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BRISTOL CITY v WEST BROMWICH ALBION
FA Cup 3rd round replay
Tuesday 19th January 2016, 7:45pm
Ashton Gate
(Live on BT Sport)

MATCH NOTES

The game will be the 48th league and cup meeting between the two sides, Albion currently have 18 wins to City's 14. There have been four previous FA Cup clashes with Albion winning two of the games and the other two ending in draws.

Albion's last game on this date came as recently as last season - the Baggies playing out a goalless draw with Everton at Goodison Park. The club's last win on this date came in 1991 when Albion, under caretaker-manager Stuart Pearson, beat Oxford United 2-0 at The Hawthorns thanks to goals from Gary Bannister and Craig Shakespeare.

The Baggies' last FA Cup game on January 19 took place in 1959 when goals from Alec Jackson and Derek Hogg guided Albion to a 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in a third round tie at Hillsborough.

City's last game on this date came in 2013 - the Robins suffering a 1-0 League Championship defeat against Leeds United at Elland Road.

Albion have scored in 16 of their past 17 FA Cup matches away from home.

City have lost their past five FA Cup ties against teams from a higher division.

If he plays a part in the game, Saido Berahino will make his 100th Albion appearance.

Albion's last six games: Southampton (A) 0-3; Chelsea (A) 2-2; Bristol City (H, FAC) 2-2; Stoke City (H) 2-1; Newcastle United (H) 1-0; Swansea City (A) 0-1.

Bristol City's last six games: Middlesbrough (H) 1-0; Preston North End (H) 1-2; Albion (A, FAC) 2-2; Reading (A) 0-1; Burnley (A) 0-4; Charlton Athletic (H) 1-1.

TEAM NEWS

Albion

Tony Pulis will without James Morrison, who faces up to eight weeks out with a hamstring injury. Albion captain Darren Fletcher is also likely to miss out due to the knee injury sustained in last Saturday's defeat at Southampton.

Pulis may call upon a number of fringe players with the Baggies' boss having one eye on Saturday's crunch clash with Villa.

Bristol City

City goalkeeper Frank Fielding has not recovered from his rib injury so Max O'Leary looks set to make his full debut.

Derrick Williams (cramp) and fellow defender Nathan Baker (black eye) are both expected to feature.

MATCH ODDS

Result

Albion Win: 11/10, Bristol City Win: 13/5, Draw: 11/5.

First Goalscorer

Albion: Rondon 5/1, Lambert 11/2, Berahino 11/2, Anichebe 11/2, Sessegnon 13/2, Roberts 15/2, McClean 9/1, McManaman 10/1, Gardner 12/1, Brunt 16/1, Fletcher 16/1, Dawson 20/1, McAuley 25/1, Evans 25/1, Yacob 33/1, Chester 33/1, Olsson 33/1.

Bristol City: Kodjia 13/2, Wilbraham 7/1, Agard 8/1, Burns 9/1, Freeman 10/1, Wagstaff 12/1, Flint 14/1, Reid 25/1, Bryan 25/1, Smith 25/1, Pack 28/1, Little 33/1.

No Goalscorer: 8/1.

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MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jon Moss (West Yorkshire)
Assistant Referees:
Ian Hussin (Merseyside) & Mike Mullarkey (Devon)
Fourth Official:
Kevin Johnson (Somerset)

Moss has refereed two Albion games so far this season - the 1-1 draw with Spurs at The Hawthorns in December and the 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace in October.

He officiated four Albion games last season - the 2-0 win at Crystal Palace in April, the 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa in March, the 1-1 draw at West Ham United on New Year's Day and the 4-0 win at home to Burnley in September.

Albion have won 12 out of 23 games Moss has refereed.

The West Yorkshire official last took charge of a Bristol City game back in March 2011 - the Robins' 2-1 League Championship win over Portsmouth at Ashton Gate.

Moss has handed out 56 yellow cards and three reds in the 18 games he has refereed so far this season.

A full run-down of Moss' history refereeing the Baggies can be found here

TICKET INFORMATION

Albion were handed an allocation of 1,450 tickets priced at 10 adults and 5 Under-19s. Only approximately 100 were left on Monday afternoon.

WEATHER FORECAST

Clear skies, 0C.

FIXTURE HISTORY

The first ever meeting between the two sides came back in April 1898 - a friendly match played in Bristol that ended in a 1-1 draw.

Albion and City met for the first time in competitive action during the 1901/02 season. The first game between the sides at The Hawthorns in October, ended in a 2-2 draw with Billy Lee and Jimmy McLean the hosts' goalscorers. The return game at Ashton Gate the following February saw Albion run out 2-1 victors with Tommy Worton and Chippy Simmons on the scoresheet.

The Baggies' biggest win over City is 4-1 - a scoreline achieved three times - January 1926 in a FA Cup 3rd round tie, December 2007 in a League Championship clash and November 2009, again in the League Championship. All the wins came at The Hawthorns.

