FA CUP Bristol City 2 Doncaster Rovers 0

Bristol City FC club crestJay Emmanuel-Thomas’s winning replay double fired Bristol City through to a lucrative home FA Cup fourth tie against West Ham United at Ashton Gate on Sunday January 25 (1400).

The 24-year-old target man headed City’s 36th minute opener following a corner, and relentless pressure against their League 1 rivals.

Emmanuel-Thomas swept home his second after a brilliant piece of solo play in the 79th minute cutting across from the right, beating two defenders and keeper Marko Marosi before patiently picking his spot and scoring with a measured left-foot finish on the run.

City number one Frank Fielding made three crucial saves as Doncaster strove for a leveller but there was no way back for Rovers after red hot Emmanuel-Thomas struck his second of a freezing night. It was JET's third goal in two games and sixth of the season.

Bristol City Fielding, Williams, Flint, Ayling, Cunningham, Smith, Pack, Wagstaff (Freeman 76) Little, Smith (Osborne 88) Emanuel-Thomas. Subs not used Elliott, Richards, Wynter, Bryan

Goals Emmanuel-Thomas 36, 79

Doncaster Rovers Marosi, Wabara, McCullough, Butler, Stevens, Keegan (Bennett 78) Coppinger, Wellens, Middleton (Tyson 62) Forrester (Robinson 62) Main. Subs not used McCombe, Wakefield, De Val, McLaren

Attendance 6951

Referee Darren Bond

SWSN star Jay Emmanuel-Thomas 

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