Bristol City crashed out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday after suffering a dramatic penalty-shootout defeat to fellow Championship side Queens Park Rangers.
Despite forward Famara Diedhiou giving the Robins an early lead at Loftus Road, the hosts levelled almost immediately through Nahki Wells before Ilias Chair put the R’s ahead.
Undeterred by this setback, City responded before the stroke of half-time as full-back Jack Hunt scored his first goal of the season.
After a quiet start to the second-half, Robins midfielder Liam Walsh fired in a stunning long-range free-kick to put his side within touching distance of the second round of the Carabao Cup.
However, after Wells was brought down in the penalty area in the 86th minute, the R’s equalised once again as Ryan Manning dispatched duly converted from the spot.
With the Robins and the Hoops unable to be separated in regular time, the clash went to a penalty-shootout.
Whereas both Matthew Smith and Yoann Barbet ended up missing their spot-kicks for the R’s, Diedhiou, Niclas Eliasson and Bailey Wright all failed to beat Liam Kelly which resulted in the hosts securing a 5-4 victory on penalties following a 3-3 draw.
After witnessing their side suffer their second defeat of the 2019/20 campaign, plenty of City fans took to Twitter to react to the shock cup exit.
Here are some of the best responses from the club’s supporters…
Mickey Mouse competition. Time to concentrate on the league
— Adam Gould (@AG_Gouldie_123) August 13, 2019
Excellent. No cup run this year. Nobody act like they even cared if we beat QPR in the cup before this match
— Bracey (@BraceyIsGod) August 13, 2019
Can’t say the cup doesn’t matter when we talk about our recent cup adventures.LJ picked a team of mainly fringe players tonight who came within one bad decision from the next round- Main priority is league and a home win & convincing performance is more important – up the city
— BCFC Oliver the Dog ????⚪️ (@BCFC_OLIVERDOG) August 13, 2019
It’s fine we will take the 3 points Saturday
— Jamie (@Jay_Evans1997) August 13, 2019
Look on the bright side, we’ve just had about 3 seasons’ worth of penalty practice in one game.
— Graham Clapp (@gmc_63) August 13, 2019
Much rather beat them Saturday, Up The City ????⚪️????⚪️
— Ashley Gent (@citylad_09) August 13, 2019
— BCFC DAILY (@bcfcdaily_) August 13, 2019
It’s okay, we can focus on the league now until January ????⚪️
— Jack Buchanan (@jackbuchanan172) August 13, 2019
what a surprise
— Jack Webber (@JackWebber4216) August 13, 2019
— JackHorsey (@jackhorsey03) August 13, 2019
We didn’t need a cup run! Give it a break positive signs! Players got minutes under there belt focus on the league!
— AsianToys (@Raptor_SZN) August 13, 2019
30 odd million spent over the summer – can’t defend for toffee / still haven’t found a prolific striker. #justsaying
— redg weeks (@redgweeks) August 13, 2019
The Robins will be aiming to get revenge on the Hoops when the two sides meet at Ashton Gate on Saturday in the Championship.