Bristol City sealed a last-gasp victory over Charlton on Wednesday night with Josh Brownhill firing hom a 98th-minute winner for the Robins at Ashton Gate.
Lee Johnson’s side were aiming to bounce back from their 3-0 defeat to Luton on the weekend, but they fell behind after Macauley Bonne found the net for the Londoners in the 65th minute.
Famara Diedhiou was then on hand to level the scores 10 minutes later, before Brownhill controlled Kasey Palmer’s long ball and drilled it past Dillon Phillips to give his side all three points.
It was a much-needed victory for the Ashton Gate outfit following their unexpected drubbing at the hands of the Hatters on Saturday, and Johnson’s side have one key man to thank for ensuring their sixth victory of the season.
Brownhill not only scored the all-important winning goal, but he also delivered a typically assured performance at the heart of the Robins’ midfield throughout the match.
Here, we take a closer look at his numbers from Wednesday…
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The City captain played the full 90 minutes for the 13th consecutive league match this season, and he made his presence count at the death when he got on the end of Palmer’s pass to tuck the ball home.
The strike was his second goal of the campaign after he also found the net against Derby back in August, and his clinical finish perhaps suggests he should be deployed in a more advanced midfield role within Johnson’s side.
However, despite the fact he was operating at the base of the Robins’ midfield, Brownhill still managed to register three shots throughout Wednesday’s match which indicates the confidence he possesses in his well-rounded abilities.
The 23-year-old is often tasked with dictating play from the centre of the midfield, and this saw him complete the most passes in the game as he recorded an impressive 83.1% passing accuracy.
It is also worth noting that these are not just passes which allow City to simply retain the ball, but he also possesses the invention to create opportunities from deep as he made three key passes against Charlton. Furthermore, he completed the most crosses in the match as he delivered the ball into the box on a total of four occasions.
Brownhill ultimately delivered another excellent performance from the heart of the midfield, and the fact he also capped it off with a goal provides further proof that he is perhaps one of the most underrated players in the division.