Date: 28th August 2017 at 11:55am
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On Friday evening, Bristol City extended the unbeaten run to three Championship games and four in all competitions following a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

A point could have become all three had City been able to hold onto the lead but Lee Johnson was happy enough with a point at Ashton Gate as he felt the game was ‘a credit to the Championship.’

Following a goalless first half City went ahead on the hour when Jamie Patterson, which came after early Robins pressure on Aston Villa in the opening 45 minutes, scored.

Villa denied City a win when on-loan Tottenham forward Josh Onomah scored with a deflected effort.

The woodwork, admittedly from a mis-hit attempted cross, denied summer signing Eros Pisano a winner – with Aston Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone beaten the ball came back off the post.

Johnson wished City had more points on the board but the boss feels Friday was another example that things are now moving in the right direction.

‘I just wish we had a couple more points at this stage because I think we have deserved them. But we are definitely heading in the right direction. The fans can see that,’ Johnson was quoted post-match by the BBC.

If the transfer window, just a matter of days away now, were to come now Johnson said he would be happy with his squad but if possible another ‘attacking player’ arriving would be preferred.

However, we could yet see some departures too.

Johnson added: ‘Both teams put so much in to the game and I thought it was a credit to the Championship. We are still looking to sign an attacking player before the deadline and there could be some departures. But to be honest I would be happy if the window closed now.’

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One Reply to “Heading In The Right Direction”

  • A draw against Aston Villa is no mean feat after all they have spent a crazy amount of money in the Championship in the last 18 months and despite all they spent last season ( various reports of up to 60 million ) it just goes to prove how difficult this league is.No doubt Villa feel they have the right to be in the Premiership,Villa Park is a wonderful stadium,they have some amazing players however money in this peculiar league does not guarantee promotion however it does assist greatly.So all in all a valuable point gained.

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