Banner image

Johnson Hails 'Powerful' City Unity

Lee Johnson hailed the power of unity that inspired his players to a 3-1 victory over previously in-form Wolves at Ashton Gate.

City responded to the midweek drubbing they endured at Preston North End in stunning fashion, picking up where they left off on home soil against Huddersfield Town three weeks ago.

Jamie Paterson opened the scoring with a curling shot from 20 yards, while Tammy Abraham struck either side of half-time – his first coming from the penalty spot – to move on to 24 goals for the season in all competitions.

But it was the encouragement from team-mates, staff and most of all supporters that left the head coach beaming at full time.

“I thought the players were fantastic with their bite and their determination to the basics,” Johnson told Bristol City Player HD.

“We talk about world-class basics and we did them very, very well. The attitude was exemplary, led on by the fans who encouraged at every moment – even when we did give the ball away.

“The fans encouraged, as did the staff and the other players. That’s powerful and that’s what we need for the final three home games.

“We’ve had two poor results on the road, which we’ve apologised for, but this is a great tonic for everybody.

“Anybody who doubts the desire or commitment will have seen today that it’s there. We’re all fighting for each other and the fans showed that as well.”

The boss reserved individual praise for his goalkeeper and goalscorers.

“The first goal was always going to be important and we can’t forget Frankie’s save at 0-0 from the one on one with Dicko,” he added. “That was a great save and we needed that.

“Paterson scored a fantastic goal with a real bit of quality. His hips were slinky, he kept hold of the ball at the right times and released it at the right times.

“With Tammy, for me it’s not even about the goals. His attitude to do the defensive side allows him to get the opportunities. He’s got world-class movement and we know he’ll score.

“The second goal sums him up – he shows the defender he’s coming inside and nips outside of him to tuck it in after a great ball by Korey Smith. That was a massive goal for us because it just killed them a little bit.”

Sponsored Content:

Related News

Report: Bristol City 3-1 Wolves

Report: Bristol City 3-1 Wolves

Posted: Saturday, April 8th 2017

Four Changes For Wolves Test

Four Changes For Wolves Test

Posted: Saturday, April 8th 2017

Fans Can Help Us Survive - Johnson

Fans Can Help Us Survive - Johnson

Posted: Friday, April 7th 2017

Smith Won't 'Overthink' Costa Challenge

Smith Won't 'Overthink' Costa Challenge

Posted: Friday, April 7th 2017

Latest News

Close-season update from Nigel Pearson

Close-season update from Nigel Pearson

Posted: Saturday, June 12th 2021

Robins Lotto Winner (Week 9)

Robins Lotto Winner (Week 9)

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021

Celebrating UK coaching week

Celebrating UK coaching week

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021

Wollacott makes Swindon switch

Wollacott makes Swindon switch

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Premiership Rugby statement: Bristol Bears vs London Irish
Rugby icon

Premiership Rugby statement: Bristol Bears vs London Irish

Premiership Rugby can confirm that London Irish’s Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against Bristol Bears - scheduled for today - has been called off.

Posted: Saturday, June 12th 2021 • Rugby

Michael Miller - The First Interview
Basketball icon

Michael Miller - The First Interview

Watch our exclusive first interview with Michael Miller as a Bristol Flyers player.

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021 • Basketball

Match preview: London Irish (h) - Gallagher Premiership
Rugby icon

Match preview: London Irish (h) - Gallagher Premiership

Everything you need to know ahead of the round 22 Gallagher Premiership clash with London Irish at Ashton Gate.

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021 • Rugby

Bristol Bears announce retained list
Rugby icon

Bristol Bears announce retained list

Bristol Bears are delighted to confirm the retained squad list from July 1st, 2021, with over 65% of the players in the first team squad now heading into at least their fourth season under Pat Lam.

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021 • Rugby

Download FREE digital matchday programme
Rugby icon

Download FREE digital matchday programme

Download our FREE digital matchday programme for the Gallagher Premiership clash with London Irish at Ashton Gate.

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021 • Rugby