EFL Cup - First Round
Bristol CityBristol City5PlymouthPlymouth Argyle0

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

Formation 4-4-2

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

Substitutes

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

Plymouth

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City 5, Plymouth Argyle 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Full Time

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Josh Brownhill (Bristol City).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Paterson (Bristol City).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. 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.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Zak Vyner (Bristol City).

  20. Post update

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

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