Jan 29, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Ashton Gate
Bristol City
2-0
Watford
 
FT

Result: Bristol City down Watford

Result: Bristol City down Watford
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Bristol City move off the bottom of the Championship with a solid 2-0 win over high-flying Watford.

Bristol City have lifted themselves off the bottom of the Championship with a 2-0 win over high-flying Watford.

The opening 10 minutes of the game were a scrappy affair, with both sides giving away a number of fouls.

Fernando Forestieri had the first real chance of the game on 12 minutes, but after a neat piece of skill his shot was blocked for a corner.

Watford were doing most of the pressing but were struggling to find a way through the hosts' defence.

Instead, it was Manuel Almunia who was called into action on 20 minutes, palming away a firm header from Liam Fontaine.

Alexandre Geijo had a chance with a snapshot after a Forestieri cutback, but was unable to find the target.

It was the struggling Bristol who opened the scoring with two minutes remaining in the first half, Almunia misjudging a Greg Cunningham cross and seeing the ball go in off the post.

Watford came forward in search of the equaliser but in the 65th minute fell further behind.

Marvin Elliott nodded down a deep corner and Paul Anderson notched from close range.

Watford again came forward, dominating the possession, but City remained strong to claim a crucial three points.

Greg Cunningham
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