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Keith Treacy takes a shot. Save by David James.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zavon Hines by Martyn Woolford. Kieran Trippier takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Zavon Hines. David James takes the free kick.
David Edgar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Kilkenny. Ryan McGivern takes the direct free kick. The referee shows David Edgar a yellow card.
Centre by Neil Kilkenny.
(Burnley) makes a substitution, with Dean Marney coming on for Marvin Bartley.
Martyn Woolford joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nicky Maynard.
Unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by Marvin Bartley results in a free kick. Lewin Nyatanga restarts play with the free kick. Zavon Hines on for Chris McCann.
Effort on goal by Keith Treacy from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Ryan McGivern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Austin. Direct free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.
Jay Rodriguez produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Brett Pitman by Ross Wallace results in a free kick. Ryan McGivern takes the free kick. Booking for Ross Wallace for unsporting behaviour. Brett Pitman is shown a yellow card.
Marvin Bartley fouled by Kalifa Cisse, the ref awards a free kick. Kieran Trippier takes the direct free kick.
Goal scored by Albert Adomah from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Bristol City 3-1 Burnley.Assist by Neil Kilkenny.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewin Nyatanga on Charlie Austin. Keith Treacy is brought on as a substitute for Junior Stanislas. Stephen Pearson goes off and Kalifa Cisse comes on. The ball is crossed by Ross Wallace, Brett Pitman makes a clearance.
Kieran Trippier crosses the ball, Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Save by David James.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Neil Kilkenny, save by Lee Grant.
Liam Fontaine concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Rodriguez. Kieran Trippier restarts play with the free kick.
Stephen Pearson sends in a cross, Brett Pitman finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Bristol City 2-1 Burnley.Stephen Pearson provided the assist for the goal.
Chris McCann takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Fontaine.
Ross Wallace takes a shot. Neil Kilkenny gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Albert Adomah, Ben Mee manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Albert Adomah on Ross Wallace. Lee Grant takes the direct free kick.
Brett Pitman comes on in place of Yannick Bolasie.
The offside flag is raised against David Edgar. David James takes the direct free kick.
Junior Stanislas takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Stephen Pearson makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Ross Wallace, clearance by Liam Fontaine.
Unfair challenge on Charlie Austin by Lewin Nyatanga results in a free kick. Ross Wallace crosses the ball in from the free kick, Marvin Elliott makes a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Pearson from the right by-line, save by Lee Grant.
Ross Wallace grabs a goal from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Bristol City 1-1 Burnley.Junior Stanislas provided the assist for the goal.
Marvin Bartley challenges Albert Adomah unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan McGivern takes the direct free kick.
Ross Wallace takes the inswinging corner, Liam Fontaine makes a clearance.
Charlie Austin fouled by Lewin Nyatanga, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Ross Wallace, Ryan McGivern manages to make a clearance.
The official flags Charlie Austin offside. Direct free kick taken by David James.
Unfair challenge on Stephen Pearson by Chris McCann results in a free kick. Liam Fontaine takes the direct free kick.
Stephen Pearson grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-0 Burnley.Assist by Marvin Elliott.
Ryan McGivern crosses the ball, Marvin Elliott takes a shot.
The ball is swung over by Ross Wallace, save by David James.
Charlie Austin has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Junior Stanislas takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Albert Adomah.
A cross is delivered by Junior Stanislas, Liam Fontaine makes a clearance.
Nicky Maynard challenges Ben Mee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
Ryan McGivern crosses the ball, Headed effort on goal by Marvin Elliott from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jay Rodriguez. David James takes the free kick.
Short corner taken by Stephen Pearson from the right by-line.
Shot by Marvin Elliott. Lee Grant makes a save.
Stephen Pearson takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.
Yannick Bolasie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Pearson from the right by-line, clearance made by Ross Wallace.
Albert Adomah takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marvin Elliott from the right by-line, clearance made by Jay Rodriguez.
Yannick Bolasie crosses the ball, clearance by Charlie Austin.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by Brian Easton. Neil Kilkenny takes the free kick.
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Fontaine.
Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.
Jay Rodriguez challenges Stephen Pearson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lewin Nyatanga takes the free kick.
Nicky Maynard produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
Albert Adomah takes a shot. Blocked by Brian Easton.
Marvin Elliott challenges Marvin Bartley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross Wallace.
The ball is swung over by Stephen Pearson, Nicky Maynard produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Junior Stanislas from the left by-line, David James makes a save.
