The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date - Wednesday, December 20 2017
Kickoff Time - 2000 Hrs GMT
Venue - Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
League Cup form guide
Manchester United: WW
Bristol City: WWWW
All-Time League Cup Record
Manchester United wins: 0
Bristol City wins: 0
Pre Match Pressers
Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia, Marouane Fellaini and Eric Bailly doubtful.
Gary O'Neil, Jens Hegeler, Famara Diedhiou and Eros Pisano ruled out. Callum O'Dowda doubtful.
Know the opposition
Bristol City Football Club (nicknamed The Robins), is a English professional association football club based in Bristol. The club was founded in 1894 as Bristol South End and changed their name to Bristol City on adopting professionalism three years later when they were admitted into the Southern League. Finishing as runners-up in three of the first four seasons, in 1900 the club amalgamated with local Southern League rivals Bedminster F.C., who had been founded as Southville in 1887. City joined the Football League in 1901 when they became only the third club south of Birmingham (following in the footsteps of Woolwich Arsenal and Luton Town) to perform in the competition. Their first game in the Football League was on 7 September 1901 at Bloomfield Road, when Blackpool were beaten 2–0. Bristol City won the Welsh Cup – despite being an English club – in 1934. In 1907 they finished runners-up in Football League Division One, which is their highest ever final position.
In 1909 they lost the FA Cup final to Manchester United, their only final. Since relegation in 1911, however, they only returned to the top division from 1976 to 1980 and did not contend for any honours then. In 1982, Bristol City became the first English club to suffer three consecutive relegations. They were promoted to the Football League Championship in the 2006–07 season after finishing second in League One but failed to make a second consecutive promotion to the Premier League after they were defeated by Hull City in the 2008 Football League Championship play-off Final at Wembley Stadium. With victories in 1986, 2003 and 2015, Bristol City are now the most successful team in the Football League Trophy. The team's main rivals are Bristol Rovers in the Bristol derby and Cardiff City in the Severnside derby, along with other regional teams in the West Country derby. And they play their home games at the Ashton Gate stadium.