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  • Date:14 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Ashton Gate
  • Attendance:12,470
  • Pitman (76) Pitman (90)
  • Zaha (13) Ambrose - pen (68)
Goal!

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94:14 +4.14

Inswinging corner taken by Brett Pitman.

92:43 +2.43

Brett Pitman scores a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol City 2-2 Crystal Palace.

90:49 +0.49

Wilfried Zaha has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

89:53

Corner taken right-footed by Stephen Pearson, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.

89:32

The ball is sent over by Richard Foster, Chris Wood takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

87:44

Paul McShane replaces Darren Ambrose.

87:31

Shot by Albert Adomah from outside the box goes over the net.

86:44

Wilfried Zaha produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

86:05

Brett Pitman fouled by Mile Jedinak, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Kilkenny takes the free kick.

84:40

Unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak by Brett Pitman results in a free kick. Brett Pitman is given a yellow card. Anthony Gardner takes the free kick.

84:26

Nathaniel Clyne sends in a cross, Liam Fontaine manages to make a clearance.

83:32

The ball is swung over by Richard Foster.

82:06

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Darren Ambrose, clearance by Chris Wood.

81:15

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Richard Foster gets a block in. Stephen McManus receives a caution.

77:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Kilkenny by Chris Martin. Owen Garvan on for Chris Martin. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Foster.

74:59

Unfair challenge on Chris Wood by Anthony Gardner results in a free kick. The referee cautions Kagisho Dikgacoi for unsporting behaviour. Brett Pitman grabs a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-2 Crystal Palace.

74:28

Booking for Anthony Gardner for unsporting behaviour.

73:47

Chris Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen McManus. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan McGivern.

72:29

The offside flag is raised against Ryan McGivern. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

69:44

Brett Pitman is brought on as a substitute for Yannick Bolasie.

69:04

Liam Fontaine receives a yellow card.

66:57

Glenn Murray provided the assist for the goal.

66:44

Liam Fontaine concedes a Penalty for a foul on Glenn Murray. The referee shows Neil Kilkenny a yellow card for dissent. Power penalty scored by Darren Ambrose. Bristol City 0-2 Crystal Palace.

65:48

Corner taken by Darren Ambrose played to the near post, Shot from inside the area by Patrick McCarthy clears the bar.

65:32

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Save by David James.

64:00

Centre by Richard Foster, clearance made by Kagisho Dikgacoi.

62:11

Glenn Murray is brought on as a substitute for Jermaine Easter.

61:45

Chris Martin takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

58:31

Effort on goal by Stephen Pearson from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

58:08

Inswinging corner taken by Yannick Bolasie from the left by-line played to the near post, Nathaniel Clyne makes a clearance.

57:59

Stephen Pearson crosses the ball, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.

56:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Wood on Patrick McCarthy. Patrick McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

55:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Fontaine by Jermaine Easter. David James takes the indirect free kick.

55:09

Yannick Bolasie has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

52:40

Neil Kilkenny replaces Cole Skuse.

48:20

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

47:58

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Yannick Bolasie, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance.

47:31

Stephen Pearson takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Nathaniel Clyne.

47:21

A cross is delivered by Richard Foster, Kagisho Dikgacoi makes a clearance.

46:52

Kagisho Dikgacoi concedes a free kick for a foul on Albert Adomah. Stephen Pearson restarts play with the free kick.

46:04 +1.04

Corner taken right-footed by Yannick Bolasie to the near post, clearance by Darren Ambrose.

46:01

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Parr.

45:53 +0.53

The ball is sent over by Richard Foster, Nathaniel Clyne makes a clearance.

45:16

Stephen Pearson takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

44:38

Jonathan Parr is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David James.

43:26

Yannick Bolasie takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gardner.

41:17

Cole Skuse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Martin. Cole Skuse goes into the referee's book. Darren Ambrose shoots direct from the free kick.

