EFL Cup - First Round
Bristol City5Plymouth0

Bristol City 5-0 Plymouth Argyle

Jens Hegeler
Jens Hegeler opened the scoring inside two minutes for the hosts

A ruthless display earned a comfortable first-round win for Bristol City at home to Plymouth Argyle in the EFL Cup.

The Robins, who scored three first-half goals in their opening league win over Barnsley on Saturday, hit the ground running quickly against Argyle too.

Jens Hegeler's strike, Nathan Baker's header, Korey Smith's curler and teenager Freddie Hinds' powerful hit put the hosts 4-0 up at the break.

Winger Jamie Paterson bent in a late fifth to complete the rout.

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 26Vyner
  • 31HegelerSubstituted forKellyat 70'minutes
  • 6BakerSubstituted forat 85'minutes
  • 23Magnusson
  • 8Brownhill
  • 28O'Neil
  • 7SmithSubstituted forMorrellat 59'minutes
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 14ReidSubstituted forPatersonat 45'minutes
  • 33Hinds

Substitutes

  • 2Pisano
  • 5Wright
  • 9Diedhiou
  • 20Paterson
  • 25Kelly
  • 29Lucic
  • 32Morrell

Plymouth

  • 1te Loeke
  • 2Miller
  • 15Bradley
  • 20Sokolik
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 4Songo'o
  • 11Lameiras
  • 10Carey
  • 8AinsworthSubstituted forThrelkeldat 45'minutesSubstituted forEdwardsat 67'minutes
  • 13Blissett
  • 21WyldeSubstituted forSarcevicat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 5Edwards
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 14Jervis
  • 16Grant
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 23McCormick
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
9,838

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home21
Away2
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 5, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 5, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Attempt missed. Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Bristol City).

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Paterson (Bristol City).

Jakub Sokolik (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nathan Baker went off injured after Bristol City had used all subs.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 5, Plymouth Argyle 0. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Zak Vyner.

Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Lloyd Kelly (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Zak Vyner (Bristol City).

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Baker (Bristol City).

Nathan Blissett (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Gary O'Neil (Bristol City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Lloyd Kelly replaces Jens Hegeler.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Edwards replaces Oscar Threlkeld.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) because of an injury.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.

Attempt missed. Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Zak Vyner (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Joe Morrell replaces Korey Smith.

Zak Vyner (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Hand ball by Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Jamie Paterson replaces Bobby Reid.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bristol City 4, Plymouth Argyle 0.

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