Lee Johnson saw his Bristol City side edged out 2-1 at the Etihad last night, after a valiant performance from his troops has setup an exciting second leg.
Bristol City have been superb in all competitions this season, after reaching the semi-finals of the EFL Cup at the expense of Manchester United, and can also be credited for giving Manchester City a run for their money.
Indeed, a trip to face the runaway Premier League leaders was the order for last night’s play as they looked to inflict another giant killing.
However, Lee Johnson’s side will be delighted with how they performed on the night, but gutted with the result.
After Bobby Reid put the Robins 1-0 up on the stroke of half-time with a penalty, Manchester City were dominant in the second-half as Kevin De Bruyne and a last gasp Sergio Aguero goal sealed the win for City.
Nevertheless, one player who stood out was Josh Brownhill with his tireless work, and caught the eye with some moments of brilliance on the ball.
So, after the game the midfielder took to his personal Twitter account (@Brownhill10) to share his thoughts on a hard-fought match at the Etihad.
Unlucky not to come away with a draw, boys were excellent and should be proud ???? looking forward to the second leg at Ashton Gate, definitely still in with a chance ???? Fans were class all game too ???????? @bcfctweets pic.twitter.com/LF7Q3Bk03C
— Josh Brownhill (@Brownhill10) January 9, 2018
Following the post, Bristol City fans were quick to praise the youngster for his efforts, while congratulating the team on a performance they should be proud of.
So without further ado, here’s a look at exactly what supporters made of the message…
We couldn’t be more proud of our team atm. You deserved so much more tonight. Gutted for you all but still 90 mins to go. Bring Man City on at the gate. ⚽️????❤️
— Katy Anne (@bcfcgal) January 9, 2018
Incredibly proud of you and the whole of the team tonight. Yes the late goal was tough to take but we competed with the best team in the land and are still in the tie. Got to keep believing! ????????????????
— Sally Giles (@giles_sally) January 9, 2018
Unbelievably proud, fantastic performance, can't wait for the 2nd half in a fortnight. Now get some rest before Saturday! ????⚽????????
— Matt Williams (@mattywills76) January 9, 2018
Absolute class tonight lads keep your heads up
— Ben Morgan (@benctid1) January 10, 2018
Josh you had a great game tonight. Well done!
— Chris McCarthy (@mccarthyhouse) January 9, 2018
So proud of you boys! Definitely worth the trip up to Manchester!! ????⚪️
— Georgina Attwood (@georginaattwoo2) January 9, 2018
Josh you were unbelievable tonight as were all the boys. Absolute class
— tim parsons (@timpar2109) January 9, 2018
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