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Manchester City 2-1 Bristol City - 5 talking points

Shambhu Ajith
Modified 10 Jan 2018, 09:15 IST
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#4 Bristol City take the game to City and earn a well-deserved first-half lead

Bobby Reid
Bobby Reid converts the spot-kick

In what was an open game from the get-go, Bristol City and Manchester City kept creating chance after chance and gifted us a compelling cup-tie. Lee Johnson's men started pressing the City players into mistakes and soon realized that this game could be theirs for the taking.

On several occasions, Bristol's attackers were willing to fancy their chances as Paterson, Bryan, Bobby Reid and Pack all made sure Claudio Bravo had a long night.

They didn't afford City any peace or an inch of space by dogging them down in their own half and winning the ball back on several occasions. It was in fact, one such move that culminated in a spot kick.

Brownhill stole the ball from Mangala, motored ahead and rolled the ball into Reid's path. The forward, sensing Stones' eagerness to deal with the danger with a dangerous slide, poked the ball away and took one for the team and hit the ground hard.

He then calmly slotted the ball home to round off a delightful first-half performance and made Pep Guardiola prepare a speech for half-time.

Published 10 Jan 2018, 09:15 IST
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