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Carabao Cup: Bristol City 0-1 Plymouth Argyle

Yann Songo'o
Yann Songo'o's header gave Plymouth their first victory in the Carabao Cup in six years

Yann Songo'o scored his first goal in nearly two years as Plymouth Argyle beat Championship side Bristol City in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

The 26-year-old headed Graham Carey's cross past Max O'Leary to put Plymouth in front before half-time.

City, who beat Argyle 5-0 at the same stage on their way to reaching the semi-finals last season, pressed hard for an equaliser after the break.

Lloyd Kelly should have forced a penalty shoot-out, but headed wide.

Korey Smith also had a goal disallowed for offside, while Callum O'Dowda forced Matt Macey into a smart save.

But Argyle, who have won just one of their past 10 first-round ties in the EFL Cup, held on for a fine win at Ashton Gate.

The Robins beat four Premier League sides - including Manchester United - before losing to eventual winners Manchester City in the last four in 2017-18.

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 24O'Leary
  • 2Pisano
  • 32Hunt
  • 3DasilvaSubstituted forWebsterat 60'minutes
  • 17Kelly
  • 15Watkins
  • 12Walsh
  • 7Smith
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forWeimannat 70'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 40EisaSubstituted forBrownhillat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Webster
  • 8Brownhill
  • 14Weimann
  • 21Pack
  • 25Pring
  • 26Janneh
  • 33Mäenpää

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 22Moore
  • 25Wootton
  • 14Canavan
  • 23Smith-BrownBooked at 67mins
  • 15GrantSubstituted forTaylorat 84'minutes
  • 4Songo'oBooked at 4minsSubstituted forFoxat 78'minutes
  • 6Ness
  • 10CareyBooked at 49mins
  • 16GrantSubstituted forWyldeat 73'minutes
  • 19LadapoBooked at 59mins

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 5Edwards
  • 8Fox
  • 9Taylor
  • 11Lameiras
  • 20Wylde
  • 21Letheren
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
9,865

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home22
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home14
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Attempt saved. Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Liam Walsh (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Josh Brownhill replaces Mohamed Eisa.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Matt Macey.

Attempt saved. Mohamed Eisa (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Andreas Weimann (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Conor Grant.

Attempt missed. Lloyd Kelly (Bristol City) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Scott Wootton.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. David Fox replaces Yann Songo'o because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Mohamed Eisa (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Eisa (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gregg Wylde replaces Joel Grant.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Attempt missed. Liam Walsh (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Andreas Weimann replaces Matty Taylor.

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

Foul by Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle).

Booking

Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mohamed Eisa (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Lloyd Kelly.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Tafari Moore.

Attempt missed. Jack Hunt (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ashley Smith-Brown.

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Eisa (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Adam Webster replaces Jay Dasilva.

Booking

Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt blocked. Liam Walsh (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

Lloyd Kelly (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Marley Watkins (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Matt Macey.

Attempt saved. Korey Smith (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Eisa (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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