Vital Football

Latest Bristol City News

City Off To A Flying Start At Bramall Lane

Sheffield United
1 - 2
Bristol City

Bramall Lane

9 August 2014

Attendance: 19,889

Referee:

Wade Elliott struck in the second half of this season opener and gave City their first win of the new term at the first attempt.

There were also goals for the new boys in each side, Aaron Wilbraham and Michael Higdon both grabbing a goal each to send the sides in for the half time break level.

City settled down the quicker of the two sides and were in charge for the opening stages, and that saw them rewarded with a goal on 20 minutes.

Mark Little picked up the ball and headed off down the right, he reached the byline and cut the ball back for Wilbraham who's header was too powerful for the United keeper to keep out.

United then hit back at City and their pressure brought their reward 12 minutes later.

Aiden Flint was then on hand to clear the ball off the line to stop United from drawing level soon after losing the lead.

Then the Blades won a free kick on the right which Ben Davies swung over and Higdon rose the highest to glance the ball into the far corner.

The winner came for City when Wilbraham flicked a ball with his heel over a defender and Wade Elliott who ran onto the ball, held off his man and then planted the ball into the corner of the net, giving the onrushing Howard no chance.

Nigel Clough`s hosts came close to snatching an equaliser late on as Jamie Murphy smashed in a close range shot that Fielding got a strong hand to and the ball hit the post before being cleared off the line.

CLICK HERE for teams and stats


Writer:Andy999
Date:Saturday August 9 2014
Time: 3:14PM

Comments

0
Great three points against a good team in their own back yard, fantastic stuff.
shed 8
09/08/2014 19:21:00
0
Well done lads, excellent start, keep it going.
salty balls
09/08/2014 20:20:00
0
Excellent result but we must not get carried away, goalkeeper needs replacing and the defence in general needs tightening up
Lollipop Licker
09/08/2014 20:24:00
0
Thankful for the win, you cant ask for much more on opening day
Dung Heap
09/08/2014 20:44:00
0
More of the same please lads, excellent win
Cannon Fodder
10/08/2014 12:34:00
0
Could do with seeing a lot more like this throughout the season, keep it up Robins
Obe Wan
10/08/2014 13:47:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Bristol City
Write For Vital Bristol City
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Huddersfield MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Fielding2%
Smith12%
Flint0%
Wright0%
Bryan0%
O'Neil12%
Pack0%
Cotterill0%
Tomlin12%
O'Dowda50%
Abraham12%
Sub - Brownhill0%
Sub - Wilbraham0%
Sub - Hegeler0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Bristol City Results (view all)

Bristol City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.luigi BCFC5
Vital Football Comment