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Lee Johnson hails ‘special group’ after Bristol City beat Manchester United

Korey Smith of Bristol City scores his sides second goal past Sergio Romero of Manchester United during the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final match between Bristol City and Manchester United at...

Bristol City will play Manchester City in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup after recording a famous shock victory over the five-time winners and reigning holders of the competition, Manchester United, with a last-gasp 2-1 victory at Ashton Gate. Korey Smith, the City midfielder, scored the winner with only seconds remaining to tee up a two-legged contest with Pep Guardiola’s side in the new year.

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Korey Smith of Bristol City scores his sides second goal past Sergio Romero of Manchester United during the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final match between Bristol City and Manchester United at...

Lee Johnson hails ‘special group’ after Bristol City beat Manchester United

Bristol City will play Manchester City in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup after recording a famous shock victory over the five-time winners and reigning holders of the competition, Manchester United, with a last-gasp 2-1 victory at Ashton Gate. Korey Smith, the City midfielder, scored the winner with only seconds remaining to tee up a two-legged contest with Pep Guardiola’s side in the new year.

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Bristol City’s faith in Lee Johnson rewarded to keep owner’s vision intact

It is the final day of the Championship campaign and Lee Johnson, Bristol City’s head coach, has just welcomed Steve Lansdown, the club’s owner, into his office at Ashton Gate, where a candid discussion about a rollercoaster season, including the need for “big balls” in the dugout, has strayed into a broader debate about a hire-and-fire epidemic in the second tier.