City's biggest win over Albion came in a Wartime League Cup game in March 1945 - the Robins running out 5-2 winners at Ashton Gate, Don Clark scoring a hat-trick for the hosts.

Prior to this season the clubs had met three times previously in FA Cup action - the first two meetings taking place in the second round of the 1909/10 competition. In the initial game at Ashton Gate, the teams played out a 1-1 draw, Bob Pailor hitting Albion's goal. The replay four days later saw the Baggies run out 4-2 winners, Charlie Hewitt 2, Pailor and George Simpson with the Albion goals.

The third meeting in FA Cup competition came during the 1925/26 season, this time the Baggies running out convincing 4-1 winners with Tommy Glidden leading the scoring with two goals.

The last competitive meeting of the clubs at Ashton Gate came during Albion's 2009/10 promotion winning campaign, Roberto Di Matteo's men losing 2-1 in a game remembered by many for the torrid time City winger Danny Haynes gave Albion full-back Joe Mattock during the match.

A full fixture history between the two teams can be found here

PREVIOUS FA CUP MEETINGS

2015/16

Saturday 9th January 2016
Albion 2-2 Bristol City
FA Cup 3rd round
The Hawthorns
Attendance: 24,917

Albion: Foster, Chester (Dawson), McAuley, Evans, Brunt, Morrison, Fletcher, McClean (McManaman), Sessegnon, Rondon, Lambert (Berahino). Goalscorers: Berahino, Morrison.
Bristol City: Fielding (O'Leary) , Ayling, Flint, Baker, Little, Smith, Pack, Freeman, Bryan, Wilbraham (Burns), Kodjia (Agard). Goalscorers: Kodjia, Agard.

1925/26

Saturday 9th January 1926
Albion 4-1 Bristol City
FA Cup 3rd round
The Hawthorns
Attendance: 33,295

Albion: Ashmore, Smith, Adams, Magee, Reed, Dutton, Glidden, Carter, James, Davies, Byers. Goalscorers: Glidden 2 (1 pen), Byers, Carter.
Bristol City: Vallis, Hughes, Glenn, Paul, Davies, Torrance, Sherlaw, Keating, Walsh, Smailes, Pocock. Goalscorer: Pocock.

1909/10

Wednesday 9th February 1910
Albion 4-2 Bristol City
FA Cup 2nd round replay
The Hawthorns
Attendance: 14,870

Albion: Pearson, Burton, Pennington, Garraty, Waterhouse, Manners, Hewitt, Bowser, Pailor, Buck, Simpson. Goalscorers: Hewitt 2, Pailor, Simpson.
Bristol City: Clegg, Annan, Cottle, Marr, Wedlock, Spear, Staniforth, Hardy, Gilligan, Burton, Shearman. Goalscorers: Gilligan, Staniforth.

Saturday 5th February 1910
Bristol City 1-1 Albion
FA Cup 2nd round
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 16,885

Bristol City: Clegg, Annan, Cottle, Marr, Wedlock, Spear, Hardy, Gilligan, Cowell, Burton, Shearman. Goalscorer: Gilligan.
Albion: Pearson, Burton, Pennington, Garraty, Waterhouse, Manners, Hewitt, Bowser, Pailor, Buck, Simpson. Goalscorer: Pailor.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

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Saturday 9 January 2016 - Albion 2-2 Bristol City - FA Cup 3rd Round - The Hawthorns
Saturday 21 November 2009 - Albion 4-1 Bristol City - League Championship - The Hawthorns
Wednesday 26 December 2007 - Albion 4-1 Bristol City - League Championship - The Hawthorns
Monday 26 December 1994 - Albion 1-0 Bristol City - League Division One - The Hawthorns
Saturday 15 September 1990 - Albion 2-1 Bristol City - Second Division - Second Division

LAST MEETING AT ASHTON GATE

Bristol City 2-1 Albion
Coca-Cola Championship
Sunday 21st February 2010, 3:00pm

Bristol City: Gerken, Orr, Fontaine, Carey, Nyatanga, Elliott, Johnson (Hartley 90+4), Skuse, Clarkson (Maynard 79), Haynes (Sproule 83), Iwelumo. Subs not used: Collis, Edwards, G Williams, Plummer.

Goalscorers: Iwelumo 55, Johnson 59

Albion: Carson, Mattock, Olsson, Zuiverloon (Wood 79), Tamas, Koren (Cox 61), Brunt, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Bednar, Nouble (Slory 56). Subs not used: Kiely, Meite, Thorne, Moore.

Goalscorer: Dorrans 24

Booked: Olsson, Brunt, Bednar, Cox

Attendance: 14,374

Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

Two goals in four minutes gave Bristol City a welcome and surprise win over promotion-chasing West Brom. Graham Dorrans put the visitors in front when he found space in the box to fire low past Dean Gerken.  But City levelled when Lee Johnson's corner was helped on by Louis Carey and Chris Iwelumo stabbed home.  The home side went in front when the lively Danny Haynes ran at West Brom's defence and crossed for Johnson to finish from close range. Johnson has only just returned from a loan spell at Derby and provided a telling contribution to help ease the pressure on his father and manager Gary. It was only their second win in 12 games and could prove a crucial one - helping them move eight points clear of the drop zone and just seven behind Leicester, who currently lie sixth in the final play-off spot. The defeat for West Brom could prove equally important on a weekend when they slipped out of the automatic promotion places.  

