Bristol City boss reunion with Man City star, David James’ gesture and Pep’s dash – moments missed

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There was plenty going on in Bristol City’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City in the FA Cup on Tuesday

Bristol City had a carnival atmosphere at the sold-out Ashton Gate on Tuesday night when they welcomed Premier League giants Manchester City.

It was the second game in a week which had a bumper crowd after the England women's national team played on the surface, winning the Arnold Clark Cup. More than 25,000 fans came out to see Phil Foden score twice and Kevin De Bruyne score an absolute stunner which confirmed victory for Pep Guardiola's side.

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City did not discredit themselves despite Foden's early opener, with several chances to take a shock lead, as well as equalise during the first-half. It was only until City struck twice in the latter stage of the game that the scoreline increased, and on reflection it was a closer game than what the scoreline suggests. It was a night that everyone associated with Bristol City will hope can be replicated as they now try and mount a late play-off push, as they seek the Premier League dream. Here we pick out some moments you may have missed from Tuesday’s action.

You’re just a s*** Alex Scott

Jack Grealish wasn’t on the pitch for the start of the match, and so it was Kevin De Bruyne who the chants had to be directed at. The Section 82 supporters chanted you’re just a s***t Alex Scott to De Bruyne after the Belgian international blazed a shot well over the bar in the first-half. Scott showed some promise in the game and earned praise from Manchester United and Ireland legend Roy Keane, with Jack Grealish hailing him a ‘talent’ on social media after the game.

Can I have a picture please?

Most fans won’t have seen it unless they were in the Upper Lansdowne Stand, but David James was in attendance. The former England international was very popular amongst the home fans. He played for both clubs and is remembered more for his time with the blue half of Manchester, and despite being on radio duties was happy to pose for photos and sign autographs for home supporters.

Mahrez’s reunion with Pearson

Pearson was the manager that brought the Algerian to England, going off of the advice of his two scouts. In the first-half, there was a moment where Pearson tried to pull back one of his Leicester City heroes as the two had a laugh together. The 59-year-old wasn’t too pleased in the second-half though when he was adjudged to have been fouled by Zak Vyner, with Pearson shaking his head at the decision to award a free-kick. Mahrez was brought off for Grealish, and Pearson insisted he shook hands with him as he made his way off, in a warm embrace between the two sides.

Pep’s quick dash

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It was a packed out room for Guardiola’s press conference with most journalists having to stand up, with only a select few able to ask the world’s best coach some questions. Guardiola’s last question was from a television journalist and he asked a question relating to City, in what did he make of their performance and if anyone had impressed him. Guardiola listed Alex Scott and Matty James as the two that impressed him, whilst he was also surprised that Anis Mehmeti was not involved, despite being cup tied. He paid credit to Nigel Pearson which led him to say that he had to leave so he could join the 59-year-old for a wine that he had been offered when all the media stuff had been concluded.

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