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I Won 'Rock-Paper-Scissors'! - Cunningham

Greg Cunningham revealed how ‘rock-paper-scissors’ determined who was on penalty duty ahead of the 3-1 win over Doncaster Rovers. 

With usual taker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas on the bench when referee Stuart Attwell awarded City a spot-kick in the 33rd minute, many were surprised to see the Irishman step up as his replacement.

However, Cunningham dispatched with aplomb, before revealing that beating Marlon Pack at the hand game gave him the opportunity to add City’s second of the night.

“We always practise after training on a Friday,” the defender told Bristol City Player.

“We had a meeting in the afternoon (on Tuesday) and with Jay not playing, the gaffer put it down to me or Packy.

“I beat him at rock-paper-scissors for it and luckily we’ve got a penalty and I’ve scored!

“I could hear Richie Wellens trying to put me off but I felt confident, had in my mind where I was going to go and stuck to it.”

Cunningham’s third of the season meant City went into the break with a 2-0 lead, with a first-half performance juxtaposing the previous match in Essex.

City went three goals down inside 26 minutes against Colchester United and the 24-year-old was pleased with how the side responded from the shock setback.

He said: “We were happy we had a Tuesday game to put Saturday right.

“We got off to a great start and we were happy with 2-0 at half-time.

“They ended up chucking three up top and nicked one back through a good strike from Curtis Main, but we bounced back, got that goal, which was vital, and defended really well.”

Aaron Wilbraham added a third for City on his return to the starting line-up in a move which manager Steve Cotterill described as ‘sublime’.

Former Manchester City man Cunningham crossed for City’s striker to add his 14th goal of the campaign and was quick to praise Pack’s role in the build-up.

“Packy’s vision was superb for the crossfield ball,” he said.

“He just took it down on his chest and whacked it out to me. Luckily I got on the end of it!

“I had a look up, just tried to put it back into the box and Alby finished it very well.

“We’re happy to bounce back and get the three points and now we’re really looking forward to Saturday.”

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