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  • Iwelumo (55), Johnson (59)
  • Dorrans (24)
  • Date:2010-02-21
  • Kick-off:14:00
  • Venue:Ashton Gate
  • Attendance:14374
  • Referee:Swarbrick, N

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90mins

Bristol City are replacing Lee Johnson with Paul Hartley.

90mins

Simon Cox is booked for unsporting behaviour.

87mins

Roman Bednar is booked for unsporting behaviour.

83mins

Bristol City are replacing Danny Haynes with Ivan Sproule.

82mins

Chris Brunt goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

79mins

West Brom are replacing Gianni Zuiverloon with Chris Wood.

79mins

David Clarkson is replaced by Nicky Maynard.

61mins

Robert Koren is being taken off, Simon Cox has come on in his place.

59mins

Goal!! Bristol City have scored with Lee Johnson putting it in the back of the net.

56mins

Frank Nouble is replaced by Andwele Slory.

55mins

Goal!! Bristol City have scored with Chris Iwelumo putting it in the back of the net.

49mins

The referee has booked Jonas Olsson.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 1.

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

24mins

Goal!! West Brom have scored with Graham Dorrans putting it in the back of the net.

0mins

It's 2pm on Sunday, February 21st, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Bristol City face West Brom at 2pm on Sunday, February 21st.


Match Report

Bristol City derailed West Bromwich Albion's title hopes by coming from behind to secure a 2-1 victory at Ashton Gate.

Although Graham Dorrans had given the visitors the lead midway through the first half, they failed to keep up the tempo and were hit by two goals in five minutes early in the second.

Chris Iwelumo, on loan from Wolves, prodded home the first from a corner and then Lee Johnson found the winner at the undefended far post.

West Brom, who stay third in the Championship, were always too comfortable with their lead and hardly raised their game above the distinctly ordinary failing to find a troublesome shot in a late rally.

Their speed down the right flank unnerved Bristol early on, but the tables were turned on them by Danny Haynes.

Converted to a wide player after being signed from Ipswich in the summer, his speed destroyed left-back Joe Mattock and opened up the entire defence.

It was his run at a defensive pack of four and quick turn on the outside which opened the way for his devastating cross to Johnson, which was to bring City only their third win in 20 matches.

When the visitors were on top their attacking wing-back Gianni Zuiverloon caused problems which gradually exposed the uncertainty in City's defence. When Frank Nouble switched wings to step up the pressure the opening goal was a matter of time.

It arrived after 24 minutes when Roman Bednar's shot was blocked, but the ball came out to Dorrans on the right of goal. As no-one tried to close him down he sent in a composed shot off the inside of the far post for his 13th goal of the season.

Both sides had penalty appeals turned away by referee Neil Swarbrick.

Bednar looked for support in the fifth minute when he was hauled down a foot outside the box and while it looked an obvious foul Swarbrick was unimpressed.

He was equally dismissive of City's claim for hands against Gabriel Tamas early in the second half - indicating the ball had struck the defender's chest.

Bristol City

West Bromwich Albion

Corners

73

Fouls

714

Goal attempts

Shots off target

76

Offsides

14

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