CITY BOSS JOHNSON RUES POOR FIRST HALF AGAINST PLAY-OFF RIVALS BIRMINGHAM


BRISTOL City boss Lee Johnson admitted his side were not good enough in the first half as they lost 2-1 at home to play-off rivals Birmingham City on Tuesday evening.

On-loan Bournemouth winger Connor Mahoney fired the Blues ahead just before half-time.

He then turned provider after the interval with a free-kick that was headed in by Michael Morrison.

City did hit back with a goal from Famara Diedhiou to set up a thrilling ending but the Robins were unable to snatch anything from the match.

It was the third game in all competitions without a win and their first at home in eight league games.

“The first half wasn’t good enough and we played into their hands,” said Johnson afterwards. “I thought physically they (Birmingham) were better than us.

“In the second half we gave it a go but the second goal was disappointing.”

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