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Bristol City 2-1 Charlton Athletic: Josh Brownhill scores 98th-minute winner for Robins

Josh Brownhill
Both Josh Brownhill's two goals this season have been winners in 2-1 victories for Bristol City

Josh Brownhill scored a dramatic 98th-minute winner as 10-man Bristol City came from behind to beat Charlton and go fourth in the Championship.

The game looked destined to finish as a draw until midfielder Brownhill latched on to substitute Kasey Palmer's lofted pass and drilled a left-foot shot past Charlton keeper Dillon Phillips.

After a lacklustre first half, the Addicks took the lead when Macauley Bonne beat Daniel Bentley to Beram Kayal's through ball at the corner of the box, took the ball past the Robins keeper and slid it home from a tight angle.

But Bristol City levelled when the visitors failed to cut out a looping cross by Brownhill and another substitute, Famara Diedhiou, headed home from close range.

The Senegal striker was then shown a straight red card four minutes from time for kicking out at Jason Pearce while the Charlton defender was on the floor.

Before Brownhill's late winner, Bristol City looked set to slip to 10th. Instead, they moved within three points of leaders West Bromwich Albion and are only behind third-placed Sheffield Wednesday on goal difference.

Brownhill registered the only effort on target - a tame long-range shot - of a cagey first half, which was interrupted by injuries to Charlton midfielders Sam Field and Jake Forster-Caskey.

But there was no shortage of chances after the break, with Bonne curling a shot wide of the far post and Kayal and Conor Gallagher both being denied by Bentley.

Bonne's opener on the counter-attack came after the home side's best spell of pressure as Andi Weimann saw a shot from eight yards turned over the bar by Phillips, while Diedhiou and Rodri both had efforts scrambled off the line following a corner.

Phillips then pulled off two more fine stops to keep out a fierce Weimann drive and a Palmer header, before Diedhiou nodded in the equaliser.

Brownhill then popped up in the box to slam home to winner and spark wild celebrations around Ashton Gate.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"It's an unbelievable feeling. I'm not sure if it trumps the Manchester United feeling (after beating them in the League Cup quarter-finals in 2017).

"Charlton are a good side and you can see why they've picked up a lot of results in the Championship.

"I knew I was going to get the howls when I made the sub (Diedhiou for Niclas Eliasson) because I understood that it wouldn't have looked like it made sense. I wanted to match them with a diamond and get width from our full-backs. I'm so pleased of the quality and the bravery to keep playing in the second half."

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer told BBC Radio London:

"I thought we deserved to win so to come away with nothing is hard for the lads. I can't fault them as they gave everything.

"We have to learn from this, because we have to be more ruthless.

"We got into so many good areas in the first half and we didn't punish them - and they are a good side. I am gutted.

"In this league this is what happens - if you don't take your chances then you always give the others a chance to come back into it."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Bentley
  • 32Lopes PereiraBooked at 83mins
  • 29Williams
  • 23Moore
  • 25Rowe
  • 19EliassonSubstituted forRíos Lozanoat 54'minutes
  • 8Brownhill
  • 42MassengoSubstituted forPalmerat 69'minutes
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 14WeimannBooked at 90mins
  • 18SemenyoSubstituted forDiédhiouat 54'minutesBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 5Wright
  • 6Baker
  • 9Diédhiou
  • 17Szmodics
  • 31Ríos Lozano
  • 33Mäenpää
  • 45Palmer

Charlton

  • 1PhillipsBooked at 85mins
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 5Lockyer
  • 6Pearce
  • 8Forster-CaskeySubstituted forSollyat 36'minutes
  • 28FieldSubstituted forPratleyat 33'minutesBooked at 55mins
  • 24Cullen
  • 21KayalBooked at 14minsSubstituted forAnekeat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11Gallagher
  • 14Leko
  • 17BonneBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 10Aneke
  • 15Pratley
  • 20Solly
  • 23Sarr
  • 29Oztumer
  • 30Maynard-Brewer
  • 44Davison
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
20,916

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home23
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 2, Charlton Athletic 1. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kasey Palmer with a through ball.

Booking

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

Attempt missed. Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Chris Solly.

Booking

Chuks Aneke (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Kasey Palmer (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (Charlton Athletic).

Kasey Palmer (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Gallagher (Charlton Athletic).

Booking

Macauley Bonne (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Darren Pratley tries a through ball, but Macauley Bonne is caught offside.

Foul by Taylor Moore (Bristol City).

Macauley Bonne (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic).

Dismissal

Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City).

Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Dillon Phillips (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Pedro Pereira (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Pedro Pereira (Bristol City).

Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City).

Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.

Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic).

Offside, Bristol City. Andreas Weimann tries a through ball, but Rodri is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Charlton Athletic 1. Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City) header from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Chuks Aneke replaces Beram Kayal.

Kasey Palmer (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Gallagher (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt saved. Kasey Palmer (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Brownhill with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Kasey Palmer replaces Han-Noah Massengo.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Dillon Phillips.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1West Brom137512415926
2Leeds13733178924
3Sheff Wed137241810823
4Bristol City136522017323
5QPR137242323023
6Preston1364324141022
7Fulham136432314922
8Nottm Forest136431712522
9Swansea136431713422
10Charlton136341914521
11Birmingham136161215-319
12Brentford135351511418
13Cardiff134631919018
14Derby134631618-218
15Hull134451820-216
16Blackburn134361518-315
17Millwall133641419-515
18Luton134272023-314
19Wigan134271017-714
20Reading133371419-512
21Middlesbrough132561117-611
22Huddersfield132471420-610
23Stoke132291323-108
24Barnsley131571125-148
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