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Bristol City 1-2 Rotherham United

Goals from Nouha Dicko and Ben Pringle gave Rotherham victory and sent Bristol City to the bottom of League One.

Dicko followed in Kieran Agard's long-range shot to put the visitors in front inside three minutes.

City forward Jay Emmanuel-Thomas gifted Rotherham possession on the halfway line and Lee Frecklington broke away to tee up Pringle for a second.

Bobby Reid pulled one back when his cross curled straight in before Millers keeper Adam Collin denied Sam Baldock.

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Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

"After two minutes the ball ends up in our net on the rebound and that is a bit disappointing because we had the ball for the first minute and 50 seconds.

"I thought that the team responded very well to the chat we had at half-time.

"I think the two young boys did well when they came on and I switched around the back four a little bit to become more attacking from the full backs.

"We have to start the game next week the way we ended this one. We can't afford to start it how we started today."

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I think it was a game of two halves really, I think conditions played a part to be fair.

"I think we should have been out of sight by half time and there wouldn't have been any surprise if it had been four or five, such was the dominance we had.

"You always know your going to have to defend the way Steve (Cotterill) sets his teams up and the players they've got.

"They obviously scored a late goal. But I think all in all we deserved the points and I could have perhaps been more, but still this this is a really difficult place to come and play."

Line-ups

Bristol City

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 13Parish
  • 2MoloneySubstituted forReidat 62'minutes
  • 17CunninghamSubstituted forBurnsat 78'minutes
  • 34Gillett
  • 5Flint
  • 3Williams
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 25Elliott
  • 9Baldock
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 15BryanSubstituted forShoreyat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 6Carey
  • 14Reid
  • 18Taylor
  • 21Pack
  • 22Shorey
  • 27Burns

Rotherham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Collin
  • 27Tavernier
  • 14Bradley
  • 8Frecklington
  • 20Morgan
  • 5Davis
  • 22Agard
  • 4Arnason
  • 26DickoSubstituted forTidserat 89'minutes
  • 9RevellSubstituted forVuckicat 90+2'minutes
  • 18Pringle

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Brindley
  • 16Tubbs
  • 23Tidser
  • 28Vuckic
  • 31Rowe
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
11,201

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away8
Corners
Home11
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City 1, Rotherham United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Rotherham United 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Scott Wagstaff.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Haris Vuckic replaces Alex Revell.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael Tidser replaces Nouha Dicko.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol City 1, Rotherham United 2. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Claude Davis.

  10. Post update

    Wes Burns (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by James Tavernier.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Claude Davis.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Greg Cunningham.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Marvin Elliott (Bristol City).

  17. Post update

    Nouha Dicko (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ben Pringle.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simon Gillett (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

As It Stood

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4Preston20108230191138
5Peterborough20113630201036
6Rotherham209743324934
7Bradford2079433221130
8Swindon209383526930
9Walsall208662118330
10Port Vale209383030030
11Coventry2010554336725
12MK Dons197483029125
13Carlisle206682333-1024
14Crawley205872126-523
15Shrewsbury205782123-222
16Oldham196492326-322
17Gillingham2164112737-1022
18Colchester204972130-921
19Sheff Utd2055101827-920
20Tranmere2055102438-1420
21Stevenage2053122134-1318
22Notts County2152142534-917
23Crewe2045111742-2517
24Bristol City202992734-715
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