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  • Bristol Rovers leave it late against BlackpoolLate goals from Ryan Sweeney and Ellis Harrison earned Bristol Rovers a 3-1 Sky Bet League One victory over Blackpool at the Memorial Stadium.Centre-back Sweeney, sent on as a substitute for Joe Partington at the start of the second half, stooped to nod home Billy Bodin's inswinging cross from the right on 84 minutes.and striker Harrison made sure of the points in stoppage time, running at the Blackpool defence before netting with a sweet low shot from 15 yards.Blackpool had taken a 12th-minute lead when striker Kyle Vassell got in behind Rovers back-line from a long ball by Jimmy Ryan and fired a low right-footed shot in off the foot of a post.Rovers hit back five minutes before the break when top scorer Bodin buried a left-footed drive from a narrow angle, having been put in by a Chris Lines throughball.The visitors had plenty of possession but did not overly test Rovers goalkeeper Sam Slocombe. Source: PA ..

    Bristol Rovers 3-1 Blackpool – 23-Sep-2017 : Match Report

    Bristol Rovers leave it late against BlackpoolLate goals from Ryan Sweeney and Ellis Harrison earned Bristol Rovers a 3-1 Sky Bet League One victory over Blackpool at the Memorial Stadium.Centre-back Sweeney, sent on as a substitute for Joe Partington at the start of the second half, stooped to nod home Billy Bodin's inswinging cross from the right on 84 minutes.and striker Harrison made sure of the points in stoppage time, running at the Blackpool defence before netting with a sweet low shot from 15 yards.Blackpool had taken a 12th-minute lead when striker Kyle Vassell got in behind Rovers back-line from a long ball by Jimmy Ryan and fired a low right-footed shot in off the foot of a post.Rovers hit back five minutes before the break when top scorer Bodin buried a left-footed drive from a narrow angle, having been put in by a Chris Lines throughball.The visitors had plenty of possession but did not overly test Rovers goalkeeper Sam Slocombe. Source: PA ..
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  • Norwich and Bristol City play out dour encounterNorwich were held to a goalless draw for the second home game in succession as Bristol City followed Burton Albion's lead by frustrating them.The Canaries hit the woodwork in the first half and had an effort cleared off the line at the end of the second but the visitors also had their moments and a point apiece was just about right.Having taken seven points from their previous three league games without conceding a single goal, Norwich went into the match in good spirits and created the better chances in a tight opening period.The best of them came on the half-hour mark when Cameron Jerome's deflected effort fell nicely for Marco Stiepermann inside the six yard box, only for the German fullback to drag the ball just wide when it looked easier to score.Five minutes earlier Mario Vrancic had struck the outside of the far post after being set up by Jerome's cutback, while Jerome later had an effort rightly ruled out for o..

    Norwich 0-0 Bristol City – 23-Sep-2017 : Match Report

    Norwich and Bristol City play out dour encounterNorwich were held to a goalless draw for the second home game in succession as Bristol City followed Burton Albion's lead by frustrating them.The Canaries hit the woodwork in the first half and had an effort cleared off the line at the end of the second but the visitors also had their moments and a point apiece was just about right.Having taken seven points from their previous three league games without conceding a single goal, Norwich went into the match in good spirits and created the better chances in a tight opening period.The best of them came on the half-hour mark when Cameron Jerome's deflected effort fell nicely for Marco Stiepermann inside the six yard box, only for the German fullback to drag the ball just wide when it looked easier to score.Five minutes earlier Mario Vrancic had struck the outside of the far post after being set up by Jerome's cutback, while Jerome later had an effort rightly ruled out for o..
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  • Bristol Rovers captain Tom Lockyer suspended for visit of BlackpoolBristol Rovers captain Tom Lockyer is suspended for the League One visit of Blackpool.Defender Lockyer was sent off in extra time of the Carabao Cup defeat at Wolves on Tuesday night and will serve a one-game ban.Defender Ryan Sweeney is back following his suspension.James Clarke, another defender, is nearing a return from his long-term calf problem.Blackpool have no new injuries ahead of the trip to the Memorial Stadium.Midfielder Sessi D'Almeida could come back into starting contention after being mostly rested - appearing only as a last-minute substitute - for last week's victory over Oxford.Newcastle loanee Sean Longstaff, who has scored four goals this season, appeared to come through his return from an Achilles injury unscathed.Armand Gnanduillet (thigh), Mark Cullen (hamstring) and Jim McAllister (broken leg) remain on the injury list. Source: PAR Please enable JavaScript..

