Lee Johnson had no doubts his team were capable of producing the performance that blew away automatic promotion candidates Huddersfield Town at Ashton Gate.
With the Sky cameras in town City did not disappoint, scoring twice in each half to put the Terriers to the sword and propel themselves out of the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone.
Lee Tomlin and Tammy Abraham were on target in the first half, while Aden Flint and David Cotterill wrapped up the points in the closing stages – the latter scoring from the penalty spot after Joe Bryan was fouled.
“I genuinely felt it coming,” Johnson told Bristol City Player HD
. “I know my team, I know my players and I know when everyone is fit and at it – we got that today.
“I didn’t want to come out shouting from the rooftops because I know everybody in football would’ve had that as an away win.
“Cheltenham has been on and if you’d looked at the betting, you’d have given us no chance in a two-horse race, but I knew.
“I thought we were strong, we hustled and we turned them at the right times. We got the ball into our forward players early – that was the key.
“Our two full backs were outstanding and our two wingers did exactly what they needed to do to nullify the threat.
“It was a performance that, on another day, could’ve warranted a couple more goals. It was convincing. Our energy, our attitude to press and our desire to stay high as a back four was very good.
“We made so many good decisions throughout the game that it was inevitable we were going to win with the quality we had out on the pitch.
“I’m really chuffed for the lads. It’s great to get two wins on the spin and send the fans home happy because they’ve been a bit frustrated in recent times.
“Today they’ll go home and be proud of the players, the club and the staff, knowing we can kick on.
“We’re not out of the woods yet but it was good to get some goal difference back as well – it might go to the wire and we’re going to need another three or four wins as a minimum.”