It’s sec­ond help­ings in a love-Lee come­back

Daily Star Sunday - - RESULT! - By NEIL NAISMITH

BRIS­TOL CITY reg­is­tered 25 shots in a thrilling vic­tory over Derby – but had to wait un­til the sec­ond half for all of their four goals.

The visi­tors went ahead from the penalty spot on 27 min­utes as Matej Vy­dra thun­dered the ball home off the un­der­side of the cross­bar af­ter be­ing brought down by City goal­keeper Frank Field­ing.

Field­ing es­caped with­out even a yel­low card, pre­sum­ably be­cause ref­eree Martin Atkin­son deemed that the striker was head­ing away from goal.

But the hosts lev­elled five min­utes af­ter the break when Cauley Woodrow net­ted with a down­ward header from Joe Bryan’s left-wing cross.

Bobby Reid made it 2-1 with the sec­ond penalty of the match in the 55th minute. He sent Scott Car­son the wrong way for his sev­enth goal of the sea­son af­ter Jonathan Leko had been tripped by Richard Keogh.

Jamie Pater­son put the re­sult beyond doubt with an

83rd-minute free-kick from

20 yards that bounced down off the cross­bar – goal-line tech­nol­ogy prov­ing the ball had crossed the line be­fore be­ing cleared.

Sub Fa­mara Died­hiou set the seal on a truly ex­hil­a­rat­ing dis­play by Lee John­son’s men in stop­page time, shoot­ing home from a bril­liant long ball by Pater­son.

Derby boss Gary Rowett said: “We have got to de­velop an un­der­dog men­tal­ity away from home rather than think­ing we can just turn up and pass op­po­nents off the park.

“We con­ceded three poor goals at Sh­effield United and four more to­day.

“I wasn’t happy with our de­fend­ing for any of them.

“From the start we failed to match their in­ten­sity or han­dle their for­ward play.”

John­son said: “I was de­lighted with what I saw even in the first half.

“At the in­ter­val I just told the play­ers to pro­duce more of the same. The sec­ond half was ev­ery­thing I want to see from my team.

“Jonathan Leko is like the Lord of the Dance and I would hate to be a de­fender play­ing against him.”

BLAST: Jamie Pater­son ■ CAP­TION: Words in here please in here a cap­tion for this pic­ture ■ MARIO’S MAGIC: Lem­ina was dom­i­nant for Southamp­ton ■

BRUTE FORS: Fraser Forster de­nies Ben­teke ■

RIGHT ON CUE: Steve Davis cel­e­brates the only goal of the game

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