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📝 Report: Swansea City 3-1 Bristol City

City were sunk by three Swansea second-half goals as the Robins came away from South Wales empty-handed.

Andreas Weimann had given City the lead before the break but goals from Michael Obafemi, Cyrus Christie and Joel Piroe gave the Swans victory.

🧐 BACKGROUND

Nigel Pearson named an unchanged XI from the team that started the 2-1 victory over Reading, including Han-Noah Massengo who has recovered from the knock that forced him off after 16 minutes.

Duncan Idehen, a 19-year-old defender who has spent time with Grimsby Town and is contracted until the end of the season, comes on to the bench.

✍️ WHAT HAPPENED?

City had to be resolute in defence in the opening stages as Swansea pressed forward with Hannes Wolf and Cyrus Christie threating but unable to provide accurate crosses.

The Robins dealt with the threat of Michael Obafemi with his first shot taken easily by Max O’Leary while Tomas Kalas got a vital touch to deny the striker’s goal-bound shot. Kalas was in imperious form, putting in one crunching tackle on Wolf.

City grew into the game and fashioning several opportunities with Chris Martin seeing a shot from the edge of the area tipped over by Fisher.

Antoine Semenyo proved a handful for the Swansea defence, creating a chance for himself in the 37th minute, cutting in from the byline but Fisher was equal to his effort.

Five minutes later Weimann was on the scoresheet when Timm Klose won a tackle outside his own box and Semenyo fed the forward who beat the offside trap, controlling the ball and firing home.

City saw out the first half to lead at the break but within 10 minutes of the second half the Swans equalised when Christie’s shot was met at the far post by Obafemi who tapped in from a yard out.

Then came Swansea’s second in the 80th minute when Dan Bentley – a replacement for the injured O’Leary – saved from Christie but he followed up with a header for his first goal of the season.

Piroe delivered the killer-blow in added time when Swansea pounced on a loose ball and he shot past the outstretched Bentley.

🏃‍♂️TEAM

O’Leary (Bentley 65), DaSilva, Kalas, Klose, Vyner, Pring (84), Scott, Massengo (Williams 65), Weimann, Martin, Semenyo.

Subs (not used): Cundy, Idehen, Conway, Benarous


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🗓 UP NEXT

The Robins' next home game sees Middlesbrough visit Ashton Gate in the Ashton Gate 8 appreciation game on Saturday, February 19th (3pm).

City will mark the 40th anniversary of 'the Eight' with a weekend of appreciation including a pitch parade by the Robins heroes.


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