REPORT: Wednesday 2-0 Bristol City

REPORT: Wednesday 2-0 Bristol City

Wednesday made a dream start to the 2015/16 campaign with a comfortable 2-0 win over Championship new boys Bristol City.

Carlos Carvalhal handed debuts to Jack Hunt, Alex Lopez, Ross Wallace and Marco Matias as the Owls looked to get off to a flying start against newly-promoted City.

And the new signings were at the heart of the first half action, with Wallace in particular impressing down the right.

Matias had the Owls’ first real attempt when his tame shot couldn’t be helped on by Atdhe Nuhiu and was easily gathered by Frank Fielding.

A confident-looking Robins had chances of their own through Aaron Wilbraham and a fierce drive from Luke Freeman that went just wide.

Wednesday will have perhaps felt they should have been ahead before the break as Matias fired just wide after a long ball forward, before Lopez was denied after a fierce shot from 12 yards out.

HALF TIME: Wednesday 0-0 Bristol City

Wallace made an excellent debut for the Owls

Wallace made an excellent debut for the Owls

The Owls came out full of intent in the second half and their pressure told on the hour. Tom Lees put Wednesday ahead with a bullet header from a Lopez corner.

Bristol City fought back and earned themselves a corner 10 minutes later, only for Lewis McGugan to clear a header off the line.

It was a crucial contribution from the former Watford man as a matter of seconds later, he was in the right place to sidefoot home a deep cross from Ross Wallace with Fielding flailing at the midfielder’s feet.

Wednesday made a couple of changes late on with Lucas João replacing Nuhiu and Kieran Lee replacing the excellent Wallace, who had picked up a knock.

Debutant Hunt was also forced off in the last minute with an injury, replaced by Liam Palmer.

Matias could have made it 3-0 in stoppage time after a brilliant move by João and a great ball by Lee but he could only fire wide.

FULL TIME: Wednesday 2-0 Bristol City

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