Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy might be a long term absentee from Pep Guardiola's side due to injury, but he is still very much part of the Citizen's squad whether he is playing or supporting his team mates from the sidelines.
Reported by Sport Bible
Only good thing with this goal : new GIF from @bcfctweets now let’s go boys !!! 麗麗— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) January 9, 2018
The Championship side were absolutely terrific though-out the contest and their manager Lee Johnson didn't allow his side to sit back, contain and let City dominate the play - like many other Premier League sides have done previously.
In front of a raucous 8,000 travelling supporters the Robins gave a performance of bravery, composure and confidence that should serve as a inspiration to those Premier League managers looking for some sort of inspiration to curtail City's dominance.
Although Pep Guardiola's did not play to their full potential, which the Spaniard acknowledged in his post match comments
The contest is now nicely poised as both teams can now look forward to the second leg at Ashton Gate on Tuesday 23rd January. The Robins will need to produce another 'Herculean' performance once again, but with the backing of a capacity home crowd strange things can happen.
On the night, Mendy might need to have his social media close at hand.....just in case!