Bristol City 2-1 Cardiff: Ten-men Bluebirds beaten in Severnside derby

Centre-back Aden Flint headed a 66th-minute winner to give Bristol City a 2-1 victory over Cardiff in a thrilling Severnside derby at Ashton Gate.

The hosts took a 20th-minute lead when Joe Bryan fed Callum O’Dowda on the right side of the box and the Republic of Ireland winger cut inside onto his left foot to find the far corner with a brilliant finish.

But Cardiff replied four minutes before the break when Junior Hoilett got the better of Hordur Magnusson on the by-line and crossed for Omar Bogle to fire home through the legs of goalkeeper Frank Fielding.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men on 55 minutes when Bogle was shown a red card by referee Mike Jones for a late challenge on Marlon Pack in the centre of the pitch.

Seven minutes later a long throw from the right by Magnusson was met by an unstoppable Flint header to put Bristol back in front and confirm them as genuine candidates for automatic promotion this season.

The win sees Bristol move to within a point of their cross-river rivals. The Robins now sit in third place on 30 points, with the Bluebirds second in 31.

League leaders Wolves are four points clear on 35 points after their win over Fulham on Friday.

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