Match Reports

Bristol City 3-0 Albion

An image of Jayson Molumby on the ball against Bristol City

Albion were eliminated from the FA Cup with a 3-0 defeat at Bristol City on Saturday.

Sam Bell’s brace, either side of an Alex Scott goal, was enough to send the Baggies out in Round Four of the competition.

Carlos Corberán’s side return to Sky Bet Championship action against Coventry City this Friday at The Hawthorns.

It was the worst possible start for Albion in Bristol, as Bell curled home the opening goal inside 12 minutes after the visitors failed to clear a corner.

Okay Yokuslu almost grabbed a quick equaliser, heading Adam Reach’s corner wide, but instead City doubled their advantage midway through the first period – Scott converting from close-range.

The Baggies went close again ahead of the break when Daryl Dike raced through and saw his low finish well-saved by Max O’Leary, yet it remained 2-0 going into half-time.

Any chance of a second-half comeback was, in reality, quashed on the 48-minute mark – Bell dinking over David Button to net his second and City’s third of the afternoon.

Corberán soon brought on Taylor Gardner-Hickman, Grady Diangana and Brandon Thomas-Asante in an attempt to get a goal or two back.

And Thomas-Asante and Yokuslu forced good saves out of Max O’Leary as Albion tried to bring at least a bit of joy to the 3,500 travelling supporters.

Ultimately it didn’t come, though, and the Baggies' FA Cup journey was ended at Ashton Gate.

Albion: Button; Furlong, O’Shea, Ajayi, Reach; Molumby (Diangana 52), Yokuslu (Livermore 83), Rogic (Gardner-Hickman 52); Wallace (Malcolm 83), Dike (Thomas-Asante 52), Grant.

Substitutes: Palmer, Peters, Townsend, Andrews.