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Bristol City hold on for win

Nahki Wells returned to the Bristol City starting XI in their 2-1 win last night over Huddersfield Town, one of his former teams, at Ashton Gate.

Famara Diédhiou’s first-half double carried Bristol City to a 2-1 win over Huddersfield (Photograph courtesy of Bristol City FC)

Famara Diédhiou scored twice in the space of four minutes midway through the first half as City held on against a late rally by Huddersfield. The three points take them up one place to eighth in the Sky Bet Championship.

Diédhiou broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute with a left-footed shot from the centre of the box after receiving an Alfie Mawson through-ball. He then doubled the lead in the 26th minute with his eighth goal of the season when Kasey Palmer’s pass found him inside the box to plant a right-footed shot into the bottom left corner.

Wells had the first chance of the match in the second minute but put his header wide from close range.

Huddersfield pulled a goal back through Juninho Bacuna in the 59th minute before both Diédhiou and Wells were substituted in the 64th and 65th minutes.

A few minutes later, Alex Vallejo came close to an equaliser for Huddersfield when his shot from outside of the box hit the crossbar.

Huddersfield had further chances to equalise, having a couple of shots saved by City goalkeeper Dan Bentley before Frazier Campbell hit an upright with a left-footed effort in the first minute of stoppage time.

• Jonté Smith got his first start for new club Woking, in their Vanarama National League match away to Bromley, which ended 2-2.

Smith, who saw 66 minutes of action, created the first chance of the match when he set up Max Kretzschmar with a cross into the box, but the chance was put wide.

Bromley had taken a 2-0 lead by the time the Bermuda striker went off, but half-time substitute Jayden Wareham saved the day with goals in the 72nd and 86th minutes to rescue a point.

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Published January 27, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated January 26, 2021 at 9:45 pm)

Bristol City hold on for win

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