    Bristol Rovers V Blackpool at The Memorial Stadium : Match Preview

    Bristol Rovers captain Tom Lockyer suspended for visit of BlackpoolBristol Rovers captain Tom Lockyer is suspended for the League One visit of Blackpool.Defender Lockyer was sent off in extra time of the Carabao Cup defeat at Wolves on Tuesday night and will serve a one-game ban.Defender Ryan Sweeney is back following his suspension.James Clarke, another defender, is nearing a return from his long-term calf problem.Blackpool have no new injuries ahead of the trip to the Memorial Stadium.Midfielder Sessi D'Almeida could come back into starting contention after being mostly rested - appearing only as a last-minute substitute - for last week's victory over Oxford.Newcastle loanee Sean Longstaff, who has scored four goals this season, appeared to come through his return from an Achilles injury unscathed.Armand Gnanduillet (thigh), Mark Cullen (hamstring) and Jim McAllister (broken leg) remain on the injury list. Source: PAR Please enable JavaScript..
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  • Norwich set to be without Nelson Oliveira again for Robins visitNorwich are expected to again be without forward Nelson Oliveira, who is recovering from a groin problem, for the visit of Bristol City.Mario Vrancic scored twice in the midweek 3-1 Carabao Cup win at Brentford, so could retain his place in midfield.Defender Grant Hanley is available again having been cup-tied, while Marley Watkins is pressing for a start in attack.Captain Russell Martin has been rested after featuring for the under-23s, while midfielder Alex Pritchard is stepping up his recovery from ankle surgery. Matt Jarvis (ankle), Jamal Lewis (knee) and Louis Thompson (Achilles) also continue their rehabilitation.Bristol City could shuffle their pack again after making nine changes for Tuesday's Carabao Cup victory over Premier League Stoke.On-loan duo Cauley Woodrow and Jonathan Leko are expected to come back into contention having been ineligible for the cup tie.Defender Eros Pisano is stepping up his r..

    Norwich V Bristol City at Carrow Road : Match Preview

    Norwich set to be without Nelson Oliveira again for Robins visitNorwich are expected to again be without forward Nelson Oliveira, who is recovering from a groin problem, for the visit of Bristol City.Mario Vrancic scored twice in the midweek 3-1 Carabao Cup win at Brentford, so could retain his place in midfield.Defender Grant Hanley is available again having been cup-tied, while Marley Watkins is pressing for a start in attack.Captain Russell Martin has been rested after featuring for the under-23s, while midfielder Alex Pritchard is stepping up his recovery from ankle surgery. Matt Jarvis (ankle), Jamal Lewis (knee) and Louis Thompson (Achilles) also continue their rehabilitation.Bristol City could shuffle their pack again after making nine changes for Tuesday's Carabao Cup victory over Premier League Stoke.On-loan duo Cauley Woodrow and Jonathan Leko are expected to come back into contention having been ineligible for the cup tie.Defender Eros Pisano is stepping up his r..
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  • Stoke manager Mark Hughes wants a reaction from his players against Chelsea on Saturday following their Carabao Cup defeat to Bristol City.Hughes described his side's performance at Ashton Gate as "poor" as a strong team containing the likes of Kurt Zouma, Bruno Martins Indi, Darren Fletcher and Peter Crouch were beaten 2-0 by the Sky Bet Championship club. Stoke resume Premier League action against the champions at the bet365 Stadium at the weekend and Hughes is confident of an improved display. "I know we will be better against Chelsea on Saturday, but that isn't much consolation at the moment," he told the club's official website. "We need a reaction. That's what we will drill into the players going into the Chelsea game because that was unacceptable." Hughes will hope captain Ryan Shawcross returns to training before the end of the week to prove his fitness as on-loan defender Zouma is ineligible against Chelsea. Meanwhile, Bristol City assistant head co..

