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2017/18 English League Championship, 2017/2018 English League Championship
  • Léo Bonatini (28')
  • Diogo Jota (54')
  • Danny Batth (85')
  • Aden Flint (43')
  • Famara Diedhiou (58' PEN)
  • Bobby Reid (82')

Last gasp Batth gets Wolves out of hot water against Bristol City

Danny Batth rescued a point for Wolves as they were held to a thrilling 3-3 draw by Bristol City.
The defender scored with five minutes left to deny the Robins a first win at Molineux since 1931 after Bobby Reid's late goal put them on the brink.
In an exhilarating game Leo Bonatini and Diogo Jota twice put Wolves ahead but they were pegged back by Aden Flint and Famara Diedhiou's penalty.
Wolves missed the chance to climb into the top two in the Sky Bet Championship as they dropped to fourth with Bristol City sitting in mid-table.
The hosts tried to go for the kill early and defender Matt Doherty had the ball in the net after neat build-up but was correctly ruled offside.
The Robins struggled to keep possession with Wolves first to everything and it was no surprise when they look the lead after 28 minutes through Bonatini.
City were slow to react in the area and when Alfred N'Diaye drilled the ball across goal, Ruben Vinagre's drive was blocked to allow Bonatini to stab in his third of the season.
But with a deserved lead, Wolves retreated to allow the visitors back into the game three minutes before the break.
They had failed to test John Ruddy but scrambled an equaliser when Wolves failed to clear a corner and Flint's shot deflected in.
It handed Bristol City a way back but they had to recover again during a frantic opening to the second half.
Parity was initially short-lived after the break as Jota bundled in on 54 minutes when Nathan Baker had cleared Ivan Cavaleiro's goalbound effort for a corner.
But the Robins levelled just four minutes later when Diedhiou scored from the spot after Vinagre had handled in the area.
Wolves wanted their own penalty soon after when Batth and Bailey Wright collided - sparking a scuffle between the benches - but nothing was given.
The hosts continued to press and Jota smashed a half volley against the bar but Wolves were stunned when Reid stabbed in with eight minutes left to give the Robins the lead.
But Batth powered in a header from a corner to clinch a point five minutes from time.

English League Championship Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 +19 41
2 Cardiff City 18 +12 37
3 Sheffield United 18 +11 36
4 Aston Villa 18 +9 32
5 Bristol City 18 +9 31
6 Middlesbrough 18 +9 29
7 Derby County 17 +6 29
8 Nottingham Forest 18 -1 27
9 Ipswich Town 17 +4 26
10 Leeds United 18 +3 26
11 Sheffield Wednesday 18 +2 25
12 Preston North End 18 +1 25
13 Brentford 18 +2 23
14 Fulham 18 0 23
15 Norwich City 18 -6 23
16 Queens Park Rangers 18 -6 21
17 Barnsley 17 0 20
18 Millwall 18 0 19
19 Reading 17 -3 19
20 Hull City 18 -2 18
21 Birmingham City 18 -18 15
22 Burton Albion 18 -23 14
23 Bolton Wanderers 18 -16 13
24 Sunderland 18 -12 11