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Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 Bristol City

Ivan Cavaleiro
Ivan Cavaleiro's penalty with six minutes left gave Wolves their first home win since 24 September

Ivan Cavaleiro's late penalty gave Wolves victory over Bristol City, condemning the Robins to a fourth successive defeat.

Dave Edwards' header put Wolves ahead inside the opening three minutes, only for City striker Tammy Abraham to fire in his 14th goal of the season.

Aden Flint then headed the visitors in front before half-time.

But Helder Costa's volley made it 2-2, and Cavaleiro scored from the spot after Flint's handball to win it.

There was more drama right at the very end of the match when Marlon Pack's header was cleared off the line, with City's players and supporters feeling it had snuck over.

But Wolves survived to record back-to-back victories for the first time since August, moving them above the Robins to 15th in the Championship table in the process.

City, whose manager Lee Johnson remonstrated with the referee on the pitch after full-time, slipped to 17th having lost 10 of their past 13 matches in all competitions.

Wolves boss Paul Lambert: "We were brilliant. The entertainment value is unbelievable. It really is.

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"The chances we created and how exciting we are going forward is fantastic. There is a great bit of flair in the side which I have always wanted in my teams.

"Going forward we are a threat. We are still a million miles from where I want to be but we look different to the team that started in August.

"I would rather go through that than a 1-0 boring game."

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson:

"We have to be better, we are too easy to cut through at the moment.

"Our challenge is to turn these performances in our favour. There is not a lot wrong. A couple of players in key positions will help us.

"It is disappointing but we have to make sure that when we are 2-1 up we close up the game a lot better than we did."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 16CoadyBooked at 53mins
  • 6Batth
  • 5Stearman
  • 2Doherty
  • 19Price
  • 4Edwards
  • 17Costa
  • 26EnobakhareSubstituted forMasonat 78'minutes
  • 50CavaleiroBooked at 90mins
  • 9DickoSubstituted forBödvarssonat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Saville
  • 10Mason
  • 18Iorfa
  • 22Bödvarsson
  • 30Hause
  • 31Burgoyne
  • 43Ronan

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 27MatthewsBooked at 31minsSubstituted forLittleat 66'minutes
  • 4Flint
  • 23Magnusson
  • 3Bryan
  • 8Brownhill
  • 21PackBooked at 37mins
  • 15FreemanBooked at 67minsSubstituted forWilbrahamat 86'minutes
  • 10Tomlin
  • 14ReidSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 66'minutes
  • 9Abraham

Substitutes

  • 2Little
  • 7Smith
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 16Engvall
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 20Paterson
  • 29Lucic
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
24,669

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away22
Shots on Target
Home9
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home22
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Bristol City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Bristol City 2.

Attempt blocked. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda with a headed pass.

Foul by Joe Mason (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Brownhill.

Booking

Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Attempt missed. Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lee Tomlin following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Aaron Wilbraham replaces Luke Freeman.

Joe Mason (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Tammy Abraham.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Bristol City 2. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalty conceded by Aden Flint (Bristol City) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Luke Freeman (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Bryan.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

Attempt saved. David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Attempt blocked. Joe Mason (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Nouha Dicko.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Joe Mason replaces Bright Enobakhare.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.

Hand ball by Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.

Foul by Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Attempt missed. Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Freeman with a cross.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Joe Bryan.

Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Foul by Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

goal

As It Stood

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5Leeds2313283023741
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12Norwich23103103837133
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14Brentford2385102930-129
15Wolves237793132-128
16Ipswich237792226-428
17Bristol City2383123030027
18Nottm Forest2375113641-526
19Cardiff2366112638-1224
20QPR2265112031-1123
21Burton2357112432-822
22Blackburn2355132739-1220
23Wigan2346132030-1018
24Rotherham2334162450-2613
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