Banner image

Johnson rues "spawny" equaliser

Lee Johnson was left ruing a slice of bad luck as City were quickly pegged back by big-spending Aston Villa thanks to a telling deflection at Ashton Gate.

Johnson’s men worked hard for the lead given to them on the hour by Jamie Paterson’s sharp shot on the turn.

But just four minutes later, Josh Onomah’s speculative strike took a looping deflection off Marlon Pack and dropped in just under Frank Fielding’s crossbar.

“Once we got our noses in front I thought we’d earned that through some good periods of play,” the head coach told BCTV.

“We probably didn’t get enough chances for all our play, but we worked it into good areas and had them on the back foot. I thought our passing and moving was excellent.

“The pitch was slick and the atmosphere was fantastic – one of the best I’ve ever heard at Ashton Gate, so I really enjoyed that."

WHAT HE SAID

"I’m just a little bit frustrated that we haven’t come away with a win. We got done by a deflection and that’s probably a bit spawny, but I thought the goal was poor defending from us."

Lee Johnson

FRUSTRATION

He added: “I’m just a little bit frustrated that we haven’t come away with a win. We got done by a deflection and that’s probably a bit spawny, but I thought the goal was poor defending from us.

“That’s what we’ve got to change, because there are too many goals being conceded from that sort of range. We need people to put bodies on their line.

“The lads worked their socks off, our pressing was great in the first half and we forced them into errors.

“They’re a good side and there are going to be times when they have periods of play and good chances – Frankie made a great save when he came out in the first half.

“I’m disappointed not to get three points, but not too despondent given the lads’ performance.”

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS ON BCTV

Related News

Video: Lee Johnson Post-Aston Villa home

Video: Lee Johnson Post-Aston Villa home

Posted: Friday, August 25th 2017

Video: Bailey Wright Post-Aston Villa home

Video: Bailey Wright Post-Aston Villa home

Posted: Friday, August 25th 2017

Video: Jamie Paterson Post-Aston Villa home

Video: Jamie Paterson Post-Aston Villa home

Posted: Friday, August 25th 2017

Latest News

🎥 Highlights: West Bromwich Albion 3-0 Bristol City

🎥 Highlights: West Bromwich Albion 3-0 Bristol City

Posted: Sunday, October 24th 2021

🎥 'We were well off it today' - Pearson

🎥 'We were well off it today' - Pearson

Posted: Saturday, October 23rd 2021

📝 REPORT: West Bromwich Albion 3-0 Bristol City

📝 REPORT: West Bromwich Albion 3-0 Bristol City

Posted: Saturday, October 23rd 2021

Overseas stream on Robins TV for Baggies game

Overseas stream on Robins TV for Baggies game

Posted: Saturday, October 23rd 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Nominate players for U14s Aspire Programme
Rugby icon

Nominate players for U14s Aspire Programme

Bristol Bears Junior Academy are asking coaches and teachers in local clubs and schools to nominate players for the Under 14s Aspire Programme.

Posted: Monday, October 25th 2021 • Rugby

Game Recap » Bristol Flyers 81-82 Surrey Scorchers
Basketball icon

Game Recap » Bristol Flyers 81-82 Surrey Scorchers

Bristol Flyers narrowly lost at home to Surrey Scorchers in the BBL Cup.

Posted: Saturday, October 23rd 2021 • Basketball

ITEC Game Preview » Surrey Scorchers (H)
Basketball icon

ITEC Game Preview » Surrey Scorchers (H)

Bristol Flyers play their final home BBL Cup group game when they host Surrey Scorchers on Saturday night (7.30pm tip-off).

Posted: Friday, October 22nd 2021 • Basketball

Game Recap » Plymouth City Patriots 69-82 Bristol Flyers
Basketball icon

Game Recap » Plymouth City Patriots 69-82 Bristol Flyers

Bristol Flyers punched their ticket to the quarter-final of the BBL Cup with a road win against the Plymouth City Patriots.

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th 2021 • Basketball

Gallagher Premiership round 11-13 fixtures confirmed
Rugby icon

Gallagher Premiership round 11-13 fixtures confirmed

Bristol Bears’ Gallagher Premiership round 11-13 fixtures have been confirmed, with Pat Lam's men taking on Leicester Tigers in a Boxing Day bonanza live on BT Sport (2pm KO).

Posted: Wednesday, October 20th 2021 • Rugby