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Bristol City 0-2 Derby County: Lawrence and Bogle boost Rams' play-off hopes

Jayden Bogle celebrates goal for Derby
Jayden Bogle's goal against Bristol City was his second of the month and season

Derby County manager Frank Lampard described his team's win at Ashton Gate as "massive" after they boosted their play-off hopes and seriously dented Bristol City's own top-six aspirations.

Tom Lawrence and teenage defender Jayden Bogle settled the match in Derby's favour, either side of Antoine Semenyo's red card for a poor tackle on Tom Huddlestone.

"At this stage of the season, when you're that close, it's massive," Lampard told BBC Radio Derby.

"It's big, because we know where Bristol City were. [They] put us under pressure at times, but the resilience and the determination of the team was fantastic."

With two matches remaining, Frank Lampard's side remain sixth in the table, above Middlesbrough on goal difference and four points ahead of the Robins, who are eighth - but Boro have played a game more.

The former England midfielder added: "In terms of desire and attitude, I couldn't have asked for any more.

"In terms of our quality, at times I thought it wasn't quite as it could be, because the game needed calming down. Only later on in the game did we get that, when they went down to 10 men."

Bristol City dominated much of the first half at Ashton Gate, both before and after Lawrence's deflected opener for Derby.

Jamie Paterson was denied by Derby goalkeeper Kelle Roos three times in quick succession after the half-hour mark, and he also did well to keep a powerful shot from Josh Brownhill out in the 44th minute.

In an action-packed half, there was still time for Martyn Waghorn to test Niki Maenpaa at the other end in injury time.

The second period started with Roos denying Paterson again and the Rams scrambling Brownhill's follow-up shot off the line.

Bradley Johnson was then denied by Maenpaa before City were reduced to 10 men when substitute Semenyo was sent off.

Andreas Weimann hit the bar for the home side following up an effort that was cleared off the line by Waghorn, and Derby eventually killed the game with Bogle's clincher.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"It's a really tough one to stomach because we started on the front foot, and were excellent in terms of attitude. We pressed, we won tackles, we were competitive.

"The first breakaway gets them their goal, so I'm disappointed with that. After that, [we had] a fantastic reaction, hit the bar, [had one] cleared off the line - you couldn't make it up. It seems to be the way it's gone for us in the last three or four games.

"We are still fighting, but it's not in our hands. We've got to go and do our job now and win our next two games."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 33Mäenpää
  • 32Hunt
  • 22Kalas
  • 6BakerSubstituted forSemenyoat 33'minutesBooked at 59mins
  • 3Dasilva
  • 21Pack
  • 4Webster
  • 8Brownhill
  • 14WeimannSubstituted forEliassonat 79'minutes
  • 20PatersonSubstituted forPalmerat 79'minutes
  • 9Diedhiou

Substitutes

  • 5Wright
  • 10Taylor
  • 17Kelly
  • 18Semenyo
  • 19Eliasson
  • 24O'Leary
  • 45Palmer

Derby

  • 21Roos
  • 37BogleBooked at 21mins
  • 6Keogh
  • 5TomoriSubstituted forEvansat 11'minutes
  • 46Malone
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 15Johnson
  • 7WilsonSubstituted forBennettat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8MountBooked at 29mins
  • 10LawrenceBooked at 63mins
  • 9WaghornSubstituted forNugentat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Carson
  • 11Jozefzoon
  • 14Marriott
  • 17Evans
  • 20Bennett
  • 28Nugent
  • 39MacDonald
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
25,556

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home23
Away8
Shots on Target
Home11
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 0, Derby County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 0, Derby County 2.

Booking

Mason Bennett (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mason Bennett (Derby County).

Offside, Derby County. Tom Lawrence tries a through ball, but Mason Bennett is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Bristol City).

Scott Malone (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Niki Mäenpää (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Nugent (Derby County).

Foul by Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City).

George Evans (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Derby County. Jayden Bogle tries a through ball, but Tom Lawrence is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Mason Bennett (Derby County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. David Nugent replaces Martyn Waghorn.

Foul by Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City).

Scott Malone (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Niclas Eliasson replaces Andreas Weimann.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Kasey Palmer replaces Jamie Paterson.

Attempt missed. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 0, Derby County 2. Jayden Bogle (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Mason Bennett.

Attempt saved. Adam Webster (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

Attempt blocked. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Webster with a headed pass.

Tomas Kalas (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mason Mount (Derby County).

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mason Bennett (Derby County).

Jack Hunt (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).

Attempt missed. Mason Mount (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Mason Bennett replaces Harry Wilson.

Delay in match Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) because of an injury.

Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from very close range following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Martyn Waghorn.

Attempt blocked. Tomas Kalas (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jay Dasilva with a cross.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Kelle Roos.

Booking

Tom Lawrence (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich452613691563591
2Sheff Utd452610976393788
3Leeds442571270462482
4West Brom4523111186592780
5Aston Villa442015980582275
6Derby4419131265521370
7Middlesbrough451913134740770
8Bristol City441812145651566
9Sheff Wed451616135960-164
10Nottm Forest451615146054663
11Swansea44189176259363
12Preston451613166764361
13Hull451710186567-261
14Blackburn451611186267-559
15Brentford4415131669591058
16Stoke451121134350-754
17Birmingham451418136458651
18Wigan451213205064-1449
19QPR45139235170-1948
20Reading451016194966-1746
21Millwall441014204761-1444
22Rotherham45816215181-3040
23Bolton4488282976-4732
24Ipswich45416253375-4228
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