SPORTS DESK : 23 DECEMBER, 2023, 5:56 PM
Jason Knight’s goal six minutes from time secured a dramatic 3-2 win for Bristol City at home to Hull in English football’s second-tier Championship on Friday.
Bristol City, now eighth in the table against a Hull side still occupying a play-off position in sixth spot, opened the scoring when Jacob Greaves handled Tommy Conway’s header and Conway beat goalkeeper Ryan Allsop from the ensuing penalty.
Hull, however, equalised in the 33rd minute through Aaron Connolly and went ahead at Ashton Gate with the second penalty of the match, scored by Ozan Tufan, after referee Ben Toner ruled Greaves had been fouled.
But the match was turned on its head thanks to two goals in eight minutes in the final quarter of the game from Bristol City’s Anis Mehmeti and Knight.
Mehmeti scored with a fine solo effort before Knight’s fierce shot from just inside the box took a deflection.
In Friday’s other Championship game, Jamie Paterson’s injury-time goal gave Swansea their first home win in eight games as they defeated Preston 2-1.
Paterson had revived a moribund match with a fine finish on the hour mark to break the deadlock.
But Preston equalised seven minutes later through Liam Millar.
Some sections of the home crowd chanted in protest at the American owners of Welsh club Swansea, but the jeers turned to cheers in the 95th minute when Liam Cullen fed Paterson for his second goal. BSS
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