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Bristol City 0-1 Newcastle United

Mo Diame
Newcastle have bounced back from two successive defeats with two wins in a row

Dwight Gayle scored his fourth goal in three Championship games as Newcastle United won at Bristol City.

The 25-year-old, signed from Crystal Palace for a reported £10m in the summer, clinically fired home after Mohamed Diame's ball over the top.

Newcastle edged the opening period, with Isaac Hayden twice heading wide when well placed.

Gayle struck the post after half-time, as City failed to seriously trouble Magpies goalkeeper Matz Sels.

The Robins, playing in front of the biggest crowd at Ashton Gate for 26 years, saw plenty of the ball but struggled to convert their attacking play into genuine goalscoring opportunities.

Hordur Magnusson came closest to an equaliser, heading Luke Freeman's near-post corner just wide in the final 10 minutes.

Striker Jonathan Kodjia, still without a goal this season, had the home side's clearest sight of goal in injury time but could only volley over from close range.

Newcastle, who have now recorded back-to-back victories after losing their first two matches of the season, held on for their first away win since December 2015.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson: "There were loads of positives for us. We lost to one quality finish after being caught out by a great ball.

"We have a bit of work to do with our forward play. The strikers need to know when the ball is going into the box so they can time their movement and we took too many touches at times.

"But I can't be too critical because the players gave everything. The way we penned Newcastle in and the energy we showed were really pleasing."

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez: "It's great to have a team who can go forward and score goals but you also need organisation and team spirit to get results.

"For me, it was a step forward in the confidence of the players because we now know we can win games with our forward play or by defending strongly.

"I expected a difficult game because what I knew of Bristol City and their manager is they know what they are doing and can change systems during a match. I expect them to do well this season."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 12O'Donnell
  • 27MatthewsSubstituted forLittleat 21'minutesBooked at 55mins
  • 4Flint
  • 23Magnusson
  • 13GolbourneSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 64'minutes
  • 6O'Neil
  • 14Reid
  • 22Kodjia
  • 10TomlinBooked at 45mins
  • 15FreemanBooked at 33mins
  • 9AbrahamSubstituted forWilbrahamat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Little
  • 5Williams
  • 8Brownhill
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 21Pack
  • 24O'Leary

Newcastle

  • 28SelsBooked at 90mins
  • 8Anita
  • 18Mbemba
  • 6Lascelles
  • 2Clark
  • 11Ritchie
  • 14HaydenSubstituted forShelveyat 87'minutes
  • 4Colback
  • 20Gouffran
  • 15DiaméSubstituted forPérezat 63'minutes
  • 9GayleSubstituted forAaronsat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dummett
  • 5Hanley
  • 12Shelvey
  • 16Aarons
  • 17Pérez
  • 26Darlow
  • 42Sterry
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
22,512

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamNewcastle
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 0, Newcastle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 0, Newcastle United 1.

Gary O'Neil (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United).

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Attempt blocked. Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yoan Gouffran.

Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).

Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City).

Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary O'Neil with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Rolando Aarons replaces Dwight Gayle.

Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Jonjo Shelvey replaces Isaac Hayden.

Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United).

Attempt missed. Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Yoan Gouffran.

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

Foul by Jack Colback (Newcastle United).

Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City).

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

Attempt saved. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary O'Neil.

Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gary O'Neil with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Vurnon Anita.

Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.

Bobby Reid (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Colback (Newcastle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Aaron Wilbraham replaces Tammy Abraham.

Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Jack Colback.

Attempt missed. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Yoan Gouffran.

Hand ball by Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Callum O'Dowda replaces Scott Golbourne.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Ayoze Pérez replaces Mohamed Diamé.

Mark Little (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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As It Stood

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1Huddersfield431074310
2Brighton42208268
3Wolves42207348
4Fulham42206428
5Norwich32105147
6QPR42027526
7Newcastle42026426
8Brentford42024316
9Barnsley42028806
10Bristol City42024406
11Nottm Forest4202810-26
12Aston Villa41214225
13Birmingham412145-15
14Cardiff412145-15
15Derby412112-15
16Wigan41128714
17Burton41129904
18Ipswich31114404
19Leeds411246-24
20Sheff Wed411225-34
21Reading411248-44
22Rotherham411238-54
23Preston410334-13
24Blackburn4013411-71
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