39:53

Cole Skuse challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Darren Ambrose from left channel, clearance by Yannick Bolasie.

39:38

Foul by Jermaine Easter on Stephen McManus, free kick awarded. Stephen McManus restarts play with the free kick.

38:01

Ryan McGivern produces a cross.

36:45

Foul by Cole Skuse on Chris Martin, free kick awarded. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

35:00

Stephen Pearson takes a shot.

34:13

Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

32:33

Jermaine Easter has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

29:31

Chris Wood fouled by Patrick McCarthy, the ref awards a free kick. Albert Adomah produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

28:07

Shot by Darren Ambrose from just outside the area goes over the net.

27:40

The ball is crossed by Albert Adomah, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance.

25:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yannick Bolasie on Wilfried Zaha. Nathaniel Clyne takes the free kick.

25:01

Chris Wood takes a shot. Patrick McCarthy gets a block in.

23:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Stephen McManus. Indirect free kick taken by Mile Jedinak.

21:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Martin on Cole Skuse. Free kick taken by Cole Skuse.

17:39

Inswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the right by-line, Mile Jedinak produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

17:17

Short corner taken by Darren Ambrose.

16:02

Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Clyne by Ryan McGivern results in a free kick. Ryan McGivern receives a caution. Free kick crossed right-footed by Darren Ambrose, clearance by Richard Foster.

15:09

Inswinging corner taken by Albert Adomah, Nathaniel Clyne manages to make a clearance.

14:48

Albert Adomah delivers the ball, Chris Wood takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

13:13

Wilfried Zaha finds the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Bristol City 0-1 Crystal Palace.The assist for the goal came from Kagisho Dikgacoi.

11:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter by Liam Fontaine. Richard Foster is shown a yellow card for dissent. Free kick crossed by Darren Ambrose, clearance by Liam Fontaine.

10:12

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Liam Fontaine.

8:40

Kagisho Dikgacoi crosses the ball.

7:24

A cross is delivered by Albert Adomah, Headed effort from the edge of the area by Yannick Bolasie goes wide of the right-hand upright.

6:18

Yannick Bolasie takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide of the left-hand post.

5:32

Corner taken short by Kagisho Dikgacoi.

5:20

Wilfried Zaha crosses the ball, Ryan McGivern gets a block in.

4:15

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Save by David James.

1:57

Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line to the near post, Chris Wood manages to make a clearance.

0:50

Julian Speroni fouled by Albert Adomah, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

0:25

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jermaine Easter. Indirect free kick taken by Liam Fontaine.

Match Preview

Cisse missing for Robins Bristol City will be without the injured Kalifa Cisse as they look to get back to winning ways against Crystal Palace at Ashton Gate on Tuesday. Midfielder Cisse was withdrawn after 23 minutes of the 3-0 defeat at Hull on Saturday and has been ruled out of the visit of Palace with a knee problem. Neil Kilkenny is a doubt due to a hamstring injury sustained during the 3-0 home defeat to Leeds 10 days ago, while veteran centre-back Louis Carey will also miss out after sustaining a calf problem in training, with the City skipper expected to be out of action for another fortnight. James Wilson and Yannick Bolasie return from suspension to bolster manager Derek McInnes' options, however, as the Robins boss looks to guide his team to their first win in four npower Championship outings. Crystal Palace have a virtually fully-fit squad for the trip. Full-back Dean Moxey is fit after a knee injury so Welsh midfielder Jonathan Williams is the only absentee as he recovers from the broken leg he suffered at Cardiff in November, and he could be back by the end of the month. Striker Glenn Murray could be restored to the starting line-up after he was an unused substitute during the goalless draw at Middlesbrough last weekend. Winger Sean Scannell will also be pushing for a start after climbing off the bench for the final 10 minutes at the Riverside Stadium. The Eagles have yet to register a win in the league since beating Millwall on New Year's Eve and are currently 14th in the Championship table.