    Stoke boss Hughes calls for reaction against Chelsea after Bristol City loss

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes wants a reaction from his players against Chelsea on Saturday following their Carabao Cup defeat to Bristol City.Hughes described his side's performance at Ashton Gate as "poor" as a strong team containing the likes of Kurt Zouma, Bruno Martins Indi, Darren Fletcher and Peter Crouch were beaten 2-0 by the Sky Bet Championship club. Stoke resume Premier League action against the champions at the bet365 Stadium at the weekend and Hughes is confident of an improved display. "I know we will be better against Chelsea on Saturday, but that isn't much consolation at the moment," he told the club's official website. "We need a reaction. That's what we will drill into the players going into the Chelsea game because that was unacceptable." Hughes will hope captain Ryan Shawcross returns to training before the end of the week to prove his fitness as on-loan defender Zouma is ineligible against Chelsea. Meanwhile, Bristol City assistant head co..
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  • Mark Hughes gave all the credit to Bristol City after seeing his Stoke side dumped out of the Carabao Cup at Ashton Gate.After the 2-0 defeat at Ashton Gate put the Championship side into the last 16 of the competition, the Stoke boss said: "We were poor and they played very well."They will have a good season playing like that, but we have to be much better."I am very disappointed because this is a competition we wanted to do well in. Maybe I got the changes wrong, but I was expecting a lot more from my players."We changed systems in the first half because we were not coping with Bristol's forward play."There were chances for us either side of half-time and when you are not playing well you have to take them."We didn't do that either. I know we will be better against Chelsea on Saturday, but that isn't much consolation at the moment."Hughes continued: " I don't know whether the players underestimated Bristol, but they were certainly warned not to. We just cou..

    Mark Hughes acknowledges Bristol City deserved to knock Stoke out of Carabao Cup

    Mark Hughes gave all the credit to Bristol City after seeing his Stoke side dumped out of the Carabao Cup at Ashton Gate.After the 2-0 defeat at Ashton Gate put the Championship side into the last 16 of the competition, the Stoke boss said: "We were poor and they played very well."They will have a good season playing like that, but we have to be much better."I am very disappointed because this is a competition we wanted to do well in. Maybe I got the changes wrong, but I was expecting a lot more from my players."We changed systems in the first half because we were not coping with Bristol's forward play."There were chances for us either side of half-time and when you are not playing well you have to take them."We didn't do that either. I know we will be better against Chelsea on Saturday, but that isn't much consolation at the moment."Hughes continued: " I don't know whether the players underestimated Bristol, but they were certainly warned not to. We just cou..
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  • Wigan ease to victory over Bristol RoversWigan Athletic eased to a 3-0 victory over 10-man Bristol Rovers at the DW Stadium in a one-sided Sky Bet League One encounter.The result was never really in doubt from the moment Rovers centre-back Ryan Sweeney was sent off on the half-hour mark for pulling down Michael Jacobs, and Nick Powell rifled home the resulting free-kick from 20 yards.Will Grigg made it 2-0 four minutes into the second period - his first goal of the season - which was a far more accurate reflection of the game as a whole.Wigan gave themselves a scare with 10 minutes to go when Lee Evans was adjudged to have handled a Tom Lockyer free-kick inside the home box but goalkeeper Jamie Jones dived to his right and kept out Ellis Harrison's penalty.Gavin Massey added goal number three in the fifth added minute to underline Wigan's superiority. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    Wigan 3-0 Bristol Rovers – 16-Sep-2017 : Match Report

    Wigan ease to victory over Bristol RoversWigan Athletic eased to a 3-0 victory over 10-man Bristol Rovers at the DW Stadium in a one-sided Sky Bet League One encounter.The result was never really in doubt from the moment Rovers centre-back Ryan Sweeney was sent off on the half-hour mark for pulling down Michael Jacobs, and Nick Powell rifled home the resulting free-kick from 20 yards.Will Grigg made it 2-0 four minutes into the second period - his first goal of the season - which was a far more accurate reflection of the game as a whole.Wigan gave themselves a scare with 10 minutes to go when Lee Evans was adjudged to have handled a Tom Lockyer free-kick inside the home box but goalkeeper Jamie Jones dived to his right and kept out Ellis Harrison's penalty.Gavin Massey added goal number three in the fifth added minute to underline Wigan's superiority. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • Brilliant Bristol City recover to beat DerbyBobby Reid netted his seventh goal of the season as Bristol City romped to a thrilling 4-1 Sky Bet Championship victory over Derby at Ashton Gate.The visitors went ahead from the penalty spot on 27 minutes as Matej Vydra thundered the ball home off the underside of the crossbar after being brought down by City goalkeeper Frank Fielding.But the hosts levelled five minutes after the break when Cauley Woodrow netted with a downward header from Joe Bryan's left-wing cross.Reid made it 2-1 with the second penalty of the match in the 55th minute, sending Scott Carson the wrong way after Jonathan Leko had been tripped by Richard Keogh.Jamie Paterson put the result beyond doubt with an 83rd-minute free-kick from 20 yards that bounced down off the crossbar, goal-line technology proving the ball had crossed the line before being cleared.Substitute Famara Diedhiou set the seal on an exhilarating display by Lee Johnson's men in stoppage t..