They had looked well on course for a ninth away win of the season at half-time, with Dorrans capitalising on some sloppy play at the back to fire the Baggies into the lead with his 13th goal of the season. But struggling City showed plenty of fight and a no shortage of quality to turn the game on its head early in the second half.  The equaliser was a scrappy one, with Johnson's corner hitting Carey and falling kindly for the unmarked Iwelumo in front of goal and he scored his first since arriving on loan from Wolves.  But the winning goal was finely crafted by Haynes, whose pace and willingness to run at defenders made it a tough afternoon for Baggies full-back Joe Mattock. The winger drove into the box and picked out Johnson at the back post to apply the finishing touch. Substitute Andwele Slory wasted a great chance to level when he miscued a chance in front of goal. But although West Brom threw men forward in the latter stages, with Roman Bednar having a couple of late half-chances to salvage a point and extend their unbeaten run to 11 games, the hosts held on for a deserved win.

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CURRENT CONNECTIONS

Albion boss Tony Pulis spent six months as City boss between July 1999 and January 2000.

Albion goalkeepers Ben Foster and Boaz Myhill both spent spells on loan at Ashton Gate in 2002, Foster from Stoke City and Myhill from Aston Villa. Neither player made a first team appearance for the Robins.

Baggies' goalkeeping coach Jonathan Gould spent time at both clubs during his playing career but failed to make a first team appearance for either.

Bristol City's newly appointed chief operating officer Mark Ashton started his playing career with Albion but failed to make a first team appearance.

PAST CONNECTIONS

Amongst the players to have turned out at various levels for both clubs are: Tommy Broad, David Burnside, Tony Butler, Joe Connor, Simon Cox, Alf Dean, Chuck Drury, Cliff Edwards, Freddie Fenton, Alf Geddes, Mike Gibson, Tommy Glidden, Bobby Gould, Jonathan Gould, Tony Grant, Joe Johnson, James Lamberton, Paul Mardon, Micky Mellon, Andy Micklewright, Alan Miller, Stuart Naylor, Ebenezer Owers, Alonzo Poulton, Jimmy Poxton, James Quinn, Nicky Reid, Jason Roberts, Ben Shearman, Nicky Shorey, Kevin Slabber, Harry Smith, Bob Taylor, John Turner, Clive Whitehead, Cyril Williams, Chris Wood.

Bobby Gould, Denis Smith and current England boss Roy Hodgson all managed both clubs, Gould also played for both clubs; Alan Crawford and Gary Shelton both played for City before going on to coach at The Hawthorns; David Burnside played for both clubs and later held the role of Youth Development Officer at City; Tony Rance was secretary at both clubs.

ALL-TIME LEAGUE & CUP RECORD VS BRISTOL CITY

 VENUE P W D  L F A
 Home 24 12 9 3 46 25
 Away 23 6 6 11 22 27
 Total 47 18 15 14 68 52

LAST TEN MATCHES AGAINST BRISTOL CITY

 DATE  COMPETITION H/A F-A  SCORERS      GATE
 Sat 09 Jan 2016  FA Cup H 2-2  Berahino, Morrison - Kodjia, Agard     24,917
 Sun 21 Feb 2010  Championship A 1-2  Dorrans - Iwelumo, Johnson     14,374
 Sat 21 Nov 2009  Championship H 4-1  Thomas, Brunt, Carey (og), Cox - Hartley     23,444
 Wed 26 Dec 2007  Championship H 4-1  Bednar, Koren, Phillips 2 - Byfield     27,314
 Tue 18 Sep 2007  Championship A 1-1  Koren - Orr     16,571
 Sat 20 Feb 1999  League Division 1 H 2-2  Hughes 2 - Akinbiyi 2     16,343
 Sun 13 Sep 1998  League Division 1 A 3-1  Hughes 2, Quinn - Watts     13,761
 Mon 17 Apr 1995  League Division 1 A 0-1  Bent       8,777
 Mon 26 Dec 1994  League Division 1 H 1-0  Munro (og)     21,071
 Sat 02 Apr 1994  League Division 1 A 0-0       8,624

FA CUP 3RD ROUND REPLAYS

Tuesday 19th January

7:45pm - Aston Villa v Wycombe Wanderers; Bradford City v Bury; MK Dons v Northampton Town; Portsmouth v Ipswich Town; Yeovil Town v Carlisle United.

8:00pm - Bolton Wanderers v Eastleigh; Reading v Huddersfield Town.

Wednes
day 20th January

7:45pm - Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur.

8:00pm - Liverpool v Exeter City.


 
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