Match: Bristol City v Aston Villa
Date: August 27 2016
Competition: Sky Bet Championship
Venue: Ashton Gate
Weather: 23C, 73F, partly cloudy
Jack Grealish (5)
Tammy Abraham (59)
Joe Bryan (61)
Lee Tomlin (81)
This was the proverbial game of two halves.
After dominating the first period and going in one-up at the break courtesy of Jack Grealish, Roberto Di Matteo’s men found the going tough in the second 45 minutes.
Jordan Ayew had a golden chance to double the advantage just after the interval but, after that, the hosts turned the tables to earn the win.
First, Tammy Abraham finished calmly past Pierluigi Gollini before Joe Bryan fired past the keeper.
The game was settled when Lee Tomlin curled home a 20-yard free-kick with just under 10 minutes remaining.
BRISTOL CITY: O’Donnell, Little, Flint, Magnusson, Golbourne, O’Neil, Reid, Freeman (O’Dowda, 67), Tomlin, Bryan (Pack, 67), Abraham (Wilbraham, 73). Unused subs: Fielding, Brownhill, Moore, De Girolamo.
ASTON VILLA: Gollini, De Laet (Kozak, 70), Elphick, Chester, Cissokho (Amavi, 17), Westwood (Green, 79), Jedinak, Grealish, Bacuna, McCormack, Ayew. Unused subs: Bunn, Baker, Hutton, Gardner.
Bristol City booking
Referee: James Linington
Assistant Referee 1: Neil Davies
Assistant Referee 2: Steven Meredith
Fourth Official: Rob Massey-Ellis