Bristol City’s cup win for the ages built on faith and fearless football | Ben Fisher

21 December 2017 04:10
After masterminding the Robins’ cup upset over Manchester United, Lee Johnson will never have to buy a drink again in the red half of the cityA £450 bottle of red dominated the buildup to the most memorable night in Bristol City’s recent history but after victory against Manchester United, supporters of the Championship club suggested Lee Johnson walks not on water but cider, a staple part of the West Country diet. After masterminding this, the sweetest of cup upsets, Johnson will never have to buy a drink again in the red half of the city.It was a night that had the foundations of a revamped – and sold out – Ashton Gate, redeveloped at the cost of £45m, shaking while the noise from the euphoria was deafening. “It was almost like the roof came off,” the club’s chief operating officer, Mark Ashton, said. “Everybody was going ballistic and behind the scenes it was no different to be honest. It’s been a city devoid of top-flight football success for such a long time, it was like all of that pent-up passion and frustration came out in the 93rd minute.” Related: Bristol City's Lee Johnson: 'It's nights like this that we dream of' Related: Bristol City boss's celebration with ballboy sparks outbreak of hugs Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian