Bristol City’s official club Twitter account recently made a post sharing training footage which features some Robins players recreating a “famous” Bristol City goal, which has got some of their fans talking.
The training footage that was recently posted by Bristol City’s official Twitter account features some of their players attempting to recreate Korey Smith’s 93rd-minute winner from Bristol City’s 2-1 League Cup quarter-final win over Manchester United, which took place on the 20th of December 2017.
The Robins’ official website described this classic League Cup quarter-final victory as “one of the greatest cup results in the club’s history”, while bristolpost.co.uk described this result as “the upset of the competition” when remembering the game a year on in a report that was published on the 20th of December 2018.
Some Bristol City supporters have been reacting with fondness to the footage that was recently posted by their official Twitter account sharing footage of their players recreating this classic Robins goal. Read the reactions of some Robins supporters to this post in the tweets below.
Is Bristol City's 2-1 League Cup quarter-final victory over Manchester United one of the club's most historic results?
YES, THIS WAS ONE OF BRISTOL CITY'S GREATEST EVER RESULTS
NO, THIS WASN'T THAT BIG OF A RESULT FOR THE CLUB
Recently at Failand some of the lads recreated some famous #BristolCity goals!
Who can guess which one this is? pic.twitter.com/s7Uc8JmWVE
— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) March 16, 2020
Taylor to Smith & winning goal v man.utd.
— Rod Holbrook (@Bigjohnatyeo) March 17, 2020
— tim parsons (@timpar2109) March 17, 2020
Properly laughed at LJ and the ball boy
— Hamster McKenzie ? (@HamsterMckenzie) March 17, 2020
Cringe as it is, this made me smile very much
— city fan nunber 1 (@BristolTransfer) March 16, 2020
Winner at manU
— ollie hunt (@olliehu75040562) March 16, 2020
Against Man U.
— Mike Grist (@mistgrike) March 16, 2020
— Richard Brown (@RichardBrown34) March 16, 2020
What do we think?
In a post-match report of this game, the BBC explained that Bristol City had managed to reach the semi-finals of either the League Cup or the FA Cup on just four occasions prior to their 2017/18 League Cup quarter-final victory over Manchester United. This report also features comments from Robins manager Lee Johnson who called the result “a historic occasion” for his club.
Considering the Robins’ lack of experience in reaching the latter rounds of domestic cup competitions, it may be understandable why this game and Smith’s late winner might be remembered as one of the club’s most historic results.