Bristol City beat Brom to ensure 5 point gap between first and 2nd

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Iwelumo - Scored the first goal in Bristol City’s comeback against West Brom

The beauty of the Coca Cola Championship where every team can beat each other. Known more for his horrific yet hilarious miss against Norway a year ago, Chris Iwelumo today scored Bristol City’s equalizer and their first goal in what proved to be a very pleasing comeback from Gary Johnson’s men. For us, it’s a very important win and indeed for Nottingham Forest’s promotion hopes too. We were 5 points ahead at the top of the table yesterday and today we’re 5 points still, with the same amount of games played. So far so good without a doubt.

Now, I think we all remember vaguely that we once had a 10 point lead at the top of the table around Christmas and only last week, we were knocked off the top courtesy of goal difference. It just shows you how much things can change in a matter of a couple of games and thankfully, it’s changed for the best for us Magpies.

Graham Dorrans have the visitors the lead just after the twenty minute mark in the game, which happened to be live on BBC1. However, just after the half-time break, two goals within 5 minutes saw Bristol regain full advantage and they didn’t let their lead slip, even though West Brom had their chances to get something from the game.

It was a huge win for Bristol who have had a mixed season so far, however, they managed a 0-0 draw at St.James’ Park earlier in the year and have the habit of playing well against the biggest teams in the Championship.

It’s true to say that every team can beat each other but I’m hoping that we beat everybody from now on 😀 The games will come quick and fast for us in the next few weeks and hopefully we can deal with them, an indeed get all three points from each encounter.

It will start all over again at Vicarage Road in under a weeks time and Watford will be a real test for Chris Hughton’s Toon Army. Then again, with the fantastic support the Newcastle United faithful have shown all season, there’s every chance that we’ll bring home the precious 3 points.

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icedog: ⏱ 21/02/2010

watford showed a bit of backbone on sat got a good draw with 10 men,pleased they had clevely sent off and will miss toon match,hes one of there better players

icedog: ⏱ 21/02/2010

watford showed a bit of backbone on sat got a good draw with 10 men,pleased they had clevely sent off and will miss toon match,hes one of there better players

Mark from the Forest: ⏱ 21/02/2010

Spot on! The Championship never fails to surprise us and it's a dangerous time for the top teams if they think the lower clubs who are fighting for survival will be an easy kill. If you're going to the Prem, I just hope we go with you automatically. The thought of having to play the likes of Swansea, Blackpool or Cardiff in the play-offs just fills me with horror. There's still a long way to go...see you at the end of March when promotion hopes might be a bit clearer.

Mark from the Forest: ⏱ 21/02/2010

Spot on! The Championship never fails to surprise us and it's a dangerous time for the top teams if they think the lower clubs who are fighting for survival will be an easy kill. If you're going to the Prem, I just hope we go with you automatically. The thought of having to play the likes of Swansea, Blackpool or Cardiff in the play-offs just fills me with horror. There's still a long way to go...see you at the end of March when promotion hopes might be a bit clearer.

martyn hucknall: ⏱ 21/02/2010

like i said before forest and newcastle will both go up swansea 3ed and wba 4th mark my word's the battle for top spot will be closer than people think newcastle just might nick top spot by a point or 2 nothing more tho

martyn hucknall: ⏱ 21/02/2010

like i said before forest and newcastle will both go up swansea 3ed and wba 4th mark my word's the battle for top spot will be closer than people think newcastle just might nick top spot by a point or 2 nothing more tho

Killy Mag: ⏱ 22/02/2010

any news on Wayne Routledge's injury?

Killy Mag: ⏱ 22/02/2010

any news on Wayne Routledge's injury?

Doocey: ⏱ 22/02/2010

We don't know the full extent of it yet Killy. Let's hope it's not too serious.

Doocey: ⏱ 22/02/2010

We don't know the full extent of it yet Killy. Let's hope it's not too serious.