The Robins Rock The Royals

Bristol City pulled off a stunning win yesterday, as they defeated promotion-chasing Reading 2-0 at the Madejski Stadium.

Gary Johnson’s side, accompanied by over 4,000 travelling fans, pulled off a great win that dents Reading’s charge for an automatic promotion place but has done their own play off ambitions the world of good.

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Dele Adebola gave the Robins the lead after 26 minutes, heading in from a Michael McIndoe free-kick.

City’s second goal was more scrappy, Cole Skuse scrambling in after a goalmouth scramble, just three minutes into the second half.

It was former City man Leroy Lita who came closest for a underwhelming Reading side, hitting the post and forcing a good save out of Brazilian shot-stopper Adriano Basso.

However, City held out for a surprisingly comfortable win against a side which thrashed City at Ashton Gate earlier in the season.

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City manager Gary Johnson was delighted with the result. He told the BBC: “We had to prove to ourselves that we can compete with teams like Reading and we came here and showed what a club we are.”

“I treated it like a cup final as it was that important a game. It felt like that with the sun shining and 4,500 fans enjoying it”, he added.

The win propelled City to fourth place in the table. However with teams like Cardiff (4), Sheffield United (1),Swansea (1) and QPR (2) having games in hand over City, they will have to rely on other results to stay there in the short-term.

Nonetheless, the result is a testimony to City’s recent excellent form, with the midweek loss to Doncaster last Tuesday the only blip in what has been a great run for the West Country side.

One Response to “The Robins Rock The Royals”

  1. Paul Says:

    Where the hell is Bristol?

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