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Free kick awarded for a foul by Brett Pitman on Morgan Schneiderlin. Direct free kick taken by Jos Hooiveld.
Short corner taken by Neil Kilkenny.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jose Fonte on Brett Pitman. Free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.
Jos Hooiveld concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Kilkenny. Jos Hooiveld booked for unsporting behaviour. (Bristol City) makes a substitution, with Brett Pitman coming on for Nicky Maynard. Direct free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.
Nicky Maynard finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Bristol City 2-0 Southampton.Assist on the goal came from Albert Adomah.
A cross is delivered by Frazer Richardson, save made by David James.
The referee books Steve De Ridder for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by David James.
Marvin Elliott produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
Lee Barnard joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dean Hammond.
(Bristol City) makes a substitution, with James Wilson coming on for Stephen Pearson.
Effort on goal by Steve De Ridder from just inside the area clears the bar.
Foul by Ryan McGivern on Adam Lallana, free kick awarded. Morgan Schneiderlin takes the free kick.
Albert Adomah produces a cross.
The referee blows for offside against Nicky Maynard. Kelvin Davis takes the indirect free kick.
The official flags Dean Hammond offside. David James takes the indirect free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Neil Kilkenny from the right by-line, Albert Adomah takes a shot.
Albert Adomah sends in a cross, Effort from 6 yards by Martyn Woolford. Blocked by Kelvin Davis.
The ball is swung over by Frazer Richardson, Jack Cork takes a shot. Save by David James.
Jack Cork fouled by Liam Fontaine, the ref awards a free kick. Guly Do Prado leaves the field to be replaced by Steve De Ridder. Free kick taken by Daniel Fox.
Kalifa Cisse leaves the field to be replaced by Martyn Woolford.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jos Hooiveld on Albert Adomah. Stephen Pearson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Pearson, Close range headed effort by Marvin Elliott misses to the right of the target.
Albert Adomah has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
Richard Lambert sends in a cross, save by David James.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Albert Adomah by Daniel Fox. Cole Skuse takes the direct free kick.
The official flags Stephen Pearson offside. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
Daniel Fox takes the inswinging corner, Kalifa Cisse makes a clearance.
Stephen Pearson concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Lallana. Stephen Pearson shown a yellow card. Daniel Fox produces a cross, Jose Fonte produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Ryan McGivern concedes a free kick for a foul on Morgan Schneiderlin. Free kick taken by Frazer Richardson.
Albert Adomah scores a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-0 Southampton.
Albert Adomah takes a shot. Blocked by Kelvin Davis.
Corner taken by Stephen Pearson from the right by-line.
The ball is delivered by Ryan McGivern, clearance by Jos Hooiveld.
Stephen Pearson takes a shot.
Stephen Pearson takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Dean Hammond.
Adam Lallana takes a shot. Blocked by Lewin Nyatanga.
Nicky Maynard has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Kalifa Cisse takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.
The ball is swung over by Frazer Richardson, David James makes a save.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Stephen Pearson, clearance by Jos Hooiveld.
Ryan McGivern crosses the ball, save made by Kelvin Davis.
Albert Adomah delivers the ball, clearance made by Jos Hooiveld.
Liam Fontaine fouled by Richard Lambert, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Fontaine.
Albert Adomah takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Morgan Schneiderlin fouled by Ryan McGivern, the ref awards a free kick. Frazer Richardson restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Nicky Maynard from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
The ball is crossed by Stephen Pearson.
Daniel Fox produces a cross, save by David James.
Centre by Adam Lallana, Albert Adomah gets a block in. Daniel Fox takes a outswinging corner.
Marvin Elliott concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Cork. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
A cross is delivered by Morgan Schneiderlin, save by David James.
Adam Lallana takes a shot. Save by David James. Daniel Fox takes the inswinging corner, Kalifa Cisse manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by Morgan Schneiderlin results in a free kick. Neil Kilkenny crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.