    Bristol City 4-1 Derby – 16-Sep-2017 : Match Report

    Brilliant Bristol City recover to beat DerbyBobby Reid netted his seventh goal of the season as Bristol City romped to a thrilling 4-1 Sky Bet Championship victory over Derby at Ashton Gate.The visitors went ahead from the penalty spot on 27 minutes as Matej Vydra thundered the ball home off the underside of the crossbar after being brought down by City goalkeeper Frank Fielding.But the hosts levelled five minutes after the break when Cauley Woodrow netted with a downward header from Joe Bryan's left-wing cross.Reid made it 2-1 with the second penalty of the match in the 55th minute, sending Scott Carson the wrong way after Jonathan Leko had been tripped by Richard Keogh.Jamie Paterson put the result beyond doubt with an 83rd-minute free-kick from 20 yards that bounced down off the crossbar, goal-line technology proving the ball had crossed the line before being cleared.Substitute Famara Diedhiou set the seal on an exhilarating display by Lee Johnson's men in stoppage t..
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  • Bristol Rovers game comes too soon for Wolves' Helder CostaHelder Costa has returned to training for Wolves but remains sidelined ahead of the Carabao Cup game against Bristol Rovers.The forward has been sidelined since the end of last season with an ankle injury, which he had surgery on in the summer.They are missing Willy Boly with the defender still battling a hamstring injury and is expected to miss at least this week. Barry Douglas has not featured for the last five games, since Wolves' 2-1 defeat at Cardiff, but suggested on social media he was close to a comeback from an unspecified absence. Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke will be without Ryan Sweeney.Sweeney was sent off during Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Wigan and will serve a one-match ban.Stuart Sinclair has been absent since the end of August and he remains a doubt while boss Clarke could make further changes.Rovers beat Fulham in the last round and will hope to take another Championship scalp when..

    Wolverhampton V Bristol Rovers at Molineux Stadium : Match Preview

    Bristol Rovers game comes too soon for Wolves' Helder CostaHelder Costa has returned to training for Wolves but remains sidelined ahead of the Carabao Cup game against Bristol Rovers.The forward has been sidelined since the end of last season with an ankle injury, which he had surgery on in the summer.They are missing Willy Boly with the defender still battling a hamstring injury and is expected to miss at least this week. Barry Douglas has not featured for the last five games, since Wolves' 2-1 defeat at Cardiff, but suggested on social media he was close to a comeback from an unspecified absence. Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke will be without Ryan Sweeney.Sweeney was sent off during Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Wigan and will serve a one-match ban.Stuart Sinclair has been absent since the end of August and he remains a doubt while boss Clarke could make further changes.Rovers beat Fulham in the last round and will hope to take another Championship scalp when..
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  • Bristol City without loanees Cauley Woodrow and Jonathan Leko for cup clashBristol City will be without loan signings Cauley Woodrow and Jonathan Leko for the Carabao Cup third-round clash against Stoke at Ashton Gate.Fulham loan signing Woodrow, who scored in the 4-1 Championship victory over Derby two days ago, and winger Leko, on loan from West Brom, are both cup-tied for Tuesday's encounter.City manager Lee Johnson is likely to give starts to defender Hordur Magnusson and midfielder Niclas Eliasson, who scored during an impressive second-round win against Watford last month.The Robins are unbeaten in their last seven league and cup games as they bid to reach the Carabao Cup last 16.Stoke manager Mark Hughes intends to name a strong line-up against Bristol City as the Premier League club look to avoid becoming a Carabao Cup scalp.The Potters saw a four-match unbeaten run ended with a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle on Saturday.While Hughes is set to have one eye on the weekend&#..

    Bristol City V Stoke at Ashton Gate : Match Preview

    Bristol City without loanees Cauley Woodrow and Jonathan Leko for cup clashBristol City will be without loan signings Cauley Woodrow and Jonathan Leko for the Carabao Cup third-round clash against Stoke at Ashton Gate.Fulham loan signing Woodrow, who scored in the 4-1 Championship victory over Derby two days ago, and winger Leko, on loan from West Brom, are both cup-tied for Tuesday's encounter.City manager Lee Johnson is likely to give starts to defender Hordur Magnusson and midfielder Niclas Eliasson, who scored during an impressive second-round win against Watford last month.The Robins are unbeaten in their last seven league and cup games as they bid to reach the Carabao Cup last 16.Stoke manager Mark Hughes intends to name a strong line-up against Bristol City as the Premier League club look to avoid becoming a Carabao Cup scalp.The Potters saw a four-match unbeaten run ended with a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle on Saturday.While Hughes is set to have one eye on the weekend&#..
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