Formation:451Manager: Derek McInnes

Bristol City

Formation: 442Manager: Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace

  • David James
  • Richard Foster
  • Stephen McManus
  • Liam Fontaine
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Albert Adomah
  • Marvin Elliott
  • Cole Skuse
  • Stephen Pearson
  • Yannick Bolasie
  • Chris Wood
  • SUBS
  • Dean Gerken
  • Neil Kilkenny
  • Jon Stead
  • James Wilson
  • Brett Pitman

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Match Report

Pitman rescues Robins Substitute Brett Pitman salvaged a precious point for npower Championship strugglers Bristol City with a late double in a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace. Palace, who went into the game without a victory in five, took the lead in the 14th minute through the impressive Wilfried Zaha, his first goal since October. Stephen Pearson hit the bar for the Robins 10 minutes before half-time before Palace doubled their advantage with 21 minutes remaining. Darren Ambrose converted from the penalty spot after Glenn Murray was fouled by Liam Fontaine, the midfielder's first goal since his stunning effort in the Carling Cup win over Manchester United at Old Trafford in November. The Robins pulled a goal back in the 77th minute when Pitman, who had only been on the pitch for seven minutes, struck home a 25-yard free-kick, his first goal in 13 matches. Pitman then added a second three minutes into injury time, slashing home from 18 yards after a long ball into the box. Palace, whose home clash with Doncaster on Saturday fell foul of the weather, made a bright start and Zaha forced Robins goalkeeper David James into a save inside five minutes. The home side responded but Yannick Bolasie blasted high and wide from 35 yards. Bolasie was closer with his next effort moments later, this time failing to direct his header from Albert Adomah's cross on target from the edge of the area. But Palace took the lead in the 14th minute when Zaha cut inside before unleashing a shot into the top corner from 18 yards. City levelled almost immediately, but Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni did well to parry Chris Wood's close-range header. Opportunities kept coming for both sides and this time it was City's turn to go close. Patrick McCarthy was penalised for a foul on Wood and from the resulting free-kick Adomah failed to keep his shot down. Jermaine Easter pulled his effort wide before the Robins started to up the ante, with Marvin Elliott having his 25-yard strike saved by Speroni before a 30-yard blast from Pearson crashed against the bar. Pearson attempted to go one better moments into the second half, but could not keep his 20-yard shot on target. Speroni then denied Adomah from 12 yards as the Robins continued to search for the equaliser. Eagles striker Chris Martin was thwarted by Speroni and James was also in fine form at the other end to deny Zaha before the visitors made it 2-0 with Ambrose converting from the spot. The Robins pulled a goal back with Pitman firing home a 25-yard free-kick and they nearly levelled in the last minute, but Speroni superbly tipped Wood's header over the bar. However, the hosts were not to be denied as Pitman pounced to salvage a point.

Form Guide

    WLWLLL
  • Bristol City
  • VS
  • Crystal Palace
  • WLDLDD

Last Meetings

  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 0
  • Bristol City
  • 18/10/2011
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 0
  • Bristol City
  • 22/01/2011
  • Bristol City
  • 1 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 28/12/2010
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 1
  • Bristol City
  • 09/03/2010
  • Bristol City
  • 1 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 15/08/2009
  • Bristol City
  • 1 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 28/12/2008

Top Scorers

Bristol City

  • A Adomah 5
  • B Pitman 3
  • S Pearson 2
  • M Elliott 2
  • N Kilkenny 1
  • K Cisse 1
  • M Woolford 1
  • C Wood 1

Crystal Palace

  • J Easter 4
  • G Murray 4
  • S Scannell 3
  • D Ambrose 2
  • P McCarthy 2
  • C Martin 2
  • J Parr 2
  • W Zaha 2
  • KE Dikgacoi 1

Goals

Bristol City

    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 25
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 10 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 71
    • Goals per game 27
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 10 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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