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Sky Bet League 1

Ashton Gate (ATT 11,029) 1st February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Bristol C Bristol City vs Carlisle United Carlisle

Bristol C 2

M Elliott (68, 70)

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Carlisle 1

B Potts (36)

Super-sub Elliot sinks Cumbrians

Last Updated: 01/02/14 6:25pm

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Marvin Elliott: Scored a brace

Marvin Elliott: Scored a brace

Bristol City substitute Marvin Elliott scored twice in three minutes to turn the game on its head and clinch a 2-1 win over Carlisle.

Carlisle went in front after 36 minutes when Adam El-Abd, who had struggled from the start, brought down Charni Ekangamene with a crude foul and Brad Potts drilled a low free-kick past the wall and debutant goalkeeper Simon Moore from 25 yards.

But midfielder Elliott, introduced as one of two half-time substitutes by manager Steve Cotterill, headed City level from Sam Baldock's 68th-minute cross.

And in the 70th minute Jay Emmanuel-Thomas's corner from the right was allowed to reach Elliott, who volleyed past Carlisle goalkeeper Greg Fleming from eight yards.

City were pedestrian and gave the ball away incessantly in the opening 45 minutes and were lucky after 12 minutes when Michael Drennan intercepted a poor pass from Derrick Williams and lashed a 20-yard shot against the crossbar.

But Cotterill's switch from 3-5-2 to a 4-4-2 formation and the impact made by Elliott and fellow replacements Wes Burns and Tyrone Barnett made all the difference.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16