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Bristol City   4 - 1   Preston

Bristol City v Preston

Bristol City 4-2 Preston

Darren Ferguson suffered defeat in his first game in charge of Preston as Bristol City ran out victors in an entertaining Championship clash.

Danny Haynes nodded City ahead after only two minutes before Liam Fontaine doubled the advantage from close range.

Chris Brown headed home Chris Sedgwick's excellent cross but Louis Carey's powerful header made it 3-1.

Evander Sno drilled past Andy Lonergan from the edge of the area, meaning Ross Wallace's free-kick was a consolation.

Preston might have considered themselves unfortunate to be a goal down at the interval after a first half containing 19 attempts.

City goalkeeper Dean Gerken was forced into stops to deny Darren Carter and Wallace but the hosts were ultimately far too strong after the break.

The results leaves City in 10th with Preston still looking over their shoulders in 17th.


Bristol City boss Gary Johnson:
"It was a real team performance.

"The difference was that we managed to get two goals ahead instead of trying to protect a single goal lead and that enabled the players to express themselves.

"It has been a difficult time for everyone at the club because there's been a fair amount of stick flying around for the team and myself as manager.

"But we are still right up there on the heels of the play-off contenders and if we can put a few wins back-to-back we will be in the thick of it again.

Preston manager Darren Ferguson:
"I told the players beforehand that the opening minutes were going to be vital because both sides were a bit low on confidence.

"If we started well I knew the home fans would become edgy. Instead, we handed Bristol City the impetus and they have some good players who can knock it around after getting in front.

"You can't start games like that. But 90 minutes is not going to change my opinion and I believe I've inherited a sound squad who are just a bit low on belief at the moment.

"We had a good build-up to this game and I thought the players had taken a lot on board. But you have to transmit that into matches and it didn't happen."

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Saturday, 16 January 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bristol City 4-2 Preston FT
(HT 2-1)
  • Haynes 2
  • Fontaine 12
  • Carey 58
  • Sno 90
  • Brown 27
  • Wallace 90+2

Bristol City

  • 22 Gerken
  • 02 Orr
  • 03 McAllister
  • 04 Fontaine
  • 06 Carey
  • 32 Nyatanga
  • 11 Hartley yellow card
  • 14 Skuse
  • 17 Sproule
  • 10 Maynard (Clarkson 80)
  • 31 Haynes (Saborio 68 yellow card)

Substitutes

  • 30 Henderson,
  • 19 Ribeiro,
  • 07 Elliott,
  • 15 Williams,
  • 29 Sno,
  • 09 Clarkson,
  • 33 Saborio

Preston

  • 01 Lonergan
  • 03 Davidson
  • 06 Collins
  • 12 St. Ledger
  • 27 Nolan (Jones 56)
  • 04 Chaplow (Mayor 70)
  • 07 Sedgwick
  • 11 Carter yellow card
  • 25 Wallace yellow card
  • 09 Brown
  • 26 Parkin (Mellor 61)

Substitutes

  • 22 Henderson,
  • 14 Chilvers,
  • 19 Jones,
  • 08 Shumulikoski,
  • 35 Mayor,
  • 29 Elliott,
  • 33 Mellor
Ref: WardAtt: 13,146
BRISTOL CITY
PRESTON

