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  • Date:03 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Ashton Gate
  • Attendance:12,410
  • Maynard (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:46 +4.46

John Marquis comes on in place of Jack Smith.

94:27 +4.27

Inswinging corner taken by Hamer Bouazza from the right by-line played to the near post, Louis Carey makes a clearance.

94:06 +4.06

Liam Trotter takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Ryan McGivern.

92:26 +2.26

The ball is swung over by Albert Adomah. Nicky Maynard gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-0 Millwall.Assist on the goal came from Stephen Pearson.

90:44 +0.44

The referee blows for offside. Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.

88:33

Yannick Bolasie concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Feeney. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

87:27

Ryan McGivern takes a shot. Steve Mildenhall makes a save.

86:03

Yannick Bolasie crosses the ball.

84:19

The assistant referee flags for offside against Hamer Bouazza. Darius Henderson replaces Harry Kane. Indirect free kick taken by David James.

82:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Trotter by Kalifa Cisse. (Bristol City) makes a substitution, with David Clarkson coming on for Kalifa Cisse. Shane Lowry takes the free kick.

81:56

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Save made by Steve Mildenhall.

79:23

Yannick Bolasie takes a shot. Save made by Steve Mildenhall.

79:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kalifa Cisse on Hamer Bouazza. Free kick taken by Shane Lowry.

78:11

A cross is delivered by Ryan McGivern.

75:53

Yannick Bolasie replaces Brett Pitman.

75:15

Corner taken left-footed by Hamer Bouazza to the near post, clearance made by Stephen Pearson.

74:04

A cross is delivered by Stephen Pearson, clearance made by Tony Craig.

72:20

Ryan McGivern produces a cross, Tony Craig makes a clearance.

70:24

Inswinging corner taken by Brett Pitman from the left by-line.

70:11

Effort on goal by Stephen Pearson from 12 yards. Blocked by Alan Dunne.

69:47

Liam Trotter concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Kilkenny. Direct free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.

69:05

Paul Robinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Brett Pitman. Direct free kick taken by Ryan McGivern.

68:45

Shot by Jack Smith went over.

68:23

Corner taken by Hamer Bouazza, clearance made by Lewin Nyatanga.

68:12

Centre by Liam Feeney, Ryan McGivern manages to make a clearance.

66:22

The offside flag is raised against Harry Kane. Nadjim Abdou replaces Josh Wright. Indirect free kick taken by David James.

63:41

Cole Skuse produces a cross, clearance made by Shane Lowry.

61:57

Ryan McGivern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Feeney. Jack Smith restarts play with the free kick.

61:44

Brett Pitman has an effort at goal. Save by Steve Mildenhall.

59:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Smith on Kalifa Cisse. Jack Smith goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Brett Pitman shoots direct from the free kick, save by Steve Mildenhall.

58:38

The offside flag is raised against Liam Trotter. Free kick taken by David James.

58:03

Shot by Jack Smith from a long way out goes over the target.

57:36

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Hamer Bouazza, Stephen Pearson makes a clearance.

57:09

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Hamer Bouazza, Paul Robinson takes a shot. Ryan McGivern gets a block in.

56:58

Jack Smith takes a shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Louis Carey.

55:00

Harry Kane fouled by Louis Carey, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Hamer Bouazza from the free kick.

53:08

Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Robinson.

52:43

Short corner worked by Stephen Pearson.

52:33

The ball is delivered by Albert Adomah, Paul Robinson manages to make a clearance.

52:03

Liam Trotter challenges Kalifa Cisse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Cole Skuse.

50:20

Foul by Liam Trotter on Neil Kilkenny, free kick awarded. Neil Kilkenny takes the direct free kick.

49:40

Ryan McGivern produces a cross, save by Steve Mildenhall.

47:50

Hamer Bouazza takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Ryan McGivern.

47:39

Hamer Bouazza takes a shot. Lewin Nyatanga gets a block in.

47:18

Ryan McGivern challenges Liam Trotter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Dunne takes the free kick.

46:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Dunne on Brett Pitman. Neil Kilkenny crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Liam Trotter.

45:57 +0.57

Liam Trotter takes a shot. David James makes a save.

45:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan McGivern on Liam Feeney. Direct free kick taken by Alan Dunne.

43:22

Effort from just outside the box by Nicky Maynard goes over the bar.

41:18

Foul by Cole Skuse on Tony Craig, free kick awarded. Cole Skuse is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

40:45

Shot by Liam Feeney. Save by David James.

