Match Report – Fulham vs Bristol City

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Two first half strikes sealed the game for Bristol City last night, the first goal coming from Bobby Reid who netted his tenth of the season. The second goal came on the 40 minute mark with Korey Smith scoring his first league goal.

City lined up in a 4-5-1 formation for the first time this season, with Nathan Baker injured it was Eros Pisano who took his place in the starting eleven. Bobby Reid led the attack in-front of Smith, who started his first game since recovering from his hamstring injury.

City have now increased Fulham’s winless run to four games, whilst Bristol have only lost one game in the last five.

The game started with high intensity with both teams coming close to breaking the deadlock. The home side were denied when Ryan Sessegnon shot hit the crossbar, he had another chance a few seconds later but his shot went wide.

City stayed comfortable throughout the rest of the game, with Bobby Reid scoring his 10th goal in all competitions, his 9th in the league. His goal came after Korey Smith’s cross to Josh Brownhill, who squared a first-time pass to Reid.

The Robins then doubled their advantage thanks to Korey Smiths first league goal for the club, Callum O’Dowda burst down the right-hand side, pulled a pass back across goal, where Smith pounced with a first-time shot into the bottom left corner. Callum O’Dowda has now created three assists in two games for Bristol City.

Fulham started the second half brighter, but the host were reduced to ten men after Aboubakar Kamara was shown a red card for an off-the-ball incident. Fielding only had one more comfortable save to make, another solid performance by City gives them a comfortable three points.

Next up Bristol face Cardiff City in the Severnside derby at Ashton Gate on Saturday (12pm KO)


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