Bristol defeats Blackburn at Ashton Gate
Bristol City defeated their opponents by a slim margin when they clashed in the Sky Bet Championship at Ashton Gate.
Aaron Wilbraham was the hero as he came off the bench in the closing minutes to get the much awaited winner. The 37-year old veteran striker latched unto a long cross from Lee Tomlin.
Though he cut in from the right, he scored with a left footed drive from ten yards but the goal seemed to have taken a defection but Bristol City fans could not care less.
The Rovers side were very disappointed by such a last minute slip up for a side that had defended well, attacked when they needed to and really wanted a point from the game.
The visitors deserved a point but Bristol wasn’t having it. The visitors went with a game plan that saw them sit back. They didn’t create much chances in the first half aside Ben Marshall’s effort inside the box in the third minute. In fact, both sides didn’t have much attempts in the first few minutes. Aside Marshall’s wasted effort in a good position, Corry Evans shot flew over for the visitors. Tomlin’s shot in the 32nd minute was not remotely close but he was able to attract fouls from Aden Flint and Jamie Paterson. Same Flint brought down Danny Guthrie for a foul that Marshall’s free kick didn’t threaten goalkeeper Frank Fielding.
City started the second half with more hunger. Tomlin was close but his chip was saved y Jason Steele. Paterson fired a shot from a good position but it didn’t score. Blackburn remained resolute in defence with Lenihan and Tommie Hoban doing well. Bristol manager Lee Johnson made a clever double substation n the 69th minute. He sent in Wilbraham to partner with striker Tammy Abraham. Taylor Moore replaced Adam Matthews at right-back, and they chased for the winner. After the goal, Blackburn were effectively crippled.