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Bristol City Fans Verdict: Impressive Win Leaves The Fans Beaming

The fanbase was in a joyful mood after the win on Saturday, and for very good reason.

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What an enjoyable Saturday lunchtime that turned out to be. We were dominant from minute one against Bristol City and it was a performance that, hopefully, proved our electric start to the season wasn’t just a fluke.

Even in the first half when both teams struggled to get going in an attacking sense, we looked like the only side that were ever going to score - proven by the fact that the visitors failed to even have a shot until midway through the second half.

That was when Pauno’s machine really clicked into motion though. Three superb goals, created by three fantastic assists sealed all three points for the first time since the end of October - despite a brick wall in the shape of David Bentley denying us on numerous occasions.

It was hard to narrow it down to three key talking points, because we were so good all over the pitch in every single aspect, but here’s the best bits of the Loyal Royals’ reaction. I think it’s fair to say they were rather happy...

Complete performance

As we all know, we had a fantastic start to the season. However, as Pauno always insisted throughout the brilliant start, performances had to improve.

Our best display of the season until yesterday was, funnily enough, our last victory - at Ewood Park. Saturday’s performance is the only one that rivals the one against Blackburn Rovers in terms of domination.

We were better than the visitors in every aspect of the pitch and I'm sure it’ll be hugely satisfying for Pauno to see his team play like that. It certainly was for the fans...

Michael Olise

He did it on Wednesday against Millwall, and he did it again on Saturday. There was debate after the game about which one was better, but I think the fact that this one should be put in an art museum makes it just that little bit better.

It was an instinctive, outside-of-the-foot pass, weighted perfectly so Yakou Meite didn’t have to break stride before slotting home. Genius. This kid is a serious, serious talent and we should just appreciate him whilst we can.

The fans loved it, and argued that surely now Olise should be one of the first names on the team sheet...

The Fantastic Four

Ovie Ejaria, Michael Olise, Lucas Joao and Yakou Meite - that is some front four. With the protection of Harper and Sidwell v2 behind them, they have the license to cause havoc to the opposition defence, and that’s exactly what they did.

All of the goals involved at least two of the four, which just shows how dangerous they were all afternoon. The creativity and magic of Ejaria and Olise, combined with the power and destruction of Joao and Meite, is incredibly exciting. And how about this - we’ve got John Swift to come back into the fold yet. Frightening.

They scared the life out of Bristol City, but had the fans frothing at the mouth on Twitter after the game at how good they were...

Conclusion

Up there with Blackburn away as the best performance of the season. Sensational from start to finish.

However, it's all about the next game now - we can’t celebrate victories for too long, just like we can’t dwell on defeats. Sheffield Wednesday away, and hopefully this result is more of a sign of things to come.

URZ