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‘Is that banter?’, ‘Awful subs’ – These Bristol City fans debate Lee Johnson decisions following midweek win

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Bristol City came away from Ashton Gate with a 3-2 win over Derby County as the Robins continued their play-off push last night.

Nahki Wells headed in a cushioned cross from Jay Dasilva during the first half to put the hosts ahead before centre-back Filip Benkovic headed in a rebound after Famara Diedhiou had a header cleared off the line from a corner.

Diedhiou got his goal in the second half when he brought down Niclas Eliasson’s cross and fired in on his left foot however a diving header from Derby’s Martyn Waghorn and a tap-in for Chris Martin set things up for a nervy finish.

In stoppage time at the end of the second half, Diedhiou dinked a one-on-one inches wide of the post before Andreas Weimann sliced wide from 12 yards with one of the final kicks of the game.

Bristol City fans have been discussing on Facebook whether they thought manager Lee Johnson got his substitutions and tactics right as the game wore on.

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Callum O’Dowda replaced the injured Korey Smith and Tommy Rowe came on for Nahki Wells as City tried to shore things up in the midfield when Derby began to put them under excessive pressure.

Weimann also replaced Niclas Eliasson with a few minutes to go as he came on as the right winger in what looked like a 4-2-3-1 formation for the final few minutes.

After a member of the Bristol City Till I Die Facebook group praised Johnson for the substitutions and tactics, Robins fans offered their thoughts in the comments.

Here are the best comments from Bristol City fans on Facebook…

Shane O’Connor: Johnson got it right? Is that banter? Awful subs once again inviting pressure on us and we nearly crumbled once again. The game was stretched and would of been a perfect time to bring on Palmer to give them something to think about, considering we were the home team.

Leon Sweet: Could of easily been 3-4.

Jake Moston: I wouldn’t say the subs were right. COD as a CM isn’t a good sub, needed Weinmann on more early to help out Jack Hunt.

Andrew Reed: Nagy and Henriksen wouldn’t be a bad pairing tbh. Smith is nowhere near as good a footballer as Nagy.

Nick Reynolds: Spot on.

Colin Broadbent: Could easily have been 5-2?

Brian Duggan: Derby’s goals, awful defending, both unmarked. Need to address this.


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