Dec 29, 2012 at 3pm UK at ​Ashton Gate
Bristol City
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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