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BRISTOL: ON THE WHISTLE MATCH REPORT

13 August 2016

THE Brewers were defeated by a late Tammy Abraham goal as they went down by two goals to one.

The first championship home game of the season got off to a fast start with Burton Albion creating all the early chances. First of all it was Lloyd Dyer who made way down the left before driving in a low cross which seemed to be heading on Lucas Akins' foot only to be turned behind for a corner.

Kyle McFadzean sent the home crowd wild for a few seconds straight after as Ben Turner trapped the ball well in the box before laying it off to his defending partner who unleashed a powerful shot which looked as though it had found the back of the net, but in actual fact it had rippled the side netting.

The brewers continued to apply the pressure as Dyer made way down the left again but his shot, which had Richard O'Donnell beaten, was cleared off the line by Josh Brownhill.

GOAL: Against the run of play it was the visitors who took the lead through number nine Tammy Abraham. A long throw wasn't dealt with by the Brewers and after a mad scramble in the box it was Abraham who bundled the ball home (0-1).

HT: Burton Albion 0-1 Bristol City

Bristol City came out strongest in the second half but it was the Brewers who should have been level just over 15 minutes in. Irvine battled the win the ball down the left before providing a low cross which just needed the slightest touch to guide it home but the ball evaded everybody.

Nigel Clough made two changes around the 70 minute mark as Beavon and Naylor replaced Flanagan and Williamson respectively.

The Brewers continued to apply pressure in the second half but it was one of those days. Matty Palmer curled an effort into the far corner but somehow Richard O'Donnell got his hand to it to prevent an equaliser.

GOAL: Burton's pressure paid off! Chris O'Grady used his strength in the left corner before driving into the box, playing it to Beavon who crossed it for Naylor who made no mistake at the back post (1-1)!

GOAL: The Championship is cruel. Five minutes into added time the visitors grabbed a winner. Abraham the man again, bundled the ball over the line from cloe-range (1-2).

FT: Burton Albion 1-2 Bristol City

Attendance: 4,579

Ash's man of the match: Lloyd Dyer

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