Robins Give Toon A Major Boost

Last updated : 18 March 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

Image result for Bristol City logoTammy Abraham netted his 22nd goal of the season as Sky Bet Championship strugglers Bristol City thumped promotion-chasing Huddersfield 4-0 at Ashton Gate.

They led 2-0 at the break thanks to a Lee Tomlin effort and Abraham's strike in the 14th minute of added time at the end of the first half, played due to a serious-looking head injury suffered by Huddersfield defender Jonathan Hogg.

He went down in a collision with team-mate Mark Hudson in the seventh minute and the game was held up for almost a quarter-hour while Hogg was placed in a neck brace before being carried off the field on a stretcher. The 28-year-old was taken to hospital.

And things only got worse for the visitors as late efforts from Aden Flint and David Cotterill with a penalty sealed an emphatic City win at Ashton Gate.

City climb to 19th in the table, two points clear of the drop zone while Huddersfield stay third and six points clear off the top two of Newcastle and Brighton ahead of the rest of the weekend's action.

Reading moved up to fourth in the table with a crucial 2-0 victory over play-off rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

Goals from Yann Kermorgant and Adrian Popa helped the Royals leapfrog Leeds, their next opponents on April 1, following only their second win in six matches.

Wednesday have now only won one of their last six games and occupy sixth place, just a point above Fulham who host Wolves on Saturday.