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  • Nyatanga (10), Maynard (44)
  • Gutierrez (71), Carroll (75)
  • Date:2010-03-20
  • Kick-off:17:20
  • Venue:Ashton Gate
  • Attendance:19144
  • Referee:D'Urso, A

Live Commentary

85mins

Danny Haynes is replaced by Ivan Sproule.

75mins

Goal!! Andy Carroll scores for Newcastle.

71mins

Goal!! Jonas Gutierrez scores for Newcastle.

59mins

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

51mins

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

46mins

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

46mins

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

46mins

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

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

44mins

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

16mins

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

10mins

Goal!! Lewin Nyatanga scores for Bristol City.

0mins

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

0mins

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


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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.

Bristol City

Newcastle United

Corners

18

Fouls

1312

Goal attempts

915

Shots off target

46

Offsides

32

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