A CLOSER look at how Bristol City have managed to get themselves in the play-off positions with 16 games left.
Best Day Out: Stoke 0-2 Bristol City - 1st January 2019
Bristol City secured their first away win on New Year’s Day for 116 years, with a 2-0 victory against Stoke City. Famara Diédhiou’s first-half header had the beating of Jack Butland, before Callum O’Dowda wrapped up a hard-fought and well-earned three points late on.
One To Forget: Bristol City 0-1 PNE - 10th November 2018
Callum Robinson’s first-half strike meant City’s wait for a win over Preston North End stretched to nine games. Robinson tapped home in front of the Ashton Gate South Stand, shortly after the half-hour mark with City unable to force a reply.
Top Goalscorer: Famara Diedhiou – The Senegalese forward has netted eight times this season despite missing the first six games of the campaign through suspension.
Number of clean-sheets: 12
Points picked up at home: 23 – Same as QPR.
Points picked up on the road: 27 – Only Leeds and Norwich have more.
Key Player: Callum O’Dowda – The versatile midfield player has really found his form during Oxford’s eight-game winning streak and has become an important member of the side.
Emerging young talent: Lloyd Kelly – The England youth international has impressed in the left-back position and has shown good maturity for a 20-year-old.
Previous Result: Blackburn 0-1 Bristol City - 9th February 2019
Bristol City extended their run of successive wins in all competitions to eight with a late victory at Blackburn Rovers. Substitute Eros Pisano bundled in Callum O'Dowda's corner from close range to keep Lee Johnson's side in the Championship's top six.
Last time out against the R’s: QPR 0-3 Bristol City - 21st August 2018
A first-half Matty Taylor strike and a double from Andreas Weimann gave the Robins their first victory at Loftus Road since 1977.