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Bristol City 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Tammy Abraham
Bristol City have not won a game in which Tammy Abraham (far right) has scored since 1 October

Tammy Abraham scored his 19th goal this season to end Bristol City's eight-game losing run in the Championship with a draw against Sheffield Wednesday.

Fernando Forestieri converted Adam Reach's cross to put the Owls in front, before Lee Tomlin equalised from the spot after he was fouled in the area.

Ross Wallace curled play-off hopefuls Wednesday back ahead after half-time.

But Abraham deflected Joe Bryan's shot in to level for City, who paraded new signing Matty Taylor during the break.

Striker Taylor joined the Robins from local rivals Bristol Rovers earlier on transfer deadline day - but it was Chelsea loanee Abraham who stole the show, again finding the net during an impressive debut season in senior football.

The 19-year-old had already twice been denied by Keiren Westwood before Bryan's shot from the edge of the area cannoned off his midriff to wrong-foot the Owls goalkeeper.

Wednesday looked the more likely to snatch victory in the closing stages, with Tom Lees heading their best opportunity over the crossbar.

But Carlos Carvalhal's side drop to seventh in the table, without a win in their last two matches, while Bristol City move up a place to 20th, three points clear of the relegation places.

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson: "We've shown great character to come from behind twice. The players obviously wanted to get a win, but given the circumstances, it's not a bad point.

"The fans stuck with us and they were brilliant, roaring us on. We had some great chances at 1-1.

"We stood strong though, and earned a point in the end, but the draw means nothing if we don't get a win on Saturday."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal: "We have taken a point, but I cannot say that we achieved it because it should have been more.

"Bristol's second goal was rude. There is no place for it on the training ground and how can you defend against it?

"We wanted three points, but we take one and move on. They didn't create much, but nor did we. It was a game of few chances."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 33Giefer
  • 2Little
  • 4Flint
  • 42Wright
  • 13Golbourne
  • 31Hegeler
  • 8Brownhill
  • 10TomlinSubstituted forO'Neilat 81'minutes
  • 3Bryan
  • 11O'DowdaSubstituted forDjuricat 69'minutes
  • 9Abraham

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 6O'Neil
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 20Paterson
  • 21Pack
  • 22Djuric
  • 26Vyner

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 16Palmer
  • 15LeesBooked at 37mins
  • 12LoovensBooked at 34mins
  • 43FoxSubstituted forMcManamanat 82'minutes
  • 33Wallace
  • 41BannanBooked at 45mins
  • 3Jones
  • 9ReachBooked at 74mins
  • 11WinnallSubstituted forNuhiuat 57'minutes
  • 45Forestieri

Substitutes

  • 2Wildsmith
  • 7Abdi
  • 10McManaman
  • 32Hunt
  • 38Buckley
  • 39Sasso
  • 44Nuhiu
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
17,438

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 2, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 2, Sheffield Wednesday 2.

Bailey Wright (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Adam Reach with a cross.

Attempt saved. Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

Attempt missed. Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ross Wallace with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

Foul by Milan Djuric (Bristol City).

Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt saved. Milan Djuric (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Little.

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ross Wallace.

Joe Bryan (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Callum McManaman replaces Morgan Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Gary O'Neil replaces Lee Tomlin.

Foul by Milan Djuric (Bristol City).

Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Bristol City).

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross Wallace.

Booking

Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, Bristol City. Josh Brownhill tries a through ball, but Milan Djuric is caught offside.

Offside, Bristol City. Lee Tomlin tries a through ball, but Tammy Abraham is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Ross Wallace with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Bailey Wright.

Attempt blocked. Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 2, Sheffield Wednesday 2. Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jens Hegeler.

Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Brownhill with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Milan Djuric replaces Callum O'Dowda.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Liam Palmer.

Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City).

Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Adam Reach.

goal

As It Stood

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2Newcastle27191754213358
3Reading2917484237555
4Leeds28163939271251
5Huddersfield2715483230249
6Derby2813783021946
7Sheff Wed2813783328546
8Barnsley29135114844444
9Norwich28134114740743
10Preston29118103837141
11Fulham271010744321240
12Birmingham29910103139-837
13Brentford28106123735236
14Aston Villa2881282830-236
15Cardiff29106133443-936
16Wolves2898113738-135
17Ipswich2998122937-835
18Nottm Forest2996144047-733
19QPR2896132739-1233
20Bristol City2884163741-428
21Burton2877142838-1028
22Wigan2767142432-825
23Blackburn2767143244-1225
24Rotherham2944212763-3616
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