MX23RW : Monday, October 15 20:09:04
Dec 29, 2012 at 3pm UK at ​Ashton Gate
Bristol City
4-2
PeterboroughPeterborough United
McManus (59'), Anderson (5'), Baldock (37', 64' pen.)
Heaton (18'), Baldock (44'), Skuse (66')
FT(HT: 2-1)
McCann (19' pen.), Gayle (89')
Zakuani (66')
Tomlin (12')

Result: Bristol City smash 10-man Peterborough United

Result: Robins smash 10-man Posh
© PA Photos
Sam Baldock helps himself to a brace as Bristol City beat Peterborough United to win at home for the first time in 10 matches.

Sam Baldock helped himself to a brace as Bristol City won at home for the first time in 10 matches this afternoon.

The Robins cruised to victory over Peterborough United, after their fellow relegation battlers had been reduced to 10 men early in the first half.

Paul Anderson broke the deadlock on five minutes when he found the net with a diving header from close range following a good cross from Baldock.

Lee Tomlin was shown a straight red card seven minutes later for an alleged elbow on Greg Cunningham.

Posh responded well to losing Tomlin and they levelled the scores on 19 minutes when Grant McCann coolly converted from the penalty spot, after Tom Heaton had been penalised for a foul on George Boyd.

However, City regained the upper hand and restored their lead with eight minutes of the opening period remaining.

Anderson found Baldock with a clever through ball and the former West Ham United forward beat Robert Olejnik with a cheeky lob.

City utterly dominated the second period, adding two more goals to their tally.

First, Stephen McManus headed home from six yards following Albert Adomah's cross from the right byline on the hour mark.

Baldock then notched his second of the game four minutes later with an emphatic penalty kick, after Anderson had been felled by Micheal Bostwick.

Dwight Gayle scored a consolation goal for the visitors in the final minute of regulation time, but it was too little too late for Darren Ferguson's men.

City, who started the day at the bottom of the Championship table, have moved above Peterborough into 22nd place.

Both sides are now three points from safety.

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Bristol City's Sam Baldock on October 2, 2012
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd128132113825
2West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1273231171424
3Leeds UnitedLeeds126512291323
4Middlesbrough12642146822
5Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest124711713419
6Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds125431918119
7Brentford124622014618
8Derby CountyDerby125341513218
9Norwich CityNorwich125341515018
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn124621415-118
11Swansea CitySwansea12453129317
12Wigan AthleticWigan125251416-217
13Bristol City124441614216
14Stoke CityStoke124441718-116
15Aston Villa123632020015
16Bolton WanderersBolton124351015-515
17Birmingham CityBirmingham122821312114
18Queens Park RangersQPR12426919-1014
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham12327919-1011
20Millwall122461319-610
21Reading122371520-59
22Preston North EndPreston122371824-69
23Ipswich TownIpswich121651118-79
24Hull City122281019-98

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