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‘Our hard work paid off’ – Brownhill

Josh Brownhill looked back on a “tough” but “well-deserved” win over Fulham, hailing City’s preparations in terms of shape and tactics.

Brownhill captained the side at Craven Cottage, opening the scores with a header to complete birthday boy Niclas Eliasson’s cross.

Famara Diédhiou rounded off a superb team goal to double City’s lead late on, before Fulham halved the deficit and threatened to equalise.

However, City stood their ground and kept Fulham at bay, holding out to go level on points with the Whites as they jumped to fourth in the Sky Bet Championship.

“I feel like it was [perfect],” Brownhill said, reflecting on City’s defensive display. “Our shape from top to bottom was excellent.

“We’ve worked hard this week on it and I thought we deserved the win. They are a good team who create chances. For us, they scored and we will look back on it to improve but to go away and counter attack and score again made us win the game.”

He continued: “I thought it was a well-deserved win, a tough win but it always is when you come to a place like this,” Brownhill said.

“They have quality players who drain the life out of you, they keep the ball moving all the time and I thought we did well. We had good chances and we took them.”

One of those chances was Brownhill’s header in the 26th minute, with Eliasson grabbing his eighth assist of the season.

Describing the moment, the midfielder said: “I don’t really remember it, I think I just tried to get myself into a position when Niclas had the ball because every time he gets the ball he beats his man and crosses it so I know it’s coming in the box. I just thought if I could get myself in a good position it could land on my head and thankfully it did.”

Next for the Robins is a return to Ashton Gate where they face Millwall on Tuesday night (December 10th, 7.45pm KO).

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