Bristol City confidently dispatched of a poor Argyle side last night in front of an electric Ashton gate crowd.
Nigel Pearson’s men came flying out the traps and struck early through Sam Bell who tucked the ball home following a smart short corner routine three minutes into the game.
It wasn’t long before City added a second through captain Matty James who poked the ball into a virtually open goal after the Plymouth goalkeeper parried Jason Knight’s attempted cut back.
Argyle looked to get back into the game after 26 minutes when academy graduate Adam Randell’s strike nestled into the bottom corner from 25 yards. However, seven minutes later a quick break from Bristol City would restore their two goal advantage as Mark Sykes was played through by Jason Knight and finished into the far corner to send the City faithful into pandemonium once again, bringing to a close a dominant first-half display from Nigel Pearson’s team.
Despite controlling the ball for the vast majority of the second-half, Argyle failed to make it count as they only amassed two shots in the second 45 compared to Bristol City’s eleven. Both sides made plenty of changes throughout the second half with key players such as Morgan Whittaker and Ryan Hardie coming on for Plymouth.
The Robins delivered the killer blow to Argyle in the 80th minute through Harry Cornick who stayed calm in the penalty area to tuck away a fourth goal for the rampant home side. This result leaves some City fans dreaming about what could become of this season ahead of their trip to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City on Saturday.