Andi Weimann comes off bench to net late winner for Bristol City against Rotherham

Bristol City make three changes from their 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United in midweek.
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Nigel Pearson made three changes to the Bristol City side that were defeated at Sheffield United, as Kal Naismith, Alex Scott and Tommy Conway came into the side to host Rotherham United.

Following a positive start from City, they took the lead in the 15th minute. Cam Pring sent in a brilliant powerful cross into the penalty area, and Conway was perfectly placed to power past Viktor Johannson.

The Robins missed a brilliant chance to extend their lead through Harry Cornick late in the first period and were also denied a penalty kick when Conway went down under Cameron Humphreys’ challenge before the half ended.

Pearson’s side had to be more patient in terms of chances in the second half, but with half an hour played Conway came close to netting his and City’s second when Cornick reacted well to get the ball back to him, but Johannson saved once more.

City were made to rue their missed chances when the visitors were awarded a spot kick in the 66th minute. Zak Vyner failed to clear effectively, and as Jordan Hugill went down under Vyner’s challenge, Taylor’s side were given a spot kick. Hugill stepped up and made no mistake to send Max O’Leary the wrong way.

Moments later, a frustrated Pearson was awarded a yellow card by the match official for his complaints about the decision to award a penalty. Rotherham had gone on the front foot after Hugill’s leveller and O’Leary had to make a good save to deny substitute Georgie Kelly who nearly punished Joe Williams’ error.

It would be City that would take home maximum points however, as in a crowded penalty box, Weimann was on hand to score from close-range as Rotherham failed to clear their lines.

Bristol City (4-3-3): O’Leary, Tanner, Vyner, Naismith, Pring, James, King (Williams, 78’), Scott (Weimann, 73’), Cornick (Sykes, 73’), Conway (Wells, 84’), Bell.

Substitutes: Wiles-Richards, Dasilva, Williams, Sykes, Weimann, Mehmeti, Wells.

Yellow cards: Nigel Pearson, 68’, Weimann, 88’

Rotherham United: Viktor Johansson, Cohen Bramall, Conor Coventry (Oliver Rathbone, 55’), Tarique Fosu-Henry, Jordan Hugill (C), Chiedozie Ogbene, Jamie Lindsay, Lee Peltier (Wes Harding, 55’), Cameron Humphreys, Domingos Quina (Ferguson, 80’), Tyler Blackett (Richard Wood, 46’).

Substitutes: Robbie Hemfrey, Wes Harding, Richard Wood, Georgie Kelly, Shane Ferguson Oliver Rathbone, Leo Hjelde.

Yellow cards: Humphreys, 38’, Hugill, 52’, Bramall, 56’