39:07

Brett Pitman produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

37:13

The ball is delivered by Liam Feeney.

36:10

Shot from a long way out by Stephen Pearson goes wide of the left-hand upright.

35:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Robinson on Nicky Maynard. Neil Kilkenny takes the free kick.

34:59

The ball is crossed by Liam Feeney, Harry Kane takes a shot. David James makes a save.

32:47

Effort from close in by Liam Feeney goes wide left of the target.

32:13

Jack Smith fouled by Ryan McGivern, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Dunne takes the direct free kick.

28:43

Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Steve Mildenhall makes a save.

25:01

Brett Pitman takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.

24:04

Corner from the right by-line taken by Hamer Bouazza, clearance made by Louis Carey.

23:52

Jack Smith takes a shot. Blocked by Lewin Nyatanga.

23:06

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Brett Pitman, Ryan McGivern takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.

22:56

The ball is sent over by Cole Skuse, Shane Lowry manages to make a clearance.

20:35

The ball is crossed by Liam Feeney, clearance by Lewin Nyatanga.

18:54

A cross is delivered by Liam Feeney, Hamer Bouazza produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

16:53

Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Steve Mildenhall makes a save.

16:24

Hamer Bouazza is caught offside. David James restarts play with the free kick.

15:43

Centre by Albert Adomah.

15:26

Liam Feeney delivers the ball, save made by David James.

14:31

Hamer Bouazza takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Kalifa Cisse manages to make a clearance.

14:20

Jack Smith takes a shot. David James makes a save.

13:30

Harry Kane takes a shot. Kalifa Cisse gets a block in. Hamer Bouazza takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Louis Carey.

13:00

The ball is sent over by Liam Feeney, clearance by Louis Carey.

12:16

Direct free kick taken by Alan Dunne.

11:48

Marvin Elliott goes off and Kalifa Cisse comes on.

9:52

Stephen Pearson crosses the ball, Paul Robinson makes a clearance.

5:14

Effort on goal by Brett Pitman from just inside the area clears the bar.

4:01

Inswinging corner taken by Brett Pitman from the left by-line.

3:37

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.

2:05

Corner taken right-footed by Brett Pitman to the near post, Alan Dunne manages to make a clearance.

0:51

Brett Pitman takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Liam Trotter makes a clearance.

0:20

The ball is crossed by Stephen Pearson, Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Paul Robinson gets a block in.

Match Preview

Fontaine blow for Robins Bristol City will be without captain Liam Fontaine when they entertain Millwall in the npower Championship on Tuesday. The centre-back has been ruled out until February with a knee injury, with Louis Carey set to deputise against the Lions. Veteran defender Carey took Fontaine's place in the Robins team that beat league leaders Southampton 1-0 away from home on December 30, also assuming skippering duties, and he looks likely to retain his spot in manager Derek McInnes' side. McInnes will also be able to call on midfielder Stephen Pearson, who is set to play his final game of his loan spell from Derby. City hope to keep Pearson at Ashton Gate on a permanent basis after his temporary deal runs out on January 4, but no deal has yet been concluded. Millwall will be without top scorer Darius Henderson. Nine-goal Henderson has picked up a hamstring injury and faces around a fortnight on the sidelines. Fellow forward Jay Simpson should be involved for the final time before he returns to Hull at the end of his loan spell in south London. Boss Kenny Jackett has drafted in Tottenham youngsters Harry Kane and Ryan Mason on loan. Striker Kane is set to go straight into the squad but midfielder Mason will miss out with a groin problem. Goalkeeper David Forde is fit after a thigh injury but defenders Nathan Baker (knee) and Alan Dunne (thigh) are doubts and midfielder Tamika Mkandawire (knee) is still on the sidelines.

Formation:442Manager: Derek McInnes

Bristol City

Formation: 451Manager: Kenny Jackett

Millwall

  • David James
  • Cole Skuse
  • Louis Carey
  • Lewin Nyatanga
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Albert Adomah
  • Marvin Elliott
  • Neil Kilkenny
  • Stephen Pearson
  • Brett Pitman
  • Nicky Maynard
  • SUBS
  • Dean Gerken
  • David Clarkson
  • Yannick Bolasie
  • James Wilson
  • Kalifa Cisse

