Bristol City ran out 3-2 winners in the Severnside Derby as they beat Cardiff 3-2 at Ashton Gate on Saturday.
Experienced forward Chris Martin grabbed the headlines as he scored twice to help the Robins to three points.
Bristol City came from behind after James Collins headed Cardiff in front, but the lead only lasted seconds as Martin scored his first, seizing on some slack defending and putting away a fine finish.
Martin grabbed his second of the game in the 63rd minute as he took advantage of yet more poor defending from the Bluebirds with a powerful low drive.
Andreas Weimann drilled in a third for the Robins, with Max Watters’ header coming too late for Cardiff.
There was a desperate late push for an equaliser, but it was Bristol City who came closest to scoring in injury time when Antoine Semenyo’s shot clattered into the post.
Bristol City stay 16th in the Championship table despite a first win in five league games but it was Martin who grabbed the headlines as fans took to Twitter to praise their number nine.
Here’s what they said.
Well deserved, Chris Martin was excellent today 👍 CTID
— Paul Jeffreys (@PaulJeffreys20) January 22, 2022
— Ashton🏴⚽️ (@ashtonadams39) January 22, 2022
Little break had made a big difference, he was excellent today 👍🏻🔴⚪ https://t.co/vSkIYuiB6J
— Ryan Weeks (@Weeksy1984) January 22, 2022
Du du du du du du CHRIS MARTIN😍 https://t.co/XEJ2yud7f5
— Dylan (@bcfc_dylan) January 22, 2022
Chris Martin I take it all back, you are the lord and saviour mr a luv u ❤️
— Jack 🇦🇹 (@jackbuchanan172) January 22, 2022
If anyone ever says a bad word about Chris Martin again 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️
— chadd (@chadd_inker) January 22, 2022
You should’ve bought your Chris Martin stocks at the start of the season lads 📈📈📈
— James (@jbcfc__) January 22, 2022
Pleased for Chris Martin, 2 top finishes. Messengo at this best. 🏆
— Jim Patrick (@JIPat72) January 22, 2022
Chris Martin WOW!!!! 🤩🤩⚽️⚽️ @ChrissyMartin9_
— Jadee (@Jadewhitee96) January 22, 2022
— Bristol Oli (@BristolOli) January 22, 2022