Bristol City player ratings: ‘Spectacular’ 8/10s in stunning 2-0 win against Blackpool

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How the Robins fared in their 2-0 win over Blackpool

Bristol City defeated Championship strugglers Blackpool 2-0 at Ashton Gate on Saturday, thanks to a brilliant long-range strike from Andi Weimann and one from Alex Scott.

Jerry Yates had the Tangerines’ best opportunity of the first half when he scuffed wide when one against one with Max O’Leary.

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Weimann’s left-footed screamer from 20 yards out midway through the second half gave Nigel Pearson’s side a much-deserved lead, before Scott’s second goal of the season put the game to bed.

The result sees the Robins move up to 12th, seven points off the play-off places. Blackpool remain in the relegation zone and six adrift from safety.

Player ratings:

Max O’Leary – 6

Had little to do in the way of making saves but did enough to put Jerry Yates off for the best chance of the match.

George Tanner – 6

Had a couple of misunderstandings when trying to play one-twos with Sykes, didn’t have much defending to do. Tried to get forward.

Zak Vyner – 7

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Wasn’t troubled much in the first half, but mopped up any danger well and was composed. Missed a header from Chris Maxwell’s goal kick which allowed Yates through on goal and it was lucky for him that the striker fumbled the chance.

Cam Pring – 7

Looked assured filling in at centre-back, won most of his aerial duels and was neat on the ball.

Jay Dasilva – 7

Linked up well with Mehmeti on the left flank, made a good early cross to create a chance for King but faded out of the game in an attacking sense. Did well up against a tricky opponent in Josh Bowler.

Andy King – 7

Was a calm head in the middle and kept the ball moving.

Andi Weimann – 8

Put City in front with a spectacular strike into the top corner, played in the more advanced role of the midfielders and stepped up when his team needed a difference-maker.

Alex Scott – 8

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Scured the three points with a late low strike. Played a deeper role than usual but still got forward and tried to create openings.

Mark Sykes – 6

Very tenacious when out of possession and won the ball back off the visiting defence several times, not his day in front of goal.

Nahki Wells – 6

Always showed for the ball but struggled to get into the action a little, had a strong half-volley from a well-worked corner blocked, which looked goal bound.

Anis Mehmeti – 7

Always dangerous when squaring up defenders one v one, looked a threat but just couldn’t find that final bit of quality.

Harry Cornick (subbed on for Sykes, 67’) - 7

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Battled when he came on, put in a low cross that wasn’t cleared correctly and fell to Scott who secured the three points.

Omar Taylor-Clarke (subbed on for King, 82’) - N/A

Sam Bell (subbed on for Wells, 90’) - N/A

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