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Bristol City ball boy Jaden 'dizzy' after win against Man United

Jaden plays for City's U10s as a striker and winger. Photo: PA

A Bristol City ball boy has described being swung around in celebration by head coach Lee Johnson as "amazing".

Johnson ran to the touchline and picked up Jaden Neale, 10, after his team's winning goal against Manchester United on Wednesday night.

The Robins celebrated a 2-1 Carabao Cup quarter-final win against Jose Mourinho's team at Ashton Gate.

Korey Smith scored the winning goal in injury time, following an earlier goal by Joe Bryan.

  • WATCH: Jaden Neale joins us in the ITV West Country studio to talk about that legendary night:

When Korey Smith scored the goal, Lee Johnson ran down the sideline.

I ran to Lee Johnson and he swung me around. It was really amazing. When he swung me round it made me feel dizzy.

It was a competitive game - it was great to watch world-class players play."

– Jaden Neale
Jaden is described as a Credit: ITV West Country

Jaden - described as a "City mad fan" by his family - plays for Bristol City Academy's Under-10s team as a striker and a winger.

He started playing football at the age of five and was spotted by a scout for the academy months later. At the age of nine, he was signed by the academy and has been a ball boy ever since.

His mother Laura Neale said: "He just stands out there in the cold and wet, through the good times and the bad times.

"To do it last night was amazing. He is a City mad fan. We go to every home game."

Bristol City's Korey Smith celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with team mates. Credit: PA

Ms Neale was also at Ashton Gate for the match and could see Jaden in his ball boy position.

"Once they scored at the end, everybody just stood up so I didn't see Lee Johnson pick him up," she said.

The family were unaware of the pictures and videos of Johnson picking up Jaden until they returned home later.

"It was just amazing to see," Ms Neale added.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson ahead of the match. Credit: PA

To see Jaden's face - it just made his day. He has been waiting for weeks and weeks to be ball boy at this game. It is definitely a moment to remember."

– Laura Neale, Jaden's mother

City face five games in a fortnight before they take on runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City in the semi-final.