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By Owen Phillips

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  1. Onwards and upwards

    Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Bristol City celebrate

    That's it folks. A pretty decent game ending with a home win that takes Bristol City off the bottom of the Championship table and up to 19th place. Suddenly things are looking far healthier in the West Country.

    If you want to read up on how they did it, without wading through every cough and spit, then have a look at the match report here. Forest stay 14th for now but are unlikely to remain there after the rest of the weekend's action.

  2. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

  3. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

  4. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

  5. Player reaction

    Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Bristol City midfielder Luke Freeman told Sky Sports: "It's massive - our first home win of the season. It was coming. It's a massive bonus to get a clean sheet. We have been working on it. If we can get another three points on Tuesday night [away against Brighton] we can build on this."

  6. FULL-TIME

    Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    There it is. Bristol City celebrate their first home win this season. And they deserve it for a blistering start and dominant first half. Steve Cotterill looks a happy man. The City fans will no doubt enjoy the weekend too. Lots of grim looking Forest players trudging off.

  7. SUBSTITUTION

    Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Mark Little is on for debutant Elliott Bennett at right wing-back. Bristol City wind down the clock.

  8. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Henri Lansbury

    No one can deny Forest have made a game of it in the second half but they were mostly awful before half-time. Conceding twice in the first 11 minutes when they played like strangers at the back basically sealed their fate. Three minutes of added time being played.

  9. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

  10. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    That first home win is coming. Less than three minutes - and counting.

  11. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Before Wilbraham's double chance, Forest last hopes were pinned on Dexter Blackstock, who surely has one of the best names in football. He's had a terrible time with injuries in the last couple of years but on his day is still a big threat and strong presence up front. Can he lift Forest as we enter the final five minutes?

  12. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

  13. YELLOW CARD

    Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Joe Bryan, recently on at left wing-back for Bristol City, is the latest player to go into the referee's notebook for a clip on Jamie Ward's heals.

  14. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    It should be game over. Aaron Wilbraham has a couple of chances to add his third, but his header his saved and he makes a hash of follow-up when it looked easier to score. To be fair to Dorus de Vries the second save was outstanding. 

  15. SUBSTITUTION

    Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Nottingham Forest's third and final substituion - Dexter Blackstock is on for Jack Hobbs.

    And Luke Freeman has made way for Bristol City, replaced by Bobby Reid.

  16. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Jonathan Kodjia has been bright all night and probably deserves a goal. He was so close there as well, with only an instinctive low save by Dorus de Vries keeping the score at 2-0.

  17. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

  18. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Jonathan Kodjia

    Immediately Bristol City threaten at the other end and Dorus de Vries has to make two fine saves in quick succession to deny Jonathan Kodjia and Luke Ayling, the second save coming from Nathan Baker's cross.

  19. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    A hairy moment for City there. Aden Flint plays a pass back towards goal and Frank Fielding had come to the right hand side of his box to help his defender. Had there been a bit more pace on that it could have been humiliating. 

  20. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    City are showing the other side of their game now and the defence is managing to stand firm. Most of Forest's opening have been half-chances and the home side are doing a pretty decent job of keeping the visitors at arm's length. Keeper Frank Fielding saves a Jamie Ward effort at his near post without too much fuss.

  21. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Bristol City
    Quote Message: Bristol City are working as one, as a team, to shut out Nottingham Forest here. We need that scoreboard to tick and tick and tick... from Adam Baker Bristol City head of media on BBC Radio Bristol
    Adam BakerBristol City head of media on BBC Radio Bristol
  22. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    A searching cross by Daniel Pinilos from the left flank comes to nothing as Forest still seek a way back in to the match. One goal and you sense the doubts will start creeping in for Bristol City. After all, this is a side who have won just one game all season and have yet to win at home.

  23. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

  24. SUBSTITUTION

    Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Nathan Baker

    Jamie Ward replaces Nelson Oliveira for Nottingham Forest's second substitution of the evening.

  25. YELLOW CARDS

    Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Nottingham Forest duo Henri Lansbury and Danny Fox both go into the book for late challenges on Luke Freeman and Jonathan Kodjia during the same passage of play.

