first 45 minutes, creating numerous chances through Reid, Kodjia and centre-half Aden Flint.

But the visitors twice struck from corners in the space of six minutes, taking their tally of set-piece goals this season to five.

And, despite having to withstand some pressure after the interval, Sean Dyche's team stood firm to move up to ninth in the Championship table.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill:

"No one is more frustrated than I am at the moment, but I know we are playing the right way and there is no chance of us departing from it.

"We haven't got the points we deserved from our opening games, in which the performances have been very good.

"Unfortunately, we keep paying dearly for mistakes and that was the case again today, both with the defending at corners and the build-ups that led to them."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"Bristol City were really good in the first half and our goals came somewhat against the run of things. They were very impressive, but we showed the organisation and commitment to keep them out.

"In the second half we were much better, without being particularly fluid. We managed the game well and calmed it down.

"Sometimes you need to do that because you can't be brilliant every week. Now we can use the time before the next game, knowing we already have good points on the board."

Line-ups

Bristol City

Formation 5-3-2

  • 19Hamer
  • 2LittleSubstituted forBurnsat 59'minutes
  • 5Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 3Williams
  • 23BryanSubstituted forRobinsonat 79'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 14Reid
  • 21Pack
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 22Kodjia

Substitutes

  • 6El-Abd
  • 8Robinson
  • 10Agard
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 20Burns
  • 24O'Leary

Burnley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Heaton
  • 27Darikwa
  • 4Duff
  • 5Keane
  • 6Mee
  • 21Boyd
  • 14Jones
  • 37Arfield
  • 11KightlySubstituted forTaylorat 82'minutes
  • 9VokesSubstituted forJutkiewiczat 56'minutes
  • 7GraySubstituted forVossenat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Vossen
  • 15Taylor
  • 18Hennings
  • 19Jutkiewicz
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 34Anderson
Referee:
Mike Dean
Attendance:
15,002

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home3
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City 1, Burnley 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Burnley 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol City 1, Burnley 2. Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) with an attempt from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Korey Smith with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Aden Flint.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jelle Vossen (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Bobby Reid with a cross following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marlon Pack with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ben Mee.

  10. Post update

    Callum Robinson (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by George Boyd (Burnley).

  12. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Matthew Taylor replaces Michael Kightly.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Callum Robinson replaces Joe Bryan.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Bristol City. Aden Flint tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Derrick Williams (Bristol City).

  20. Post update

    Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.