Managerless Championship strugglers Bristol City made a mockery of the league table on Saturday afternoon after beating runaway leaders Middlesbrough at Ashton Gate.

Relegation-threatened Bristol City sacked Manager Steve Cotterill after the disastrous home defeat to Preston North End in midweek and the caretaker management duo of John Pemberton and Wade Elliott took charge of The Robins for the clash with Boro.

Middlesbrough went into the match unbeaten in their last nine league matches, a run during which they did not even concede a solitary goal. Bristol City went into the match on the back on three straight league defeats and with the club sat in the relegation zone.

The match provided plenty of goalmouth action for both sides although Middlesbrough’s recent accuracy in front of goal eluded them as the Teesside club registered just two shots on target all afternoon.

Kike and Albert Adomah wasted good goalscoring opportunities for Boro while Luke Ayling and Wes Burns had decent chances for the home side. As the match edged towards it’s conclusion Bristol City piled on the pressure and centre half Aden Flint hit the bar before Wes Burns headed in the winning goal deep in second half stoppage time.

The Robins’ victory leaves the club in the relegation zone on goal difference while Boro’s lead at the top of the Championship has been reduced to just two points.

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