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Bristol City 1-1 Fulham

Bobby Reid
Bobby Reid scored his 16th Championship goal of the season for Bristol City

Bristol City held fellow play-off contenders Fulham to a draw to pick up a third successive Championship point.

On-loan Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic opened the scoring with his first goal for Fulham, poking in Cyrus Christie's cross at the back post.

But Robins' top-scorer Bobby Reid tucked Josh Brownhill's pass beyond Marcus Bettinelli to equalise.

The two sides cancelled each other out in the second half as Fulham extended their unbeaten run to 11 matches.

The stalemate sees both sides remain where they were in the Championship table, with Fulham fifth and Bristol City sixth, now two points ahead of Sheffield United.

However, another draw, following late collapses against Sunderland and Leeds, means Lee Johnson's side have still managed just one win in 2018.

Despite only mustering one shot on target, the hosts perhaps had the better chances to nick it, with Hordur Magnusson heading Ryan Kent's free-kick narrowly wide and Reid failing to get on the end of a Famara Diedhiou knock-down.

Mitrovic, meanwhile, could not quite reach a teasing cross from Ryan Sessegnon and Slavisa Jokanovic's in-form side were left to settle for a point.

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic told BBC Radio London:

"It was a different kind of game - very hard, but we tried to follow our style, move the ball but we didn't find enough space.

"They pressed us and put us under a strong press. We had chances to win the game, and they had some too.

"It's not an easy place to play. Some of the more important teams from the Premier League didn't find enough space to move the ball. We cannot be completely satisfied as we came here to win the game."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 5Wright
  • 4FlintBooked at 89mins
  • 6Baker
  • 23MagnussonSubstituted forBryanat 74'minutes
  • 40KentBooked at 59minsSubstituted forEliassonat 80'minutes
  • 8Brownhill
  • 7Smith
  • 20Paterson
  • 9DiedhiouSubstituted forDionyat 80'minutes
  • 14ReidBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Bryan
  • 12Walsh
  • 15Steele
  • 16Engvall
  • 19Eliasson
  • 25Kelly
  • 39Diony

Fulham

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 22Christie
  • 4Odoi
  • 13Ream
  • 21TargettSubstituted forAyitéat 74'minutes
  • 8JohansenBooked at 90mins
  • 6McDonald
  • 10CairneySubstituted forNorwoodat 79'minutes
  • 20Piazon
  • 32MitrovicSubstituted forKamaraat 75'minutes
  • 3R Sessegnon

Substitutes

  • 2Fredericks
  • 7Kebano
  • 11Ayité
  • 16Norwood
  • 26Kalas
  • 27Button
  • 47Kamara
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
21,236

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 1, Fulham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Fulham 1.

Attempt missed. Korey Smith (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Paterson (Bristol City).

Booking

Stefan Johansen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Bobby Reid (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).

Booking

Aden Flint (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

Attempt saved. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.

Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Bristol City).

Offside, Fulham. Stefan Johansen tries a through ball, but Ryan Sessegnon is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Lois Diony replaces Famara Diedhiou.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Niclas Eliasson replaces Ryan Kent.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Oliver Norwood replaces Tom Cairney.

Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Floyd Ayité replaces Matt Targett because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Joe Bryan replaces Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Matt Targett (Fulham) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Ryan Kent (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Bailey Wright.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ryan Kent.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).

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

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).

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

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City).

Attempt blocked. Nathan Baker (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).

Korey Smith (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Ryan Kent (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Kent (Bristol City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves33227459263373
2Cardiff33197749272264
3Aston Villa33179749301960
4Derby331611650282259
5Fulham331511755371856
6Bristol City33141274839954
7Sheff Utd32164124638852
8Middlesbrough331561243311251
9Preston33121564032851
10Brentford331311950401050
11Leeds33137134643346
12Norwich331210113437-346
13Millwall331112103935445
14Ipswich33136144443145
15QPR33109143646-1039
16Sheff Wed33813123540-537
17Nottm Forest33114183651-1537
18Reading3289153542-733
19Bolton3389162951-2233
20Birmingham3386192249-2730
21Hull32611154350-729
22Burton3378182659-3329
23Barnsley32610163147-1628
24Sunderland33511173458-2426
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