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Sheff Wed3Bristol City2

Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 Bristol City

Kieran Lee
Kieran Lee's goal was his first since last season's Championship play-offs

Kieran Lee scored a stoppage-time winner as Sheffield Wednesday came from two goals down to beat Bristol City.

On-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham scored two first-half headers to put the Robins firmly in control.

Steven Fletcher nodded in to pull one back but Sam Hutchinson was soon sent off for fouling Marlon Pack in the box.

Lee Tomlin's penalty hit the post and Gary O'Neil was red-carded for City before Barry Bannan levelled from range and Lee slotted in to steal the points.

After kick-off at Hillsborough had been delayed by 15 minutes because of torrential rain and a thunderstorm, it was the visitors who started the better.

Abraham, 18, first leapt highest to power in O'Neil's looping cross, before nodding home his eighth goal in nine games after Josh Brownhill's drive was parried into his path by Keiren Westwood.

The Owls, who had only scored five in six league matches prior to the game, improved after the break and halved the deficit when Fletcher headed Fernando Forestieri's corner into the net.

Drama soon unfolded when Hutchinson was dismissed after slipping and bringing down Pack, only for Tomlin's subsequent spot-kick to cannon off the post, leading to O'Neil receiving a second booking for a foul in the immediate aftermath.

Bannan then equalised with a 30-yard drive that burst through the hands of goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell, and Lee showed composure to sidestep a defender and fire inside the far post to earn Wednesday only their second win over their opponents in 12 attempts, moving them above the Robins into ninth.

Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal:

"It was an exciting evening, but it was a very strange game for us.

"Two-nil down at half-time was very heavy to us. I spoke very calmly to the players at half-time. It was important to speak calmly to them to explain how we could revert things.

"I spoke more to the heart of the players because it wasn't down to their attitude.

"My players received the message and we did fantastic in the second half. We tried to create problems for them in the second half with different players.

"We were lucky they didn't score the penalty. At 2-1, the penalty miss was crucial.

"We needed to compose our defence and play with balance. I don't want to be in this situation in the future. We want to score first."

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson:

"It was a bad dream, wasn't it? It wasn't bad luck because we should have scored a third goal from the penalty spot.

"The sending off of O'Neil altered the course of the game. He won the ball cleanly and it was disappointing that he [the referee] got that wrong.

"I thought we were excellent in the first half, slick and quick on the counter. We completely bossed them in the first half and they kept hitting a brick wall. They ran out of ideas.

"The most disappointing thing for me was a couple crumbled out of my lot. I see it in the mindset and it does happen. What you can't do is freeze. You have to be brave and bold in everything you do.

"I've got no fears that the group will bounce back. Physically, technically and mentally they've got to handle it."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 23HutchinsonBooked at 59mins
  • 36PudilSubstituted forForestieriat 45+3'minutes
  • 41Bannan
  • 3JonesSubstituted forWallaceat 45'minutes
  • 5LeeBooked at 90mins
  • 9Reach
  • 14HooperSubstituted forSassoat 62'minutes
  • 6Fletcher

Substitutes

  • 2Wildsmith
  • 7Abdi
  • 16Palmer
  • 33Wallace
  • 39Sasso
  • 44Nuhiu
  • 45Forestieri

Bristol City

  • 12O'Donnell
  • 2Little
  • 4FlintBooked at 61mins
  • 23Magnusson
  • 3Bryan
  • 6O'NeilBooked at 61mins
  • 11O'DowdaSubstituted forReidat 82'minutes
  • 8BrownhillSubstituted forSmithat 72'minutes
  • 21Pack
  • 10TomlinSubstituted forGolbourneat 64'minutes
  • 9Abraham

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 5Ekstrand
  • 7Smith
  • 13Golbourne
  • 14Reid
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 20Paterson
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
24,151

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Bristol City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 3, Bristol City 2.

Booking

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 3, Bristol City 2. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ross Wallace.

Foul by Vincent Sasso (Sheffield Wednesday).

Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Foul by Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday).

Joe Bryan (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross Wallace with a cross.

Foul by Vincent Sasso (Sheffield Wednesday).

Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Korey Smith (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Bobby Reid replaces Callum O'Dowda.

Foul by Vincent Sasso (Sheffield Wednesday).

Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Attempt saved. Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Attempt blocked. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Reach.

Attempt missed. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda.

Attempt blocked. Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Bryan.

Attempt missed. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City).

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 2, Bristol City 2. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri.

Foul by Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday).

Mark Little (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Korey Smith replaces Josh Brownhill.

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Reach.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Keiren Westwood tries a through ball, but Adam Reach is caught offside.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Callum O'Dowda.

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As It Stood

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1Huddersfield751195416
2Newcastle75021641215
3Barnsley7502189915
4Norwich7421118314
5Birmingham733185312
6Fulham733186212
7Brighton732296311
8Ipswich732287111
9Sheff Wed732289-111
10Reading732279-211
11Brentford631274310
12Bristol City73131110110
13Nottm Forest63121313010
14QPR7313912-310
15Burton7232121119
16Wolves723289-19
17Leeds7214711-47
18Aston Villa61327706
19Preston72057706
20Derby712416-55
21Cardiff7124612-65
22Rotherham6123514-95
23Wigan71151012-24
24Blackburn7025615-92
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