- English Football League - Championship
- Saturday, October 24th 2020
- Ashton Gate
Report: Bristol City 1-1 Swansea City
Saturday, October 24th 2020
Nahki Wells fired in his third goal of the season from the penalty spot as the Robins came from behind to secure a point against Swansea City.
City had fallen behind to a 51st-minute Jamal Lowe goal but Dean Holden threw on his strikers – with four on the pitch at one stage - to put his side back into the game.
And it was Chris Brunt’s 83rd-minute free kick that saw Antoine Semenyo go down under Connor Roberts’ challenge for Wells to level the scores.
The point keeps the Robins in second place as they head into respective away and home games against recently-relegated AFC Bournemouth away and Norwich City at home.
The game was not without its casualties as Andreas Weimann and Steven Sessegnon departed with knee and hamstring injuries respectively.
Holden made five changes from the side that lost 1-0 to Middlesbrough in midweek, including Semenyo making his first league start in a year in place of Nahki Wells.
Brunt was awarded his first start, with Tyreeq Bakinson, who had featured in all nine games this season, named on the bench.
And there were wing-back starts for Sessegnon and Jay Dasilva in place of Jack Hunt and Tommy Rowe.
Tomas Kalas resumed as captain and replaced the injured Alfie Mawson, who will see a specialist about his knee injury next week.
City had an early chance when Dasilva whipped in a cross for Weimann, who fired wide before Chris Martin went close with a header from Sessegnon’s ball.
Dan Bentley was in the thick of the action as early as the ninth minute when he punched a bobbling ball over and then saved André Ayew’s fierce narrow angled shot.
Jamie Paterson carved out a chance for himself when he weaved his way past two defenders but his left-foot shot went straight to Freddie Woodman.
City almost broke the deadlock when Dasilva won a free kick and Brunt’s delivery was met by Taylor Moore, but his header was saved low by the Swansea shot-stopper.
Swansea kept pressing and Connor Roberts freed Lowe, who fired into the roof of the net to give the Swans the lead.
Weimann and Sessegnon were substituted because of injury within five minutes of each other – to be replaced by Callum O’Dowda and Famara Diédhiou – before Wells replaced Taylor Moore and it gave Robins some forward momentum.
Four minutes later the Bermudian stepped up to take the spot-kick and secure a share of the spoils.
BOURNEMOUTH UP NEXT
- Wells (83' pen)
- Taylor Moore, Steven Sessegnon, Andreas Weimann
- Lowe (51')
- Jamal Lowe