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53 touches: Bristol City man stars in fifth successive league victory

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Bristol City moved into the play-off places after an impressive win over Swansea City on Saturday afternoon.

The win extended the Robins’ unbeaten run to 13 games in all competitions to blast their way past Derby County to sit sixth in the division.

Andreas Weimann scored for the first time since the end of August with the first, before setting up Callum O’Dowda to double the hosts’ lead.

Lee Johnson’s side were devastating in their implementation of the game plan.

But it was Weimann’s contribution that saw the Robins win for the fifth game in a row, in what was a virtuoso performance from the 27-year-old.

Weimann was clinical, scoring with his only chance on goal in the 90-minutes.

He had 53 touches in the game, which equalled 4.2 per cent of the total possession during the afternoon’s win.

The 27-year-old was busy throughout and offered plenty in attack and a little deeper when trying to provide for his side.

Weimann completed 30 of his 37 passes, an 81 per cent pass completion, with one key pass- the assist for O’Dowda to add the decisive second in against Graham Potter’s side.

Attempting two tackles and winning both, shows that the striker was up for the game and involved all over the pitch to get his side going.

It’s a stunning return to form the for former Aston Villa man who picked the perfect time to get back on the score sheet to get his side into the play-offs.

Now is the perfect time for Weimann to hit his stride and perform to how he did at the start of the campaign with the games coming thick and fast and each more important than the last.

And having another option in form will do Johnson and City the world of good – and Weimann even more so.

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