• Date: Sun 21 February 2010
  • Venue: Ashton Gate
  • Ref: Swarbrick, N
  • Attendance: 14,374
Bristol City

Bristol City

Iwelumo (55)

Johnson (59)

2 - 1

Bristol City vs West Bromwich Albion

Team Lineups

Bristol City

Dean Gerken
Bradley Orr
Liam Fontaine
Louis Carey
Lewin Nyatanga
Marvin Elliott
Lee Johnson (Paul Hartley, 90)
Cole Skuse
David Clarkson (Nicky Maynard, 79)
Danny Haynes (Ivan Sproule, 83)
Chris Iwelumo

West Bromwich Albion

Scott Carson
Joe Mattock
Jonas Olsson
Gianni Zuiverloon (Chris Wood, 79)
Gabriel Tamas
Robert Koren (Simon Cox, 61)
Chris Brunt
Graham Dorrans
Youssouf Mulumbu
Roman Bednar
Frank Nouble (Andwele Slory, 56)

Match Report
Bristol City derailed West Bromwich Albion's title hopes by coming from behind to secure a 2-1 victory at Ashton Gate. Although Graham Dorrans had given the visitors the lead midway through the first half, they failed to keep up the tempo and were hit by two goals in five minutes early in the second. Chris Iwelumo, on loan from Wolves, prodded home the first from a corner and then Lee Johnson found the winner at the undefended far post. West Brom, who stay third in the Championship, were always too comfortable with their lead and hardly raised their game above the distinctly ordinary failing to find a troublesome shot in a late rally. Their speed down the right flank unnerved Bristol early on, but the tables were turned on them by Danny Haynes. Converted to a wide player after being signed from Ipswich in the summer, his speed destroyed left-back Joe Mattock and opened up the entire defence. It was his run at a defensive pack of four and quick turn on the outside which opened the way for his devastating cross to Johnson, which was to bring City only their third win in 20 matches. When the visitors were on top their attacking wing-back Gianni Zuiverloon caused problems which gradually exposed the uncertainty in City's defence. When Frank Nouble switched wings to step up the pressure the opening goal was a matter of time. It arrived after 24 minutes when Roman Bednar's shot was blocked, but the ball came out to Dorrans on the right of goal. As no-one tried to close him down he sent in a composed shot off the inside of the far post for his 13th goal of the season. Both sides had penalty appeals turned away by referee Neil Swarbrick. Bednar looked for support in the fifth minute when he was hauled down a foot outside the box and while it looked an obvious foul Swarbrick was unimpressed. He was equally dismissive of City's claim for hands against Gabriel Tamas early in the second half - indicating the ball had struck the defender's chest.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90
Substitution
 

Bristol City are replacing Lee Johnson with Paul Hartley.

90
Yellow Card
 

Simon Cox is booked for unsporting behaviour.

87
Yellow Card
 

Roman Bednar is booked for unsporting behaviour.

83
Substitution
 

Bristol City are replacing Danny Haynes with Ivan Sproule.

82
Yellow Card
 

Chris Brunt goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

79
Substitution
 

West Brom are replacing Gianni Zuiverloon with Chris Wood.

79
Substitution
 

David Clarkson is replaced by Nicky Maynard.

61
Substitution
 

Robert Koren is being taken off, Simon Cox has come on in his place.

59
Goal
 

Goal!! Bristol City have scored with Lee Johnson putting it in the back of the net.

56
Substitution
 

Frank Nouble is replaced by Andwele Slory.

55
Goal
 

Goal!! Bristol City have scored with Chris Iwelumo putting it in the back of the net.

49
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Jonas Olsson.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 1.

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

24
Goal
 

Goal!! West Brom have scored with Graham Dorrans putting it in the back of the net.

Kickoff
 

It's 2pm on Sunday, February 21st, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Bristol City face West Brom at 2pm on Sunday, February 21st.