Bristol City 5-2 Huddersfield: Robins return to winning ways
Bristol C vs Huddsf’ld
Sky Bet Ch’boat
3:00pm Saturday 30th November
Josh Brownhill celebrated his 150th appearance in Ashton Gate for Bristol City having a goal and an assist in a 5-2 Sky Bet Championship triumph over Huddersfield.
The hosts were 4-1 up at the rest having obtained an 11th-minute lead when Andreas Weimann’s shot from inside the box was redirected past Kamil Grabara from Brownhill.
This was 2-0 on the half-hour after Niclas Eliasson cross from the right was deflected by Terence Kongolo under strain in Nathan Baker.
Karlan Grant halved the deficit after 35 minutes, then turning his marker with a shot in an angle to internet, but seconds later a Brownhill cross was headed home by Eliasson.
Eliasson was causing havoc and his cross was transformed by Ashley Williams using a bullet header at the near post.
Four seconds after the break it was 5-1 since Weimann ran through ball on an Adam Nagy and rounded goalkeeper Grabara before shooting home from a narrow angle.
Juninho Bacuna pulled a goal back from 25 yards, but it proved no longer than a consolation for his side despite their performance in the second half.
Huddersfield suffered a setback after only five minutes when striker Fraizer Campbell hobbled off to be replaced by Adama Diakhaby. Grant caused plenty of issues apart from his goal within an open half and moved in the left flank.
His 18th-minute volley from 25 metres attracted since the people recovered by an uncertain start that saw the hosts move in 31, a fingertip save from Robins goalkeeper Dan Bentley.
Following the winger had been placed by a great 22nd-minute through ball from Nagy in on goal grabara did to rescue Eliasson’s close-range shot.
Huddersfield appeared nicely in the game when reacting using Grant’s strike, but inability to shield crosses cost them precious as Eliasson and Williams put City from sight by the break.
Visiting boss Danny Cowley made a change at half-time, sending on Josh Koroma because of his first replacement Diakhaby – but any hope of a fightback was dispelled by the clinical finish of Weimann.
Bacuna’s goal sparked a brief spell of pressure but – at the end – Grabara needed to make a great save to keep a Tommy Rowe shot .
Neither Huddersfield’s players, nor the 800 travelling lovers gave up and the guys of Cowley remained a danger going to the death.
But they could not fit City’s cutting edge on a day when Lee Johnson’s team made some attacking soccer to reach a result that saw them go to the zone.