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Save by David James.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Pearson from the right by-line to the near post, Jay Rodriguez manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Albert Adomah, clearance made by David Edgar.
Jay Rodriguez fouled by Lewin Nyatanga, the ref awards a free kick. Ross Wallace takes the free kick.
Effort from 35 yards by Jay Rodriguez went wide right of the goal.
The referee blows for offside against Albert Adomah. Ben Mee takes the free kick.
Centre by Ross Wallace, save by David James.
Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.
Albert Adomah produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Duo missing for Robins
Bristol City will be without defensive duo Louis Carey and Jamie McAllister for the clash with Burnley.
Veteran centre-back Carey continues to struggle with a knee injury. The 34-year-old has not featured since the 5-0 defeat at Blackpool on October 1 and looks set to miss out once again.
Full-back McAllister underwent surgery on an ankle injury picked up in the 1-1 draw at Doncaster on August 27 and has not turned out for City since, although he is closing in on a comeback.
New loan signing Stephen Pearson is in line for a debut after the midfielder completed his temporary move from Derby on Friday.
The Ashton Gate outfit are still chasing their first home win in all competitions this term but go into the game fresh off the back of a 2-1 victory at Barnsley last weekend and a goalless draw at West Ham on Tuesday.
Full-back Brian Easton remains an injury concern for Burnley's trip.
Easton was forced off during last weekend's derby win over Blackpool with a hip injury and sat out the midweek defeat to Leicester at Turf Moor.
If Easton misses out, Michael Duff could be included in the squad as defensive cover, despite missing two months with a knee injury and only returning to light training this week.
The Ashton Gate clash comes too soon for Martin Paterson who is approaching fitness after the recurrence of a thigh injury, and boss Eddie Howe is confident the forward can be brought up to speed during the international break.
"Pato is coming on really well," Howe told Burnley's official website. "I think a behind-closed-doors game to start with is the best way to go and then we'll see how it goes from there."
Goalkeeper Brian Jensen (groin) and striker Danny Ings (knee) remain sidelined.
Pearson inspires Robins win
Stephen Pearson netted on his Bristol City debut as the Robins claimed their first home win of the season with a 3-1 victory over Burnley.
Pearson prodded home three minutes before half-time to cap an impressive performance just 24 hours after joining the club on loan from npower Championship rivals Derby.
Ross Wallace gave the visitors brief parity moments after the break, sending a looping volley past David James in the City goal, but Eddie Howe's team were level for less than 15 minutes.
Brett Pitman popped off the bench to slot home Pearson's cross to restore the Robins' advantage and Albert Adomah galloped clear of the visiting defence to beat Clarets stopper Lee Grant and seal three crucial points in style.
Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez fired an early shot wide of James' near post before the front man was denied by the former England stopper with a neat low save after a through-ball from Charlie Austin.
City responded quickly and on-loan midfielder Pearson was within inches of finding Nicky Maynard in front of goal as the match livened up after a tentative first quarter-hour.
In a frantic phase of play, home winger Adomah saw his effort blocked en route to goal by Burnley's Brian Easton before Austin went close for the visitors.
But City were establishing control on the game, and visiting keeper Grant had to be alert just after the half-hour to prevent Adomah's snap-shot from sneaking past him and into the back of the net.
And Grant seemed to be keeping Burnley in the match single-handedly in the lead-up to the interval.
The keeper produced saves from Pearson and Marvin Elliott to stop the Robins taking the lead, while Yannick Bolasie fired over the crossbar as the home side huffed and puffed furiously without reward.
Austin handed the Clarets momentary respite at the other end of the pitch, but the former Swindon striker could not direct his right-footed attempt from the edge of the area on target.
Three minutes before the break, City got the goal their dominance of territory and possession deserved. Elliott's misdirected header fell to the feet of debutant Pearson, who bundled the ball into the net to hand the hosts the half-time lead.
Burnley responded in the best possible way less than two minutes after the interval.
Junior Stanislas stood a chipped cross up into the Robins' penalty area, and Wallace was on hand to fire a looping volley past James and level affairs at Ashton Gate.
But City manager Derek McInnes' has instilled a renewed sense of self-belief among his squad, and the home side rallied to retake the lead just after the hour.
Pearson, at the heart of everything positive, centred for Pitman who made no mistake in converting the chance for his first goal in his last six appearances.
And the hosts put the game to bed nine minutes later when Neil Kilkenny fed Adomah through a gaping hole in the Burnley backline, and the Ghanaian ran from halfway before shooting emphatically past Grant.
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