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In-favour Nahki Wells starts as Bristol City win again in Carabao Cup

Nahki Wells, left, and his Bristol City team-mates celebrate their opening goal against Wycombe in the Carabao Cup last evening. City won 3-1 to reach the third round (Photograph courtesy of Bristol City FC)

Nahki Wells was substituted at half-time in Bristol City’s 3-1 Carabao Cup second-round win over Wycombe Wanderers last evening at Adams Park, but that can be seen as a positive for the Bermuda captain.

The 32-year-old has been impressive in his recent starts for the team as he forms a new partnership up front with Tommy Conway, 20, who has scored four goals in the last four games.

The Bristol Post speculated that manager Nigel Pearson could opt to leave out both Wells and Conway ahead of the weekend’s game with Blackpool as he puts the priority on getting results in the league. They are now up to seventh in the Sky Bet Championship after two straight wins, with Wells starting both matches while Chris Martin was on the bench and Antoine Semenyo and returning to fitness after injury.

Last evening, the striker started again before being replaced at half-time, probably as a precaution, after committing three fouls in the 21st, 36th and 37th minutes. Conway came on to replace him, the manager deciding to give each player 45 minutes on the pitch.

City took the lead in the seventh minute when youngster Dylan Kadji netted on his debut. Wycombe equalised five minutes into the second half through Ali Ibrahim al-Hamadi before Kane Wilson restored the Bristol City lead with a goal in the 77th minute.

Semenyo, a second-half substitute, made certain of the victory with a third goal for City three minutes into stoppage time when he found the bottom corner with a left-footed shot from inside the box after a pass from Conway.

City were granted a home tie in the third round at home to Lincoln City, of League One.

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Published August 25, 2022 at 7:36 am (Updated August 25, 2022 at 7:36 am)

In-favour Nahki Wells starts as Bristol City win again in Carabao Cup

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