Morgan Schneiderlin comes on in place of Richard Chaplow.
McInnes making no changes
Manager Derek McInnes is likely to stick with the same Bristol City side which returned victorious from Millwall when they face table-topping Southampton at Ashton Gate.
The Robins have won three of McInnes' five games in charge so far, and the Scot does not have any pressing injury or suspensions concerns that would require him to change his starting XI.
Striker Jon Stead remains on the treatment table, however, and is a week away from a return to full training.
Defenders Louis Carey and Jamie McAllister both came through the club's reserve-team clash with Cheltenham in midweek after injuries, and are starting to push for a return to the first team. But it is unlikely either will feature for City against the high-flying Saints.
Fringe players Ryan Taylor (broken metatarsal) and Nicky Hunt (knee) remain sidelined.
Dan Harding should return to the Southampton squad.
The full-back missed last weekend's 3-0 win over his former club Brighton after suffering a knee injury in training, but he is expected to be available.
Defenders Radhi Jaidi and Dan Seaborne and striker David Connolly are the only definite injury absentees.
Jaidi is still out following a recent knee operation and Seaborne is recovering from the head injuries he sustained in an assault in September.
Connolly will miss out again with a groin problem so Lee Barnard, who made his second substitute appearance of the season against Brighton after recovering from a long-term ankle injury, will be in the squad again.
McInnes magic continues for Robins
Bristol City's impressive revival under new manager Derek McInnes continued with a 2-0 victory over npower Championship leaders Southampton.
McInnes, who took over at Ashton Gate last month following the dismissal of Keith Millen, saw his side extend their unbeaten run to five matches courtesy of strikes from Albert Adomah and Nicky Maynard.
Adomah followed up his initial effort after 53 minutes to secure all three points for the Robins, who dominated long periods of play against their in-form guests.
And Maynard capped another impressive personal display with the second goal six minutes from time to secure their best result of the season.
Maynard, Marvin Elliott, Kalifa Cisse and Adomah all had good chances for the home side, while Adam Lallana and Steve De Ridder wasted Saints' clearest openings during a lively encounter.
But in the end it was McInnes' side who came out on top.
Southampton suffered an early blow when Richard Chaplow was forced off with an injury, with Morgan Schneiderlin replacing him after just seven minutes, before the Saints had the first real opportunity of the match eight minutes later.
In-form Lallana made veteran City goalkeeper David James produce a decent save low down, as the away side enjoyed the better of possession and territory in the early stages.
The home side steadily found their feet and began to test their table-topping guests.
Maynard fired a shot well over the crossbar after 23 minutes when he was set up following good work from Adomah and the Ghanaian tried his luck from distance without success, before Saints stopper Kelvin Davis almost spilt Ryan McGivern's cross into his own net.
The keeper cut a relieved figure as the ball dribbled gently wide of the post to spare his blushes.
Adomah continued to cause the Southampton back four problems and his neat pass set up Marvin Elliott after 38 minutes, only for the midfielder to poke a timid effort straight at Davis.
The away keeper was much the busier as the game approached halfway, saving from Cisse, and both Maynard and Stephen Pearson wasted good opportunities as the sides went into half-time locked at 0-0.
City started the second period with the same intensity that they finished the first and they were duly rewarded with the lead three minutes after the interval.
The irresistible Adomah wriggled free of his marker to fire a deflected effort into the back of the net after Davis had saved his initial shot.
Southampton went close to responding immediately through Jose Fonte, but the defender put his effort wide from a free-kick.
And Saints striker Guly Do Prado passed up a glorious chance from six yards out moments later as the visitors finally rediscovered their rhythm.
Substitute Martyn Woolford provided some respite for the City defensive unit, as he saw his effort well saved by Davis, but the hosts were soon on the back foot again.
De Ridder wasted a good chance for Southampton, blazing over from 18 yards when well set. And the Saints sub was left to rue his miss moments later when Maynard battled into the area to beat Davis with a looping, deflected effort.
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