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Bristol City 0-4 Brighton & Hove Albion

Tomer Hemed scores Brighton's third goal against Bristol City
Tomer Hemed slid in Brighton's third goal in the second half as the visitors dominated at Ashton Gate

Brighton got their Championship promotion push back on track with an emphatic win at Bristol City.

Tomer Hemed supplied two goals and scored a third as Chris Hughton's side bounced back from defeat at Cardiff.

Jamie Murphy and former City striker Sam Baldock had the Seagulls two ahead early on before Hemed latched on to Beram Kayal's ball for the third goal.

Mark Little deflected the fourth into his own net, while Kieran Agard hit the crossbar with a late penalty for City.

Victory for Brighton keeps them fourth in the table on an evening when the division's top four sides all won.

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Chris Hughton: Brighton boss on win over Bristol City

Hemed, a summer arrival from Almeria, scored his ninth league goal of the season to effectively wrap up the points on 56 minutes.

He had already showed his creative side for Murphy's early finish from inside the area, and then Baldock's low drive from the edge of the box in the first half.

The Israel international also went close to a second goal when he drilled a long-range shot just over the bar.

On a night to forget for Lee Johnson and his side, they were denied a stoppage-time consolation from the spot when Agard could only strike the bar from 12 yards.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson:

"It was a frustrating night. We huffed and we puffed to try and blow their house down, but theirs was made of brick and ours was made of paper.

"It disappointed me that we ran out of ideas after Brighton's first goal and there are no excuses. We weren't good enough on the night.

"There is a positive in the fact that the bottom three all lost and another round of games has gone by, but we want to be looking up the table."

Brighton manager Chris Hughton:

"I was delighted the penalty didn't go in at the end because it would have put a damper on a near-perfect team performance.

"We had to improve because the display at Cardiff wasn't good enough and Bristol have been in good form and we only won comfortably because we did everything right.

"It was as complete a performance as we have put in all season. We are not a team who scores a lot of goals so to get four was very pleasing."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 12O'Donnell
  • 25VynerSubstituted forLittleat 63'minutes
  • 4Flint
  • 16Pearce
  • 13Golbourne
  • 21Pack
  • 7Smith
  • 15Freeman
  • 9Tomlin
  • 23BryanSubstituted forWilbrahamat 53'minutes
  • 22KodjiaSubstituted forAgardat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Little
  • 3Williams
  • 10Agard
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 14Reid
  • 18Wilbraham

Brighton

  • 13Stockdale
  • 2BrunoSubstituted forCalderonat 45'minutes
  • 17Goldson
  • 5DunkBooked at 50mins
  • 23Rosenior
  • 27Knockaert
  • 6Stephens
  • 7Kayal
  • 15Murphy
  • 10HemedSubstituted forSidwellat 84'minutes
  • 9BaldockSubstituted forWilsonat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mäenpää
  • 3Greer
  • 14Calderon
  • 21Wilson
  • 25Zamora
  • 36Sidwell
  • 38Skalak
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
15,256

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 4.

Foul by Kieran Agard (Bristol City).

Íñigo Calderón (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Penalty missed! Still Bristol City 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 4. Kieran Agard (Bristol City) hits the bar with a right footed shot.

Penalty Bristol City. Kieran Agard draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion) after a foul in the penalty area.

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

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Connor Goldson.

Attempt blocked. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Luke Freeman.

Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.

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

Foul by Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Attempt blocked. Kieran Agard (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Steve Sidwell replaces Tomer Hemed.

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

Foul by Connor Goldson (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Foul by Lee Tomlin (Bristol City).

Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Beram Kayal.

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City).

Connor Goldson (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Own Goal by Mark Little, Bristol City. Bristol City 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 4.

Attempt missed. Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Kieran Agard replaces Jonathan Kodjia.

Foul by Luke Freeman (Bristol City).

Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by David Stockdale.

Attempt saved. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Little with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. James Wilson replaces Sam Baldock.

Attempt missed. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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

Attempt missed. Tomer Hemed (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dale Stephens.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Mark Little replaces Zak Vyner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Anthony Knockaert (Brighton and Hove Albion) because of an injury.

Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City).

Connor Goldson (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Hull32196748192963
2Burnley331711551262562
3Middlesbrough31187642172561
4Brighton331612545341160
5Sheff Wed331412750351554
6Derby321412643281554
7Birmingham3214993930951
8Cardiff33121384337649
9Preston33121293230248
10Ipswich32139104040048
11Brentford33127144651-543
12Nottm Forest321012103128342
13QPR33914103940-141
14Reading321010123433140
15Wolves331010134046-640
16Huddersfield33109144445-139
17Leeds32814103035-538
18Fulham33812135154-336
19Blackburn30713102827134
20Bristol City33810152952-2334
21MK Dons3388172645-1932
22Rotherham3375213658-2226
23Bolton33413163154-2325
24Charlton33510182761-3425
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