Things are looking exceptionally good for Bristol City in the Sky Bet Championship, with Lee Johnson’s side putting last year’s near relegation behind them, by mounting an unlikely promotion push.
The Robins have surprised many, and following last night’s 2-1 victory over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, Johnson’s side strengthened their grip on third place and also moved within three points of second placed, Cardiff City.
Jamie Paterson’s goal before half-time had put Bristol City in a commanding position at Bramall Lane last night, but Johnson’s side were guilty of allowing the Blades back into the contest, with Leon Clarke firing the home side level shortly after the break.
John Fleck received a straight red-card during the second-half to hand the ascendancy back to Bristol, who capitalised late on, with Aden Flint’s goal securing all three points.
@SkySportsStatto has revealed some of the numbers behind Flint’s Man of the Match performance, with the defender making 12 clearances and winning 100% of his aerial duels, along with scoring his sixth goal of the season.
Following the stats reveal from Flint’s performance, here is how Bristol City’s supporters reacted…
Name better defender in Championship.. I'll wait ????
— Miłosz Łowczyński (@Mi__Low) December 8, 2017
Standard game for @AFlint4 Week in week out
— Dan Donaldson (@DonaldsonDan) December 8, 2017
Over looked for the ballon dor
— Jay (@james_pincott) December 8, 2017
@pittondasocials shock 100% aerial duals won
— Josh Bracey (@Braceyjosh98) December 9, 2017
Love you Flinty!
— Bob Reader (@RReader168) December 8, 2017
Got to be one of the best defenders in the league
— Martin Hoare (@marti1232003) December 8, 2017
Most importantly, Best goal gifs
— Mark Wakefield (@Waco1980) December 8, 2017
— David Shaw (@davidshawblog) December 8, 2017