45 - They progress up the field to earn another.
45 - Murphy charges down a clearance. Bristol throw on the right now. Not long left in the half at all.
HALF-TIME | NCFC 1-0 BCFC
Bristol started that opening half strongly, but City grew into it and deservedly lead at the break courtesy of a composed Jonny Howson finish.
What's your assessment of things so far?
@RandalSouthall: Tough one. Lots of players doing their jobs well. Tettey has broken up play very effectively, as ever, which has got City going.
@MavisCrewcut: Tricky! Bennett and Klose marshaling things well at the back, Hoolahan creating. Everyone carrying out their roles!
City back out for the second half, as our their opponents - the other City of the night!
@CaliforniaCanary: Nobody yet! Maybe we'll see Canos later on?
46 - City get us back underway. They lead 1-0 with 45 minutes left to play...
47 - Brady sends forward but O'Donnell is able to collect. Steady start to the second period.
48 - Looked like an offside against Bristol. Not given. Cross comes in from the right and McGovern gets down to smother.
48 - Klose spreads play brilliantly to the left. That gets City on the front foot and they earn a corner when a cross form the left is swept behind goal.
49 - Thumped away at the near-post. City start again.
49 - Loose pass however, giving the away side a throw.
50 - Pinto sold short by Bennett. Forced into making a rash tackle on halfway, which seems him pick up a yellow card.
51 - Bennett then with some committed defending to earn his side a goal-kick.
52 - Pinto uses his pace to cover, clearing from the byline.
53 - Hoolahan then picks up in his own box. City break.
53 - Brady storms forward but his pass to Murphy isn't brought under control by the City youngster, bobbling behind for a goal-kick.
54 - Hoolahan wins the ball in a defensive position, then is fouled. City free-kick.
55 - Klose pings right for Pinto. Hoolahan takes over and sends into the box. Cleared but City threaten again.
56 - Pinto squares from the right but a defender gets a touch at the vital moment to clear.
56 - Tettey blocks an attempted pass. Howson in for the next tackle, winning his side a throw midway inside their own half.
58 - Bryan crosses in from the left. It takes a nick off Pinto but McGovern reads it well to catch.
58 - City break but Murphy's low shot is blocked away to safety.
59 - Cross sent in deep from the Bristol left. Brady takes no chances, heading behind for a corner.
60 - Canos being readied to come on.
60 - Flint meets it. He loops a header towards goal and it bounces off the bar. City survive the scare.
61 - Canos replaces Murphy for City.
61 - Tettey charges in to make a tackle. Can't make it cleanly. Free-kick just inside City's half.
62 - Change for Bristol City now. O'Dowda replaced by Freeman.