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Derby County 1-2 Bristol City: Andreas Weimann & Josh Brownill give Robins win

Andreas Weimann
Andreas Weimann put Bristol City in front against his former side at Pride Park

Andreas Weimann scored against his former club Derby County as Bristol City secured back-to-back wins with victory at Pride Park.

The Robins, who are now unbeaten in three matches, went ahead when ex-Rams striker Weimann cleverly turned goalkeeper Kelle Roos before slotting into an empty net.

They doubled their lead before the break, with Weimann again involved, dummying Jack Hunt's low cross to allow Josh Brownhill to sweep home.

Despite bossing possession in the second half Derby failed to create a really clear opening, although Jack Marriott's brilliant individual curling effort with five minutes left set up a grandstand finish.

But City were able to weather a late storm to secure their first away win of the season and condemn Phillip Cocu to his first loss as Rams manager.

The former Netherlands midfielder will be frustrated his side were unable to capitalise on their dominance with the ball, with just four shots on target after mustering 18 attempts on goal.

Tom Lawrence missed arguably their best chance when the score was 1-0, denied by goalkeeper Daniel Bentley when he looked certain to tap in at the far post.

By contrast, the visitors were clinical in establishing their two-goal lead and looked a completely different proposition to the side beaten 3-1 by Leeds United on the opening weekend.

Head coach Lee Johnson has spoken openly about the club's top-six aspirations, promising a "bold" summer transfer window in May and eventually going on to sign 12 new players.

While they rarely threatened to add to their two goals at Pride Park, a professional and organised defensive display allowed them to see the game out and seal a second successive victory.

Derby County manager Phillip Cocu:

"It was a costly start to the game.

"It was a bad start. I don't like excuses and I don't know why, because it was a full stadium, great atmosphere, fantastic pitch and after we concede a goal then I see a reaction.

"But I want to see this not as a reaction but from the start, in the same way with attitude, aggressiveness and pressing. Also, we couldn't convert our chances, so you are chasing your opponent all the time.

"The second half was much better in the way we presented ourselves and we got back in the game and we were close to getting an equaliser, but we didn't have the luck."

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I was delighted with the team today, I thought we still controlled the game even thought we didn't have the ball.

"(It was) always going to be a tough game, but really pleased with the players. It's a new group and we have learnt a lot of positives again about the team tonight.

"It's difficult to single out one player because I thought the whole unit from front to back, the defensive performance, was outstanding.

"There's still bits to improve on but everybody has got the rewards today by the shift that they put in."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 21Roos
  • 25Lowe
  • 6Keogh
  • 16ClarkeSubstituted forKnightat 80'minutes
  • 46MaloneSubstituted forJozefzoonat 45'minutes
  • 5Bielik
  • 44HuddlestoneBooked at 79mins
  • 20BennettSubstituted forMarriottat 68'minutes
  • 8DowellBooked at 81mins
  • 10Lawrence
  • 9Waghorn

Substitutes

  • 11Jozefzoon
  • 12Hamer
  • 14Marriott
  • 17Evans
  • 33Davies
  • 38Knight
  • 48Buchanan

Bristol City

  • 1Bentley
  • 23Moore
  • 22Kalas
  • 6Baker
  • 2HuntSubstituted forLopes Pereiraat 82'minutes
  • 8BrownhillBooked at 75mins
  • 42Massengo
  • 25Rowe
  • 45PalmerSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 60'minutes
  • 14Weimann
  • 40AfobeSubstituted forDiédhiouat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Diédhiou
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 13Gilmartin
  • 17Szmodics
  • 18Semenyo
  • 19Eliasson
  • 32Lopes Pereira
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
25,546

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 1, Bristol City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Bristol City 2.

Foul by Krystian Bielik (Derby County).

Taylor Moore (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

Attempt saved. Max Lowe (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jason Knight.

Jason Knight (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andreas Weimann (Bristol City).

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Nathan Baker.

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Keogh.

Hand ball by Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City).

Foul by Jack Marriott (Derby County).

Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Derby County 1, Bristol City 2. Jack Marriott (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Florian Jozefzoon.

Florian Jozefzoon (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Pedro Pereira replaces Jack Hunt.

Booking

Kieran Dowell (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kieran Dowell (Derby County).

Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Krystian Bielik (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Jason Knight replaces Matthew Clarke.

Booking

Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Derby County).

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

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Derby County).

Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Florian Jozefzoon.

Booking

Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jack Marriott (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Kieran Dowell (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Florian Jozefzoon.

Offside, Bristol City. Daniel Bentley tries a through ball, but Famara Diédhiou is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Famara Diédhiou replaces Benik Afobe.

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Derby County).

Tomas Kalas (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Jack Marriott replaces Mason Bennett.

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

Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Dowell.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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