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Southampton vs Bristol City LIVE: Championship result, final score and reaction

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Follow live coverage as Southampton face Bristol City in the Championship today.

An increasingly competitive second tier in English football remains an intense and exciting competition, with the prize of a place in the Premier League on offer at the end of the season.

Last year Southampton, Leicester City and Leeds United were relegated from the top flight and all are hopeful of making a quick return - but the likes of Norwich City, West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland all have real promotion ambitions too.

At the other end of the table, QPR, Cardiff City and Birmingham City will hope for better campaigns than last year’s relegation struggle - while newcomers Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to survive after dramatic progress through the play-offs.

Follow live updates from today’s game in the live blog below.

Southampton FC 1 - 0 Bristol City FC

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:43

Match ends, Southampton 1, Bristol City 0.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:43

Second Half ends, Southampton 1, Bristol City 0.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:42

Adam Armstrong (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:39

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Taylor Gardner-Hickman.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:39

Temporary attempt by: Carlos Alcaraz(Southampton).

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:39

Hand ball by George Tanner (Bristol City).

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:39

Substitution, Southampton. James Bree replaces Ryan Manning because of an injury.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:38

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:38

Delay in match because of an injury Ryan Manning (Southampton).

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:36

Temporary attempt by: Anis Mehmeti(Bristol City).

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:36

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by George Tanner.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:35

Temporary attempt by: Adam Armstrong(Southampton).

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:34

Ryan Manning (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:33

Flynn Downes (Southampton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:32

Zak Vyner (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:31

Carlos Alcaraz (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:30

Flynn Downes (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:30

Substitution, Southampton. Joe Aribo replaces Shea Charles.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:30

Substitution, Southampton. Will Smallbone replaces Stuart Armstrong.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:28

Attempt missed. Zak Vyner (Bristol City) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Taylor Gardner-Hickman with a cross following a corner.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:26

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Taylor Harwood-Bellis.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:25

Attempt missed. Ché Adams (Southampton) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Manning.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:24

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by George Tanner.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:24

Temporary attempt by: Ché Adams(Southampton).

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:24

Substitution, Bristol City. Anis Mehmeti replaces Mark Sykes.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:24

Attempt missed. Rob Dickie (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Williams with a cross.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:21

Foul by Shea Charles (Southampton).

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:19

Foul by Flynn Downes (Southampton).

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:19

Joe Williams (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:17

Substitution, Bristol City. Joe Williams replaces Kal Naismith because of an injury.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:17

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:14

Delay in match because of an injury Kal Naismith (Bristol City).

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:14

Attempt saved. Carlos Alcaraz (Southampton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Armstrong.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:14

Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kyle Walker-Peters.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:12

Flynn Downes (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:12

Substitution, Bristol City. Harry Cornick replaces Tommy Conway.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:12

Substitution, Bristol City. Andreas Weimann replaces Sam Bell.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:09

Foul by Ché Adams (Southampton).

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:09

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Sam Bell.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:08

Attempt blocked. Ryan Manning (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:07

Attempt missed. Carlos Alcaraz (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Flynn Downes.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:05

Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Southampton vs Bristol City

21:03

Foul by Flynn Downes (Southampton).

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:58

Foul by Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton).

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:57

Foul by Matty James (Bristol City).

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:54

Goal! Southampton 1, Bristol City 0. Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:53

Offside, Southampton. Taylor Harwood-Bellis is caught offside.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:52

Second Half begins Southampton 0, Bristol City 0.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:36

First Half ends, Southampton 0, Bristol City 0.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:36

Offside, Bristol City. Zak Vyner is caught offside.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:36

Attempt blocked. Mark Sykes (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tommy Conway.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:35

Temporary attempt by: Kal Naismith(Bristol City).

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:35

Ryan Manning (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:35

Foul by Ryan Manning (Southampton).

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:32

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Southampton).

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:31

Foul by Shea Charles (Southampton).

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:28

Attempt missed. Ché Adams (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Manning.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:27

Temporary attempt by: Mark Sykes(Bristol City).

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:26

Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:25

Attempt missed. Flynn Downes (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Manning.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:23

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by George Tanner.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:23

Substitution, Southampton. Ché Adams replaces Kamaldeen Sulemana because of an injury.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:23

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:20

Delay in match because of an injury Kamaldeen Sulemana (Southampton).

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:17

Offside, Bristol City. Taylor Gardner-Hickman is caught offside.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:17

Attempt saved. Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Shea Charles.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:15

Carlos Alcaraz (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:13

Attempt missed. Tommy Conway (Bristol City) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:11

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ryan Manning.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:10

Shea Charles (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:09

Flynn Downes (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:09

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Southampton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jan Bednarek following a corner.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:09

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Zak Vyner.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:05

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Carlos Alcaraz.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:05

Attempt blocked. Mark Sykes (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:03

Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Southampton vs Bristol City

20:03

Foul by Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton).

Southampton vs Bristol City

19:59

Offside, Southampton. Shea Charles is caught offside.

Southampton vs Bristol City

19:57

Foul by Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton).

Southampton vs Bristol City

19:55

Attempt saved. Kamaldeen Sulemana (Southampton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stuart Armstrong.

Southampton vs Bristol City

19:55

Adam Armstrong (Southampton) is shown the yellow card.

Southampton vs Bristol City

19:53

Adam Armstrong (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Southampton vs Bristol City

19:52

Foul by Kamaldeen Sulemana (Southampton).

Southampton vs Bristol City

19:50

Offside, Bristol City. Zak Vyner is caught offside.

Southampton vs Bristol City

19:48

First Half begins.

Southampton vs Bristol City

19:15

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Southampton vs Bristol City

18:45

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