Bristol City 0-0 Burton Albion

Lloyd Dyer



Lloyd Dyer goes close to breaking the deadlock for Burton

Bristol City slipped into the Championship relegation zone as they were held to a goalless draw by fellow strugglers Burton.

Lee Tomlin blasted a second-half penalty over the bar, after John Mousinho hauled down Aden Flint.

Aaron Wilbraham’s header did find the net, but was ruled out for pushing, and City have now not won for five games.

Lloyd Dyer had a golden chance to give Burton the points, but somehow missed an open goal from a couple of yards.

The result heaped more pressure on City head coach Lee Johnson, whose side had plenty of chances to win and have now tasted victory just once in 16 league games.

The Robins made a fast start with Tomlin’s volley hitting the bar before Joe Bryan’s shot was fumbled around the post by Burton keeper Joe McLaughlin.

But Burton, who have lost just once on their last four away trips, had their chances, too, as Marvin Sordell brought two smart saves from Fabian Giefer.

Cauley Woodrow twice went close for Burton late on before a scramble in the Brewers goalmouth brought three goal-line clearances.

But the visitors held on to stretch their unbeaten league run to four games, keeping them in 19th place, three points clear of the relegation zone, while City dropped a place to 22nd, a point off safety.

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson:

“I don’t know how we didn’t score, but clearly we have to stop running over black cats.

“Lee Tomlin reckons the ground gave way under him as he went to strike the penalty and we scored a good goal just before half-time, only to have it ruled out.

“I can’t find much fault with the performance other than we didn’t stick the ball in the back of the net.

Johnson on his future at Bristol City: “Nothing has changed as far as I am concerned and I will go ahead in preparing for Norwich City on Tuesday night.

“The fans were really supportive today and I understand their frustration at the final whistle. The players gave everything and we just needed a break in front of goal.”

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough:

“We may not be as good as some of the other teams, but there is nothing wrong with our spirit.

“The players put bodies on the line, which is the least we must do if we are to compete in the Championship.

“I haven’t seen the penalty incident again, but it looked harsh at the time. For a goalless draw, the game certainly didn’t lack incident.”

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 0, Burton Albion 0.

Second Half ends, Bristol City 0, Burton Albion 0.

Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).

Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. David Cotterill (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Milan Djuric (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).

Foul by Milan Djuric (Bristol City).

Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

David Cotterill (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Varney (Burton Albion).

Attempt saved. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Milan Djuric (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion).

Attempt blocked. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ben Turner.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Cotterill.

Attempt blocked. Bailey Wright (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Milan Djuric with a headed pass.

Substitution, Bristol City. Jamie Paterson replaces Lee Tomlin.

Substitution, Burton Albion. Matthew Palmer replaces Marvin Sordell.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Korey Smith (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kyle McFadzean.

Substitution, Burton Albion. Kyle McFadzean replaces Luke Murphy.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Korey Smith (Bristol City) because of an injury.

Korey Smith (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Burton Albion).

Foul by Milan Djuric (Bristol City).

Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Burton Albion. Luke Varney replaces Lloyd Dyer.

Attempt blocked. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Bailey Wright (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

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