Back to winning ways at last. James Chestney has a smile on his face.
The question on everyone’s lips was, how would the Tigers respond to the international break?
Allan McGregor, Andy Robertson and Robert Snodgrass had preformed superbly for Scotland and returned to the City fold after the first game.
Abel Hernandez topped up his air miles with a 15,000 mile trip to South America but this was all that happened as he didn’t get onto the field for Uruguay’s two games.
He didn’t make the starting line up as manager Steve Bruce went with the same side as last time out and it really paid off. Bristol City arrived at the KC in good form but went away with their tails between their legs after being tamed by the Tigers.
Lee Johnson’s side were unable to stop City ending a winless run and the Tigers go back within shouting distance of Burnley and Middlesbrough. They will go even closer in the mix if they can also get a result at Pride Park against Derby County.
A great strike from Curtis Davies from a corner gave City a lead before a bullet header from Snodgrass truly rippled the net. Sone Aluko had his best game this season and provided the cross for the Scot to score.
It was going great for the Tigers but McGregor was called upon to make a couple of vital saves; Bristol were denied by the officials too. Jonathan Kodjia had an effort ruled out for offside and substitute Luke Freeman hit the post late on.
Mohammed Diame was in fine form for the home side and had already sent a 50 yard effort just wide of the post. He then cracked another long range effort on his left foot into the bottom corner. Victory was sealed ten minutes from time when Aluko got a deserved goal to see City stay in fourth place.