After Daniel Bentley saved Bradley Dack’s penalty, the ever reliable Andreas Weimann, in his new role at right-back, scored a 92nd minute winner.
The goal came from one of the most mishit shots ever witnessed but Joe Williams can lay acclaim to the assist as he continues his welcomed return to the side.
Weimann, who has mainly played behind Antoine Semenyo and Chris Martin, was the latest of players to be tried in the position after the recent trial of Sam Bell there.
It ultimately worked out to be a masterstroke as the Austrian was still in a good enough attacking position to strike home his 17th goal of the season.
The win came as a relief as it ended a three game losing streak whilst also ending City’s barren run of away matches without a win.
Nigel Pearson’s men hadn’t won on the road since early October and the win at a side with promotion ambitions, was the much needed medicine to remove some gloom from around the place.
The statistics were mainly in the favour of Tony Mowbray’s men who had more shots, possession and passes, as well as accuracy but it was the Robins who left Lancashire with the points.
From the match, City supporters Jamie and Sam, were able to pick out two players who they felt shone after the unfamiliar feeling of winning on the road.