• Date: Sat 20 March 2010
  • Venue: Ashton Gate
  • Ref: D'Urso, A
  • Attendance: 19,144
Bristol City

Bristol City

Nyatanga (10)

Maynard (44)

2 - 2
Newcastle United

Newcastle United

Gutierrez (71)

Carroll (75)

Bristol City vs Newcastle United

Team Lineups

Bristol City

Dean Gerken
Bradley Orr
Jamie McAllister (Evander Sno, 46)
Louis Carey
Christian Ribeiro
Lewin Nyatanga
Marvin Elliott
Paul Hartley
Cole Skuse
Nicky Maynard
Danny Haynes (Ivan Sproule, 85)

Newcastle United

Steve Harper
Fabricio Coloccini
Jose Sanchez Enrique
Fitz Hall (Tamas Kadar, 51)
Danny Simpson
Kevin Nolan
Danny Guthrie
Wayne Routledge
Jonas Gutierrez
Leon Best
Andy Carroll

Match Report
Newcastle's march back to the Premiership remains on course but they had to come back from two goals down before eventually drawing 2-2 at Bristol City. They got there with strikes in the 71st and 75th minutes from Jonas Gutierrez and Andy Carroll - his 15th of the season. Both stemmed from errors in defence from a tiring side under relentless pressure in the final half-hour from Gutierrez and Wayne Routledge but this was never an easy point for Chris Hughton's side. They were surprised in the first half by the virility of a Bristol City team with only two wins in their last dozen matches but at the end it took a string of fine saves by Dean Gerken to save City going down to another late defeat. It had been a traumatic week for City with two defeats bringing to an end Gary Johnson's four-and-a-half year stint as manager. They had a lot to prove and were determined to use Newcastle as their proving ground. They were snapping at the Magpies from the off and when Routledge gave away a free-kick in clearing a corner, they struck with a new routine. Nicky Maynard's kick sparked a rush on Newcastle's back line and Lewin Nyatanga hurried the ball across the line for his first ever goal for City. City so nearly increased their lead from another free-kick with Fitz Hall clearing Louis Carey's header off the line at the far post. The Championship leaders started to assert some authority with Gutierrez making space down the left while Routledge, although picking up a yellow card, was running hard at defenders on the other side of the pitch. As Newcastle found a rhythm, Carroll saw a header turned over for a corner while a shot from Kevin Nolan was always rising over the bar. For a time it looked as though the set-piece would be the decisive factor but then Maynard scored a solo goal with a run down the left which saw City double their lead. He had chased a long cross-field ball from Bradley Orr and his shot bounced past Steve Harper off the keeper's back post.
Live Text Commentary
85
Substitution
 

Danny Haynes is replaced by Ivan Sproule.

75
Goal
 

Goal!! Andy Carroll scores for Newcastle.

71
Goal
 

Goal!! Jonas Gutierrez scores for Newcastle.

59
Yellow Card
 

Danny Guthrie goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

51
Substitution
 

Fitz Hall is being taken off, Tamas Kadar has come on in his place.

46
Yellow Card
 

Fabricio Coloccini goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 2 v 0.

46
Substitution
 

Jamie McAllister is being taken off, Evander Sno has come on in his place.

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

44
Goal
 

Goal!! Bristol City have scored with Nicky Maynard putting it in the back of the net.

16
Yellow Card
 

Jamie McAllister goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

10
Goal
 

Goal!! Lewin Nyatanga scores for Bristol City.

Kickoff
 

It's 5:20pm on Saturday, March 20th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Bristol City face Newcastle at 5:20pm on Saturday, March 20th.