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Bristol City vs Swansea City. Sky Bet Championship.

Ashton Gate.

Bristol City 1

  • N Wells (83rd minute pen)

Swansea City 1

  • J Lowe (51st minute)

Bristol City 1-1 Swansea: Nahki Wells penalty earns point for Robins

Report and highlights from the Sky Bet Championship clash at Ashton Gate

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Swansea City

Substitute Nahki Wells netted an 83rd-minute penalty to earn Bristol City a 1-1 Championship draw with Swansea at Ashton Gate.

The visitors broke the deadlock in the 51st minute when Jamal Lowe latched onto a Connor Roberts pass inside the box and fired a fierce left-footed drive across Bristol City goalkeeper Dan Bentley from a narrow angle.

The hosts' spot-kick was hotly disputed. Roberts appeared to lose his footing and was judged to have brought down Antoine Semenyo by referee Oliver Langford as they challenged to meet a free-kick from the right.

Wells beat Swans keeper Freddie Woodman with a chipped penalty down the middle to spare his side a second home defeat in the space of four days, moving them up to second in the table.

Image: Nahki Wells scored a late penalty to earn a point for Bristol City

Bristol City head coach Dean Holden made five changes from the team beaten at home by Middlesbrough in midweek, bringing in Tomas Kalas for the injured Alfie Mawson and giving starts to wing-backs Steven Sessegnon and Jay Dasilva, midfielder Chris Brunt and striker Semenyo.

Steve Cooper made just one change for Swansea, giving a first start of the season to Jay Fulton in a midfield also including former Robins favourite Korey Smith.

The home side created more clear openings in a closely-fought first half. Andreas Weimann had their first effort on goal with a fierce fifth-minute shot that flew over from a Dasilva cross.

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Chris Martin's strong run down the left almost created a 26th-minute chance for Semenyo and when the ball was cleared Sessegnon fired over from 25 yards.

Jamie Paterson then latched onto a poor pass from Roberts and burst into the box only to place his low shot too close to Woodman.

Andre Ayew tested Bentley for the first time with a powerful angled drive that the Bristol City keeper did well to parry in the 31st minute.

Martin saw a diving header go just past a post. At the other end, Ayew headed against the bar after 38 minutes, but referee Langford had already blown for an infringement.

Woodman produced the best save of the half in the 43rd minute, diving to keep out Taylor Moore's header from a Brunt free-kick.

The second half sprang to life with Lowe's goal. Last-ditch tackles denied Ayew at one end and Martin at the other, with both sides committed to attack.

Bristol City lost Weimann to injury after 65 minutes, Callum O'Dowda taking his place, and then had Sessegnon stretchered off in the 72nd minute, with striker Famara Diedhiou going on as substitute.

Holden went for broke with 12 minutes left, taking off centre-back Moore and sending on Wells as a fourth striker in search of the equaliser.

It paid dividends and both sides might have won it in injury time, Swans going close through substitute Viktor Gyokeres before Smith shot wide with the final chance.

What the managers said...

Bristol City's Dean Holden: "I saw the incident clearly and would have been disappointed if that penalty had been awarded against my team. We had a stonewall spot-kick turned down against Middlesbrough on Tuesday night. I didn't think things would even out that quickly, but they did.

"In the end, I am happy with a point in those circumstances. We didn't want to lose two on the trot as it would have damaged confidence. The lads showed good character after falling behind and I got a response to Tuesday night's defeat."

Swansea's Steve Cooper: "The lads are really disappointed with a point because of the nature of the equaliser and the decision on the penalty. We got the breakthrough, a great finish from Jamal, and looked really settled in the game.

"If anything, I thought we were going to win by another goal. For a decision to be made like that, it's hard to keep my mouth shut to be honest. This league is so hard to get points in and to be on the back end of a decision like that is a difficult one to take."

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