Weimann didn’t enjoy the best of times at Derby since joining in 2015, but you would be hard-pressed to find a negative comment against him as he always put in 100% effort during his stint at Pride Park.
The Robins, having sold Bobby Reid to Cardiff City, have a job on their hands replacing his 19 Championship goals from last season - but Weimann couldn’t have wished for a better start at his new club.
It took just six minutes for the former Derby man to break his duck at Ashton Gate, prompting several Derby fans to go on to Forest’s official Twitter account and let their feelings be known.
Goal for Bristol City (Weimann 5') Bristol City 1-0 #NFFC— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) August 4, 2018
O andi weimannn always will love u x— AdamDCFC (@Adam86326379) August 4, 2018
Hahahaha the champions already losing, beautiful from Andi— Daniel (@JamesDanielDCFC) August 4, 2018
Simply lovely— Kyle Guest (@Kyleguest) August 4, 2018
Oh Andi Andi— Jake (@jakedcfc18) August 4, 2018
Hahahahahha— Dex Foster (@dexf909) August 4, 2018
andi is a ram— Jack Tadman (@jack30tadman) August 4, 2018
@Jenniferanne_xo - Perfect Start!!— KieranD92 - Born A Ram, Live A Ram, Die As A Ram!! (@KieranDCFC1592) August 4, 2018
HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHH— Callum (@CallumWest98) August 4, 2018
Having beaten Reading 2-1 at the Madejski Friday night - and Weimann netting against the Reds after just six minutes - Derby fans must have felt they were in for the perfect weekend.
Unfortunately for them and City, Aitor Karanka’s men improved after the break and Nottingham Forest deservedly shared the spoils as Daryl Murphy netted a second-half equaliser, with the game ending in a 1-1 stalemate.
Both Forest and Derby will fancy their chances of fighting for Championship promotion this season and they will be buoyed by their respective second half performances on the opening weekend of the campaign.
As for Weimann, he will hope his goal against Forest is the first of many for Bristol City as Lee Johnson’s side will also target a potential top six spot this season.
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