West Bromwich Albion vs Bristol City Champions Match Result March 2024

West Bromwich Albion vs Bristol City Champions Match Result March 2024

West Brom secured victory against Bristol City at The Hawthorns with goals from Tom Fellows and Jed Wallace, bolstering their pursuit of a play-off spot in the Championship.

Despite the defeat, Carlos Corberan's Bristol City maintains their fifth position in the Championship, now with an eight-point cushion over seventh-placed Hull City. Despite late efforts from the visitors, including hitting the crossbar twice, they were unable to find a consolation goal.

With their fifth loss in six matches, Bristol City sits in 14th place and remains within the relegation battle, holding an eight-point safety margin above the drop zone.

Tom Fellows broke the deadlock just before halftime, sending a low shot into the bottom corner of Max O'Leary's net. The goal sparked controversy as Bristol City protested against a potential offside, which was dismissed by the officials.

West Brom extended their lead early in the second half through Jed Wallace, capitalizing on Conor Townsend's assist to tap home from close range, providing the hosts with a comfortable advantage.

Despite Bristol City's efforts to mount a comeback after halftime, their struggles in front of goal persisted, with Ross McCrorie and Mark Sykes failing to test the goalkeeper. Taylor Gardner-Hickman's long-range effort forced a notable save from Alex Palmer.

Following the international break, Bristol City will host league leaders Leicester on Friday, March 29th, while West Brom will travel to Millwall on Good Friday.

West Brom manager Carlos Corberan expressed satisfaction with the consecutive victories and emphasized the team's commitment to winning as many games as possible after the break.

Bristol City manager Liam Manning lamented the contentious nature of the opening goal, acknowledging errors leading up to it, and highlighted the timing and manner of the goals as challenges for his team. Despite this, he praised his team's ball retention, build-up play, and threat on the counterattack.

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