Possession

  • Bristol City 53%
  • Preston 47%

Attempts on target

  • Bristol City 11
  • Preston 6

Attempts off target

  • Bristol City 6
  • Preston 8

Corners

  • Bristol City 4
  • Preston 9

Fouls

  • Bristol City 10
  • Preston 13
  • 89:12 GOAL - Evander SnoBristol City 4 - 1 Preston Evander Sno finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol City 4-1 Preston.
  • 87:43 David Clarkson takes a shot. Billy Jones gets a block in.
  • 86:01 Dean Gerken takes the direct free kick.
  • 86:01 Substitution (Bristol City) makes a substitution, with Evander Sno coming on for Paul Hartley.
  • 86:01 A cross is delivered by Billy Jones. Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line, Unfair challenge on Louis Carey by Neill Collins results in a free kick.
  • 84:30 Direct free kick taken by Paul Hartley.
  • 84:30 Booking Darren Carter is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 84:28 Darren Carter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Hartley.
  • 81:04 Darren Carter challenges Cole Skuse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
  • 78:10 Substitution (Bristol City) makes a substitution, with David Clarkson coming on for Nicky Maynard.
  • 78:10 The ball is crossed by Lewin Nyatanga. Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace, Effort from deep inside the area by Neil Mellor misses to the right of the target. Ross Wallace takes the inswinging corner, Neill Collins produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
  • 77:55 Alvaro Saborio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Carter. Sean St. Ledger takes the direct free kick.
  • 77:26 Danny Mayor has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
  • 76:50 Close range headed effort by Jamie McAllister clears the crossbar.
  • 72:59 Bradley Orr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Wallace. Direct free kick taken by Callum Davidson.
  • 71:41 Jamie McAllister takes a shot. Blocked by Neill Collins. Cole Skuse has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
  • 70:36 Booking The referee shows Alvaro Saborio a yellow card.
  • 69:46 The assistant referee flags for offside against Alvaro Saborio. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
  • 69:46 Substitution (Preston) makes a substitution, with Danny Mayor coming on for Richard Chaplow.
  • 69:26 Jamie McAllister delivers the ball, clearance made by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 67:07 Substitution Alvaro Saborio joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Haynes.
  • 59:26 Substitution Neil Mellor replaces Jon Parkin.
  • 59:26 Unfair challenge on Jon Parkin by Cole Skuse results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Callum Davidson.
  • 57:55 The assist for the goal came from Paul Hartley.
  • 57:55 GOAL - Louis CareyBristol City 3 - 1 Preston Louis Carey finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Bristol City 3-1 Preston.
  • 57:31 Foul by Chris Brown on Lewin Nyatanga, free kick awarded. Paul Hartley restarts play with the free kick,
  • 56:50 Effort from outside the penalty box by Lewin Nyatanga goes wide right of the target.
  • Correction - 55:42 Substitution Billy Jones is brought on as a substitute for Eddie Nolan.
  • 55:42 Substitution Billy Jones is brought on as a substitute for Sean St. Ledger.
  • 55:02 Corner taken right-footed by Paul Hartley.
  • Correction - 54:23 Danny Haynes is ruled offside. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
  • 54:23 Danny Haynes is caught offside. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
  • 53:20 Ivan Sproule takes a shot. Blocked by Callum Davidson. Corner taken by Paul Hartley from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Chris Sedgwick.
  • 51:32 Foul by Paul Hartley on Ross Wallace, free kick awarded. Ross Wallace restarts play with the free kick.
  • 51:07 Ivan Sproule takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 50:03 Jon Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewin Nyatanga. Liam Fontaine takes the free kick.
  • 48:41 Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace to the near post, Jamie McAllister manages to make a clearance.
  • 48:19 Unfair challenge on Callum Davidson by Louis Carey results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 46:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Fontaine on Jon Parkin. Neill Collins restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:12 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+1:59 Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 45:00+0:38 Jon Parkin has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
  • 44:39 Chris Brown takes a shot. Save made by Dean Gerken.
  • 43:41 The referee blows for offside against Louis Carey. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 42:38 Centre by Jamie McAllister, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Paul Hartley played to the near post, clearance made by Chris Brown.
  • 39:35 Cole Skuse fouled by Richard Chaplow, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Paul Hartley, Louis Carey takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save.
  • 39:11 Chris Sedgwick takes a shot. Save made by Dean Gerken.
  • 38:55 Foul by Liam Fontaine on Chris Brown, free kick awarded. Darren Carter takes the free kick.
  • 37:56 Sean St. Ledger fouled by Danny Haynes, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 36:44 Chris Sedgwick crosses the ball, clearance made by Louis Carey. Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace, free kick awarded for a foul by Neill Collins on Liam Fontaine. Free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
  • 35:59 Booking The referee cautions Paul Hartley for unsporting behaviour.
  • 35:13 Paul Hartley concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Carter. Callum Davidson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 34:10 Ivan Sproule takes a shot. Darren Carter gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Paul Hartley, Header from close in by Louis Carey misses to the left of the goal.
  • 32:52 Handball by Jon Parkin. Free kick taken by Dean Gerken.
  • 28:59 Chris Brown crosses the ball, Louis Carey manages to make a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace from the right by-line to the near post, Eddie Nolan produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.
  • 27:50 Richard Chaplow produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Neill Collins misses to the left of the goal.
  • 26:48 Assist on the goal came from Eddie Nolan.
  • 26:48 GOAL - Chris BrownBristol City 2 - 1 Preston Chris Brown finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Bristol City 2-1 Preston.
  • 25:53 Nicky Maynard is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
  • 24:57 Jon Parkin challenges Louis Carey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Louis Carey takes the direct free kick.
  • 22:46 Paul Hartley takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.
  • 22:38 Centre by Danny Haynes, clearance made by Callum Davidson.
  • 22:18 Chris Sedgwick concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewin Nyatanga. Direct free kick taken by Cole Skuse.
  • 21:31 The referee blows for offside against Jon Parkin. Liam Fontaine restarts play with the free kick.
  • 20:01 Ross Wallace has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
  • 17:50 Jamie McAllister crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Andy Lonergan.
  • 17:50 Booking Ross Wallace goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 17:40 Ivan Sproule fouled by Ross Wallace, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 16:40 Darren Carter takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie McAllister.
  • 16:34 Ross Wallace sends in a cross, Louis Carey manages to make a clearance.
  • 15:49 Darren Carter takes a shot. Save by Dean Gerken. Outswinging corner taken by Ross Wallace from the left by-line played to the near post.
  • 13:31 Jon Parkin concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Fontaine. Paul Hartley takes the free kick.
  • 13:17 Unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger by Jamie McAllister results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 12:57 Chris Brown is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Bradley Orr restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:01 Assist by Paul Hartley.
  • 11:01 GOAL - Liam FontaineBristol City 2 - 0 Preston Liam Fontaine scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol City 2-0 Preston.
  • 10:12 Richard Chaplow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Maynard. Jamie McAllister restarts play with the free kick.
  • 9:01 Jamie McAllister sends in a cross, Callum Davidson manages to make a clearance.
  • 7:24 Jon Parkin takes a shot. Save made by Dean Gerken.
  • 7:11 The ball is sent over by Chris Brown, Louis Carey makes a clearance.
  • 5:05 Chris Sedgwick takes a shot. Louis Carey gets a block in.
  • 4:24 Ivan Sproule has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 1:25 Assist on the goal came from Paul Hartley.
  • 1:25 GOAL - Danny HaynesBristol City 1 - 0 Preston Danny Haynes gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-0 Preston.
  • 0:56 Eddie Nolan challenges Jamie McAllister unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Hartley crosses the ball,
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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