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2017/18 English League Championship, Regular Season
  • Marlon Pack (37')
  • Famara Diedhiou (40', 53')
  • Bobby Reid (64')
  • Joe Bryan (90'+4')
  • Harry Wilson (16', 72')
  • Frank Fielding (56' OG)
  • Abel Hernández (80')
  • Fraizer Campbell (87')

Joe Bryan earns Bristol City a point in Ashton Gate thriller

Hull twice fought back from two goals down to inflict a potentially fatal blow on Bristol City's Championship play-off hopes in an amazing 5-5 draw at Ashton Gate.
Fraizer Campbell slid home an 87th-minute goal from a cross by substitute Kamil Grosicki to put the visitors ahead 5-4 after they had trailed 3-1 and 4-2.
But during six minutes of stoppage time, Joe Bryan cut in from the left to equalise with a low drive from just outside the box. There was still time for Robins goalkeeper Frank Fielding to save from Abel Hernandez as a crazy game reached a costly conclusion for the hosts.
Harry Wilson fired Hull into a 16th-minute lead, accepting a return pass from Jackson Irvine and hammering a left-footed shot past Fielding into the top corner.
But the hosts were level on 37 minutes when, after a period of pressure, the ball broke to Marlon Pack in a central area 30 yards out and he moved forward to strike a low right-footed drive past Allan McGregor.
Three minutes later the home side went ahead through club record-signing Famara Diedhiou, who held off a challenge from Michael Dawson when the ball dropped to him in the box and took his time before hammering home a left-footed shot.
Diedhiou notched his second eight minutes after the break, producing a perfectly placed header from Bobby Reid's left-wing chip and directing the ball inside the far post from 10 yards to make it 3-1.
But Hull were back in it almost immediately as substitute Fikayo Tomori headed a diagonal ball from Angus McDonald against a post and the ball went in off Fielding for an own goal.
On 64 minutes, Reid ran onto a through ball and got between Angus McDonald and the advancing McGregor to slot his 21st goal of the season.
Still Hull refused to buckle and the impressive Wilson made it 4-3 with a 30-yard free-kick from the right that beat Fielding at his near post.
Ten minutes from time it was 4-4 as Hernandez fired home a low cross from fellow substitute Grosicki. The game finished like a basketball match with both sides looking set to score from every attack.
The first half saw the Robins create the better chances. Callum O'Dowda had a close-range volley saved by McGregor in the opening minutes after Jamie Paterson's chip had created the opening.
McGregor made a brilliant save from his own defender Stephen Kingsley, who inadvertently nodded on a Reid header.
The Robins were unlucky on 33 minutes when Paterson turned neatly just outside the box and saw his deflected shot come back off a post.
But on a day they needed a win to keep play-off hopes flickering, Lee Johnson's men were found badly wanting defensively.

English League Championship Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Norwich City 17 +8 33
2 Middlesbrough 17 +11 31
3 Leeds United 17 +12 30
4 Sheffield United 17 +8 30
5 West Bromwich Albion 17 +12 28
6 Derby County 17 +5 28
7 Nottingham Forest 17 +7 27
8 Swansea City 17 +6 26
9 Blackburn Rovers 17 -1 26
10 Queens Park Rangers 17 -4 26
11 Aston Villa 17 +4 24
12 Birmingham City 17 +3 24
13 Bristol City 17 +1 22
14 Stoke City 17 -1 22
15 Brentford 17 +4 21
16 Wigan Athletic 17 -7 20
17 Sheffield Wednesday 17 -9 20
18 Preston North End 17 -4 18
19 Rotherham United 17 -9 18
20 Reading 17 -5 16
21 Millwall 17 -7 16
22 Hull City 17 -8 16
23 Bolton Wanderers 17 -12 16
24 Ipswich Town 17 -14 11