Banner image

Johnson's Pride In City Young Guns

Lee Johnson declared his pride after seeing a much-changed City side dominate Fulham in the closing stages before finding a dramatic late winner at Craven Cottage.

 

The hosts went in front through Lucas Piazon’s 15th minute header, but Aaron Wilbraham’s second goal in two games drew City level just before half-time.

Debutant goalkeeper Ivan Lucic pulled off a fairytale penalty save to deny Cauley Woodrow after the interval, paving the way for substitute Tammy Abraham to score the winner in the last minute of the 90.

The result sent City into the fourth round of the EFL Cup for the first time in 28 seasons, setting up a home tie with Hull City in the process.

“I was really proud of the players – I thought they were superb,” Johnson told Bristol City Player HD.

“We had three lads making their debuts. Taylor Moore looked like Bobby Moore, never mind Taylor Moore!

“We knew it was too early for Gustav Engvall, but we got 60 minutes out of him so I’m delighted with that.

“For Ivan, it’s a fantastic game for him. It’s the stuff you read about in the Roy Race magazines I used to read – a movie star script.

“In the second half we were outstanding. We moved the ball excellently and we had our trump card to bring on in Tammy Abraham, and he’s provided the winner again.

“I thought it was a real team effort today and I was so proud of so many of the young ones. Brownhill was fantastic, O’Dowda in the second half was superb and we forget how young Freeman is. I really enjoyed the game.

“At half-time I had to make some in-game tactical changes and we had to beat their very organised press, but once we did that I didn’t think they could live with us.

“Our fitness and ball retention was superb. Hopefully our fans will go home and spread the word to the rest of the fans that the future’s bright.”

Related News

Nine Changes For EFL Cup Tie At Fulham

Nine Changes For EFL Cup Tie At Fulham

Posted: Wednesday, September 21st 2016

Johnson's Challenge To His Players

Johnson's Challenge To His Players

Posted: Wednesday, September 21st 2016

I Can't Wait - Moore

I Can't Wait - Moore

Posted: Wednesday, September 21st 2016

Latest News

International Watch: Wales fall short against Norway

International Watch: Wales fall short against Norway

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th 2020

Knee surgery for Weimann

Knee surgery for Weimann

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th 2020

Holden keeps watchful eye on young Robins

Holden keeps watchful eye on young Robins

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th 2020

‘We keep calm and carry on’ – Holden

‘We keep calm and carry on’ – Holden

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th 2020

Also from Bristol Sport

Vacancy: First team athletic performance coach
Rugby icon

Vacancy: First team athletic performance coach

Bristol Bears seeks a first team athletic performance coach to design, implement and evaluate athletic performance programs to optimise on-field performance.

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th 2020 • Rugby

Mark Steel & Friends - Comedy at the Gate is back 
Stadium icon

Mark Steel & Friends - Comedy at the Gate is back 

Due to popular demand we are delighted to announce the third instalment of  'Comedy at the Gate' as Mark Steel and Friends come to Ashton Gate Stadium on Saturday, November 14th (8pm).

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th 2020 • Stadium

Flyers 2020/21 BBL Cup schedule revealed
Basketball icon

Flyers 2020/21 BBL Cup schedule revealed

Bristol Flyers will open the 2020/21 season away to Surrey Scorchers in the group stage of the BBL Cup this weekend.

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th 2020 • Basketball

Highlights: Cheshire Phoenix 78-86 Bristol Flyers
Basketball icon

Highlights: Cheshire Phoenix 78-86 Bristol Flyers

Watch full highlights as Bristol Flyers seized a road victory, travelling north to give Cheshire Phoenix their first test of the BBL pre-season.

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th 2020 • Basketball

Bern and Reed named in Red Roses squad
Rugby icon

Bern and Reed named in Red Roses squad

Bristol Bears Women duo Sarah Bern and Amber Reed have been included in the Red Roses squad for their rescheduled Six Nations fixture against Italy.

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th 2020 • Rugby