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Bristol City 1-1 Norwich City

Yanic Wildschut
Yanic Wildschut's goal against Bristol City was his first for Norwich since joining from Wigan in January

Bailey Wright scored a late equaliser to rescue a point for struggling Bristol City against Norwich City, who have gone five games without victory.

The Australia defender scrambled the ball home after the Canaries failed to clear David Cotterill's corner.

Yanic Wildschut had put Norwich ahead, striding forward unchallenged and placing a shot past Frank Fielding.

The Robins, who sacked coach John Pemberton before the game, pressed for a winner but stay in the bottom three.

Bristol City are 22nd in the Championship table and one point adrift of safety prior to a crucial match against 23rd-placed Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

They had looked on course for a 15th league defeat in 21 matches before Wright's 78th-minute intervention - his first goal for the club - having struggled to carve out many clear sights of goal.

But the course of the match turned dramatically after the equaliser, with Callum O'Dowda twice well denied by Michael McGovern before the home side had appeals for a penalty turned down by the referee.

Alex Neil's Norwich are now nine points off the play-off places with 11 games left to play.

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson: "In the end we might have won it. I thought before the game that our substitutes would make a difference and that's exactly what happened.

"We paid Norwich a bit too much respect in the first half, but still had an opportunity when Callum O'Dowda hit the crossbar.

"I know football too well to look any further ahead than our next game at Wigan on Saturday, when we hope to have Tammy Abraham back from injury, which would be a huge boost."

Norwich manager Alex Neil: "We have let a great opportunity slip. If we had converted even one of some great first-half chances the game would have been over.

"Steven Naismith has failed to score one-on-one with the keeper and we had other openings created by some really good attacking play.

"Our forwards were not as sharp in the second half and we allowed Bristol to bully us with their direct style."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 26VynerSubstituted forTomlinat 68'minutes
  • 4Flint
  • 42Wright
  • 3Bryan
  • 7SmithBooked at 69mins
  • 21Pack
  • 32Cotterill
  • 14ReidSubstituted forTaylorat 45'minutes
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 18WilbrahamSubstituted forDjuricat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Tomlin
  • 12Taylor
  • 20Paterson
  • 22Djuric
  • 23Magnusson
  • 24O'Leary
  • 31Hegeler

Norwich

  • 33McGovern
  • 25Pinto
  • 24Bennett
  • 5MartinBooked at 77mins
  • 3DijksBooked at 79mins
  • 8Howson
  • 27Tettey
  • 31MurphySubstituted forBassongat 83'minutes
  • 7Naismith
  • 17Wildschut
  • 10Jerome

Substitutes

  • 1Ruddy
  • 2Whittaker
  • 6Bassong
  • 19Lafferty
  • 21Pritchard
  • 28Maddison
  • 35Godfrey
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
17,035

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 1, Norwich City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Norwich City 1.

Steven Naismith (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City).

Foul by Sebastien Bassong (Norwich City).

Milan Djuric (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jonny Howson (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Steven Naismith.

Sebastien Bassong (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Milan Djuric (Bristol City).

Steven Naismith (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Attempt saved. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marlon Pack.

Attempt blocked. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) left footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Milan Djuric (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Mitchell Dijks.

Attempt blocked. Milan Djuric (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Ivo Pinto (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

Foul by Yanic Wildschut (Norwich City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Sebastien Bassong replaces Josh Murphy.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Mitchell Dijks.

Attempt saved. Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Milan Djuric.

Booking

Mitchell Dijks (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Mitchell Dijks (Norwich City).

Matty Taylor (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Norwich City 1. Bailey Wright (Bristol City) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Milan Djuric following a corner.

Booking

Russell Martin (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Michael McGovern.

Attempt saved. Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Joe Bryan.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Mitchell Dijks (Norwich City) because of an injury.

Foul by Mitchell Dijks (Norwich City).

David Cotterill (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Milan Djuric (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.

Booking

Korey Smith (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh Murphy (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle36245769294077
2Brighton36228660312974
3Huddersfield3521594639768
4Leeds362051150361465
5Reading36197104946364
6Sheff Wed361881048351362
7Fulham351512860411957
8Norwich36158136154753
9Preston361411114845353
10Derby361410123933652
11Barnsley36148145452250
12Brentford35138145451347
13Cardiff36138154952-347
14QPR36137164150-946
15Aston Villa361112133539-445
16Ipswich361014123643-744
17Birmingham361110153753-1643
18Nottm Forest36117185161-1040
19Burton36911163548-1338
20Blackburn35910164051-1137
21Wolves3499164046-636
22Bristol City3698194553-835
23Wigan36810183141-1034
24Rotherham3645273281-4917
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