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Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-3 Bristol City

Aden Flint
Aden Flint, restored to the Bristol City side at Reading, followed his winner against the Royals with a goal at Wolves

Danny Batth scored a late header as Wolves rescued a point in a six-goal thriller at home to Bristol City.

Batth headed Ben Marshall's corner beyond Frank Fielding, moments after Bobby Reid's sixth of the season looked to have snatched an unlikely City win.

Leo Bonatini had tapped the hosts into an early lead, but Aden Flint poked in Bailey Wright's attempt for 1-1.

Diogo Jota then steered Wolves back ahead, before Famara Diedhiou equalised from the spot to set up the late drama.

The home team carved out opportunity after opportunity at 2-2, with numerous crosses flashing across the Robins penalty area and Jota's half-volley rattling the crossbar.

Yet Reid's tap-in after Matty Taylor had struck the post somehow looked to have given City, who won 1-0 at Reading on Saturday, a first victory at Molineux since 1931.

Captain Batth's header into the bottom corner three minutes later deservedly drew Wolves level, however, and ensured they remain in the top six after just one defeat from their first seven games.

Lee Johnson's side have also lost just once this season and are now unbeaten in five league matches.

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo on clashes on the touchline:

"The referee just asked for us to relax. Me and Lee [Johnson], we know each other from a long way ago. It was about the staff, they were arguing. It's football. It's normal."

On failure to give Danny Batth a penalty:

"It was clear. I don't want to judge the work of the referee - I know it's a tough job - but Bristol started very aggressively and there should be a little bit more protection to our players. I don't understand why it was not a penalty."

Bristol City assistant head coach Jamie McAllister:

"I felt aggrieved when Bailey [Wright] went up to win a header and they're all shouting for a penalty.

"You can see on the video that Bailey won the header, we were concerned about our player who was down injured and they're looking for a penalty which was poor.

"Then at the end, we get the ball, their player's down and they don't give it us back which I think is shocking, bad sportsmanship.

"Was I pushed? Yes, I kept calm and pushed his arm away. He was in my face, there was no punch, it never happened. The ref just came over to calm things down."

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 3-4-3

  • 21Ruddy
  • 6Batth
  • 16Coady
  • 25MirandaSubstituted forSaissat 76'minutes
  • 2Doherty
  • 8NevesSubstituted forMarshallat 84'minutes
  • 4A N'Diaye
  • 29Vinagre
  • 7CavaleiroSubstituted forEnobakhareat 76'minutes
  • 33Bonatini
  • 18JotaBooked at 68mins

Substitutes

  • 12Marshall
  • 14Zyro
  • 19Price
  • 26Enobakhare
  • 27Saiss
  • 31Norris
  • 32Deslandes

Bristol City

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fielding
  • 5Wright
  • 4Flint
  • 6BakerBooked at 21mins
  • 3Bryan
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 7Smith
  • 8BrownhillBooked at 48minsSubstituted forPatersonat 77'minutes
  • 45LekoSubstituted forTaylorat 68'minutes
  • 9DiedhiouSubstituted forPackat 78'minutes
  • 14Reid

Substitutes

  • 10Taylor
  • 15Steele
  • 18Woodrow
  • 19Eliasson
  • 20Paterson
  • 21Pack
  • 23Magnusson
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
23,045

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home21
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Bristol City 3.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ben Marshall (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Alfred N'Diaye (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  6. Post update

    Bobby Reid (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Korey Smith.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Paterson following a set piece situation.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by John Ruddy.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  14. Post update

    Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Marshall (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Hand ball by Matty Taylor (Bristol City).

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Bristol City 3. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ben Marshall with a cross following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Aden Flint.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ben Marshall replaces Rúben Neves.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 2, Bristol City 3. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds75201421217
2Cardiff7511116516
3Sheff Utd750285315
4Wolves7421117414
5Preston733162412
6Sheff Wed733196312
7Ipswich6402108212
8Nottm Forest74031011-112
9Middlesbrough732273411
10QPR7322109111
11Derby6312107310
12Bristol City7241119210
13Norwich7223712-58
14Fulham61415417
15Hull6213121207
16Barnsley62138807
17Reading621356-17
18Aston Villa714279-27
19Millwall713310916
20Sunderland7124611-55
21Burton7124414-105
22Birmingham711539-64
23Brentford7034611-53
24Bolton7025414-102
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