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Sheff Utd 3 - Bristol City 0

Bramall Lane

22 February 2014

Attendance: 19,271

Woeful City Lose Out To Blades

Sheffield United showed Bristol City how it was done as they romped to a 3-0 victory at Bramall Lane on Saturday.

The home side grabbed all the points and climbed over a sorry looking City in the table after John Brayford opened the scoring before good work from Ryan Flynn and Jamie Murphy doubled the advantage.

Then Jose Baxter made sure there was no way back for the visitors when he fired home from the penalty spot.

City hardly made their mark on the game and it was the type of performance that will see the club drop into the basement league unless it is address very quickly.

The Blades dominated the opening period and the only surprise in the game was that it took them until a couple of minutes before half time before they got the break they needed.

Beside's an Elliott shot that went wide of the target, it was all Sheffield United and City struggled to keep them out.

Aden Flint cleared off the line after Murphy caused Simon Moore into making a mistake as they both went for a high ball and soon after that Flynn went close with a shot from a tight angle.

Harry Maguire should have put the home side in front when he fired at goal but JET got himself in the way of his effort and blocked.

Brayford, on loan from Cardiff, was the man who fired United in front when Baxter's corner was flicked on by Maguire.

The visitors could have gone further in front through Bob Harris, but Moore made the save.

But he was little more than a bystander when Murphy went past Karleigh Osborne who found Flynn who finished from the edge of the box.

Then Osborne's nightmare was complete when he fouled Flynn in the box and Baxter converted from twelve yards.


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Writer: Andy999 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 23 2014

Time: 4:52PM

Your Comments

What a sad sad state Bristol football is in.
Lord Muck
We have to be the biggest laughing stock out of all the football league, the sooner this season is over the better. Then I suppose the nightmare will start again.
Zac Dingle
Its far from over yet, still a long way to go and I still believe that we can get out of this trouble. I do however fear for next season unless something drastic happens with the playing squad.
Shed 8
I'm going to carry on going to the games, I will pack in when we drop into the conference and mark my words, it could really happen.
Tax Dodger
I've seen women with more fight in them than this lot, they have given up, just rolled over and said do what you want. Sack the lot of them and get a manager with some balls
Ford 6000
A very fair assessment of the game, Andy999. On a positive note, I did think that City looked well organised - as all Cotterill sides are - in the first half hour. City kept their shape well and I remember commenting that they would be difficult to breakdown. Sadly, after the first goal went in City heads did seem to drop and work rate with it. The boys up front got little change from Maguire and Collins, but never really seemed to have the appetite for a scrap. I understand the doom and gloom, we have had PLENTY of that over the last few seasons - still have - but I have no doubt City will pull away from the bottom four in the coming weeks.
gloucblade
 

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