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Bristol City 0-1 Sheffield United

A second-half own goal from Aden Flint earned Sheffield United victory at Bristol City in the battle of the League One strugglers.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas shot narrowly wide and Nicky Shorey also fired over for the hosts, while skipper Sam Baldock saw an effort kept out by George Long.

United's only attempt was a free-kick from Tony McMahon that was easily held.

But United went ahead when Flint turned a low right-wing cross from McMahon into his own net from six yards.

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Post-match: Robins boss O'Driscoll

Bristol City boss Sean O'Driscoll:

"The result is a kick in the teeth, we've had some difficult ones to take this season but I think that one's up there with a few of them.

"They've been a frustrated bunch of players because we didn't look like we would concede all day.

"We probably had more possession, they change their team and we didn't think they would play two six-foot strikers. We knew that set-plays would be a problem for us.

"The majority of the game it was 10 men behind the ball against our attacking eight, because you can't push your two centre-halves up. That made it difficult and the first goal would be crucial."

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough:

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Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough

"Magnificent victory, first clean sheet and first away league win of the season. You see how much it meant to everybody.

"We have to scrap and fight for everything, we're in the bottom four.

"We'd like to play with a bit more freedom and fluency. I think that will come in the future but for now we have to scrap."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 13Parish
  • 2MoloneySubstituted forHarewoodat 82'minutes
  • 17CunninghamSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 79'minutes
  • 21Pack
  • 5Flint
  • 35Osborne
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 25Elliott
  • 9Baldock
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 22ShoreySubstituted forWilliamsat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 3Williams
  • 18Taylor
  • 23Harewood
  • 26Brundle
  • 28McLaughlin
  • 34Gillett

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 29McMahon
  • 4White
  • 8Doyle
  • 15Collins
  • 5MaguireBooked at 19mins
  • 17CoadyBooked at 40mins
  • 14McGinn
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forBaxterat 63'minutes
  • 9Porter
  • 22LappinSubstituted forHillat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 6Hill
  • 7Flynn
  • 11Baxter
  • 12Miller
  • 16Cuvelier
  • 18King
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
13,220

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 0, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 0, Sheffield United 1.

Attempt blocked. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Marlon Harewood (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).

(Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Matthew Hill.

Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Bristol City).

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Bristol City).

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Matthew Hill replaces Simon Lappin.

Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Marlon Harewood replaces Brendan Moloney.

Foul by Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City).

Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Derrick Williams (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Stephen McLaughlin replaces Greg Cunningham.

Goal!

Own Goal by Aden Flint, Bristol City. Bristol City 0, Sheffield United 1.

Attempt blocked. Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aidan White (Sheffield United).

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

Attempt blocked. Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Neill Collins.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Derrick Williams replaces Nicky Shorey.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jose Baxter replaces Lyle Taylor.

Attempt saved. Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Conor Coady.

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City).

Simon Lappin (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Conor Coady (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient17132239142541
2Wolves17124130102040
3Peterborough17102525151032
4Brentford179442517831
5Preston178722517831
6Bradford1776430191127
7Swindon178273224826
8Walsall177551915426
9Port Vale178272626026
10Rotherham176742422225
11MK Dons166462623322
12Coventry179443830821
13Crawley175661923-421
14Shrewsbury174761719-219
15Oldham165382023-318
16Gillingham175392026-618
17Colchester173951723-618
18Carlisle174671628-1218
19Tranmere174582131-1017
20Stevenage1752101626-1017
21Sheff Utd1743101525-1015
22Bristol City172872429-514
23Crewe1734101338-2513
24Notts County1731131731-1410
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