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Famara Diedhiou hits winner for Bristol City against Wayne Rooney’s Derby

This was not the managerial audition Wayne Rooney had hoped for. Liam Rosenior, one of four interim coaches tasked with taking charge of Derby following the departure of Phillip Cocu, geed Derby from the touchline and Rooney was the on-field mouthpiece…

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Bertrand Traoré hits volley on debut as Aston Villa see off Bristol City

There are few better ways to whet supporters’ appetite than a debut goal and Bertrand Traoré got up and running in style as Aston Villa breezed beyond Bristol City to advance to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.Ollie Watkins struck two and a half mi…

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Jake Bidwell sent off as promotion rivals Bristol City and Swansea fail to fire

Swansea squandered the chance to move top of the Championship after being held to a draw in a scrappy game at high-flying Bristol City. The Welsh side were reduced to 10 men late on when Jake Bidwell was sent off for a cynical challenge on the substitu…

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Classy Pablo Hernández inspires Leeds United to victory against Bristol City

Leeds United have been to other side of the world and back since coming up short in May, to Sydney and Sardinia, but began the new season as though they had never been away. Perched on his blue bucket, Marcelo Bielsa witnessed his side, namely Pablo He…

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Classy Pablo Hernández inspires Leeds United to victory against Bristol City

Leeds United have been to other side of the world and back since coming up short in May, to Sydney and Sardinia, but began the new season as though they had never been away. Perched on his blue bucket, Marcelo Bielsa witnessed his side, namely Pablo He…

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Patrick Bamford keeps Leeds on track with win over Bristol City

There is no let-up in Leeds yet. They maintained pace at the top of the Championship after Patrick Bamford again supplied the golden touch, with the striker scoring his fourth goal in four games.Lee Johnson described how Leeds possess sass under Marcel…

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Marley Watkins’ header sinks Sheffield United to keep Bristol City flying high

Something, eventually, had to give between two teams with near impeccable records. Ten minutes from time, the substitutes Marley Watkins and Callum O’Dowda combined to devastating effect to break both Sheffield United’s stubborn resistance and their fi…

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Daryl Murphy strikes to earn Nottingham Forest point at Bristol City

They are not up and running in the swaggering style many are expecting but Nottingham Forest rallied to earn their first point of the new season.Daryl Murphy scored a cute header to cancel out Andreas Weimann’s goal five minutes into his Bristol City d…

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Lee Johnson puts Bristol City back on map and plots Premier League course | Ben Fisher

Lee Johnson wants to build on the highs of the Carabao Cup run and secure a top-flight return after 38 years awayAfter the tantalising and rip-roaring first leg, Pep Guardiola invited Lee Johnson and his Bristol City coaching staff in to his office to …

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Lee Johnson hails ‘special group’ after Bristol City beat Manchester United

• Robins’ manager proud after team reach Carabao Cup semis• José Mourinho claims Championship team were ‘lucky, but fought very hard’Bristol City will play Manchester City in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup after recording a famous shock victory ove…

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Korey Smith stuns Manchester United at the death to send Bristol City through

Bristol City are in the Carabao Cup semi-finals after Korey Smith scored a stunning winner against Manchester United in the third minute of added time. Smith chested down a Matty Taylor pass before turning and volleying left-footed across Sergio Romero…

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Bristol City delight in Severnside honours as Aden Flint sinks Cardiff

Bristol City recorded the sweetest of victories over 10-man Cardiff City in a feisty Severnside derby, a spicy match that was never short of drama, to move to within a point of Neil Warnock’s side. In the buildup, Lee Johnson had warned supporters this…