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Bristol City 1-0 Ipswich Town

Big Milan Djuric
Milan Djuric scored his first goal since 28 October for Bristol City

Bristol City moved to within a point of the Championship play-off places with a narrow win over Ipswich Town.

The Robins had fallen off the pace with a run of two wins in 13 league games, but after a quiet first half Lee Johnson's side secured crucial points.

Milan Djuric missed a rebound before heading in Lloyd Kelly's cross from close range to open the scoring.

Frank Fielding reacted well to prevent a Martyn Waghorn corner curling in to secure a league double over Ipswich.

The Tractor Boys had not lost both league matches in a season against Bristol City since 1978-79, but Waghorn's dangerous delivery was the closest they came as they mustered only two shots on target.

Jordan Spence headed over the crossbar in the first half, and Mick McCarthy's side had goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski to thank for keeping it goalless with saves from Bobby Reid and Kelly.

The Pole spilled a Marlon Pack shot at the feet of Djuric, who dinked over the bar, but then buried a downward header minutes later for the breakthrough.

The Bosnian's goal, following a period out injured, sealed just a third win in all competitions in 2018 for City, who benefited from Middlesbrough's 1-1 draw at Brentford to move up to seventh, within a point of Tony Pulis' side.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson:

"Milan deserved that after the season he has had and he could be a big player for us over the remaining games. He has had a lot of fitness problems since joining us.

"It was a massive win for us today in terms of maintaining belief among our fans.

"Ipswich are a side who do remarkably well considering their resources and have an excellent manager. It was never going to be easy."

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy:

"My only complaint is that we conceded a goal. I can't fault the players in any other respect and I felt both teams handled the conditions well.

"I felt we should have taken something from the game. We didn't have as much of the ball as them, but we had as many opportunities.

"We could have defended better for the goal, but overall I thought we played well."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Pisano
  • 5Wright
  • 23MagnussonSubstituted forHegelerat 71'minutes
  • 25Kelly
  • 8Brownhill
  • 21Pack
  • 7SmithBooked at 84mins
  • 20PatersonSubstituted forO'Neilat 83'minutes
  • 14Reid
  • 9DiedhiouSubstituted forDjuricat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Walsh
  • 22Djuric
  • 28O'Neil
  • 31Hegeler
  • 38Wollacott
  • 39Diony
  • 40Kent

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 12Spence
  • 27Carter-Vickers
  • 4Chambers
  • 6Webster
  • 3KnudsenBooked at 87mins
  • 18WardSubstituted forCelinaat 83'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 16Connolly
  • 20SearsSubstituted forMorrisat 90+4'minutes
  • 9Waghorn

Substitutes

  • 11Celina
  • 19Hyam
  • 24Crowe
  • 25Gleeson
  • 26Drinan
  • 30Kenlock
  • 35Morris
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
21,509

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City 1, Ipswich Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Ipswich Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

  4. Post update

    Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Ben Morris replaces Freddie Sears.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Spence with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Milan Djuric (Bristol City).

  8. Post update

    Adam Webster (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Booking

    Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Eros Pisano (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town).

  12. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match Bailey Wright (Bristol City) because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Delay in match Callum Connolly (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

  15. Booking

    Korey Smith (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Korey Smith (Bristol City).

  17. Post update

    Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Korey Smith (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Carter-Vickers (Ipswich Town).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Bersant Celina replaces Grant Ward.

As It Stood

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1Wolves38257669333682
2Cardiff37237758312776
3Fulham381912766412569
4Aston Villa38209961372469
5Derby371614755342162
6Middlesbrough381881254361862
7Bristol City381613954421261
8Preston381515848371160
9Sheff Utd38186145143860
10Millwall381513104637958
11Brentford381412125446854
12Ipswich38157164748-152
13Norwich381313124144-352
14Leeds38148165053-350
15QPR381211154555-1047
16Nottm Forest38137184354-1146
17Sheff Wed38914154152-1141
18Hull38912175359-639
19Bolton38912173356-2339
20Reading38812184457-1336
21Barnsley38712193756-1933
22Birmingham3896232857-2933
23Burton3879222767-4030
24Sunderland38513203868-3028
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