Bristol City snatch late winner to maintain promotion push

09 Dec, 2017 12:57 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Bristol City’s Aden Flint scored in stoppage-time to snatch a 2-1 victory at fellow promotion chasers Sheffield United on Friday that kept them third in England’s second tier Championship.

Flint steered the ball home at the far post to decide an absorbing contest after the hosts had John Fleck sent off for a two-footed lunge with 30 minutes remaining.

United had hit the woodwork three times in the first half before Jamie Paterson put the visitors ahead two minutes before the break.

Leon Clarke levelled three minutes after the restart before Fleck was dismissed and Flint volleyed in the decider.

City have 40 points, seven adrift of leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers, who host Sunderland on Saturday, and three behind second-placed Cardiff City, who face Reading on Monday.

Sheffield United are fourth with 37.

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