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O'Driscoll: Organisation key

Bristol City manager Sean O'Driscoll said organisation was the key to their 2-0 victory over in-form Watford.

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Sean O'Driscoll: I've only tweaked City

Sean O'Driscoll: I've only tweaked City

The Robins had a bit of luck with the first goal when Greg Cunningham's hopeful cross found its way into the back of the net and Paul Anderson settled it following a clever corner routine.

It was also City's first clean sheet since April 2012 - 32 matches.

New boss O'Driscoll admitted it was all about getting his side to work on the simple things.

"I've just organised them really," he said. "The previous game before I came in when they lost 4-0 to Leicester there wasn't much between the teams other than the goals.

"You need to be in a position in the Championship to win the ball back as quickly as you can.

"And if you can't win it back then you need to be in a position to not concede a goal and I just felt in that game we weren't in a position to do either.

"There was no lack of effort there, it was just tweaking it a little bit. They are a good group of players with a willingness to do well.

"You can speak about it but the players have to do it and their behaviour has been first class."

On ending the search for a clean sheet, he said: "I wasn't aware (of their long run of conceding), to be fair.

"It doesn't mean anything if you score more than the opposition so I'm not really too fussed about that to be honest."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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