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A great game and a great performance - McAllister

Jamie McAllister saw huge positives after City’s thrilling 3-3 draw at Wolves, which made it four points from a possible six on the road since the international break.

On the back of the impressive 1-0 win at Reading on Saturday, City were on the verge of a first win at Molineux since 1931 when Bobby Reid bundled home from close range.

Danny Baath rescued a point for the hosts, who had twice led before equalisers from Aden Flint and Famara Diedhiou, the latter from the penalty spot.

McAllister told BCTV: “I thought it was a great game and a great performance.

“Both teams were right at it and wanted to win the match; there was quality from the two teams and six great goals.

“Obviously being 3-2 up away from home with eight minutes to go, we wanted to go on and win it.

“However, if you think over four days we’ve played two top sides away from home and come away with four points from a possible six, it’s been a massively positive period for us.

“The spirit, character and resilience shown by our boys was tremendous. They had to come back twice from being behind against one of the top teams in the Championship.

“There are some tired legs in that dressing room now but credit to them for earning a point. I think on the whole a draw was a fair result.”

Diedhiou’s successful spot-kick brought up his second goal for the club – the first coming on the opening day against Barnsley.

McAllister added: “That’s great for Fam. It took real courage to step up and tuck that penalty away.

“You could see in the ten minutes after the penalty how he had a spring in his step. The goal will do wonders for him.”

McAllister confirmed City had made personnel changes from the start for a mix of tactical and fitness reasons.

The visitors also switched their formation midway through the first half to cope with the impressive hosts.

He confirmed: “We matched them up in a 3-1-4-2, with Callum (O’Dowda) and Joe (Bryan) matching their wing-backs. It allowed us to get a foothold in the game,” the coach added.

“The formation change definitely helped us.”

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