  26. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    It's been much better from the visitors after the interval. The strikes on goal are mounting and so is the pressure. Bristol City suddenly look a bit flat.

  27. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

  28. SUBSTITUTION

    Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Nottingham Forest midfielder Jonny Williams, on loan from Crystal Palace, is on for Chris Burke.

  29. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Henri Lansbury hits the bar for Forest, and that would have been an absolutely stunning goal. He controls the ball out wide and volleys a looping effort towards the far post but it bounces away to safety.

  30. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Aden Flint forgets he's a great big lumbering defender and suddenly thinks he's Lionel Messi, mixing some rarely seen dribbling skills with a stepover or two in the left-back area. He scored 15 goals last season though. Maybe I am being unkind.

  31. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Henri Lansbury then sends a dipping half-volley wide from 20-odd yards. Already there has been about as much goal threat from Forest as there was for the first 35 minutes of the opening period.

  32. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Daniel Pinilos forces a fine sprawling stop from Frank Fielding, the Bristol City keeper diving to keep out the full-back's swerving strike.

  33. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Marlon Pack

    First chance for the Robins from a free-kick but it's a pretty woeful training ground routine which ends with Marlon Pack dribbling the ball in to the wall. That needs more work.

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    Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

  35. Part two

    Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Under way again at Ashton Gate. Anyone fancy a stirring Forest fightback inspired by a fed-up Dougie Freedman? No changes for either side.

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    Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Well, what do you make of this? City fans have to be feeling pretty chuffed. Your team is playing some lovely stuff and creating chances at will. Has this performance been coming?

    As for an injury-hit Forest, it's not looking so rosy. Was it it be expected given the number of key men out? Is a change of tactics required? There's oodles of space out wide for the hosts and if it carries on then more home goals seem on the cards.

    Let us know what you think using #bbcfootball on Twitter.

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    Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

  38. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Quote Message: We all know what Steve Cotterill's half-time team talk will be - get three and kill the game from Adam Baker Bristol City head of media on BBC Radio Bristol
    Adam BakerBristol City head of media on BBC Radio Bristol
  39. HALF-TIME

    Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Aaron Wilbraham

    That's a half of football Forest will want to forget. Something to build on towards the end with some decent possession. But that will not hide the fact that Bristol City have been superb and have totally dominated.

    Aaron Wilbraham has two goals to his name and the hosts could have been four or five up by now.

  40. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    More encouraging signs for Forest manager Dougie Freedman with City pegged back in their own box. It comes to nothing but the last ten minutes is by far the best spell the away side have had.

  41. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    A decent spell of play by the away side ends with a speculative shot by Henri Lansbury from distance. But at least Forest managed to show some control. They have rarely managed to string more than a couple of passes together.  

  42. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Some impressive skills from Ryan Mendes on the right threatens to create a chance for Forest but City break instantly and Jonathan Kodjia makes a surging run only to be crowded out as he nears his destination.

  43. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

  44. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Bang on cue. Expect Dougie to go apoplectic about Forest's defending from that set-piece. A simple dink to the far post saw Aden Flint make a run and completely lose his marker. Luckily for Forest the big centre-half was unable to find a team-mate with his header.

  45. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Dougie Freedman

    Dougie Freedman is not a man who gives the impression he will always be calm and composed if things are not going well. And things are really not going well for the Forest manager.

    They have played a fair bit better than results have suggested this season, but there is little to be positive about so far here. They are being dominated in just about every aspect so far.

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  47. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Jonathan Kodjia shows some nifty footwork on the edge of the box, sells a lovely dummy and then has a shot deflected wide for a corner, which Forest just about scramble clear. One-way traffic at the moment.

  48. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Quote Message: When Luke Freeman let fly then I think there were a number of fans in this stand, myself included, that was just waiting for the net to bulge from Adam Baker Bristol City head of media on BBC Radio Bristol
    Adam BakerBristol City head of media on BBC Radio Bristol
  49. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    A brilliant hit by Luke Freeman almost makes it 3-0 in. He takes a Korey Smith pass and cuts inside on to his left foot, but just sends his shot wide of the post.

