Banner image

We were fantastic - Johnson

Lee Johnson described City’s victory and attacking prowess as “fantastic” after a second-half goal glut put Derby County to the sword at Ashton Gate.

City trailed at the interval to Matej Vydra’s penalty kick but responded in perfect fashion after the break to seal all three points in style.

Cauley Woodrow and Bobby Reid turned the game on its head within ten minutes of the restart, before late strikes from Jamie Paterson and Famara Diedhiou put the seal on the win.

Speaking on BCTV, Johnson said: “It was a fantastic performance and I’m delighted for the lads at the end of a tough week.

“To come out with seven points from Reading away, Wolves away and Derby at home is outstanding – it could have been nine if we hadn’t conceded late on against Wolves.

“We made the right changes and, to a man, the players were fantastic. If anything, we looked the ones that we physically dominant towards the end, with the substitutions that we made.

“Even in the first half I thought we were the better side and definitely didn’t deserve to come in at half-time 1-0 down. My team talk was simple, we needed more of the same because I didn’t believe they would be able to concentrate with all the attacking threats we had.

“We asked for an energetic performance from the crowd and they produced that; in turn the players produced against one of the Galacticos of the division.”

Match sponsor - ONEPOST

WHAT HE SAID

“It was a fantastic performance and I’m delighted for the lads at the end of a tough week."

Head coach Lee Johnson

CUP CHANGES

City return to Ashton Gate on Tuesday night against Premier League side Stoke City in the Carabao Cup third round and Johnson revealed that he has already selected his starting XI for the game.

The head coach added: “I’d already picked the teams for the games with Derby and Stoke, injuries permitting, and I told them in the build-up because I think it’s important to keep everyone involved and everyone focused.”

Without giving the full game away, Johnson did say he would be looking to see Hordur Magnusson and Niclas Eliasson out on the pitch against the top-flight opponents.

Neither Woodrow or Jonathan Leko will be available as they are cup-tied.

Secure your seat for the cup clash online now, with prices starting from just £13 for adults.

BUY TICKETS

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS ON BCTV

Cauley Woodrow celebrates
Bobby Reid brings up goal seven
Jamie Paterson's clincher
Famara Diedhiou's icing on the cake

Related News

Video: Lee Johnson Post-Derby County home

Video: Lee Johnson Post-Derby County home

Posted: Saturday, September 16th 2017

Video: Bobby Reid Post-Derby County home

Video: Bobby Reid Post-Derby County home

Posted: Saturday, September 16th 2017

Video: Cauley Woodrow Post-Derby County home

Video: Cauley Woodrow Post-Derby County home

Posted: Saturday, September 16th 2017

Video: Jamie Paterson Post-Derby County home

Video: Jamie Paterson Post-Derby County home

Posted: Saturday, September 16th 2017

Latest News

Young Robins victorious at Vicarage Road

Young Robins victorious at Vicarage Road

Posted: Monday, October 18th 2021

Bournemouth 50/50 Matchday Draw Winners

Bournemouth 50/50 Matchday Draw Winners

Posted: Monday, October 18th 2021

Loan watch: Buse and Allen in eight-goal thriller

Loan watch: Buse and Allen in eight-goal thriller

Posted: Monday, October 18th 2021

Additional allocation for Coventry away

Additional allocation for Coventry away

Posted: Monday, October 18th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Sinckler and Randall named in England squad for Autumn series
Rugby icon

Sinckler and Randall named in England squad for Autumn series

Kyle Sinckler and Harry Randall have been named in Eddie Jones' England squad for the forthcoming Autumn Internationals at Twickenham.

Posted: Monday, October 18th 2021 • Rugby

Loan watch: Lloyd's 12-point haul in dramatic Clifton defeat
Rugby icon

Loan watch: Lloyd's 12-point haul in dramatic Clifton defeat

Five Academy youngsters were in dual registration action over the weekend, as Dings Crusaders and Clifton suffered narrow defeats.

Posted: Monday, October 18th 2021 • Rugby

Game Recap » Bristol Flyers II 78-62 Charnwood Riders
Basketball icon

Game Recap » Bristol Flyers II 78-62 Charnwood Riders

Bristol Flyers II claimed a win over the visiting Charnwood Riders to improve to a 1-1 record in NBL Division Two North.

Posted: Monday, October 18th 2021 • Basketball

Highlights: Newcastle Falcons 13-5 Bristol Bears
Rugby icon

Highlights: Newcastle Falcons 13-5 Bristol Bears

Bristol Bears were edged out in a low-scoring affair at Kingston Park as two Brett Connon penalties in the final quarter saw Falcons take the spoils in the North East.

Posted: Sunday, October 17th 2021 • Rugby

Report: Newcastle Falcons 13-5 Bristol Bears
Rugby icon

Report: Newcastle Falcons 13-5 Bristol Bears

Bristol Bears were edged out in a low-scoring affair at Kingston Park as two Brett Connon penalties in the final quarter saw Falcons take the spoils in the North East.

Posted: Sunday, October 17th 2021 • Rugby