Bristol City picked up their first victory in a month as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Huddersfield Town this evening.
Josh Koroma had given Carlos Corberan’s side the perfect platform with a first-half goal, but Dean Holden’s bench inspired the Robins to victory in West Yorkshire.
Antoine Semenyo teed up Jay Dasilva for an equaliser on 77 minutes, before Jamie Paterson completed the comeback six minutes later with a lifted finish.
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A loose start from both sides meant that chances were few and far between in the opening exchanges, but former Terrier, Nahki Wells, almost opened the scoring with the game’s first meaningful opportunity; the current Bristol City striker saw his effort cannon off the crossbar, though.
Corberan’s side responded well and Koroma had a shot blocked, whilst Pipa tested the gloves of Dan Bentley from distance.
That triggered a spell of sustained Huddersfield pressure, but the home side were struggling against a disciplined shape from Holden’s men.
Callum O’Dowda and Pipa traded off-target shots, before Zak Vyner spurned a perfect chance to open the scoring by heading a Chris Brunt corner wide.
And, that miss proved to be costly, with Huddersfield going long to beat the Robins’ press with the ultimate success.
Fraizer Campbell picked up a ricocheted long ball from Ben Hamer and fed Isaac Mbenza, who broke down the right. The winger’s cross was perfect for Koroma, who made no mistake for 1-0 and his second goal of the week.
The lively forward was off-target with another shot at the start of the second-half, before Jonathan Hogg wasted a good opportunity to set Mbenza away down the right.
Brunt skewed a volley wide on 53 minutes, with Bristol City looking to inject a little zip into their second-half performance.
Tomas Kalas headed a Brunt corner harmlessly wide as the game ticked past the hour and the physical presence of Famara Diedhiou was called for by Holden.
A further injection of intent from Paterson and Semenyo eventually brought the equaliser, with the latter spinning into space on the right and teasing a ball across the area for Dasilva to fire in casually.
Moments later the clever feet of Semenyo worked him a shooting chance, with Hamer shovelling his shot across goal wide of the far post.
The substitute almost buried a second when he shot against the post, but Bristol City’s second wasn’t far away and on the next phase of play it was Paterson flicking a shot into the roof of the net.
Corberan – as he so often does – encouraged his side forwards from the technical area, but it was his counterpart earning the plaudits, with a little help from his super subs.
FT: Huddersfield Town 1-2 Bristol City.