Cardiff vs Bristol City - 19th September 2015
Pizarro 8.9 rating
Pizarro 36, 53 mins
Bristol City named exactly the same side that defeated Q.P.R last time out. Roy Keane made only one change as Steven Caulker was injured in the week so Ben Turner started. This meant that Matej Vydra lined up against his old side and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas was on the bench for Cardiff. The two teams lined up as follows:
City went into this local Derby in good form and were the better team for the majority of the game. They took the lead in the 1st half through a rare goal from defensive midfielder Guido Pizarro who pounced onto a Alvarez Balanta knock down in the penalty area. In the 2nd half the Argentine capped off his MOTM performance by scoring his 2nd goal after a failed clearance from the Cardiff defence put him clean through on goal. City looked to be keeping a clean sheet after keeper ter Stegen made a number of world class saves particularly one in the 1st half from ex Bristol striker Vydra, however substitute Arouna Kone scored with 5 minutes remaining to give manager Andrew Booy a fast heartbeat but his City team held on for a fantastic 3 points against their fierce rivals.