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Bristol City 1-2 Burnley

Michael Keane
Michael Keane's goal against Bristol City was his third of the season

First-half headers from Ben Mee and Michael Keane handed Burnley victory over Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

The hosts had the better of the first half, with Bobby Reid and Jonathan Kodjia both forcing Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton into smart saves.

But Mee nodded the Clarets ahead from David Jones's corner on 34 minutes, and Keane repeated the trick soon after.

City defender Derrick Williams struck a post after the break, before Kodjia bundled in a last-gasp consolation.

It was too little, too late for Steve Cotterill's side, meaning they have now lost three of their opening five league games - having lost the same number after 28 matches on their way to the League One title in 2014-15.

Burnley have recorded back-to-back victories for the first time since last November, after managing just two draws and one defeat before last week's win over Brentford.

The Robins had the better of the play in the first 45 minutes, creating numerous chances through Reid, Kodjia and centre-half Aden Flint.

But the visitors twice struck from corners in the space of six minutes, taking their tally of set-piece goals this season to five.

And, despite having to withstand some pressure after the interval, Sean Dyche's team stood firm to move up to ninth in the Championship table.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill:

"No one is more frustrated than I am at the moment, but I know we are playing the right way and there is no chance of us departing from it.

"We haven't got the points we deserved from our opening games, in which the performances have been very good.

"Unfortunately, we keep paying dearly for mistakes and that was the case again today, both with the defending at corners and the build-ups that led to them."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"Bristol City were really good in the first half and our goals came somewhat against the run of things. They were very impressive, but we showed the organisation and commitment to keep them out.

"In the second half we were much better, without being particularly fluid. We managed the game well and calmed it down.

"Sometimes you need to do that because you can't be brilliant every week. Now we can use the time before the next game, knowing we already have good points on the board."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 19Hamer
  • 2LittleSubstituted forBurnsat 59'minutes
  • 5Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 3Williams
  • 23BryanSubstituted forRobinsonat 79'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 14Reid
  • 21Pack
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 22Kodjia

Substitutes

  • 6El-Abd
  • 8Robinson
  • 10Agard
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 20Burns
  • 24O'Leary

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 27Darikwa
  • 4Duff
  • 5Keane
  • 6Mee
  • 21Boyd
  • 14Jones
  • 37Arfield
  • 11KightlySubstituted forTaylorat 82'minutes
  • 9VokesSubstituted forJutkiewiczat 56'minutes
  • 7GraySubstituted forVossenat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Vossen
  • 15Taylor
  • 18Hennings
  • 19Jutkiewicz
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 34Anderson
Referee:
Mike Dean
Attendance:
15,002

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home3
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 1, Burnley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Burnley 2.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Burnley 2. Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) with an attempt from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Korey Smith with a cross.

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Attempt saved. Jelle Vossen (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Bobby Reid with a cross following a corner.

Attempt saved. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marlon Pack with a cross.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ben Mee.

Callum Robinson (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by George Boyd (Burnley).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) because of an injury.

Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Matthew Taylor replaces Michael Kightly.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Callum Robinson replaces Joe Bryan.

Offside, Bristol City. Aden Flint tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.

Foul by Derrick Williams (Bristol City).

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Jelle Vossen (Burnley).

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

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

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Jelle Vossen replaces Andre Gray.

Offside, Bristol City. Marlon Pack tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.

Derrick Williams (Bristol City) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Joe Bryan.

Attempt blocked. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by George Boyd.

Offside, Bristol City. Bobby Reid tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Michael Keane.

Offside, Burnley. Michael Duff tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bobby Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Mark Little.

Attempt blocked. Andre Gray (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Kightly.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Mark Little.

Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City).

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces Sam Vokes.

Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton541084413
2Hull531184410
3Ipswich5311107310
4QPR5311108210
5Cardiff52308539
6Middlesbrough52217348
7Birmingham42207438
8Charlton52216428
9Burnley52216608
10Leeds51406517
11MK Dons52125417
12Wolves521278-17
13Reading51315416
14Fulham51227705
15Sheff Wed512267-15
16Nottm Forest512245-15
17Preston512224-25
18Brentford411278-14
19Derby504145-14
20Bristol City5113610-44
21Blackburn503235-23
22Huddersfield503236-33
23Bolton503215-43
24Rotherham5014513-81
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