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Hull City 2-3 Bristol City

Bobby Reid
Bobby Reid scored his 10th Championship goal of the season to make it 2-2 at the KCOM Stadium

Bristol City came from 2-0 down to win at Hull City and increase the pressure on Tigers manager Leonid Slutsky.

Fraizer Campbell deservedly bundled the hosts ahead, and Jarrod Bowen scored his 10th of the season from close range to double Hull's lead.

But Aden Flint stabbed home to cut the deficit, before Bobby Reid's scrambled effort drew the Robins level.

Josh Brownhill completed the comeback in the final minute to leave Hull winless in five and 20th in the table.

Slutsky, who was appointed as Marco Silva's replacement in June, has now won just four of his 19 league games in charge and is reportedly close to being sacked.

After the 3-1 defeat by Middlesbrough on 31 October, the 46-year-old Russian admitted that he would have understood being dismissed, and he openly questioned his players mentality after their 4-1 loss at Sheffield United.

However, his side had looked to be cruising to a comfortable victory with 25 minutes left against Bristol City, two goals ahead and seldom under threat from their play-off-chasing opponents.

But Flint's goal against the run of play sparked the Robins into life and Reid's equaliser - his first in four games - almost seemed inevitable.

Kevin Stewart still squandered a great chance to put Hull back in front, and the home team were made to pay when Brownhill fired in from 20 yards to make it 3-2.

Hull boss Leonid Slutsky:

"Now (is a) really painful time for me. I can't think about the future now, about my job.

"If you have a problem now, it's a very difficult problem about the future.

"For now it is very difficult to speak, not about my job, (but) about today's match. You have an open, painful situation. Each movement for me is very difficult now."

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson:

"It was a bit like parenting. When you've got a baby and it doesn't sleep it's horrendous and then you get an amazing moment of joy once or twice a day - that's what it felt like.

"We were terrible for the first 55 minutes, it just wasn't us. We couldn't get hold of it up front. We defended OK in the first half because we had to. We gave the ball up far too easy and, to be honest, I'm in awe of my squad.

"We have got a special team, special character and special personalities to be able to come back from that kind of performance and score three goals in the last 25 minutes."

Line-ups

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 29TomoriBooked at 8mins
  • 3Mazuch
  • 5Hector
  • 34Aina
  • 16LarssonSubstituted forMeylerat 73'minutes
  • 35Stewart
  • 20BowenSubstituted forGrosickiat 87'minutes
  • 22Henriksen
  • 4Irvine
  • 25CampbellSubstituted forDickoat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Grosicki
  • 8Meyler
  • 9Dicko
  • 12Marshall
  • 15Evandro
  • 24Clark
  • 32Hamilton

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 5Wright
  • 4FlintBooked at 58mins
  • 6Baker
  • 23Magnusson
  • 8Brownhill
  • 7Smith
  • 21PackBooked at 6minsSubstituted forPatersonat 45'minutes
  • 11O'DowdaSubstituted forDjuricat 55'minutes
  • 14Reid
  • 18WoodrowSubstituted forEliassonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Taylor
  • 15Steele
  • 19Eliasson
  • 20Paterson
  • 22Djuric
  • 25Kelly
  • 45Leko
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
14,762

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 2, Bristol City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Bristol City 3.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Bristol City).

Ola Aina (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Markus Henriksen (Hull City).

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 2, Bristol City 3. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nathan Baker.

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

Foul by Nouha Dicko (Hull City).

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Kamil Grosicki replaces Jarrod Bowen.

Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).

Kevin Stewart (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Milan Djuric (Bristol City).

Kevin Stewart (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kevin Stewart (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by David Meyler with a headed pass.

Hand ball by Michael Hector (Hull City).

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 2, Bristol City 2. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

Bobby Reid (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Fikayo Tomori (Hull City).

Attempt blocked. Nouha Dicko (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jackson Irvine.

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

Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Bristol City).

Nouha Dicko (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Michael Hector (Hull City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).

Markus Henriksen (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Nouha Dicko replaces Fraizer Campbell.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. David Meyler replaces Sebastian Larsson.

Foul by Milan Djuric (Bristol City).

Jackson Irvine (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ola Aina.

Attempt missed. Korey Smith (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Hull City 2, Bristol City 1. Aden Flint (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Niclas Eliasson with a cross.

Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fraizer Campbell (Hull City).

goal

As It Stood

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2Cardiff18114325131237
3Sheff Utd19121632211137
4Aston Villa19105428171135
5Bristol City1997330201034
6Derby189542920932
7Middlesbrough198562418629
8Leeds199282924529
9Nottm Forest189092627-127
10Ipswich188283028226
11Sheff Wed196852321226
12Fulham196852524126
13Preston196852221126
14Norwich196671723-624
15Brentford185852624223
16QPR185672026-621
17Barnsley185582325-220
18Reading185582023-320
19Millwall194781920-119
20Hull194693235-318
21Birmingham1944111028-1816
22Sunderland192892535-1014
23Burton1935111237-2514
24Bolton1927101636-2013
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