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Match Report

Maynard tames Lions Nicky Maynard may not be the darling he once was among Bristol City fans but the striker's eighth goal of the campaign made him the toast of Ashton Gate following a 1-0 win over Millwall. Maynard, who has been transfer-listed after turning down the offer of a new contract with the Robins, had been on the receiving end of significant criticism from sections of the City crowd for the way he conducted his contract negotiations. But he popped up with the winner in second-half stoppage time to punish wasteful Millwall and send the home fans delirious. Up until that point the match seemed destined for a goalless draw, as both teams spurned a procession of chances before the break. Albert Adomah and Marvin Elliott missed good early opportunities for City, while Liam Trotter, Harry Kane, Hamer Bouazza and Liam Feeney all failed miserably in their attempts to beat David James in the home goal. The game deteriorated after the interval, with neither side able to match the intensity of the opening period. Millwall defender Tony Craig's miscued clearance that struck a post seemed to be the closest either side would come to breaking the deadlock before Maynard's late strike. Bristol City manager Derek McInnes brought Cole Skuse and Brett Pitman into the starting line-up, while Millwall handed debuts to Kane and Josh Wright, but none of the four had even touched the ball when City went inches away from taking the earliest of leads. Less than 20 seconds had elapsed when a lofted Stephen Pearson centre drifted beyond the Millwall backline and Elliott ghosted in, only to see his sliding effort cleared away from goal by Paul Robinson. City started at a canter and, after six minutes, Adomah was allowed to run unattended straight through the heart of the Millwall midfield. The Ghanaian shot from the edge of the penalty area, but his effort was parried to safety by Steve Mildenhall in the visitors' goal. It took 17 minutes for Millwall to mount a serious attack, with James turning Jack Smith's deflected effort round a post. Five minutes later the Lions should have got their noses in front, only for Bouazza to misdirect his close-range effort from Feeney's pinpoint low cross. The game settled into a scrappy lull until the 32nd minute, when Mildenhall pulled off a superb save to deny Maynard. The former Crewe frontman was picked out by a neat reverse pass from Pitman, but his drive struck the legs of the Lions shot-stopper. That save almost proved crucial for the visitors, as moments later Trotter missed a gilt-edged chance to put Millwall in front - toe-poking wide from less than six yards when he should have hit the target. Millwall squandered their third golden chance to take the lead eight minutes before the break. Feeney, dominating Ryan McGivern for pace and skill down the right, picked out an unmarked Kane - but the striker's free header looped into James' arms. With seconds left of the opening period Feeney fired straight at the City goalkeeper when unmarked eight yards out, as somehow the visitors went into half-time on level terms. Both sides struggled to find rhythm and fluency after the break, with Craig's long-range volley the closest either team went to a goal before the hour mark. Pitman's shot on the turn after 62 minutes barely stung Mildenhall's hands at the other end, as the excitement of the first half evaporated after the interval. Alan Dunne deflected Pearson's effort over the crossbar with 20 minutes remaining, Craig slashed an attempted clearance against his own post and Yannick Bolasie brought a save out of Mildenhall as the home side found the opener ever more elusive. But in the dying stages Maynard popped up with the winner. Adomah dinked a delicate cross in from the right, the Millwall defence fell asleep and Maynard stole in to tap home from only a couple of yards out. It was a sucker punch for Millwall, who seemed to be coasting to a point. For City fans, for one day at least, Maynard was no longer the villain of the piece.

Form Guide

    DLLDLW
  • Bristol City
  • VS
  • Millwall
  • WLDLWL

Last Meetings

  • Millwall
  • 1 - 2
  • Bristol City
  • 20/11/2011
  • Millwall
  • 0 - 0
  • Bristol City
  • 12/04/2011
  • Bristol City
  • 0 - 3
  • Millwall
  • 07/08/2010
  • Millwall
  • 1 - 1
  • Bristol City
  • 07/05/1995
  • Bristol City
  • 1 - 0
  • Millwall
  • 08/10/1994
  • Millwall
  • 0 - 0
  • Bristol City
  • 30/04/1994

Top Scorers

Bristol City

  • N Maynard 7
  • A Adomah 5
  • B Pitman 3
  • S Pearson 2
  • M Elliott 2
  • N Kilkenny 1
  • M Woolford 1

Millwall

  • D Henderson 8
  • J Simpson 4
  • L Trotter 3
  • L Feeney 3
  • D Ward 1
  • H Bouazza 1
  • D N'Guessan 1
  • J Marquis 1

Goals

Bristol City

    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 22
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Millwall

    • Total goals 58
    • Goals per game 24
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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