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  • English Npower Championship
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Ashton Gate
  • Attendance: 12,991
Bristol CBristol CvPeterboroughPeterborough
4
  • Anderson, 5
  • Baldock, 37
  • McManus, 59
  • Baldock, pen 64
2
  • McCann, pen 19
  • Gayle, 89

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Match ends, Bristol City 4, Peterborough United 2.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Bristol City 4, Peterborough United 2.

90 mins:Offside, Peterborough United. Mark Little tries a through ball, but Mark Little is caught offside.

89 mins:Goal! Bristol City 4, Peterborough United 2. Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kane Ferdinand.

86 mins:Attempt saved. Stephen McManus (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Steve Davies.

85 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

83 mins:Steve Davies (Bristol City) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Albert Adomah with a cross.

82 mins:Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Albert Adomah.

81 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

81 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Steve Davies replaces Jon Stead.

81 mins:Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

78 mins:Attempt missed. George Boyd (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

77 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Neil Kilkenny replaces Paul Anderson.

77 mins:Jon Stead (Bristol City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

76 mins:Corner, Peterborough United.

75 mins:Attempt saved. Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

74 mins:Offside, Bristol City. Sam Baldock tries a through ball, but Sam Baldock is caught offside.

72 mins:Foul by Neil Danns (Bristol City).

72 mins:Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

69 mins:Joe Bryan (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Foul by Matthew Bates (Bristol City).

67 mins:Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Attempt missed. Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

66 mins:Cole Skuse (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

66 mins:Foul by Cole Skuse (Bristol City).

66 mins:Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64 mins:Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).

64 mins:Paul Anderson (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

64 mins:Goal! Bristol City 4, Peterborough United 1. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

63 mins:Penalty conceded by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) after a foul in the penalty area.

63 mins:Penalty Bristol City. Paul Anderson draws a foul in the penalty area.

62 mins:Substitution, Peterborough United. Danny Swanson replaces Joe Newell.

62 mins:Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

61 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

59 mins:Goal! Bristol City 3, Peterborough United 1. Stephen McManus (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Albert Adomah.

59 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

58 mins:Foul by Jon Stead (Bristol City).

58 mins:Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Substitution, Peterborough United. Kane Ferdinand replaces Grant McCann.

55 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

53 mins:Offside, Peterborough United. Dwight Gayle tries a through ball, but Dwight Gayle is caught offside.

52 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Joe Bryan replaces Richard Foster.

50 mins:Substitution, Peterborough United. Sean Brisley replaces Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

50 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

49 mins:Attempt blocked. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

48 mins:Foul by Neil Danns (Bristol City).

48 mins:Dwight Gayle (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Attempt blocked. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Albert Adomah with a cross.

Second Half begins Bristol City 2, Peterborough United 1.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Bristol City 2, Peterborough United 1.

45+2 mins:Attempt missed. Stephen McManus (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Neil Danns.

45+2 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

45+1 mins:Sam Baldock (Bristol City) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

44 mins:Sam Baldock (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

44 mins:Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).

44 mins:Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Foul by Jon Stead (Bristol City).

39 mins:Joe Newell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Goal! Bristol City 2, Peterborough United 1. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Anderson.

35 mins:Offside, Bristol City. Sam Baldock tries a through ball, but Sam Baldock is caught offside.

34 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Anderson (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

32 mins:Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

29 mins:Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

29 mins:Paul Anderson (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Foul by Albert Adomah (Bristol City).

28 mins:Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

26 mins:Offside, Peterborough United. Dwight Gayle tries a through ball, but Dwight Gayle is caught offside.

25 mins:Attempt saved. Paul Anderson (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Albert Adomah with a cross.

24 mins:Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

24 mins:Jon Stead (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

21 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

20 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

19 mins:Goal! Bristol City 1, Peterborough United 1. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

18 mins:Tom Heaton (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

17 mins:Penalty conceded by Tom Heaton (Bristol City) after a foul in the penalty area.

17 mins:Penalty Peterborough United. George Boyd draws a foul in the penalty area.

