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Bristol City 2-1 Cardiff City

Aden Flint scores
Bristol City have taken 10 points from the four games in which Aden Flint has scored this season

Bristol City made it three successive Championship victories by beating 10-man Cardiff City.

Callum O'Dowda curled in his first league goal of the season to give the hosts the lead but Omar Bogle fired in his second goal in two starts to level.

Bogle was then shown a straight red card for a late tackle on Marlon Pack and City took full advantage.

Aden Flint headed in the winner as Lee Johnson's side inflicted just a third league defeat of the season on Cardiff.

The Bluebirds had a good chance to level but Danny Ward headed Callum Paterson's cross narrowly wide.

City, who claimed only their third win in 18 games against Cardiff, remain fourth in the table after Sheffield United beat Hull 4-1 to climb to second above Neil Warnock's side, who slip to third, four points behind leaders Wolves.

The Robins, who were without defender Bailey Wright after he was given a three-match ban for "deceiving a match official", have now won four successive games in league and cup to cement their place in the top six.

They had other good chances to add to their score, with Milan Djuric and Joe Bryan both denied by Cardiff keeper Neil Etheridge, while Josh Brownhill fired narrowly wide.

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson: "That's nine points in a week, which included away games at Sunderland and Fulham.

"After those matches to go 12 rounds with a very strong Cardiff side and come out on top showed fantastic commitment and energy levels.

"We deserved to win. Every stat will tell you that. Everyone is playing for the cause, not the applause and the spirit in the group of players is fantastic.

"I am beaming with pride over the efforts of my players. We are still unfancied by a lot of people in the Championship this season, but we keep surprising them.

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock:

"Absolutely (the red card) changed the game, but I go back to the 48th minute, the worst tackle of the game against Sol Bamba should have been a cert yellow against (Marlon) Pack.

"He's already been booked, and (referee Mike Jones) has ignored it completely. I haven't got a clue why he hasn't booked him ... he should have been off.

"They knew he should have been off. Yet straight away he does Bogle - you've got to give what the decisions are ... and I was disappointed in those decisions today. They should have a man off."

Line-ups

Bristol City

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fielding
  • 7Smith
  • 4Flint
  • 6Baker
  • 23Magnusson
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 8Brownhill
  • 21PackBooked at 31minsSubstituted forTaylorat 67'minutes
  • 3BryanBooked at 51mins
  • 22Djuric
  • 14ReidSubstituted forWoodrowat 82'minutesBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 10Taylor
  • 15Steele
  • 18Woodrow
  • 19Eliasson
  • 26Vyner
  • 30Bakinson
  • 45Leko

Cardiff

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 25Etheridge
  • 5Ecuele Manga
  • 4Morrison
  • 14Bamba
  • 18Paterson
  • 21BrysonBooked at 57minsSubstituted forTomlinat 84'minutes
  • 8Ralls
  • 2PeltierBooked at 4mins
  • 19Mendez-LaingSubstituted forFeeneyat 7'minutesSubstituted forWardat 57'minutes
  • 33Hoilett
  • 30BogleBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 7Tomlin
  • 9Ward
  • 12Feeney
  • 15Halford
  • 16Connolly
  • 20Damour
  • 28Murphy
Referee:
Mike Jones
Attendance:
21,692

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamCardiff
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City 2, Cardiff City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol City 2, Cardiff City 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Matty Taylor.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City).

  5. Post update

    Danny Ward (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Baker (Bristol City).

  8. Post update

    Danny Ward (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Cardiff City. Danny Ward tries a through ball, but Sol Bamba is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danny Ward (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Booking

    Cauley Woodrow (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Bristol City).

  13. Post update

    David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Milan Djuric (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Aden Flint with a headed pass.

  15. Post update

    Milan Djuric (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Lee Peltier.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow with a headed pass following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Lee Peltier.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Cardiff City. Lee Tomlin replaces Craig Bryson.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves16112329151435
2Sheff Utd16110524141033
3Cardiff169432213931
4Bristol City1686226161030
5Aston Villa167542215726
6Derby157442319425
7Ipswich158072622424
8Nottm Forest168082526-124
9Middlesbrough156542013723
10Leeds167272419523
11Sheff Wed166552119223
12Brentford165742521422
13Norwich166461520-522
14Preston165651919021
15QPR165651922-321
16Barnsley155462221119
17Fulham164751819-119
18Reading155371819-118
19Millwall164571717017
20Hull164482830-216
21Burton163491031-2113
22Birmingham163310825-1712
23Bolton162591329-1611
24Sunderland151772030-1010
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