Nahki Wells Scores In Bristol City Win

September 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bermuda’s Nahki Wells scored for Bristol City as they recorded a 2 – 0 victory over Stoke City.

The club’s match report said, “It was encouraging at both ends as Nahki Wells and Andreas Weimann got their first goals of the 2020/21 campaign, while the defence earned their second clean sheet in all competitions.

“Chris Martin, who scored in midweek, assisted the opener on the cusp of half-time, when he headed the ball across goal for his strike partner to pounce from close range.

“It was deserved for the visitors, who had been on top in the opening half, and while action was limited after the break, City kept the Potters at arm’s length before substitute Antoine Semenyo rolled the ball into the path of Weimann to sweep home.

“The 2-0 victory at the bet365 Stadium lifts City to second in the Championship table.

Match highlights of Bristol City vs Stoke City

“Seven changes were made for the trip to Staffordshire, with Alfie Mawson captaining the side in the absence of Tomas Kalas. There was also a first league start for Martin, while Semenyo and Kasey Palmer, who impressed on Wednesday night, were named on the bench.

“City’s forward flair was certainly on show in the opening period. Only a week earlier, Jamie Paterson had raced the Robins into an early lead on the opening day against Exeter, and it was nearly similar with Wells capitalising on a defensive error just minutes into the game. A howler of a backpass from Stoke skipper Sam Clucas was intercepted by Wells but his shot was blocked by keeper Adam Davies, who would smother at the next attempt when Tommy Rowe tried to make the most of Wells’ pass back across the box.

“It was a promising start but only better finishing was required as Weimann lashed an effort wide while off balance and Jack Hunt skewed a half-volley wide.

“Martin almost grabbed a second goal in as many games when he spun away from Danny Batth but struck a low shot an inch wide of the near post, before the hosts managed to get some hold of the game in their own digs.

“Jacob Brown, who scored their winning goal against Wolves in the Carabao Cup in midweek, was the first to see a shot on goal for the Potters but the ball sailed over causing no concerns for Dan Bentley, who later watched on as Mawson made a timely interception to block a dangerous Clucas cross, as Brown looked to tap home.”

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