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Roy Bentley obituary

Innovative England centre-forward who was top scorer and captain when Chelsea won their first league title in 1955Roy Bentley, who has died aged 93, became the first deep-lying centre-forward in English football, in the style of the Hungarian Nándor Hi…

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Bristol City’s Bobby Reid: the ‘wind-up toy’ who cannot stop scoring

Reid was uncertain when his manager, Lee Johnson, switched him from midfield to a striking role last summer but he could end the season with the Championship’s golden bootAs Bobby Reid says, this season everything has clicked. A quick glance at his num…

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Daniel Ayala keeps Middlesbrough in play-off hunt against Bristol City

Two goals from defenders following well choreographed set-pieces not only suggested that Middlesbrough are morphing into a classic Tony Pulis side but lifted them to fifth in the Championship.As Adama Traoré’s whipped in corners prefaced imperious scor…

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Cardiff close gap on Wolves after Kenneth Zohore sinks Bristol City

Neil Warnock promised Cardiff City would whip up an atmosphere and they delivered eight minutes from time as Kenneth Zohore’s goal fired his team to within six points of Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers. For Warnock, an eighth career promot…

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Championship roundup: Nelson Oliveira stuns Wolves to earn draw for Norwich

• Leaders held 2-2 thanks to Nelson Oliveira’s 35-yard screamer• Derby and Leeds and Bristol City and Fulham draw; Cardiff winNelson Oliveira’s spectacular late strike saw Norwich grab a point in stoppage time for the second time in four days as they d…

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Football League: Sunderland come back from 3-0 down to grab point

Wolves surge 13 points clear at top of ChampionshipSouthend stun leaders Wigan in League One• Before half-time Sunderland tweeted that they could not blame fans for leaving after seeing them go three down at Bristol City. Aden Flint opened the scoring …

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Football League: 10-man Bristol City back on track with win over QPR

Robins win 2-0 despite Nathan Baker’s first-half red cardChriss Powell wins first match as Southend manager Continue reading…

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Manchester City can learn from Bristol City game, says Pep Guardiola – video

Manchester City have qualified for their first chance at silverware under Pep Guardiola after seeing  Bristol City in a 2-3 (3-5 Agg) win at Ashton Gate. Speaking after the match Guardiola revealed that it was ‘a really good game, against a t…

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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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Sergio Agüero guides Manchester City to Wembley despite Bristol City rally

Manchester City remain on course to compete for silverware on four fronts and the first of those trophies is within touching distance. Pep Guardiola’s team will face Arsenal or Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on 25 February after Bristol Ci…

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Bristol City v Manchester City: Carabao Cup semi-final second leg – live!

Carabao Cup updates from the second leg (first leg: 1-2)Relive the old days in The TitleAnd you can email Scott here with your thoughts 7.10pm GMT Lee Johnson has already said he doesn’t intend to die wondering. With that in mind he’s made two changes …

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Bristol City v Manchester City: Carabao Cup semi-final second leg – live!

Carabao Cup updates from the second leg (first leg: 1-2)Relive the old days in The TitleAnd you can email Scott here with your thoughts 7.10pm GMT Lee Johnson has already said he doesn’t intend to die wondering. With that in mind he’s made two changes …

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When Brian Clough came between Bristol City and the League Cup final

Bristol City will have to overcome Pep Guardiola to reach the final this season. In 1989 they nearly humbled Brian CloughBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog of the Sport NetworkAfter a few years of turmoil in the early 1980s – three relegations, b…

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Bristol City won’t play the brave losers, Lee Johnson warns Pep Guardiola

• Manchester City visit Ashton Gate in Carabao Cup semi-final• Johnson: ‘I hope Pep Guardiola picks his absolute best team’Lee Johnson said Bristol City have no desire to play the role of “brave losers” when Manchester City visit in the second leg of t…

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Manchester City, Bristol City and a match made in goal gifs

The Premier League club paid tribute to Bristol City’s social media celebrations during their Carabao Cup semi-final, first leg winIt might have been trolling, but imitation was also the sincerest form of flattery from Manchester City’s social media te…

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Seven Championship players who should interest Premier League clubs

A few of the Championship’s best players were on show in the FA Cup over the weekend. Here are seven who could step up to the top flight this monthBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkFootball League clubs enjoyed a good…

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Pep Guardiola’s declaration of trust almost exposed by misfiring stars | Paul Wilson

The Manchester City manager’s faith in his players to perform out of position was shaken on a tough night against a spirited Bristol City sideNothing escapes Pep Guardiola. “Bristol City have already beaten four Premier League sides in this competition…

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Pep Guardiola’s declaration of trust almost exposed by misfiring stars | Paul Wilson

The Manchester City manager’s faith in his players to perform out of position was shaken on a tough night against a spirited Bristol City sideNothing escapes Pep Guardiola. “Bristol City have already beaten four Premier League sides in this competition…

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Bristol City’s Lee Johnson warns Pep Guardiola to be ready for Ashton Gate

• Bristol City manager says Ashton Gate atmosphere will be phenomenal• Guardiola praises Man City after 2-1 Carabao Cup semi-final first leg winLee Johnson promised a febrile atmosphere at Ashton Gate when Bristol City play Manchester City in the Carab…

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Sergio Agüero rides to Manchester City’s rescue against Bristol City

Manchester City had to fight throughout this semi-final first leg as they will surely have to do in the return game. That is in a fortnight and for Bristol City still to have a chance of reaching Wembley shows how fine a display this was.Agüero may hav…