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Leicester City start as favourites to beat Bristol City at Ashton Gate

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Leicester City will start as overwhelming favourites to beat Bristol City at Ashton Gate this afternoon, but it hasn't been the happiest of hunting grounds for them in recent years.

City have suffered some disappointing results in Bristol in the past three seasons, a trend they have to put right today.

You have to go back to 2007 for City's last victory at Ashton Gate, when Matty Fryatt and Richard Stearman scored to give them a 2-0 victory.

But since City returned to the Championship from League One, they have picked up just one point in Bristol, which came in February 2010, when Lloyd Dyer snatched a dramatic equaliser with virtually the last kick of the game. It came straight from the restart after David Clarkson had seemingly won the game for the Robins in added time.

There was to be no escape the following season when Clarkson again struck in added time to add to Brett Pitman's strike just after half-time to give the Robins the points.

City's misfortune continued last season when Stead struck a 77th minute winner to complete a five-goal thriller.

Dyer had put City ahead in the 41st minute only for Khalifa Cisse to equaliser on the stroke of half-time.

Pitman then put the hosts in front but Neil Danns, who has spent two months on loan with the Robins this season before joining Huddersfield for the rest of the campaign, grabbed an equaliser for City, only for Stead to strike two minutes later.

Leicester City  start as favourites to beat Bristol City at Ashton Gate


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