13 mins:Attempt saved. Jon Stead (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

12 mins:Lee Tomlin (Peterborough United) is shown the red card for fighting.

7 mins:Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

5 mins:Goal! Bristol City 1, Peterborough United 0. Paul Anderson (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Sam Baldock with a cross.

3 mins:Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

3 mins:Foul by George Boyd (Peterborough United).

3 mins:Albert Adomah (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

2 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

1 mins:Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

1 mins:Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United).

1 mins:Jon Stead (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Ashton Gate
  • Attendance: 12,991
Bristol CBristol CvPeterboroughPeterborough
4
  • Anderson, 5
  • Baldock, 37
  • McManus, 59
  • Baldock, pen 64
2
  • McCann, pen 19
  • Gayle, 89

match report

Bristol City striker Sam Baldock scored twice and set up another as his side recorded their first win at Ashton Gate since August with a 4-2 win against 10-man Peterborough.

The former West Ham man teed up Paul Anderson for the opener before grabbing two goals either side of Stephen McManus' header to end a nine-game winless run on home soil.

Posh, who had Lee Tomlin sent off early on, did draw level through Grant McCann and Dwight Gayle grabbed a late consolation but they were comfortably beaten by a City side who are now just three points from safety at the foot of the npower Championship.

City boss Derek McInnes made one change from the side that was set to face Watford on Boxing Day before the conditions saw the match postponed, with Anderson in for Liam Fontaine and he took just five minutes to make an impact, nodding home Baldock's ball from close range.

And the former MK Dons striker should really have added his name to the scoresheet shortly after but he put his effort wide when through on goal.

The visitors had lost all 14 matches when they had conceded first this season and their chances of ending that run took a real blow in the 12th minute when in-form striker Tomlin was sent off.

The Posh forward was given a straight red card when he seemed to elbow City left-back Greg Cunningham.

But just seven minutes later Darren Ferguson's men were level when Tom Heaton fouled George Boyd after a poor header back to his keeper from Cunningham.

McCann stepped up and squeezed his spot-kick beyond the former Cardiff keeper to draw the 10 men level.

Anderson, making just his second start of the season, could have been celebrating again in the 33rd minute but he failed to convert Albert Adomah's low cross.

And it was no surprise that it was Anderson and Baldock who combined to put their side back in the lead eight minutes before the break.

Baldock swapped passes with the former Liverpool winger before beating Bobby Olejnik for his first goal in open play for 16 games.

A minute before the break that man Baldock was at the heart of the action once more and the 23-year-old came inches away from grabbing his second of the match but his shot from six yards out crashed off the post.

The Robins, leading at the interval for the first time since October 20, looked to have put the game to bed just before the hour mark when McManus met Adomah's corner at the back post with a downward header.

Five minutes later the home side did made the points safe when Baldock sent Olejnik the wrong way to notch his ninth of the season from the penalty spot after Anderson was fouled by Michael Bostwick.

Gayle then grabbed a late consolation with his 13th of the season, sliding in from close range, but it was too little too late.

team line-up

1Tom Heaton
39Matthew Bates
17Greg Cunningham
19Stephen McManus
21Paul Anderson77
27Albert Adomah
38Neil Danns
14Cole Skuse
2Richard Foster52
7Sam Baldock
9Jon Stead81

substitutes

25Marvin Elliott
4Liam Fontaine
8Neil Kilkenny77
22Dean Gerken
16Steve Davies81
18Ryan Taylor
26Joe Bryan52

referee

Andy Madley

team line-up

1Robert Olejnik
6Michael Bostwick
20Nathaniel Knight-Percival50
5Gabriel Zakuani
19Mark Little
11Grant McCann56
10George Boyd
17Joe Newell62
14Tommy Rowe
8Lee Tomlin
34Dwight Gayle

substitutes

13Joe Day
28Jaanai Gordon-Hutton
18Kane Ferdinand56
16Daniel Kearns
4Sean Brisley50
3Craig Alcock
7Danny Swanson62

referee

Andy Madley

match stats

possession %5346
shots on target83
shots off target105
corners91
tackles won00
offsides23