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Robins Rewind: Bristol City 4-2 Preston North End

This Saturday (May 2nd) would have marked the end of the regular season, the play-offs permitting, with City scheduled to face Preston North End at Ashton Gate.

No matches are taking place due to the impact of COVID-19, so instead we look back to two classic encounters between the Robins and the Lilywhites...starting with a 4-2 win for City 10 years ago.

Bristol City 4-2 Preston
Saturday, January 16th 2010
Ashton Gate
Coca Cola Championship
Scorers: Haynes 2, Fontaine 12, Carey 58, Sno 90 / Brown 27, Wallace 90+2
Attendance: 13,146

City's ability to take their chances proved fruitful as they brushed Preston aside in BS3.

The visitors mustered an incredible 19 attempts on goal in the first half alone but City led at the break thanks to goals from Danny Haynes and Liam Fontaine.

Chris Brown headed in from Chris Sedgwick's cross to halve the scores but City added to their first-half strikes through Louis Carey and Evander Sno. Ross Wallace scored with e free kick for Preston late on in what was a mere consolation.

The score meant defeat on Darren Ferguson's Preston managerial debut.


Gary Johnson: "It was a real team performance.

"The difference was that we managed to get two goals ahead instead of trying to protect a single goal lead and that enabled the players to express themselves.

"It has been a difficult time for everyone at the club because there's been a fair amount of stick flying around for the team and myself as manager.

"But we are still right up there on the heels of the play-off contenders and if we can put a few wins back-to-back we will be in the thick of it again."

Check back this Saturday when we will rewind the clocks for another memorable fixture against the Lilywhites...