Bristol City 1-1 Sheff Wed- Match Report
Report of match 1st April 2013
Bristol City 1-1 Sheff Wed- Match Report.
Baldock rescues Robins
Sam Baldock crashed home his first goal of the year in stoppage-time to snatch a point for bottom club Bristol City and deal Sheffield Wednesday's npower Championship survival hopes a blow in a 1-1 draw.
City striker Baldock lashed home a shot from the edge of the penalty area in the 93rd minute to cancel out Jermaine Johnson's first-half opener for the visitors and keep alive Sean O'Driscoll's side's slim hopes of escaping relegation.
Wednesday winger Johnson struck his first goal since August as Wednesday appeared to have taken another big stride towards safety until Baldock's last-gasp equaliser.
Dave Jones' side looked to have seen out the second half without alarm against a desperate City side who struggled to create scoring chances, but still have plenty to do in a congested bottom half of the table to avoid the drop.
The home side had carved out six efforts on goal before Wednesday mustered their first shot, which flew wide from Johnson in the 33rd minute.
City striker Steven Davies' early header was caught by Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland, who then held on to defender Lewin Nyatanga's curler from the edge of the penalty area.
Davies then saw his angled drive blocked by Owls midfielder Giles Coke before City defender Greg Cunningham fired a shot straight at opposite number Miguel Llera.
City threatened again when Davies headed just wide of the left-hand post with Kirkland stranded midway through the first half, while Baldock's thunderbolt crashed into Wednesday defender Anthony Gardner.
But just two minutes after Johnson had teed himself up with Wednesday's first attempt, the Jamaica international fired the visitors into a 36th-minute lead, guiding home a loose ball in the area into the bottom corner from a central position.
The opening goal sucked the air from City's sails and they failed to trouble Kirkland again before half-time.
A free-kick early in the second half from Davies cannoned back off the wall before Johnson spurned a golden chance to double the visitors' lead soon after when he stabbed the ball wide from six yards.
Johnson made way for former City favourite Leroy Lita, making his eighth appearance for Wednesday since joining on loan in February, and he pulled a shot from close range wide within a minute of coming on.
City responded through midfielder Marvin Elliott, whose 25-yard effort flew wide, before Owls debutant Steve Howard, on loan from Hartlepool, was replaced by Gary Madine.
Robins boss O'Driscoll made a double substitution in the 68th minute, sending on winger Albert Adomah and midfielder Neil Kilkenny for Stephen Pearson and Liam Kelly.
Neither player was able to effect the status quo though, with chances at either end drying up in the final quarter as the tension mounted.
City winger Paul Anderson replaced Cole Skuse with seven minutes remaining before Adomah rifled a right-footed shot from inside the area over the crossbar and after Owls defender Reda Johnson headed a corner just wide, Nyatanga's stoppage-time shot was blocked by Gardner.
But in the 93rd minute Baldock latched on to the ball on the edge of the area and fired an unstoppable shot into Kirkland's top left-hand corner.
|Competition: npower Championship Kick Off: 15:00 Venue: Ashton Gate Attendance: 19,148|
|1 - 1||Sheff. Wed.