  50. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham

  51. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    The Robins are playing some lovely stuff at the moment and look like creating a good chance every time they go forward. Luke Freeman is causing no end of grief to an over-worked defence. If it carries on like this, it will be a surprise if City have only scored two by the break.

  52. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    A warning sign for Steve Cotterill's men that. It''s been incessant home pressure but one break and a set-piece and it could easily have been 2-1. A genuinely brilliant save that. Will that lift the visitors? The confidence seems to be building for Forest and Chris O'Grady has a shot blocked.

  53. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    A fantastic reaction save by Frank Fielding stops Forest getting on the scoresheet, the home keeper doing brilliantly to tip over a Jack Hobbs header from a corner.

    It's pretty much all Forrest have offered so far.

  54. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

  55. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Forest's re-jigged back line have looked a bit of shambles so far as they struggle to cope with the threat out wide. Daniel Pinilos has been the busiest defender on the pitch, with City seemingly targeting the left-back.

    The opening goal was created down his side while Pinilos's fellow full-back Danny Fox has not had the best of starts either. He was very unfortunate to divert Aaron Wilbraham's in to his own net but was caught out for the second goal. 

  56. Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Quote Message: City have been absolutely lightning quick at the start of this game and they've just looked a different class to their visitors from Ed Hadwin BBC Radio Bristol
    Ed HadwinBBC Radio Bristol
  57. GOAL (Wilbraham)

    Bristol City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

    Aaron Wilbraham

    Forest make a terrible mess of clearing their lines and when the ball is worked out to the left, Derek Williams sends in a delightful cross which is headed home by Aaron Wilbraham for his second of the game.

    It's fair to say the away side are all over the place at the moment.

  58. GOAL (Wilbraham)

    Bristol City 1-0 Nottingham Forest

    Aaron Wilbraham

    A tidy finish from Aaron Wilbraham, who remained nice and calm to sidefoot in via a slight deflection after Jonathan Kodjia flicked on Elliot Bennett's cross from the right.

    It's an impressive start from the hosts, with Forest barely getting out of their own half.

  59. Bristol City 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    City have the first sight of goal. Some decent build-up play on the right flank ends with Jonathan Kodjia shotting well over the bar.

    Danny Fox is filling in at right-back for Forest. He could have a busy night.

  60. KICK-OFF

    Bristol City 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    We are under way. Forest kick off attacking their own fans in the Atyeo Stand.

  61. We're almost there

    Bristol City v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

    The teams are out. City in red and Forest in fetching yellow. Four wins between them in 20 Championship fixtures. Nailed on draw then?

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    Bristol City v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

  63. Team news

    Bristol City v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

    Nottingham Forest team

    Nottingham Forest have eight players sidelined with injury and two out suspended so there are three changes in what looks like being a 4:4:2 line-up. Eric Lichaj and Matt Mills are suspended, and Michael Mancienne is injured so Danny Fox, Kelvin Wilson and Chris Burke all come in.

  64. Team news

    Bristol City v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

    Bristol City team

    Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill has made three changes, with Norwich loanee Elliott Bennett coming in for his debut at right-wing back, Derrick Williams replacing Joe Bryan on the opposite side and Korey Smith returning from injury in the middle of the park.

    Simon Cox, on loan from Reading, is on the bench against his former club.

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    Bristol City v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

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  66. Post update

    Bristol City v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

    Steve Cotterill

    Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill has a pretty solid link to Nottingham. Tonight sees him rack up his 100th game in charge of the Robins, but he guided Notts County to League Two title glory a few years back and also had a spell in charge of Forest.

    He was there less than a year before becoming the first sacking of the Al Hasawi years in July 2012, shortly after they took over at the City Ground.

  67. Post update

    Evening all. Championship football awaits you. And it’s two teams desperate for points if ever I saw it.

    Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman has more injury and suspension problems than you could shake a stick at and have only won three in ten in the league this season, while Bristol City – last season’s all-conquering League One champions - are beginning  to forget what it feels like to win.

    Steve Cotterill’s side have yet to pick up three points at home this season in five attempts.