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Bristol City 4-1 Derby County

Cauley Woodrow
Cauley Woodrow's header was his first since joining Bristol City on loan from Fulham

Bristol City scored four second-half goals as they came from behind to beat Derby County at Ashton Gate.

Matej Vydra had given the Rams a first-half lead from the penalty spot after City goalkeeper Frank Fielding brought the Czech Republic striker down.

Cauley Woodrow headed in Joe Bryan's cross to level after the break.

Bobby Reid scored from the spot, before Jamie Patterson made it 3-1 with a superb free-kick and Famara Diedhou bent in a late fourth.

City are now unbeaten in six Championship matches, and have only lost once this campaign - a 2-1 defeat at Birmingham on 12 August.

They were good value for their win, registering 25 shots, but it was only in the second half when Lee Johnson's side became clinical.

Forward Woodrow, on loan from Fulham, started the comeback with his first City goal before Reid slotted in his seventh of the season following Richard Keogh's foul on Jonathan Leko.

Patterson's free-kick bounced in off the crossbar and Senegal striker Diedhou completed a fine afternoon for the Robins with a cool finish in stoppage time.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson:

"We don't want to get ahead of ourselves, but I was delighted with what I saw even in the first half.

"At the interval I just told the players to produce more of the same. The only problem was some of our delivery from crosses and at times we could have got the ball in quicker.

"The second half was everything I want to see from my team. Jonathan Leko is like the Lord of the Dance and I would hate to be a defender playing against him.

Derby County manager Gary Rowett:

"From the start we failed to match Bristol's intensity or handle their forward play. At half-time I told the players they would need to do much better because we had ridden our luck to be in front.

"Bristol played well, but I felt sorry for our travelling fans and the only message I want to get to them is how disappointed I am with the performance.

"I'm incredibly disappointed and a little bit embarrassed."

Line-ups

Bristol City

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fielding
  • 5Wright
  • 4Flint
  • 6Baker
  • 3Bryan
  • 45LekoSubstituted forBrownhillat 64'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 21PackBooked at 66mins
  • 20Paterson
  • 18WoodrowSubstituted forDiedhiouat 65'minutes
  • 14ReidSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Brownhill
  • 9Diedhiou
  • 10Taylor
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 15Steele
  • 19Eliasson
  • 23Magnusson

Derby

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Carson
  • 12Baird
  • 6Keogh
  • 33DaviesBooked at 82mins
  • 29Olsson
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 15JohnsonBooked at 4mins
  • 19WeimannSubstituted forRussellat 71'minutes
  • 23VydraSubstituted forWinnallat 59'minutes
  • 10Lawrence
  • 28NugentSubstituted forMartinat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Russell
  • 9Martin
  • 14Wisdom
  • 16Pearce
  • 17Winnall
  • 34Thorne
  • 35Mitchell
Referee:
Martin Atkinson
Attendance:
19,473

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home25
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home18
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City 4, Derby County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol City 4, Derby County 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Bailey Wright (Bristol City).

  4. Post update

    Sam Winnall (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City).

  6. Post update

    Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol City 4, Derby County 1. Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Brownhill.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

  10. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  11. Post update

    Delay in match Korey Smith (Bristol City) because of an injury.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol City 3, Derby County 1. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  13. Booking

    Curtis Davies (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Davies (Derby County).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Callum O'Dowda replaces Bobby Reid.

  17. Post update

    Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Derby County).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Famara Diedhiou with a headed pass.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds85211431117
2Wolves8521138517
3Cardiff8521127517
4Preston843193615
5Ipswich7502128415
6Sheff Utd850386215
7Middlesbrough8422105514
8Bristol City83411510513
9Sheff Wed8341107313
10Nottm Forest84041113-212
11QPR83231212011
12Norwich8323812-411
13Aston Villa8242109110
14Fulham824287110
15Derby73131111010
16Millwall823311929
17Hull82241415-18
18Reading722367-18
19Burton8224615-98
20Barnsley7214811-37
21Sunderland8134712-56
22Brentford8044712-54
23Birmingham8116412-84
24Bolton8026416-122
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