|90+0||The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary Madine. Gary Madine is cautioned by the ref for dissent. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.|
|90+0||Paul Anderson takes a shot. Anthony Gardner gets a block in.|
|90+0||Jeremy Helan receives a yellow card for dissent.|
|90+0||A goal is scored by Sam Baldock from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-1 Sheff Wed.|
|90+0||Lewin Nyatanga takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Gardner.|
|90+0||Unfair challenge on Greg Cunningham by Jose Semedo results in a free kick. Booking for Jose Semedo for unsporting behaviour. Neil Kilkenny takes the direct free kick.|
|89||Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Pugh, Reda Johnson takes a shot.|
|87||Danny Pugh takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Marvin Elliott makes a clearance.|
|87||Miguel Llera fouled by Paul Anderson, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Kirkland takes the indirect free kick.|
|86||The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary Madine. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.|
|84||Shot from deep inside the area by Albert Adomah goes over the bar.|
|82||Paul Anderson on for Cole Skuse.|
|79||Short corner taken by Neil Kilkenny.|
|79||Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny played to the near post, Jeremy Helan manages to make a clearance.|
|77||Gary Madine fouled by Neil Kilkenny, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Kirkland restarts play with the free kick.|
|76||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Elliott by Jose Semedo. Neil Kilkenny takes the direct free kick.|
|76||Jose Semedo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Giles Coke.|
|74||The referee shows Greg Cunningham a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Chris Kirkland receives a caution.|
|68||The referee blows for offside. Tom Heaton takes the indirect free kick.|
|67||Albert Adomah replaces Stephen Pearson. Neil Kilkenny joins the action as a substitute, replacing Liam Kelly.|
|65||Free kick awarded for a foul by Giles Coke on Steven Davies. Giles Coke goes into the book. Steven Davies is shown a yellow card. Tom Heaton takes the indirect free kick.|
|64||Outswinging corner taken by Danny Pugh from the left by-line, clearance made by Greg Cunningham.|
|64||Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Pugh, save by Tom Heaton.|
|63||Leroy Lita fouled by Liam Fontaine, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Pugh takes the free kick.|
|62||Gary Madine comes on in place of Steve Howard.|
|58||Unfair challenge on Sam Baldock by Reda Johnson results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Stephen Pearson from right wing, Miguel Llera manages to make a clearance.|
|57||David Prutton concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Elliott. Free kick taken by Cole Skuse.|
|56||Leroy Lita is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.|
|55||Marvin Elliott has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.|
|52||Leroy Lita produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand post.|
|51||Leroy Lita on for Jermaine Johnson.|
|50||Effort from close in by Jermaine Johnson goes wide left of the target.|
|49||Unfair challenge on Steven Davies by Miguel Llera results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Steven Davies from the free kick.|
|47||Kieran Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Greg Cunningham. Kieran Lee booked for unsporting behaviour. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sam Baldock.|
|45+0||Liam Kelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Pugh. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Miguel Llera.|
|45+0||Jermaine Johnson takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.|
|43||The ball is swung over by Sam Baldock.|
|42||Liam Fontaine challenges Jermaine Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Giles Coke delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Greg Cunningham manages to make a clearance.|
|40||Cole Skuse takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Giles Coke makes a clearance.|
|39||Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Cole Skuse.|
|38||The referee blows for offside against Stephen Pearson. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.|
|37||Unfair challenge on Steve Howard by Marvin Elliott results in a free kick. Giles Coke takes the direct free kick.|
|35||A goal is scored by Jermaine Johnson from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol City 0-1 Sheff Wed.|
|33||Effort from the edge of the area by Jermaine Johnson goes wide of the left-hand post.|
|31||Miguel Llera concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Davies. Stephen Pearson takes the free kick.|
|30||Sam Baldock takes a shot. Anthony Gardner gets a block in.|
|29||Steven Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Reda Johnson. Chris Kirkland takes the free kick.|
|27||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Kirkland by Cole Skuse. Chris Kirkland takes the indirect free kick.|
|26||Header by Steven Davies from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.|
|26||Corner taken by Cole Skuse.|
|23||Corner taken left-footed by Danny Pugh from the left by-line, clearance by Lewin Nyatanga.|
|22||The official flags Sam Baldock offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.|
|21||Greg Cunningham takes a shot. Miguel Llera gets a block in.|
|17||Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermaine Johnson on Greg Cunningham. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Steven Davies from left channel, Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance.|
|17||Steven Davies produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Giles Coke gets a block in. Short corner taken by Cole Skuse from the left by-line.|
|15||Shot from 18 yards from Lewin Nyatanga. Save by Chris Kirkland.|
|13||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cole Skuse by Danny Pugh. Cole Skuse takes the direct free kick.|
|9||Foul by Sam Baldock on Reda Johnson, free kick awarded. Chris Kirkland restarts play with the free kick.|
|7||Steven Davies takes a shot. Chris Kirkland makes a save.|
|5||Sam Baldock produces a cross, Miguel Llera manages to make a clearance.|
|2||Steven Davies challenges Danny Pugh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Anthony Gardner.|
|1||Reda Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Baldock. Steven Davies crosses the ball in from the free kick, Danny Pugh manages to make a clearance.|