Stoppage time goals can make all the difference to a season, as our alternative table for games ending at 90 minutes shows
There is no denying that throughout this season Bristol City have been defensively poor in the later stages of games.
Conceding stoppage time goals to the likes of Blackpool, Coventry City and Queens Park Rangers, there has been a lapse in concentration in City’s back line in the dying minutes of some games.
Worse was against Nottingham Forest - a game which saw the Robins throw away a goal lead to lose 2-1.
But what if those goals hadn’t gone in, and what if the referee blew the final whistle on the 90th minute?
1. 24th, Peterborough United - 18 points
Actual position: 22nd. Actual points: 20. The Posh have seen the outcome of four games changed due to stoppage time goals, including a 2-2 draw against Cardiff City when Aden Flint equalised for the Bluebirds.
2. 23rd, Barnsley - 19 points
Actual position: 24th. Actual points: 19. Barnsley have had the outcome of one game changed in stoppage time - throwing away a 2-1 lead to QPR in August. Toby Sibbick looks dejected following the 2-2 draw.
3. 22nd, Derby - 19 points
Actual position: 23rd. Actual points: 18. Wayne Rooney’s side has gained one point over three games determined by stoppage time goals.
4. 21st, Reading - 27 points
Actual position: 21st. Actual points: 22. Reading have lost five points to goals after 90min. Andy Carroll scored the first goal for the Royals against Middlesbrough in January, before Boro equalised, and then snatched a stoppage time winner.