Bristol City 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 2
Albion gave a commanding performance at Ashton Gate to move five points clear in the automatic promotion places at the top of the Championship table.
Steve Sidwell’s wonder strike from almost 50 yards was the moment of the match and possibly the longest distance Albion goal ever.
Sidwell spotted keeper Richard O’Donnoll off his line after Sam Baldock won the ball on the centre circle.
Sidwell’s shot was perfect as the keeper desperately tried to back peddle. But to no avail.
The players celebrated with Anthony Kncokeart’s shirt.
The Frenchman was not playing after his father passed away earlier in the week.
Jamie Murphy doubled Albion’s lead before half time as his shot caught a fortunate deflection on the way in.
The Seagulls looked comfortable throughout with Jiri Skalak, Glenn Murray and substitute Tomer Hemed all having chances to increase the advantage in the second half.