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Johnson Hails 'Massive Victory'

Lee Johnson hailed City’s late win at Wigan Athletic as a massive victory in his side’s bid to stay in the Sky Bet Championship.

City took the game to the struggling hosts, who needed the points to boost their own survival chances, and were rewarded for a persistent display when Aden Flint forced home a Lee Tomlin corner two minutes from time.

The win was City’s first on the road since the 4-0 drubbing of Fulham back in September.

“It’s a massive victory,” Johnson told Bristol City Player HD. “It was a tough game – the pitch wasn’t conducive to good football for either team and it was scrappy, but I felt we had some good chances in the game.

“There was Matty Taylor’s header, Browny (Josh Brownhill) scuffed one wide when Tammy (Abraham) could’ve tapped it in and there was Tammy’s one in the first half.

“I thought they could’ve had a man sent off when Matty Taylor went through on goal, but what a relief to get the win.

“The players are absolutely buzzing – it’s like a nightclub in the dressing room and that’s good, because we need that feeling. We haven’t had it enough.

“The fans were brilliant. We have loads of appreciation for them spending their money and coming up here.

“They’ve spent a lot of money recently and we’ve had some decent points, like at Newcastle, but we really wanted to give them three points. I’m really pleased to have done that today in what was a massive match.

“Results have just closed it in a bit now and that’s what we need because we still believe we can catch two or three teams above us.”