Rotherham United 2-2 Bristol City

12 Sep

Bobby Reid (right)


Reid (right) has now scored three times for Bristol City this season

Bobby Reid’s late equaliser saw Bristol City come back from two goals down to draw at Rotherham United.

Izzy Brown opened the scoring for the hosts from close range after capitalising on a defensive mistake.

Aden Flint then scored an own goal, diverting Greg Halford’s shot into the net, before Tammy Abraham reduced the deficit from close range.

But with just six minutes remaining, Reid tapped in to secure a point for City.

The Millers went ahead in calamitous fashion as Flint and his keeper Richard O’Donnell clashed to allow Brown to steal the ball and fire into an empty net.

And the day went from bad to worse for Flint, who then turned Halford’s weak attempt into his own net via the post and crossbar.

But after Danny Ward fired over for the hosts, City fought back as Abraham found the net following a goalmouth scramble.

Reid then stretched to nudge the ball into the net from a yard out and ensure the two sides shared the spoils.

Rotherham manager Alan Stubbs:

“I can understand the frustration of the fans after the game, but there has to be some realism.

“The Championship has become an even harder league and it is harder to compete, you are fighting an uphill battle.

“When you look at the bigger picture this could be a valuable point. We were playing a good team who have spent this summer.

“We had chances to make it three and that’s the difference. At 3-0 you go on to win the game.”

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson:

“We have come back from 2-0 down and are still disappointed, which is a great positive.

“You could look at it and think a draw is a good result. I wanted to win. Concentration and communication has killed us with the goals we’ve conceded.

“Both goals were poor to concede, these things do happen and I’m not going to label blame anywhere and will focus on the positives.

“We could have been demoralised, but we kept going and kept believing.”

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 2, Bristol City 2.

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 2, Bristol City 2.

Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Dael Fry (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Forde with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Foul by Gary O’Neil (Bristol City).

Scott Allan (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Danny Ward (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joel Ekstrand (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Ward (Rotherham United).

Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Gary O’Neil.

Attempt saved. Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Greg Halford (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

Goal! Rotherham United 2, Bristol City 2. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.

Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).

Dominic Ball (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Rotherham United. Scott Allan replaces Isaiah Brown.

Lee Camp (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal! Rotherham United 2, Bristol City 1. Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Aden Flint (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson.

Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Rotherham United).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Lee Camp.

Attempt saved. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan.

Attempt missed. Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gary O’Neil with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Stephen Kelly.

Substitution, Rotherham United. Will Vaulks replaces Joe Newell.

Attempt missed. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Bryan.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Stephen Kelly.

Attempt blocked. Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.

Substitution, Bristol City. Callum O’Dowda replaces Luke Freeman.

Substitution, Bristol City. Joel Ekstrand replaces Scott Golbourne.

Substitution, Bristol City. Jamie Paterson replaces Mark Little.

Own Goal by Aden Flint, Bristol City. Rotherham United 2, Bristol City 0.

Attempt missed. Greg Halford (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Isaiah Brown.

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