Bristol City made fans proud on Tuesday night, as Lee Johnson’s side were a minute away from forcing an unlikely draw away at the Premier League leaders.
Everyone expected a whitewash with the form Manchester City have displayed so far this season, but a resolute and patient Robins side defied the odds to almost snatch a draw at the Etihad.
Indeed, the togetherness and leadership throughout the squad made things difficult for the Premier League side, adopting a high-press tactic that saw Pep Guardiola’s men bullied off the ball at times.
One man who was influential in keeping the opposition at bay for most of the game was captain fantastic Bailey Wright, the Bristol City man was superb in defence as he kept his shape and solidity to remove any danger from the onrushing Leroy Sane.
Setting by example is what this man does best, and after a tough defeat he took to his personal Twitter account (@baileywright92) the next day, to thanks the fans and the boys for their performance.
Extremely proud to be apart of last night, big performance from everyone! All to play for in the second leg at the gate!
Fans were class last night, some atmosphere ???????????????????????? #bcfc #mancity #CarabaoCup pic.twitter.com/1YMIQKAQWH
— Bailey Wright (@baileywright92) January 10, 2018
Following the player’s message, fans were quick to get behind the team as they praise their efforts, while looking forward to the second-leg at Ashton Gate.
So without further ado, here’s a look at exactly what Robins supporters made of the post…
You guys did better than 90% of premiere league teams.. against a team is one of the best in the world.. congrats
— matt_gordon (@DJmgordn) January 10, 2018
Great performance by the boys last night. To a man, you were outstanding. Now lets get our league form back on track ????????
— Aidy Muttram (@aidymutts) January 10, 2018
Proud to have you leading the team & proud of the performance every single person put in last night… Can't wait to see what the future brings for you guys, no matter what happens in the second legs! ???????? pic.twitter.com/BFrOegzH5x
— Phillippa (@pgillett2017) January 10, 2018
You wait til the home leg the roof will b lifting off Ashton Gate
— Michael Thresher (@LaSharkAttack) January 10, 2018
Yeah top class . Ps my mum loves you ????????????
— alex thompson (@althommo666) January 10, 2018
Take a bow boys…
Bring on Norwich ????⚪️
— Tony Wilkins ????⚪️ (@ARWBS3) January 10, 2018
Outstanding performance from the boys. Proud of every single one of you
— Diadora's bandage (@HarriboSauce) January 10, 2018
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