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Bristol City 1-2 Wolves

Ryan Bennett scores for Wolves
Ryan Bennett's winner was his first goal for Wolves since joining in the summer on a free transfer from Norwich

Ryan Bennett's last-gasp header gave Championship leaders Wolves victory over in-form Bristol City, in a game that saw both teams reduced to 10 men.

Visiting captain Danny Batth was sent off on 14 minutes for a challenge on Hordur Magnusson, before Bobby Reid slotted in to put the Robins in front.

Barry Douglas' free-kick then made it 1-1 after City keeper Frank Fielding was sent off for fouling Matt Doherty.

Bennett won it in stoppage time to put Wolves 10 points clear of second place.

The 27-year-old centre-half met Douglas' superb delivery at the far post to head beyond substitute goalkeeper Luke Steele.

The visitors had looked the more likely to go on and win the game after Douglas' equaliser, with Steele superbly denying Romain Saiss when put clear.

Ivan Cavaleiro also came close to scoring a brilliant second goal for Wolves, who had boss Nuno Espirito Santo sent to the stands in the aftermath of Batth's early red card.

Bristol City's best moments arguably came in the opening stages before that dismissal, with Jamie Paterson and Reid both forcing John Ruddy into smart saves.

Lee Johnson's side are third after Derby's victory at Ipswich on Saturday, one point behind the Rams and six points above seventh-placed Aston Villa.

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1FieldingBooked at 63mins
  • 5Wright
  • 4Flint
  • 6Baker
  • 23MagnussonSubstituted forTaylorat 78'minutes
  • 8BrownhillSubstituted forEliassonat 87'minutes
  • 21Pack
  • 7Smith
  • 3Bryan
  • 20PatersonSubstituted forSteeleat 65'minutes
  • 14Reid

Substitutes

  • 10Taylor
  • 15Steele
  • 18Woodrow
  • 19Eliasson
  • 25Kelly
  • 26Vyner
  • 45Leko

Wolves

  • 21Ruddy
  • 6BatthBooked at 14mins
  • 16Coady
  • 15Boly
  • 2Doherty
  • 27Saiss
  • 8NevesBooked at 49mins
  • 3Douglas
  • 17CostaSubstituted forCavaleiroat 62'minutes
  • 33BonatiniSubstituted forBennettat 17'minutes
  • 18JotaSubstituted forEnobakhareat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4A N'Diaye
  • 5Bennett
  • 7Cavaleiro
  • 24Gibbs-White
  • 26Enobakhare
  • 30Hause
  • 31Norris
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
25,540

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Ryan Bennett (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Barry Douglas with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Barry Douglas.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Romain Saiss tries a through ball, but Bright Enobakhare is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bright Enobakhare replaces Diogo Jota.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Niclas Eliasson replaces Josh Brownhill.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Marlon Pack.

Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Bailey Wright (Bristol City).

Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

Attempt saved. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Korey Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Matty Taylor replaces Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson.

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Foul by Barry Douglas (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Hand ball by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Offside, Bristol City. Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson tries a through ball, but Joe Bryan is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Romain Saiss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Diogo Jota.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Bristol City).

Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Marlon Pack.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Barry Douglas (Wolverhampton Wanderers) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Luke Steele replaces Jamie Paterson.

Dismissal

Frank Fielding (Bristol City) is shown the red card.

Foul by Frank Fielding (Bristol City).

Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Hélder Costa.

Attempt blocked. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bobby Reid.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ryan Bennett.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves25184347202758
2Derby25146540221848
3Bristol City25138440261447
4Cardiff25145635231247
5Leeds2513393728942
6Sheff Utd25132103930941
7Aston Villa2511863324941
8Preston25101052823540
9Middlesbrough2511593224838
10Brentford2591063932737
11Ipswich25113113835336
12Fulham259973533236
13Norwich2587102430-631
14Nottm Forest25101143342-931
15Millwall257992727030
16Sheff Wed257993031-130
17Reading2577113033-328
18QPR2569102635-927
19Hull2559113943-424
20Barnsley2558122637-1123
21Sunderland25410112942-1322
22Bolton2557132443-1922
23Burton2556141743-2621
24Birmingham2555151335-2220
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