Bristol City were held to a 0-0 draw last night by Watford; and have their brillilant young goalkeeper Adriano Basso to thank for saving a point, and in the process, remaining at the top of the league.
After Michael McIndoe tripped Watford’s Tommy Smith from behind in the penalty box, Basso made a terrific save from Darius Henderson’s second half penalty kick.
Both sides had chances to win the game, with Bristol City having more of the play. And though both teams stay in first and third place in the Coca-Cola Championship, Stoke City helped their automatic promotion chances by beating Norwich with a Mamady Sidibe second-half header that puts them just one point behind the leaders.
“It was very important that if we weren’t going to win the game we didn’t lose it” said Gary Johnson, the Bristol City manager in a post-match interview.
The big game tonight is between West Brom, who now have three games in hand over the other title contenders, and Crystal Palace.