Bristol City 3-1 Aston Villa

27 Aug

Tammy Abraham


Tammy Abraham has scored five goals in his first seven appearances for Bristol City

Bristol City scored three second-half goals as they came from behind to beat Aston Villa at Ashton Gate.

The visitors took an early lead when Jack Grealish hooked in Leandro Bacuna’s cross at the back post.

But after dominating for an hour, the hosts made Villa pay when Pierluigi Gollini parried Lee Tomlin’s shot and Tammy Abraham stabbed in.

Minutes later, Abraham set up Joe Bryan who finished in the far corner, before Tomlin’s spectacular 20-yard free-kick.

City, who announced the signing of striker Jamie Paterson from Nottingham Forest at half-time, had lost their last two league games and were deservedly behind for much of this one.

Villa should have added to Grealish’s second goal in four matches, but Jordan Ayew missed two good chances to double the lead either side of the break, dragging one wide and blazing the other into the stand.

City, without striker Jonathan Kodjia, who is reportedly on the verge of signing for Derby, turned the game around with two goals in as many minutes, thanks to Abraham’s fifth of the season and Bryan’s first.

Tomlin then curled home from just outside the box to wrap up the victory, which left Villa still searching for a first away league win since August last year.

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 3, Aston Villa 1.

Second Half ends, Bristol City 3, Aston Villa 1.

Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa).

Scott Golbourne (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jordan Amavi with a cross.

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary O’Neil (Bristol City).

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jack Grealish (Aston Villa).

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Amavi.

Offside, Bristol City. Lee Tomlin tries a through ball, but Aaron Wilbraham is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Wilbraham.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

Jordan Amavi (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Little (Bristol City).

Goal! Bristol City 3, Aston Villa 1. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Foul by Jordan Amavi (Aston Villa).

Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution, Aston Villa. Andre Green replaces Ashley Westwood.

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa).

Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Tomlin (Bristol City).

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

Tommy Elphick (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tommy Elphick (Aston Villa).

Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution, Bristol City. Aaron Wilbraham replaces Tammy Abraham.

Foul by James Chester (Aston Villa).

Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution, Aston Villa. Libor Kozák replaces Ritchie de Laet.

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